A determination of your minimum qualifications will be based on the requirements listed below. You will be evaluated based upon the experience and/or education reflected in your resume. Please use clear and concise description/examples when describing you experience. Applicants are advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigations. False representation may be grounds for nonconsideration, nonselection, and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
You must possess the Basic Requirements for the series for which you are applying.
To meet the GS-1515 Operations Research Analyst Basic Requirement, you must have a Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
To meet the GS-1520 Mathematician Basic Requirement, you must possess Degree in mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics OR combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), plus appropriate experience (1 year equivalentat at GS-13 level) or additional education.
To meet the GS-1529 Mathematical Statistician Basic Requirement, you must possess 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 OR 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, plus appropriate experience (1 year equivalent at GS-13 level) or additional education.
To meet the GS-1530 Statistician Basic Requirement, you must possess 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 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 combination of education and experience -- plus appropriate experience (1 year equivalent at GS-13 level)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.
Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS-13 or the equivalent that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.
Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience includes: Designing and conducting comprehensive studies of the work processes and activities isolating and defining unknown conditions, resolving critical problems, or developing new theories and providing recommendations on the basis of findings; and providing advice and guidance to senior management, customer/clients, or other external representatives.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category (Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified). The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
Qualified candidates assigned to a category are not given numeric ratings (scores); therefore, preference eligibles receive points, as prescribed by 5 U.S.C. § 3309.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge, Ability, and Skills:
Knowledge of a professional field to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods.
Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies of the work processes and activities found in the organization, and the way that those processes affect other organizations.
Ability to communicate orally to provide consultation, present findings to various audiences; represent the office and/or Center on committees, task forces, and in meetings, and to facilitate and negotiate discussions for results.