THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE
OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1530 series:
A. Degree: that includes 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and includes 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. If your degree does not include all of the required coursework for A.
You may meet the IOR based on a combination of education and experience.
Your education must include the course as shown in A 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.
You must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts that verify that you meet this education requirement by the closing date of this announcement. A copy of a diploma is not acceptable as verification.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
are defined as qualifications that an applicant must possess, at a minimum, to be eligible to participate in an assessment for hire or promotion under the competitive system, e.g., education, experience, and/or other requirements (e.g., licensure). Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position receive no further consideration.
In addition to the OPM Education requirements, to qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, your resume must clearly
demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility
to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service.
Examples of the minimum qualifying experience equal to the GS-12 level include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
- Using statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, etc.) to handle large data set manipulations and analyses of survey health data; AND
- Performing statistical data collection requirements activities, such as preparing, processing, and coordinating ad hoc and standing collection requirements.
refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.
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