Interdisciplinary Supervisory Mathematical Statistician/Survey Statistician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A successful candidate in this position will provide expert analysis, technical authority, and personnel oversight in the performance of mathematical, statistical, and/or other analyses projects pertaining to the energy sector or to a sub-sector of it. The incumbent communicates the performance of U.S. energy companies and energy markets, as well as provides energy information to support analyses of public policy issues, including requests from Congress and the Executive Branch.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Mathematical Statistician or Supervisory Survey Statistician, you will:
  • Supervise a team and will be responsible for overseeing and directing statistical methods in support of impartial data collection programs and processing activities for on-going surveys, and producing reports and analyses related to those surveys.
  • Serve as a full supervisor for a team, assigning and reviewing work daily, weekly, and/or monthly to include planning work to be accomplished by subordinate employees, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work; giving advice, counsel, or instructions to employees on work matters; and identifying work related developmental and training needs of an employee and scheduling needed development and training.
  • Serve as the rating official for performance management and recommends performance standards and ratings to the reviewing official to include developing performance standards and appraising work performance of employees.
  • Design and manage the development of state-of-the-art statistical methods to support the development of survey-based and model based energy estimates, and analyses of policies and legislation.
  • Manage the development of energy related models, model testing, and the process of making the models and documentations available for external review. Formulate and develop statistical requirements for energy data programs for the Department, other government agencies, Congress and the public, in light of the changing regulatory environment within the energy industry.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional non-routine travel may be required for this position to attend conferences, meetings, and training.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • May be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
  • Selectee must complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure, OGE-450 form.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

This position is interdisciplinary, which means the duties and responsibilities closely relate to more than one professional occupation. This position may be filled in one of the following occupations:
    • Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529
    • Survey Statistician, GS-1530

First-time supervisors are required to complete a one-year probationary period, if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.

Must submit an unofficial or official transcript by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If selected, an official transcript is required prior to entrance on duty.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly .

If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure, OGE-450 form upon entry into the position and annually thereafter.

Appointment is contingent upon initial and continued compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.

Selection made under this announcement will be processed as a new appointment to the Civil Service.

This announcement is open to the public. This position is announced under a new special hiring authority (5 U.S. Code § 2102). Under this special hiring authority, Veteran's Preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply. If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet minimum qualifications for the position to be referred for consideration.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

For the GS-1529, Supervisory Survey Statistician, you must possess the following Basic Requirements:


A. Degree: that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For the GS-1530, Supervisory Mathematical Statistician, you must possess the following Basic Requirements:


A. 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

B. 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.

Education cannot be substituted for Specialized Experience for the GS-15 grade level.

In addition to meeting the "Basic Requirements" described above, you must also meet the "Specialized Experience Requirements" described below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience in formulating energy use consumption studies leading or managing professional statistical work that demonstrates accomplishment in applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical and/or mathematical analysis; providing guidance to staff on energy data analysis or collection activities such as quantitative analysis of electricity, natural gas, or renewable energy data; analyzing and evaluating the accuracy and validity of data; and/or developing and applying measures/models to resolve problems; and providing comprehensive management advisory services to senior management.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Mastery of mathematics and statistical analyses and research, and broad knowledge of related disciplines to function as technical authority to conceive, originate, plan, and lead implementation of new mathematical and statistical foundations for complex sample surveys and to develop, validate and apply new analytical techniques and methodologies.
  • Skill in leading, directing and coordinating extensive survey and modeling methodology projects characterized by pioneering nature or high degree of innovativeness, high visibility, program criticality, and profound impact of findings on policies and proposals of key leaders and decision-makers of the organization, other agencies, and the private sector.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, information sources, project team members and professionals in other organizations.
  • Knowledge of complex subjects and industrial operations and practices under study so that conclusions reflect real world environments.
  • Skill in articulating and negotiating very complex and sensitive issues with officials of diverse perspectives and with different, sometimes opposing views.
  • Ability to work with and motivate a highly technical staff.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    EDUCATION:

    This position has a positive education requirements.

    Education requirements described in the "Qualifications" section for the Survey Statistician series, 1530 can be found on U.S. Office of Personnel Management website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/

    Education requirements described in the "Qualifications" section for the Mathematical Statistician series, 1529 can be found on U.S. Office of Personnel Management website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematical-statistics-series-1529/

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • This position is not covered under a Bargaining Unit Agreement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration DO NOT APPLY for this announcement under Direct-Hire Authority regulations.

    Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service. Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position may be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period, if not already completed.

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Direct Hire Authority positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: experience." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    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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