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Job Title: Statistician
Company Name: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance
Location: Austin, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/16/2018
Expire Date: 10/15/2018
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Job Description
Statistician

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-13. At the GS-12 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-13. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

The employee's work requires formulating, amending, and verifying theoretical, statistical and empirical models of analytical and financial data from many application areas.

  • Provides probability analysis, supports costing and modeling efforts as required in the performance of duties.
  • Develops and designs statistical methods, provides leadership and consultation to other researchers in the development of research design and advanced statistical methods.
  • Coordinates surveys, interviews, assessments with staff, planners, and contractors to gather information necessary to define the problem to be studied.
  • Collects, organizes, analyses and interprets highly specialized statistical composite data.
  • Plans and prepares quantitative and qualitative analysis of data.
  • Modifies and adapts existing procedures to new or unusual research requirements.
  • Assesses the validity of the statistical and mathematical procedures proposed for use by members of the team.
  • Applies knowledge of theory and techniques of applied statistical methods at a comprehensive, professional level to successfully define problem areas.
  • Participates in briefings, meetings and conferences to analyze technical problems and to present technical status and progress.
  • Develops comprehensive written reports, graphics, charts, and oral presentations to clearly and concisely illustrate the results of analysis to senior leaders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Full-Time Employment: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: No
Telework: No
Virtual: No
Position Description Title/PD#: Statistician/174170-174180
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No
Financial Disclosure Report: No

Basic Requirements:
Possess 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. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. OR
Possess a combination of education and experience -- courses as shown 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. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. AND

For GS-12: Possess one or more years of specialized experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is applying mathematics, probability, risk and statistics, to a research problem and develop specific solutions demands a unique background in a variety of technical and professional core competencies and programs; possessing knowledge of operations research analysis sufficient to apply new analytical developments, methodologies, and research findings to broad studies of an unprecedented nature. This includes knowledge of theories, principles and practices common to mathematics, statistics, engineering and physical sciences, and systems analysis. OR

For GS-13: Possess one or more years of specialized experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is applying mathematics, probability, risk and statistics, to a research problem and develop specific solutions demands a unique background in a variety of technical and professional core competencies and programs; possessing knowledge of operations research analysis sufficient to apply new analytical developments, methodologies, and research findings to broad studies of an unprecedented nature. This includes knowledge of theories, principles and practices common to mathematics, statistics, engineering and physical sciences, and systems analysis; applying broad areas of classical and modern advanced statistics sufficient to complete complex assignments that involve initiating, applying, and planning major efforts involving strategic assessments designed to inform and influence strategic and operational planning development; analyzing information and evaluate significant factors, solve complex problems based on statistical data. AND

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: possess demonstrated audit experience conducting financial, operational, compliance, or performance audits. (Application/resume materials must reflect this experience in detail to receive credit for this selective placement factor).

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Communications
  • Data Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Mathematical Reasoning


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Promotion Documentation Reminder - If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action." The SF-50 must identify your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade, you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade IN ADDITION to your last or most recent SF-50 indicating proof of status.
Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Requirements:
Possess 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. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. OR
Possess a combination of education and experience -- courses as shown 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. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. AND

For GS-12: Possess one or more years of specialized experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is applying mathematics, probability, risk and statistics, to a research problem and develop specific solutions demands a unique background in a variety of technical and professional core competencies and programs; possessing knowledge of operations research analysis sufficient to apply new analytical developments, methodologies, and research findings to broad studies of an unprecedented nature. This includes knowledge of theories, principles and practices common to mathematics, statistics, engineering and physical sciences, and systems analysis. OR

For GS-13: Possess one or more years of specialized experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is applying mathematics, probability, risk and statistics, to a research problem and develop specific solutions demands a unique background in a variety of technical and professional core competencies and programs; possessing knowledge of operations research analysis sufficient to apply new analytical developments, methodologies, and research findings to broad studies of an unprecedented nature. This includes knowledge of theories, principles and practices common to mathematics, statistics, engineering and physical sciences, and systems analysis; applying broad areas of classical and modern advanced statistics sufficient to complete complex assignments that involve initiating, applying, and planning major efforts involving strategic assessments designed to inform and influence strategic and operational planning development; analyzing information and evaluate significant factors, solve complex problems based on statistical data. AND

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: possess demonstrated audit experience conducting financial, operational, compliance, or performance audits. (Application/resume materials must reflect this experience in detail to receive credit for this selective placement factor).

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Communications
  • Data Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Mathematical Reasoning


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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