Statistician Student Trainee

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of Operations, Office of Analysis and Research Services, Statistical and Data Services Division. There is the possibility of extension through the school year, and/or for an additional year based on workload requirements and budget availability.

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Responsibilities

As a Pathways Intern, you will be responsible for compiling and managing statistical data in the international trade and related fields, researching and evaluating data sources, developing and implementing survey collections, insuring there reliability of statistical information and analysis in Commission investigations and studies, and performing computations and manipulations of data for analytical purposes. The principal tasks will be to support division statistician, review investigative reports, complete statistical data, and conduct research on statistical methods.

As an intern, you will receive detailed instruction in the processes used by the organization and work from examples, or receive detailed instructions. Your work is subject to review by higher-graded statisticians. In addition to the above technical tasks, you may perform a wide variety of administrative office work that contributes to the efficient flow of business operations, including in other organizations as necessary.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
7

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You must be able to obtain a background security investigation
  • You will be required to execute a Pathways program participation agreement
  • You must adhere to Pathways program requirements
  • You MUST SUBMIT documentation to support current enrollment or accepted for enrollment


Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-07 grade level:

Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

Program Qualification Requirements:

1. You must be currently enrolled and in a continuing degree program during the course of the internship, or accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying educational institution on a full-time basis, as defined by your program. Your course of study should be in the field of statistics, or directly related field, as stated in the education section of this announcement. You MUST SUBMIT documentation to support current enrollment or accepted for enrollment.

2. You must be in good academic standing throughout your college attendance, and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA overall. In your field of study, you must also have at least a 2.5 in all course work.

Education

Positive education requirement: A BA or equivalent degree, in statistics, mathematics or other major that included 15 semester hours in statistics, with the following requirements: 1) the 15 semester hours in statistics can be in a combination of mathematics and statistics provided at least 6 hours were in statistics; 2) you must have 9 semester hours in one or more of the following subjects: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering, or in the social sciences, as listed in the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification standards.

You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".

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.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - US Department of Education. Another listing of services that an perform this evaluation is available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. The following link, lists accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm Unofficial transcripts are accepted when applying to the position. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected. Education is also verified as part of the background investigation.

Additional information

Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative statistical methodology and tools
  • Knowledge and skill in applying statistical theory and principles
  • Knowledge of computer data processing, database management, and computer programming
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).

    Better: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Good: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10600326

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: Your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

    2. Occupational Questionnaire: A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire submitted through your Application Manager account.

    3. Transcripts: If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

    4. Veterans' preference documentation: If claiming veterans' preference, indicate the type you are claiming on your resume, and provide appropriate documentation. For 5-point veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 showing the dates of service, type of discharge, and qualifying service campaign medals. If you are claiming a preference other than 5-point preference, you must submit an SF-15, and any documentation required by that form. If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met. Current or former Federal employees applying under this announcement, and claiming veterans' preference, must submit an SF-50, to show you meet time-in-grade requirements.

    5. Special hiring authority applicants: If you are applying under a special hiring authority you must submit proof of eligibility with your application.

    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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