Basic Requirements (All grade levels):
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;
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 Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must have the required specialized experience for the applicable grade level listed below.
To qualify for the GS-14 level: You must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience may include:
Using standard statistical software such as Statistical Package for the Social Sciences or Statistical Analysis Software (SPSS or SAS).
Using tests of statistical significance (such as Chi-Square or t-test).
Accessing census data available in the EEO Special Tabulation.
Compiling and maintaining data files for use in conducting statistical analyses.
Producing written reports that explain the results of statistical analyses to readers without a technical background.
To qualify for the GS-15 level: You must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience may include:
Selecting and conducting appropriate statistical analyses to determine whether there is evidence that an employer or other entity is engaged in discrimination on the basis of race, sex or national origin or to determine whether a selection device results in disparate impact on the basis of race, sex or national origin.
Using census data to conduct statistical analyses of the demographic composition of a relevant labor market.
Developing programs to identify potential targets for investigation using census or employer-specific workforce data.
Conducting statistical analyses such as correlations, regressions or analysis of variance to evaluate the validity of a test or other selection device.
Providing training on the meaning and use of statistical tests as evidence of discrimination.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
A one year probationary period may be required.
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 http://www.sss.gov/.
Suitability and Citizenship
It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.
Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.
Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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. 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. Your application 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.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the below-listed competencies, which are required for this position. Please outline experience/education for these competencies in your resume:
Knowledge of a wide range of descriptive and inferential statistics for data analysis.
Knowledge of principles and techniques for performing standard statistical analyses of applicant, hiring, promotions, pay or other data to evaluate compliance with legal requirements.
Manages and compiles data using automated data management systems and software.
Ability to use statistical software such as SAS and SPSS to perform statistical analyses.
Produces written work product that is accurate, thorough and presents statistical results in a form understandable to lay audiences.
Orally communicates statistical concepts effectively to individuals with various levels of understanding.