Supervisory Economist/Statistician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 16, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Data and Statistics (ODS) in the Division of Research and Statistics (DRS) is led by the Chief Data Officer. ODS oversees agency-wide data governance, lifecycle data management, and the production of public and proprietary data and statistical products. The Branch of Statistical Products in ODS is primarily responsible for producing economic statistics products and associated documentation and for marketing economic statistics products to internal and external users.
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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the Branch Chief for the Statistical Products Branch and reports directly to the Chief Data Officer. The incumbent supports the Chief Data Officer by providing expert advice and leadership for the production and marketing of economic statistics, including research that supports the creation of economics statistics.

The incumbent is responsible for managing and leading the Statistical Products Branch's economic and statistical analyses research projects. The research projects require the application of economic and statistical analysis, theory, and concepts. Management and leadership of these research projects requires planning and evaluation to ensure the output is of the highest quality and that the research project align with management research priorities.

The incumbent is responsible for managing and leading the Statistical Products Branch's production efforts to create internal and external analytics and statistical products, including applying statistical techniques and methodology in creation of dashboards and similar tools. Such efforts include working directly with internal customers to understand needs.

The incumbent is responsible for managing and leading the Statistical Products Branch's marketing and outreach efforts to promote the use of statistical products for internal and external customers.

Supervisory Duties:

Directs, supervises, and mentors staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Evaluates work performance of subordinates, and provides advice, counsels, or instructions to employees on both work and administrative matters. Exercises the full range of managerial and supervisory authorities, to include overseeing the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the goals and objectives; participates in or administers internal restructures/realignments; and approving the allocation and distribution of funds. Interviews candidates for positions, recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.

Provides leadership and technical advice in the areas of general economic statistics use, operations, and developments. Serves as a key source of independent advice on key data governance, data and statistics operations (including production processes), and other data and statistics matters to enable high-quality analyses and research. Communicate issues, recommendations, solutions, and other critical information to leadership. Provides input to other groups on their statistical products and initiatives. Serves as a subject matter expert on multiple internal committees and working groups in the multiple stages of complex economic and statistical studies.

Develops office strategies, strategic plans, and work plans while determining the scope of work activities. Works closely with DRS leadership to identify key statistical products priorities and establish product development plans and project planning for the branch. Makes recommendations which affect current and long-range plans for FHFA's mission and initiatives.

Establishes and maintains professional contacts outside FHFA, and represent the agency at meetings with the Enterprises, other government bodies, industry representatives, academic researchers, and related professional organizations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles), and others eligible for special hiring authorities
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Qualifications

Education Requirements:

Economist, EL/GS-0110
Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
OR
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

Statistician, EL/GS-1530:

Degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours 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;
OR
Combination of education and experience: courses shown 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.

Candidates can qualify under either the Economist or Statistician job series.

In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, you must meet the required specialized experience below.

Qualifying experience for the EL-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at the equivalent EL/GS-14 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include the following:

Directs, supervises, or leads staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.

Evaluates or provides input on work performance of subordinates, and advises, counsels, or instructs employees on both work and administrative matters.

Oversees the planning, direction, and timely execution of the goals and objectives; participates in or administers internal restructures/realignments; and approving the allocation and distribution of funds.

Provides expert advice and leadership for the production and marketing of economic statistics.

Provides leadership and technical advice in the areas of general economic statistics use, operations, and developments.

Serves as a key source of independent advice on key data governance, data and statistics operations (including production processes), and other data and statistics matters to enable high-quality analyses and research.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.

Education

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:

FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA at (202) 649-3963. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your responses to the job specific questionnaire and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points. The top ten candidates, and those tied for the tenth spot, will be referred for selection. All qualified non-competitive applicants will be referred.

Competencies:

Managing Human Resources
Economics
Statistics
Planning and Evaluating


To preview assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11001629

All of the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references or through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • It is strongly recommended that status candidates submit an SF 50 showing highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.
  • College Transcript(s), REQUIRED
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)


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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