U.S. Census Bureau
This vacancy is for a Mathematical Statistician
position in the Demographic Statistical Methods
located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.
The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Mathematical
Statistician, GS-1529-13, FPL-13
, positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligiblity. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see DSMD-2018-0005, GS-1529-13, CENSUS-DE-WKD.
A probationary period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE
for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a BARGAINING
Relocation expenses may be paid.
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The individual selected for this position will:
Plan and coordinate project activities for large-scale demographic survey analysis.
Design, plan, and implement research, experimentation and evaluation projects for survey activities.
Provide guidance and advice for various methodological issues such as survey design strategies and data analysis.
Summarize research findings in reports and present findings to sponsors and stakeholders.
Provide leadership to meet the goals and objectives of statistical analysis, research, and evaluation projects and programs.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal employees serving under a career/career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; Veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.
Job family (Series)
1529 Mathematical Statistics
Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.
Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Minimum Education Requirement:
Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:
Degree: You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university OR a combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree. Studies must have included at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, 12 of which must be in mathematics and 6 of which must be in statistics.
Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must also meet the following:
For the GS-13
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12
grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes designing, planning and implementing production, research and evaluation projects for survey and/or census activities using mathematical statistical theory and statistical methodology; implementing various statistical methods such as disclosure avoidance, data editing, nonresponse reweighting and imputation procedures; demonstrated facility with statistical computing software and routines to implement statistical methodology; and assigning and reviewing work and resolving issues.
Education: cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
Experience 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; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR § 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and specifications required to plan and coordinate large-scale projects.
Knowledge of statistics and survey methodology in areas such as experimental design, questionnaire design and pretesting, web data collection, and data analysis.
Knowledge of various survey and statistical methods such as those used for survey design consideration and methods to analysze complex survey data.
Ability to articulate complex concepts in a succinct fashion and present results effectively to audiences.
Ability to lead and manage the development and implementation of survey and statistical methodology for production, reserach, and evaluation programs.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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