To meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Social Scientist (Supervisory), GS-0101, you must meet one of the following:
A. Have a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Have a combination of education and experience-that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
C. Have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
To meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Mathematical Statistician (Supervisory), GS-1529, you must meet one of the following:
A. Have a 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.
B. Have a combination of education and experience - at least 24 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.
To meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Statistician (Supervisory), GS-1530, you must meet one of the following:
A. Have a degree that includes 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. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should 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. Have a combination of education and experience-- courses as described in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience include 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.
Additional Qualification Requirement for the GS-15: In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirement, applicants must also have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Experience leading a project team where the project included designing surveys, developing questionnaire content, conducting survey methodological studies, analyzing data and/or managing a contract for large scale surveys. Experience with review of contract deliverables covering areas such as sampling plans, field management, imputation, weighting, variance estimation, analysis plans, and statistical reports. Ability to analyze complex survey data using appropriate methods that account for survey design. Experience coordinating and implementing a project that met agency goals within assigned budget. Also, experience with providing consultation on surveys and presenting statistical findings and issues to a diverse audience.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement required: Yes
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
13. Supervisory Position: Yes
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of social science (e.g., sociology and demography), public health, data management, mathematics, and biostatistics in order to analyze, interpret, and evaluate statistical data.
2. Knowledge of statistical and methodological techniques to insure appropriate quality of data produced from projects to address public health questions.
3. Knowledge of organization missions, objectives, goals, and management practices to plan and direct a program of behavioral health and related health conditions.
4. Skill in oral communication.
5. Skill in written communication.