Job Title: Research Mathematical Statistician ZP-1529-3 (DE/CR)Job Announcement Number: NMFS-SEFSC-2013-0022
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to
Friday, March 29, 2013
Competitive: Career/Career Conditional -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Galveston, TX, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
* All qualified US Citizens.
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is dedicated to stewardship of our nation's living marine resources, and the habitat on which they depend, through scientific research, management and enforcement. NMFS provides effective stewardship of these resources to benefit the nation, through domestic and international programs supporting coastal communities that depend upon them, while providing safe and healthy seafood to consumers and recreational opportunities for the public.
This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), Galveston Laboratory located in Galveston, TX. This position is covered by the Department of Commerce (DOC) Alternative Personnel System. This system replaces the federal GS pay system and structure. Under the System, positions are classified by career path, series, and pay band. The ZP-3 is equivalent to a GS-11/12. For additional information visit CAPS Information This position is also being advertised under announcement number NMFS-SEFSC-2013-0021 (Status). * You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement *Payment of relocation expenses are NOT authorized. *A three year probationary period may be required.
- Must be a United States citizen.
- Suitable for Federal employment.
- Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- You must meet all qualifications by the closing of this announcement.
DUTIES:Back to top
The person selected for this position will:
- Design, coordinate, and conduct scientifically valid quantitative biological modeling, and statistical data analysis from the Southeast Shrimp Fishery.
- Serve as the sole researcher or head of a team researching critical problems of shrimp management.
- Write scientific papers for publication.
- Serve as secondary laboratory contact for shrimp management and shrimp stock assessment projects.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: Click Here QUALIFICATIONS.
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, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Applicants who meet the basic education requirements for this position MUST submit a copy ALL college transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable; however, individuals who are selected MUST be prepared to provide official college transcripts. *If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements/education requirements, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience comparable in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade/band level in the federal service (equivalent to GS-9/ZP-2). The specialized experience must be as detailed as possible in your resume as this will be a paramount importance when determining whether applicants are qualified with appropriate experience. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience analyzing data using advanced statistical analysis techniques and/or random effects modeling and applying advanced quantitative methods. Experience conducting statistical analyses of ecological data. Experience interacting with natural resource agencies; industry; environmental or scientific groups, as well as preparing and presenting scientific information orally and in writing. NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions. For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position: Click Here for the Qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Ability to conduct statistical analysis with fishery data
- Knowledge of quantitative methods, including theory/principles and analytical software packages
- Ability to communicate orally
- Ability to communicate in writing
For more information on category rating, please go to: Category Rating To preview questions please click here.