Applicants must meet the basic requirements described in either paragraphs A or B below:
A. 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.
B. A 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, you must demonstrate the following in your resume:
To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks and responsibilities: served as a consultant and collaborator within a epidemiological or health survey research project; served as a statistical advisor to other agencies or organizations; participated in committee work, meetings and conferences of professional societies with general guidance from senior staff.
To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks and responsibilities: served as a consultant and collaborator within an epidemiological or health survey research project; served as a statistical advisor to other agencies or organizations; independently developed statistical analyses and disseminated epidemiologic data; developed mathematical models; independently selected and applied the appropriate statistical analysis and data processing software as it relates to the optimal methods for an analysis; led committee work, meetings and conferences of professional societies; collaborated in epidemiological or health survey research projects; recommended solutions to senior staff for approval; trained new hires to modify, adapt and refine guidelines for analysis.
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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Monday, January 28, 2013, to be considered.