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Job Title:Statistician

Department:Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC

Agency:Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC - Agency Wide

Hiring Organization: CSOSA. C/O Avue Help Desk

Job Announcement Number:ORE-13-007-DEU-CP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1530-09/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!!
Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in the District of Columbia? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) has an opening for a Statistician in its Office of Research and Evaluation. This individual will be responsible for conducting advanced statistical analysis and program evaluation projects focusing on providing information on agency practices.
The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of professionals and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to improve public safety in the District of Columbia. CSOSA presents our nation's capital with a unique opportunity to create a new model for effective community supervision of offenders and provide a safer environment for our citizens.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

Statistician, GS-1530-09/11/12/13:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=UQRYG.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent is a Statistician and conducts advanced statistical analysis and program evaluation projects focusing on providing information on agency practices that promote offender compliance with conditions of release. Conducts a variety of statistical and/or mathematical techniques including the design and estimation of statistical models, the design and construction of measurement models, the design and extraction of samples, scale design, and other techniques that support inferential statistics/mathematics.
Conducts advanced statistical analysis and program evaluation projects focusing on reviewing agency practices that promote offender compliance with conditions of release. Provides statistics data that contributes to the build and maintenance of the Agency's Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Reporting Portal that stores mission-critical data, management reports, and performance measures.


Manages or leads work that applies statistical/mathematical techniques to the analysis of data extracted from and integrated from multiple systems of records databases.
Performs statistical data collection requirements activities, such as preparing, processing, and coordinating standing collection requirements across numerous local, state, and federal agencies. Ensures the collection of statistical data and use of these data satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements.
Designs methods associated with the estimation of statistical/mathematical models. Evaluates the performance of estimated models using a variety of fit statistics and model performance diagnostics. Develops sampling methodology to include construction of a sampling frame and the techniques required to meeting sampling objectives.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Knowledge of the principles and theories of applied statistical methods and techniques related to a specific subject-matter field or a particular statistical function.

Comprehensive knowledge of statistics and its regulations and quantitative and qualitative review and analysis to evaluate scientific data and solve a variety of problems related to regulatory review and analysis procedures.

Skills in written communications to collect and evaluate data, interpret and evaluate data, and develop documents and reports.

Skills in oral communications to collect, interpret and evaluate data, provide statistical review and analyze, and provide briefings, and reports.

Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative review and analysis and ability to review and evaluate inspection findings and analyze evidence.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 09: BASIC REQUIREMENTS



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) 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 is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes 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

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, and sampling error.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirements.

1. The applicant must have completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree when it provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

2. One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7 as a Statistician at next lower level.Specialized experience includes work with statistical analysis and program evaluation projects focusing on providing information agency practices that promote offender compliance with conditions of release. Specialized experience includes statistical analysis work measuring performance indicators across all units of an organization.

Grade 11: BASIC REQUIREMENTS



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) 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 is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes 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

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,and analysis of variance.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-RESEARCH POSITIONS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirements.

1. The applicant must have completed three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree when it provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

2. The applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9 as a Statistician at next lower level. Specialized experience includes statistics analysis work contributing to the build and maintenance of the Agency Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Reporting Portal that stores mission-critical data, management reports, and performance measures.

Grade 12: BASIC REQUIREMENTS



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) 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 is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes 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



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.





ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-RESEARCH POSITIONS



In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11 as a Statistician at next lower level. Specialized experience includes statistical analysis work designing, constructing the methods, and measuring performance indicators contributing to the build and maintenance of the Agencys Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Reporting Portal that stores mission-critical data, management reports, and performance measures. Specialized experience includes manages or leads scientific work that applies statistical/ mathematical techniques to the analysis of data extracted from and integrated from multiple systems of records databases.

Grade 13: BASIC REQUIREMENTS



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) 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 is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes 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



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.





ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS



In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12 as a Statistician at next lower level. . Specialized experience includes identifying methods and procedures to conduct operations research studies, develop study designs to include methods and analysis approach, and make adjustments in methods and procedures.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Office of Research and Evaluation, Washington, DC.

AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Please visit our website at www.csosa.gov.

Basis of Rating: Agencies have a number of flexibilities in selecting candidates. In order to maximize the number of ways in which an individual can be considered, your application may be rated under the following method: Category Rating Procedures - this method has been recommended to agencies for use as part of the President's Memorandum on Hiring Process Improvement. In Category Rating, an agency will have three rating categories. They may be named Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Minimally Qualified. You will be placed in one of the three categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as:Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs. Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs. Successful performance on the job, -Level of the job.

With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.

For professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Not Covered.

How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/csosa/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.

Applicants must submit a complete application package by the closing date of this announcement.

Evaluation Methods: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate those needs. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CSOSA Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The Agency is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; subsidized transportation, alternate work schedule, Telework, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.

Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

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

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.



HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=UQRYG.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Joe Avue at Avue Help Desk at 253-573-1877-209.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Joe Avue at AVUE Help Desk
Phone: 2535731877209
Fax: 2535739869
Email: JoeAvue@AvueTech.COM
Agency Information:
CSOSA,
1145 Broadway Plaza
Suite 800
Tacoma, Washington
98402
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Control Number: 336142500
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