Statistician (Public Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Do you have a passion for public service? The United States Secret Service (USSS) is looking for you! The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with two (2) critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations.

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Responsibilities

The Secret Service is seeking to hire Statisticians to perform a variety of research and statistical work in support of workforce planning, forecasting and analyses activities. This involves the application of statistical and operations research methods, management and organizational development theories and concepts, and integration of human capital requirements into workforce planning, forecasting, analysis, policy and strategy development. Activities often involve addressing competing interests and fundamental changes to organizational alignment, authorized staffing or associated processes. Statisticians prepare study plans; document results; create surveys; and provide briefings, presentations, and information on complex and technical statistical results to all levels of management and audiences with non-statistical backgrounds. Duties could include utilizing database systems like Integrated Database Management System/Relational (IDMS/R) and ORACLE; and reading and interpreting logical records, data dictionaries and schemas using the systems such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and BASE, ACCESS, and STAT

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Security Clearance: Top Secret
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)
  • Certify you have registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, or certify you are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.


Qualifications

You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined specialized experience and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

Specialized experience is defined as performing such duties as:
  • GS-11: conducting and executing statistical analysis that encompasses related studies or segments of a mass data-collection project; or three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree; or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or a combination of education and experience.

AND

OPMs Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as:

Basic Requirements:
  • Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

  • or
  • Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance

  • Accrediting institutions recognized by the United States https://www.ed.gov/

    Education

    See Qualifications section

    Additional information

    Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crimes or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the USSS we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    See Qualifications section

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    See How To Apply section

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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