Statistician (Data Science)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 08, 2021
Closes
May 14, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Audit (OA), Business Intelligence (BI) Directorate, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Labor (DOL). BI is responsible for leading data science projects for the organization, including developing business intelligent solutions that encompass statistical analysis, data mining, data analytics, and predictive analysis using vast amounts of data across disparate systems and databases.

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Responsibilities

Duties include:
  • Formulates, develops, and implements policies, programs, plans and procedures for applying statistical sampling and related advance techniques to OIG audit programs. Develops sampling frames and sampling designs that are optimal in terms of audit goals and desired cost levels.
  • Serves as a technical resource for OIG audit and assists in planning, developing and executing audit activities using quantitative/qualitative analysis techniques. Develops nationwide sample designs and statistical procedures. Determines the audit resources necessary to accomplish statistically planned audits.
  • Reviews OIG audit reports to ensure that the statistical portions effectively support findings and recommendations are adequately presented.
  • Conducts research, defines problems, and determines areas where statistical techniques will be feasible and useful in collecting statistical data on a local, regional, or nationwide project and develops and formulates designs and methods for implementation.
  • Develops graphs, charts, and animations from statistical and computational analyses, and create static and dynamic visualizations such as motion charts, digital maps and word maps that clearly show insights from data and corresponding analytics.


  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel (approximately 35 percent) is required.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    14 - Position is at the full performance level, GS-14.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    • Requires a valid drivers license.
    • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.


    Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13.

    Specialized experience includes but is not limited to 1) performing sample design and estimate activities such as, applying statistical techniques, sample estimate, sampling error and tests of significance in assessing organizational performance as it relates to performance and financial audits ; 2) performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis to assess statistical data and support the development of predictive quantitative models; 3) Using statistical software packages, such as SAS, R, Stata, SQL and SUDAAN for programming, to conduct statistical analysis, and retrieve or manipulate data, files, or other information; 4) working with database structures, and 5) developing survey and analytical study specifications and procedures.

    -No Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will be offered.

    -Relocation Incentive will not be offered.

    -This position is telework eligible based on managements' determination.

    -This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    -This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

    Education

    Statistics Series, 1530

    Individual Occupational Requirements

    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.

  • Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Additional information

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

    Categories

    Category A- Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

    Category B- Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

    Category C- Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Technical Competencies:

    Knowledge of Governmental Administration and Management: Understanding the OIG structure, OIG programs and their outputs.

    Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence: Knowledge of laws, government regulations, OMB circulars, Executive Orders, agency rules, policies, procedures, and government organization.

    Maintenance and Improvement of Statistical Output: Uses accepted statistical processes and methods to maintain or improve the quality of statistical output in a timely manner.

    Sampling and Estimation: Knowledge and application of mathematical statistics and probability theory to survey programs.

    General Competencies:

    Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others.

    Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.

    Problem Solving: Knowledge and ability to use strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and/or problem solving.

    Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals.

    Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

    The information you provide on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

    INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified." Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

    - Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) are required - If you are using education as a basis for qualifying for this position, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, Ph.D., etc.). If specific coursework is required to qualify, you must supply an unofficial transcript from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

    You may upload your unofficial transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

    NOTE: The OFFICIAL Transcript(s) MUST BE RECEIVED, if you are selected, and prior to receiving the firm offer with a start date.

    Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

    - Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

    - Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted. Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    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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