Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-11/12, Census-DHA-HLF

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suitland, Maryland
Posted
Jan 08, 2022
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Develop and implement sound statistical methods.
  • Prepare and disseminate technical documentation of work.
  • Lead teams to complete statistical projects.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a Financial Disclosure (OGE-450).


As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is required and how you can request a legally required exception, upon request.

Due to COVID-19, the Census Bureau is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 calendar days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period consistent with the Census Bureau's telework policy and approval from your supervisor.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral will be January 3, 2022. The second cutoff date for referral will be February 28, 2022. The third cutoff date for referral will be April 25, 2022. The final cutoff date for referral will be the closing date of June 20, 2022.

A probationary period may be required.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

This is a BARGAINING unit position.

Relocation expenses may be paid.

Qualifications

Minimum Education Requirement:

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. Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.

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.

Note: Additionally, to receive credit for coursework that is not catalogued on the transcript as Statistics or contain 'statistics' in the course title, applicants must attach a copy of an official course description that clarifies the course has statistical content, or written documentation which must be on official school letterhead from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of the course has either met the 50 percent statistics course requirements or was a statistical course.

And, in addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement above, applicants must have the specialized experience or education, if substitution is permitted, listed below.

Specialized Experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Using statistical methods to conduct statistical analyses; preparing technical reports and professional papers on social/economic or demographic survey data; developing sample design; establishing survey specifications and methodology; and documenting analyses and conclusions in written and oral reports.

OR

Education: 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a PhD. Degree or PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Using statistical methods to conduct statistical analyses; preparing technical reports and professional papers on social/economic or demographic survey data; developing sample design; establishing survey specifications and methodology; documenting analyses and conclusions in written and oral reports; developing solutions to statistical problems; establishing new statistical and analytical methodologies; designing sampling and estimation procedures for surveys and leading teams to complete projects

OR

Education: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this grade level.

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.

Additional information

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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