This position is locaited in the Headquaters (HQ), Defense COmmisary Agency (DeCA), Policy Directorate, Business Analytics DivisionLearn more about this agency
This a developmental position. Work assignments are progressively complex and intended to broaden your skills and provide you with practical experience to prepare you to perform at the target grade level. At the target grade level, the major duties are:
- Function as a Statistician in the Business Analytics Division, a future-focused, data-driven department chartered with improving all aspects of sales, supply chain and multi-channel initiatives by leveraging big data.
- Primarily responsible for analytical modeling, simulation and optimization projects to discover insights and identify opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization technique.
- Develop prototype solutions, mathematical models, algorithms and robust analytics to support analytic insights and visualization of complex data sets.
- Plan and implement inter-agency support agreements (ISA), memorandum of agreement (MOA), memorandum of understand (MOU)and other contractual agreements necessary to achieve the mission, which could require gaining approval from other government agencies.
- Create the necessary methodology to project results accurately at each organizational level, modifying the process as needed to account for unique internal operational conditions, major demographic changes, and significant shifts in the competitive marketplace.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen
- Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy
- Work Schedule: Full-time
- Tour of Duty: Regular
- Permanent change of Station (PCS) Cost: May Be Authorized. If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving costs.
- Position Sensitivity: Non-critical sensitive
- Security Requirements: The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background nvestigation.
- Overtime: Occasionally
- Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
- Bargaining Unit Position: No
- Physical Requirement: Not applicable
- Obligated Position: No
- Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
QualificationsIn accordance with the Individual Occupational Requirements for this series, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/, to qualify for this position you must possess the following basic requirement (by the closing date of this announcement):
(a) A conferred Bachelor's degree that includes 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, 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) A combination of education and experience, which when combined, equals 100% of the qualification requirements. Education must include all courses as shown in option A, above, and appropriate experience should include 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 the above requirement, per OPM's qualification standards for professional and scientific positions, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards, to qualify for this position you must also possess one of the following (by the closing date of the announcement):
a) Qualifying at the GS-12 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience.
Examples of Specialized Experience are:
- Recommending strategic operational improvements to enable an organizations sales growth while maximizing available resources.
- Developing strategies to increase customer transactions while meeting unit costs reductions.
- Analyzing large data sets, assisting in developing custom models and interpreting data.
- Executing survey or experimental design, sampling techniques, and collection and tabulation of data.
- Recognizing indicators and subtle changes in markets that might influence an organization's business.
b) Qualifying at the GS-13 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience.
Examples of Specialized Experience are:
- Supporting strategic plans by creating, developing, and recommending strategic operational improvements to enable an organizations sales growth while maximizing available resources.
- Developing strategies to achieve the long-range goals and objectives of enhancing customer sales/savings, increasing customer transactions, and simultaneously meeting unit costs reductions.
- Supporting/leading various projects that deliver future operational strategies across an organization.
- Building, organizing and analyzing large data sets from multiple data sources as well as interpreting data and developing custom models.
- Researching new trends in an industry.
- Planning and executing of study phases: survey or experimental design, sampling techniques, collection and tabulation of data, analysis of findings in a variety of forms, and reporting of results.
- Examining the marketplace for indicators and subtle changes that might influence an organization's business.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your name, a description of your duties, the number of hours worked per week and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Time after competitive appointment: Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501)
Time-in-Grade: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-12 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
All current DeCA & Federal employees regardless of your location or human resources service provider must submit a copy of a recent SF50 showing your current position title, pay plan-series-grade, tenure and position occupied.
Documents to verify time-in-grade.
Current DeCA & Federal employees receiving human resources services from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA): You do not need to submit documents to verify you meet time-in-grade requirements UNLESS the documents are not in your eOPF. It is your responsibility to ensure the required supporting documents are in your eOPF before you complete the application process. We will review your eOPF to verify education (if you are using it to qualify), time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment. If these documents are not in your eOPF, you must submit them with your application or risk automatic disqualification. We do not use eOPF to determine or verify your qualifications. Qualifications information must be in your resume.
Current DeCA & Federal employees serving overseas and former federal employees: You must submit sufficient documents (i.e., SF 50s) to verify you meet time-in-grade requirements. Some SF 50s dated within the last 52 weeks do not demonstrate you meet time-in-grade on their own (e.g., Gen Adj from the current year). You may need to submit two (2) or more SF 50s to show you meet this requirement. Examples of appropriate SF 50s include Promotion, Reg WRI, and SF 50s effective more than 52 weeks ago. If you are applying for a higher grade than you currently hold you must show you held the next lower grade for at least 52 weeks.
All current Department of Defense (DoD) employees can access MyBiz and/or eOPF to obtain copies of their SF 50s.
Overseas Employees: DeCA employees working overseas MUST submit copies of your current SF-50, showing your current tenure, grade and salary.
- Your education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ for more information.
- Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned.
- Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
- If selected, an official transcript MUST be received before an Entrance of Duty date is set.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008.
The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant.
- Individual with Financial Difficulty: https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf.
- Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
- Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.
- If not at FPL. If selected at a grade below the target grade of the position, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory, and when recommended by the supervisor. If not at FPL. Promotion is not guaranteed.
- Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a Two-year probationary period.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Individual Occupational Requirement
- Minimum Qualifications
- Programming Languages
- Project Management
- Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis
- Statistical Analysis
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Applicants must choose ALL APPLICABLE ELIGIBILITIES in order to receive consideration for this announcement. Failure to choose any eligibility or select the wrong eligibility will result in non-consideration for this position. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please select ALL Eligibilities.
Understanding Eligibilities and Qualifications as Part of the Application Process:
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. See the Required Documents section for information regarding documents you must submit to apply for this position and to claim your Military Spouse Preference (MSP).
A update by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the USA Staffing system requires you submit an SF50 when you choose certain eligibilities.
During the application process, you select one or more eligibilities. Please read the information within that eligibility carefully as it will tell you if any documents are required to support the eligibility or eligibilities you select. When you choose a reassignment, change to lower grade (CLG), promotion or re-promotion eligibility, you must now submit a SF50. This SF50 is a required document. When you do not submit this SF50, USA Staffing notifies you that your application is incomplete, but it does not prevent you from completing the application process. Should you not submit this required document, the USA Staffing system will screen you out of consideration.
CRITICAL INFORMATION: If you do not submit a SF-50 when Applying, the USA Staffing system will screen you out and you will not be considered for the position.
Application packages should include the following documents:
- Questionnaire: Required
- Transcripts: Required if using education to qualify. See Education section for more information
- Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.
- Applicant's full legal name and contact information
- Description of your duties
- Number of hours worked per week
- Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position
See https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/ for more information.
If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days, you must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). MSP CHECKLIST: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/MSP_PPP_Self-Certification_Checklist_Fillable_Form.pdf
Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).
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.
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.
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 to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 01/25/2021 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10983204
Agency contact information
DeCA East Servicing Team
1300 E Avenue
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800
The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588072400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.