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    Summary

    This vacancy is for a Survey Statistician position in the Center for Economic Studies located on the camps of the University of Nebraskalocated in Lincoln, NE.

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

    Relocation expenses may be paid.

    This is a NON BARGAINING unit position.

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    Responsibilities

    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Review and assist in the preparation of analytic reports, working papers, articles in peer reviewed journals, or presentations at conferences and other professional meetings.
    • Respond to questions from and/or provide assistance to the internal/external data user community.
    • Coordinate a program of research for subject matter experts using household and economic surveydata.
    • Manage multiple projects.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified U.S Citizens

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. citizen.
    • Suitable for Federal employment.
    • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.
    • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)

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

    Qualifications

    Basic Requirements:

    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 will be granted 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

    NOTE: As indicated in A above credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be granted 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. 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 an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.

    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

    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.

    Education Documentation: All applicants, to include Census employees, must submit a copy of your official transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade and date of completion. 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 an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.

    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level. Specialized experience is work experience developing solutions to difficult statistical or analytical problems that did not have readily available precedents, establishing analytical methodology, designing sampling and estimation procedures for surveys, documenting work results and findings, and preparing technical reports. Your assignments included responsibility for one or more of the following: 1) independently leading a team to plan a statistical survey or study, 2) developing survey and data collection specifications, 3) establishing time schedules for various phases of survey operations, 4) coordinating the accomplishment and management of the various phases of the study or survey, and 5) making presentations and planning the analysis of the socioeconomic or demographic data developed by the survey or study.

    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.

    Education

    Additional information

    Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Veterans -- The following link provides information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:

    http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online scored occupational questionnaire, and
    3. Required supporting documents.
    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education, and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:

    The following competencies desirable at the full performance level of this position GG-12.


    • Skill reviewing and/or writing presentations, working papers and/or publications presenting social science, economic, or demographic analysis to a variety of audiences.
    • Knowledge of tools used in quantitative social science research on a variety of social science topics.
    • Knowledge of theories related to statistical research.
    • Ability to analyze large scale economic or household survey data to address research questions related to survey goals.
    3. Referral: If you are among the best qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold,' "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and/or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out of 100 (well qualified) to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    To preview questions please click here.

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    Required Documents

    Resume: Your resume showing relevant experience. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and To dates (which includes the month and year for each description of experience), full-time or part-time, grade level held (if applicable), education, training etc. Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position. A cover letter is optional.

    Education Documentation:

    All applicants, to include Census employees, must submit a copy of your official transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade and date of completion. 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 an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.

    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

    To be used in meeting qualifications requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a

    Veterans' Documentation: You must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214, or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preferences eligible must also submit an Application for 10 point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

    Sole Survivorship Documentation: If you are applying under Sole Survivorship preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.

    ICTAP/CTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. 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.

    http://www.usa.gov/Federal_Employees/Benefits.shtml

    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.

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    How to Apply

    Please note: if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    If applying online poses a hardship, please contact the Human Resources Specialist prior to the announcement's closing date.

    Monster Government Solutions is available to assist you during the business hours normally 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday. If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Monster Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com or at 866-656-6831 or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
    The preview link is available at the end of the Qualifications and Evaluation section of the announcement. Please ensure your resume supports response of these assessment questions.

    Step 2 - Click Apply Online

    You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well. After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 2 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS or 2) upload from your computer. Answer the assessment questions and submit all required documents. Once you complete the application click the "Submit My Answers" bottom.

    You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJobs accounts and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    Stefanie Midgett

    Phone

    301-763-3705

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    Stefanie.M.Midgett@CENSUS.gov

    Address

    BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
    4600 Silver Hill Road
    Room 2K038D
    Attn: Human Resources
    Washington, DC 20233
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    Next steps

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov, and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;

    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;

    3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

    4. Selected or Not Selected

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461982200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.