Statistician, Gs-1530-13, Mp (open Continuous)

Employer
Office for Civil Rights
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Ref
246314441
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located in the US Department of Education (ED), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Program Legal Group (PLG), Civil Rights Data Collection Team (CRDC), headquarters in Washington, DC. The incumbent works under the direction of the CRDC Team Leader, and supports PLG's Director, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy. Since 1968, OCR has conducted the CRDC to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools. Learn more about this agency Help Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates 07/06/2021 to 07/05/2022 Salary $103,690 - $134,798 per year Pay scale & grade GS 13 Help Location Washington, DC Few vacancies Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. Travel Required Occasional travel - 10% or less Relocation expenses reimbursed No Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time Service Competitive Promotion potential 13 Job family (Series) 1530 Statistics Supervisory status No Security clearance Other Drug test No Position sensitivity and risk Moderate Risk (MR) Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Announcement number OCR-HQ-2021-0033 Control number 606540800 Help This job is open to Individuals with disabilities Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Land & base management Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency. Military spouses Family of overseas employees Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas. Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. Veterans Clarification from the agency * Current federal civilian employees in the competitive service on permanent career or career-conditional appointments; Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; Current federal employees eligible under Interchange Agreements; and, Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities (Schedule A, etc.). If you do not meet one of these categories, you may apply under the concurrently advertised vacancy announcement: OCR-HQ-2021-0032, which is open to all United States Citizens. Help DutiesThis is an open continuous announcement with cutoff dates. Applications will be referred based on receipt of application and established cutoff dates as follows: 1st cutoff: August 5, 2021 2nd cutoff: September 6, 2021 3rd cutoff: October 6, 2021 4th cutoff: November 8, 2021 5th cutoff: December 7, 2021 6th cutoff: January 6, 2022 7th cutoff: February 7, 2022 8th cutoff: March 7, 2022 9th cutoff: April 6, 2022 10th cutoff: May 5, 2022 11th cutoff: June 6, 2022 END DATE: July 5, 2022We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application. As a Statistician, GS-1530-13, you will be responsible for: The incumbent of this position provides methodological, statistical and conceptual formulations, advice, and guidance to OCR managers to determine institutional compliance with the civil rights laws, a major component of OCR's national civil rights compliance and enforcement program. The Statistician: - Handles the most complex aspects of applying the principles and theories of statistical analytics and OCR-related legal requirements to determining compliance with the civil rights laws under OCR's jurisdiction.- Provides coordination and leadership where necessary to OCR managers, staff, or representatives from other ED components to develop, plan, and use statistical evaluation methodologies to determine civil rights compliance.- Researches and develops new or revised methodological and analytical statistical approaches to determine compliance with the subject matter areas under OCR's jurisdiction, as well as to gather additional research to be used by policymakers and researchers in civil rights and educational fields.- Represents OCR in a variety of meetings and conferences, maintains effective relationships with professional groups and education officials at the federal, state, and local levels, and presents information to OCR and Department leaders in an accurate and thorough manner.Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a US Citizen Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service. You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period. Relocation will not be paid. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).QualificationsMinimum Qualification RequirementsYou may meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-13, if you possess the specialized experience, education, or a combination of the two. Specialized Experience for the GS-13One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-12 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments: 1. Experience conducting complex statistical analyses concerning civil rights matters and effectively communicating about such analyses with internal and external stakeholders.2. Experience publishing high-quality reports on data from large data files with many data elements, and effectively communicating about such reports with internal and external stakeholders.3. Experience developing/drafting surveys and submission tools to measure and collect data related to civil rights compliance, including development of business rules and other data quality checks demonstrated to improve data quality.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).1. Knowledge of a wide range of complex analytical and statistical theories, principles, and practices to perform the full range of statistical duties.2. Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute studies of marked difficulty and responsibility in a timely and effective manner.3. Knowledge of OCRs jurisdiction and adjacent legal and policy areas, and skill in designing sample surveys and modifying established methods.4. Skill in communicating effectively in order to effectively explain and exchange information with colleagues and management, including written and oral/in-person communication skills.EducationThis position has a positive education requirement. STATISTICS GS-1530 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, eg, 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. Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, please click Foreign Education.Additional informationVeterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email sro_recruiting@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email). Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the US Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment. Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.Essential/Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.Financial Disclosure: This position does not require financial disclosure.Telework: During the current period of mandatory telework required by the Agency's COVID-19 response, telework will be mandatory. When it is determined the Agency will be moving to the reopening phase, employees will be expected to physically return to the office of their official duty locations. Telework days and any required waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.Read more Help A career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. As an ED employee, you will also benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other flexibilities that may be available to you include telework and alternative work schedules. You may be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive for this position. To receive this incentive payment, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the US Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon. You may be eligible to receive a relocation incentive for this position. To receive this incentive payment, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the US Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon. You may be eligible to participate in the Student Loan Repayment Program as a recruitment incentive for this position. To receive student loan repayments, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the US Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon.Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:1. Eligibility and Minimum QualificationsOnce the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you are outside of the area of consideration (ie, who may apply) or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.2. Rating and RankingIf you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position). Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be assigned a numerical score (out of 100 possible). If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.3. Referral and SelectionIf you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position. To preview questions please click here. Help A career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. As an ED employee, you will also benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other flexibilities that may be available to you include telework and alternative work schedules. You may be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive for this position. To receive this incentive payment, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the US Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon. You may be eligible to receive a relocation incentive for this position. To receive this incentive payment, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the US Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon. You may be eligible to participate in the Student Loan Repayment Program as a recruitment incentive for this position. To receive student loan repayments, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the US Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon.Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.You must submit (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS): * A resume demonstrating your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiating your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Transcript:* This position has a positive education requirement and requires proof of education for eligibility. You must submit an unofficial transcript that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, major(s), grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. This also applies to ED employees. If you are a current or former federal employee (including current US Department of Education employees), you must also submit:* A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which demonstrates your competitive status eligibility. To verify your eligibility, we will review your SF-50 to determine your tenure (block 24) and position occupied (block 34). Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and pay adjustments.If you currently hold or previously held a federal position at or above the highest grade of this position or you have/had promotion potential at or above the highest grade of this position, you must also submit an SF-50 documenting your highest grade level held or promotion potential. Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments and promotions.* A Copy of your Performance Appraisal and Awards, as applicable. Your performance appraisal and awards are requested to further assess the quality of your experience should your application be referred to the selecting official. If you are claiming eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit:* A copy of your DD-214 that shows active service and character of discharge, member copy 4 (Separated Members only); OR* A certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application (Current Active Duty Members only); AND/OR* The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) AND all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference. If you are claiming eligibility under any Special Hiring Authority, you must submit:* Adequate proof of your eligibility (eg, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility as a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility for employment under Schedule A as a person with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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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