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Job Title:Statistician

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:ATR-12-21

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 03, 2012 to Friday, December 07, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1530-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 14 Months

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Are you ready to contribute to matters of national importance that promote a competitive and productive American economy? The Antitrust Division has an opening for a Statistician position to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to protect the competitive process.

The Antitrust Division has openings for a Statistician to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to protect the competitive process.  The Division's work ranges over the entire spectrum of the U.S. economy.  Its merger and civil enforcement cases can affect the structure and performance of an entire industry, and its criminal enforcement detects and punishes white-collar antitrust crimes that rob American consumers. The positions are located in the Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

DUTIES:

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The positions are located in the Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division. The incumbent collects data and performs statistical analysis through manual and automated techniques and evaluates the results.  Collects, verifies and adjusts information expressed numerically and/or graphically and prepares guidelines or training manuals.  Plans and conducts various and extensive methods of data collection.  Designs and/or implements statistical methodological studies and surveys.  Conducts portions of a broad project involving data collection and/or analysis.  Designs and/or applies standard and customized computer techniques to data collection and analysis.  Performs evaluation of methodology of studies to ensure that the results are valid and reliable.  Evaluates statistical results in consultation with subject matter experts.  Incumbent writes and/or presents comprehensive technical statistical reports prepared based on the data collected and provides professional advice and consultation.  Writes, modifies, and/or edits statistical reports that include the analysis and evaluation of varied technical problems and issues. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You may qualify for this position with specialized experience, education or a combination of both. 


In accordance with OPM's qualifications standards, the following basic requirements must be met in order to qualify for this position: 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., course 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-courses as shown 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.

 

In addition to the above the following qualification requirements apply:

A. One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level or
B. One (1) full year of graduate level education or
C. Meet one of the following superior academic achievement provisions:
(1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate course work or for all courses completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work;
2) a GPA of 3.5 or higher for all courses in the major field of study, or those courses in a major completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work;
(3) rank in the upper one-third of a college, university, or major subdivision or
(4) membership in a national honor society or successful completion of one full year of graduate level study.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

Additional details regarding Superior Academic Achievement can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/QualificationReqs.asp

Applicants using any education to qualify MUST submit copies of college transcripts or a list of college courses taken that identify for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. An unofficial transcript is acceptable to qualify, but it must include your full name and you may be asked to submit an official transcript prior to appointment, if you are selected.


 

 

If you qualify based on education, you MUST submit a copy of your official college transcript along with your application or a list of your classes, grades and credits received.  Failure to submit this required information will result in your application not being considered.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire to determine whether you possess the following job competencies required for this position (click below link for assessment questions and Qualifications and Availability form C). If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. You will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

 

Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

 

You will be rated on the following Competencies:

Educational Experience

Work Experience

Social Organizations

Mathematical Skills

1) Ability to communicate orally.

 

(2) Ability to communicate in writing.

 

(3) Skill in the use of spreadsheets to creat and analyze data to produce reports.

 

(4) Knowledge of statistical concepts, principles and practices.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Direct Deposit is required in accordance with 31 CFR 208.

You will be required to serve a trial period of 1 year.

This is a nonsupervisory position.

This position is eligible to be in a bargaining unit.

Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date.

All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) - The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Veteran Preference- If you are entitled to veteran preference, you must indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation as specified below.

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 07, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  799159.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission

 

View Assessment Questions



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Résumé or application
  • Transcript or list of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking.  (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required)
  • Responses to the questionnaire
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate), if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Office of Personnel
Phone: (202)514-2469
Email: ATR.PERSONNEL@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Terricita Scott
DO NOT SEND MAIL
APPLY ONLINE
Washington, DC
20530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After this announcement closes we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications based on the application we receive. Ranking will be determine based on responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.


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Job Announcement Number:

ATR-12-21

Control Number:

332621200