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Job Title:Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-13/14 (Open to US Citizens) JAC

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Highway Administration

Job Announcement Number:FHWA.HPL-2013-0008

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013




Full Time - - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration.  Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: FHWA.HPL-2013-0009.


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This position is located in the Office of Transportation Policy Studies under the leadership of the Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs.  You will serve as a Policy Analyst Expert under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, receiving tasks from the Team Leader, Director of the Office of Transportation Policy Studies, and the Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs.  The primary role of the office is to plan, implement, and manage policy research studies to support the development of transportation policy and legislative initiatives.  

The ideal candidate for this position should possess:

  • Specialize skills and experience in conducting a broad range of highly complex studies to support the formulation of transportation policy and legislative initiatives; assessing highway user fee and finance issues, analyzing issues regarding the role of pricing in managing future travel, and evaluating implications of emerging issues on highway policies and programs.
  • Proven skills in the oral and written communication of research efforts including formulation of policy issues, logical discussion of pertinent facts and data, and presentation of findings.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods and techniques of statistical theories and transportation policy sufficient to perform analytical assignments of moderate difficulties.

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and meet specialized experience
    • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
    • Provide all required documents by closing date
    • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
    • Announcement also advertised to status applicants: FHWA.HPL-2013-0009.
    • This position is telework eligible.


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    At the full performance level, you will:

    • Provide leadership and guidance on interpretation of statistical information used to analyze the relationships between social, technological, geographic, and legislative trends and the current and future performance of the national highway system.
    • Prepare briefing papers, whitepapers and short reports related to transportation policy issues.
    • Develop presentations and graphics for publications and communicate study results to top FHWA management officials;
    • Provide expert guidance regarding highway financing and revenue alternatives, passenger and freight analysis, and truck size and weight limits and highway cost allocation policies.
    • Manage complex analyses of demographics, emerging technology, urban and rural population trends and highway revenue options and related policy studies.



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    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.


    To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

    GRADE 13

    • Experience in applying statistical analysis for research studies in the area of transportation, highway financing and revenue, truck size and weight limitations, and highway cost allocation studies. 
    • Experience in developing statements-of-work, conducting literature review and formulating policies for research studies
    • Experience in writing reports and presenting technical information on research efforts to general audiences.

    GRADE 14

    • Experience in leading technical policy studies and statistical analysis in the area of transportation, highway financing and revenue, truck size and weight limits, and highway cost allocation. 
    • Experience in directing efforts related to developing statements-of-work, and conducting literature review and formulating policies for research studies.   
    • Experience in editing and/or writing reports and presenting highly controversial and technical information on research efforts to subject matter experts and general audiences.
    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    1. 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
    2. 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.


    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • DEU REQUIREMENT:  You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.


    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over nonveterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.

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    Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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    You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
    • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
    • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
    • You may review your saved application(s) at
    If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


    The following documents must be provided by the close date:
    • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
    • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series.
    • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
    • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
    • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS: Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of
      eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
    Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


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    1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
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    You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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