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Mathematical Statistician

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Department Of Commerce
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours and work arrangements, developmental opportunities, recognition, a variety of benefits and health insurance plans, and a host of other employment incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality and diversity and allows you to innovate, engage in problem solving, and achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the Census Bureau is the place for you. Come join the Census Team and be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where everyone counts
This announcement will be used to establish a standing inventory. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for vacancies as positions become available at the Census Bureau. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for vacancies until selected or their eligibility expires. For information concerning the period of eligibility, please see the "What To Expect Next" section of this announcement.
Within certain constraints, the agency may be able to match written offers or salaries of currently employed applicants.
Relocation payment may be granted on a case by case basis.
U.S. Citizenship Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section) Registration for Selective Service Basic Education Requirements for Mathematical Statistician /
Analyze the accuracy and validity of statistical data
Determine whether processes and operations are appropriate
Recommend improvements to the collection and analysis of statistical data
Prepare and disseminate technical documentation of work
All applicants applying for the GS-05 grade level or above must meet the following basic requirements (education can be obtained within 9 months):
A. You have a bachelor''s or higher degree; AND B . You have 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 15 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics; AND C. You have at least 6 semester hours of statistics with a calculus prerequisite AND the following mathematics courses: Calculus I, II, and III (or Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, and Multivariate Calculus), Linear Algebra, 1 additional junior/senior level mathematics course; OR D. You do not have a bachelor''s or higher degree but do have education specified in "B" and "C" above and also have additional education/experience performing duties such as sampling, collecting, computing and analyzing statistical data; applying known statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple & multiple correlations, analysis of variance, and conducting tests of significance. Your combination of education and experience must total at least 4 years.
Notes Regarding Qualifying Education:
1. If you will meet any of the above education requirements within 9 months, you must submit documentation that includes specific information on the classes you will complete within the next 9 months. List the title, course number of the class, department and college/university offering the class, number of semester/quarter hours credit given, and date you expect to complete the class. 2. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be given for courses in which 50% of the course content appears to be statistical methods. If the statistical content of a course cannot be determined based on the course title, you must submit an official course description for the course, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or other school official verifying that the content of the course is at least 50% statistical methods.
In addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above, applicants applying for the GS-07 grade level must meet one of the following requirements (education can be obtained within 9 months):
A. You have a bachelor''s degree and superior academic achievement (SAA) in a directly related field. SAA is generally defined by an earned grade point average (GPA) of 2.95 or higher out of 4.0. For information on additional ways to meet the SAA provision, see /#url=e4f OR B. You have completed at least 1 year of graduate education in a directly related field; OR C. You have had at least 1 year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, where your assignments and the steps to follow usually were defined by your supervisor or by standard operating procedures, and your work was checked closely for accuracy and adequacy. Generally, any deviation from standard procedures required prior approval of your supervisor. Your assignments included performing one or more statistical or analytical tasks: 1) apply or use standard statistical methods and analyses found in college textbooks 2) use statistical analysis software to help a senior colleague or supervisor analyze data 3) help plan surveys or 4) assist in developing a portion of a report on statistical analysis; OR D. You have a combination of graduate education described in "B" and experience described in "C" that when combined meets 100% of the qualifications requirements of this position.
In addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above, applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet 1 of the following requirements (education can be obtained within 9 months):
A. You have a master's degree, or completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's, in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research, or other field with a major emphasis in statistics; OR B. You have at least 1 year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, where your assignments were most often defined by your supervisor or by standard operating procedures, but you used some judgment in selecting the statistical methods and, when necessary, made minor changes to adapt the methods to situations. Your analytical methods and results, written documents, and reports were closely reviewed for technical and analytical adequacy. Your assignments should indicate evidence of statistical work such as: Sample design and estimation for finite populations, Design of data collection, processing, and analysis methods, Applying known statistical inference techniques to real data, & Development of new statistical methods; OR C. You have a combination of graduate education described in "A" and experience described in "B" that when combined meets 100% of the qualifications requirements of this position.
In addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level must meet one of the following requirements (education can be obtained within 9 months):
A. You have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research, or other field with a major emphasis in statistics; OR B . You have had at least 1 year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, where your assignments required that you select and adapt standard statistical techniques from text books, handbooks, or other professional literature for a variety of problems when related precedents were available. Your analytical approaches and results were generally reviewed for technical and professional adequacy. Your assignments involved applying statistical methods to carry out statistical analyses, or assisting in the development of technical reports or professional papers on socio/economic or demographic data or socio/economic or demographic administrative records or record systems. Your assignments included strong emphasis on statistical methodological areas such as developing sample design and allocation studies, and establishing survey specifications and methodology, as well as documenting analyses and conclusions in written and oral reports; OR C . You have a combination of graduate education described in "A" and experience described in "B" that when combined meets 100% of the qualifications requirements of this position.
In addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above, applicants applying for the GS-12 grade level (Non-Research) must meet the following specialized experience requirement: You have at least 1 year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, where your work was generally reviewed only for adherence to accepted professional standards. Your work included applying statistical methods to carry out statistical analyses, or developing technical reports or professional papers on socioeconomic or demographic data or socioeconomic or demographic administrative records or record systems. Your assignments regularly required that you develop solutions to difficult statistical problems that did not have readily available precedents, establish statistical and analytical methodology, design sampling and estimation procedures for surveys, document work results and findings in survey specifications, and prepare oral and written technical reports to colleagues or at professional meetings
In addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above, applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level (Research) must meet one of the following requirements (education can be obtained within 9 months):
A. You have a master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research, or other field with a major emphasis in statistics; OR
B. You have at least 1 year of professional research experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. In order to qualify the work must have required advanced knowledge in calculus (differential, integral, and multivariate calculus and linear algebra) and calculus-based statistics. This experience must have included the application of survey sampling techniques, experimental design, time series analysis, regression analysis, linear models, statistical inference, statistical computing, and applied probability. The level and scope of knowledge required to perform these duties is comparable to that of a master''s or equivalent degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research or other field with a major emphasis in statistics.
In addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above, applicants applying for the GS-12 grade level (Research) must meet one of the following requirements:
A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research, or other field with a major emphasis in statistics; OR
B. You have at least 1 year of professional research experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. In order to qualify the work must have required advanced knowledge in calculus (differential, integral, and multivariate calculus and linear algebra) and calculus-based statistics. This experience must have included the application of survey sampling techniques, experimental design, time series analysis, regression analysis, linear models, statistical inference, statistical computing, and applied probability. Some examples of duties at this level would be solving difficult statistical problems with little precedent; adapting statistical methods from textbooks or professional journals; establishing methodology from previous studies on related areas; strong emphasis on statistical methodological areas such as developing sample design and allocation studies, establishing survey specifications and methodology, as well as documenting your analyses and conclusions in written and oral reports. The level and scope of knowledge required to perform these duties is comparable to that of a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research, or other field with a major emphasis in statistics.
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
For further instructions and examples on combining education and experience, please visit: /#url=e5
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show proof that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For further information,
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to verify that minimum qualification requirements are met. After this review is complete, you will receive a notice indicating your eligibility for the grade level(s) to which you applied. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Statistical Methods and Concepts, Survey Topics, Computer Experience, Communication, and Organizational Skills.
Once the hiring agency submits a request to fill a position, you will be placed in one of three pre-defined quality categories. The three categories are:
Gold - Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all evaluation criteria.
Silver - Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the evaluation criteria.
Bronze - Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Application of Veterans'' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures for scientific or professional positions place those with veterans' preference above non-preference eligibles within each category.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents :
College transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans'' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements please
The complete Application Package must be submitted byWednesday, April 01, 2015.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: /
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 575884. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents :
College transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans'' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements please
If you fail to submit any required documentation you will be rated ineligible for this vacancy.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. A review of your complete application will be made within 2 weeks of submission. Once your complete application is reviewed you will be notified of your eligibility and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: Qualified applicants will receive employment consideration for a period of three months from the date their name is entered on the inventory. Applicants may request an extension of their eligibility by submitting a written request within two weeks of their expiration date to OPM''s email address: . Only ONE extension will be granted. Applicants who would like consideration beyond the six month period MUST reapply.
The Census Bureau is comprised of talented and innovative people who are passionate about their work. As part of the CHP, recruits will acquire the knowledge and skills to move from entry level to working level positions. As part of the Census team, you will have the opportunity to define the makeup of our nation. In addition, the Census Bureau offers competitive pay, flexible work schedules, rapid promotion potential, a Thrift Savings Plan (401(k) equivalent program), and subsidized health coverage and life insurance. Employees receive 100 percent tuition reimbursement for job-related coursework and receive mass transit subsidies.
We are located just two miles outside of Washington DC in a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly building. Employees enjoy the benefits of teleworking, free parking, easy access to Metro, a full service-gym, co-ed sports leagues, business-casual dress, an on-campus day care center, two cafeterias, an on-site health unit (with staff physician), and convenient access to Bank of America and the Census Federal Credit Union.
Additional benefits include:
13 vacation days per year (increases over time)
13 sick leave days per year
10 paid holidays
Alternate Work Schedule (AWS), which allows employees to work eight 9 hour days, one 8 hour day, and get one day off every other week
4/10 schedule, which allows employees to work four 10 hour days and get one day off every week.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service ( ).
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be placed at the Silver category or above for this position. Information on CTAP/ICTAP eligibility can be found at . CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
2. A copy of your latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location
3. A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential

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