A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher 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, criminology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements may also be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses 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.
B. Combination of education and experience (education consisting of courses described in A. above), plus appropriate experience and additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and test of significance.
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also meet at least one of the following qualifications:
GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- designing and developing specifications for data collection and data processing requirements, operating procedures, training materials, and operational schedules for statistical studies and surveys as well as selecting and applying advanced statistical analysis to socio/economic or demographic data and developing professional papers or reports on such data; or
- You may substitute a doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, such as L.L.M/PhD. in a qualifying field for experience at the GS-11 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. (A course of study in mathematics or statistics or related fields such as physical or biological sciences or social sciences is qualifying.) Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate study. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarters hours. Combining Experience and Education: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level.
GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- independently leading a team to plan a statistical survey or study;
- developing survey and data collection specifications;
- establishing time schedules for various phases of survey operations;
- coordinating the accomplishment and management of the various phases of the study or survey;
- making presentations and planning the analysis of the socioeconomic or demographic data developed by the survey or study.
GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- initiating, planning, executing and controlling segments of an organizations statistical studies or projects;
- serving as a specialist for a particular statistical function or in statistics pertaining to a specific subject-matter field;
- analyzing factual information to recognize and evaluate significant and critical factors in investigations to recommend solutions to complex problems.
There are no educational substitutions at the GS-12 and GS-13 grade levels.
Note: You must submit a copy of your official transcripts by Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in order to verify your claim. Failure to submit these document(s) will result in an ineligible rating for this position. If selected, you will need to submit an official copy of transcripts.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: Knowledge of applied statistical theory, techniques, and methods; knowledge of statistical forecasting techniques, ability to originate new statistical methods for projects that are broad in scope; ability to plan, direct, and coordinate statistical research projects, ability to analyze complex statistical data; skill in working with many types of statistical analysis, knowledge of Information Management, abiity to use computer and computer applications to analyze data and communicate information, and ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan.
ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position.
Veterans: Certain veterans are eligible to apply as status candidates. For more information, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.