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Job Title:  Interdisciplinary ORA/Mathematical Statistician/Industry Economist , GS-1515/1529/0110-9
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  HQ-13-MP-03-EI-00452

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 23, 2012 to Thursday, August 15, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US
Current and former federal employees in the competitive service & those eligible under special hiring authorities nationwide. Eligible candidates applying under VEOA, regardless of location, are eligible provided they are a veteran who has honorably separated and they are either a preference eligible or they have substantially completed 3 or more years of active duty in a uniformed service.  


The Department of Energy's (DOE's) overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world.

To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website the following link DOE.

The Office of The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for these exciting full-time positionsposition located in the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis in Washington D.C. 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical office within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the Nation’s premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government.

The Office of Energy Analysis analyzes energy supply, demand, and prices including the impact of financial markets on energy markets; prepares reports on current and future energy use; analyzes the impact of energy policies; and develops advanced techniques for conducting energy information analyses. This Office also oversees the planning and execution of EIA's analysis and forecasting programs to ensure that EIA models, analyses, and projections meet the highest standards of relevance, reliability, and timeliness.

Assignments involve study and consideration of the effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, mergers and restructurings, new regulations, and other changes in the world and national economies and markets affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns. The incumbent participates in studies important to agency decision-makers.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with HQ-13-CAT-03-EI-00452. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Submit online applications and supplemental documents by the closing date.
  • All education requirements must be verified by transcripts.


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This advanced developmental position provides an analyst to perform segments of mathematical, statistical, economic or other analyses projects, and to maintain and enhance models for use in simulation studies that pertains to the Energy sector or to a sub-sector of it.

The incumbent performs segments of economic analyses projects, using standard techniques.  Compiles, organizes and analyzes data.  Identifies likely significant variables and underlying relationships.  Participates in evaluations of impacts of new technologies, systems and policies. Acquires sufficient parameteric knowledge of subject's studies to perform sound economic analyses reflective of real world environments. Participates in facets of planning, designing and conducting tests to obtain and validate data, models and proposed enhancements.

Develops recommendations for priorities, milestones and refinements of problem definitions for assigned project segments. Prepares reports and charts to document study purposes, methods, premises, and conclusions, and participates in briefing official on progress and conclusions of studies.

Maintains and enhances models and simulation techniques and scenarios for use in current and future energy studies.  Identifies and proposes critical elements for selection for real world systems for inclusion in models. Develops recommendations for priorities, milestones and refinements of problem definitions for assigned project segments. 

Prepares reports and charts to document study purposes, methods, premises, and conclusions and participates in briefing officials on progress and conclusions of studies. Recommends optimum sample sizes and sources of data appropriate for studies.  Writes or adapts computer programs for models being developed.


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ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants who possess directly related education OR experience in the amounts shown may qualify for the following grade levels: GS-11 Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional operations research work such as conducting studies and investigations of systems and their relationships involving scientific, statistical, mathematical, and/or economic analysis using mathematical models to develop and assess methods or solve problems. Experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree, may be substituted for experience. GS-12 Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of operational research experience conducting studies and investigations of systems and their relationships involving economic analysis using economic models to develop and assess methods or solve problems. Experience have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. The successful candidates for these positions will possess the following KSAs/competencies: 1. Knowledge of standard operations research and analyses techniques, and ability to apply this knowledge in innovative ways. 2. Ability to adapt, apply and utilize effective data collection techniques. 3. Ability to acquire knowledge of subjects studied. 4. Ability to design, build and use models and simulation techniques. Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.

Operations Research Specialist Basic Requirements

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.
Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science.

Mathematical Statistician Basic Requirements

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.

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, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement of both above must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical  logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.

Industry Economist Basic Requirements:

A.  Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). PROOF OF EDUCATION: If you are selected for a position you must submit an official transcript which shows you meet the educational requirements for the position. You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement). Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for these positions are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for a position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.


Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.


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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS


Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site.


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1) Submit an online resume using USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder.  Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application.  To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS Resume BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.  2) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website.  Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted. 3) Submit all required documents by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST) on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.



Required Documents 1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info). 2. CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION, DOCUMENTING PROOF OF COMPETITIVE STATUS, TENURE, GRADE LEVEL AND STEP. ALL NON-COMPETITIVE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY (I.E., SF-50 DOCUMENTING THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF A POSITION HELD ON A PERMANENT BASIS). 3. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE 4. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s) such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade. 5. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 6. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85. 7. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES 8. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses in this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF- 306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts 3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.


Devee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-586-6155
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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