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Job Title:Research Mathematical Statistician ZP-1529-3 (DE/CR)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:NMFS-SEFSC-2013-0022

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,724.00 to $100,851.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ZP-1529-3

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive: Career/Career Conditional - Full-time Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

3

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Galveston, TX, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

* All qualified US Citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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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:

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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.


Basic Requirements:

  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.

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.


BENEFITS:

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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: • VRA30% or more disabled veteranPersons with DisabilitiesICTAP



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at (mgshelp@monster.com) or phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact the Human Resource Personnel listed in this announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:

• Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade of any federal position/s held. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).
• Veterans' Preference documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: Veterans
• Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
• Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If the education requirement includes a specified number of credit hours in specific disciplines, your transcript must reflect the required coursework. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to Application of Standards for more information.

Note: You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

*Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website- Foreign Credentials. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Diana Cordell
Phone: 816-426-3044
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: diana.k.cordell@noaa.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
WFMO/Kansas City Staffing Division
601 E. 12th Street
Room 1737
Kansas City, MO
64106
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are: 1. Application Received or Application Incomplete; 2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met; 3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not referred to the Selecting Official); and 4. Selected or Not Selected. By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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Job Announcement Number:

NMFS-SEFSC-2013-0022

Control Number:

340076500