Economist, 0110: A) Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
B) Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Statistician, 1530: A) 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. 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) Combination of education and experience -- courses 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.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal service. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include the following:
Planning, developing, implementing, or documenting long-term program initiatives; analyzing labor market data from economic survey(s); and building coalitions and communicating effectively with stakeholders.
Selective Placement Factor
Selective placement factors are skills, knowledge, abilities, or other worker characteristics that are basic to and essential for satisfactory performance on the job. Selective placement factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet the criteria for a selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration.
The agency has identified a selective placement factor for this position, which is the following:
- Possession of at least a Level I Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR) or equivalent certification in Contracting
Applicants must document proof of certification within their resume. Failure to do so will result in the application being rated as ineligible. Applicants may also provide a copy of their certificate with their application documents under the document type Professional Certification/Licenses. Applicants without the selective placement factor will be rated ineligible and will not be considered for this position.