Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level. If you are substituting education for experience, you must provide your transcripts for verification.
Specialized experience at the GS-9 level is defined substantial experience using statistical software, such as SAS, STATA, SPSS. S/he should have extensive experience working with large data sets and will have developed and/or performed quantitative analyses and organized large data sets for use in presentations and/or research papers.
Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., if related
Specialized experience at the GS-11 level is defined as experience in using statistical software and using large databases for quantitative analysis related to energy market issues and presenting analyses to external or internal groups.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IF SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE.
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Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
1. Skill in using industry best-practices to set up databases and developing complex databases using database management software (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server.)
2. Knowledge of statistical methods and demonstrated ability to use statistical and data management software like Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) or Stata or computer programming language C/C++, Java or SQL.
3. Ability to work in teams and communicate with both specialists and non-specialists.
4. Demonstrated ability to document database designs, programming and uses according to industry accepted best practices. To preview questions please click here.