U.S. Census Bureau
This vacancy is for a Statistician (Demography)
position in the Population Division
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 vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see
POP-2018-0004, Statistician (Demography), GS-1530-Grade 13, CENSUS-MP-WKD
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Statistician (Dempgraphy), 1530, 13, FPL-13
positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
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:
Support the monitoring of data analysis and reporting systems.
Manage international demographic estimates and projections.
Communicate with internal and external audiences, exchange technical information, and resolves problems.
Exercise initiative and resourcefulness in addressing unique situations.
Travel to developing countries frequently to teach statistics.
25% or less - Travel internationally to countries such as Malawi, Jordan and Thailand.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Minimum Education Requirement:
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 will be granted 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
NOTE: As indicated in A above credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be granted 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. Additionally, to receive credit for coursework that is not catalogued on the transcript as Statistics or contain 'statistics' in the course title, applicants must attach an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
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.
In addition to the above, applicants must also meet the following:
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12
grade level in the Federal services.
Experience for this position includes applying statistical theory and techniques to plan and organize data collection and processing efforts for large-scale censuses or surveys; analyzing factual information to recognize and evaluate significant and critical factors to solve complex problems, drawing rational inferences based on statistical data, and prepare comprehensive reports.
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.
30% or more disabled veteran
Person with Disability
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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are gold, silver, and bronze. Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the gold category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of statistics, demography, health, sociology, survey and statistical methodology and researdh methods.
Knowledge of advance statistical techniques and skill with programming.
Ability to distill and summarize complex technical concepts to communicate to a lay audience.
Knowledge of planning and time management and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of different cultural norms and the relative lack of infrastructure in developing countries.
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