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Statistician

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Department Of Commerce
United States Citizens Multiple Appointment Types Full Time
The U.S Census Bureau is currently recruiting high-caliber Statisticians/Analysts to participate in the agency''s Corporate Hiring Program (CHP).
The Census Bureau's Corporate Hiring Program (CHP) is a comprehensive entry-level, permanent, full-time employment and career development opportunity. The CHP provides opportunities for you to enhance your career and develop your potential for future advancement through continuous learning, rotational assignments and mentoring. You will engage in challenging work that supports the agency''s mission to predict population growth and economic conditions. Your work assignments will increase your knowledge of probability and sampling, questionnaire design and development, and other statistical theories that are applied to various fields, such as manufacturing, government, public health policy planning, project management and communications. Upon successful completion of the three year developmental program, you will be assigned to a program area within the organization. If you are seeking a challenging career that will allow you to utilize your academic training, experience and analytical skills while furthering your growth and advancement in a survey management and research environment, the Census Bureau would like to recruit you!
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.
U.S. Citizenship Resume and supporting documents (see How To Apply section) Registration for Selective Service, if applicable Basic Education Requirements for Statistician
Develop survey and study specifications and procedures
Develop and design survey questionnaires
Assist in data collection operations
Analyze and evaluate data
Disseminate study results through written publications and oral presentations
All applicants must meet the following basic requirements:
A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a bachelor's or higher degree; AND
B. You have (or within 9 months will have) 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics). Courses may be credited as statistical provided the course content is at least 50 percent statistical methods; AND
C. You have (or within 9 months will have) 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.; OR
D. You do not have a bachelor's or higher degree but do meet the course work requirements specified in "B" and "C" above, and also have additional experience or education. Your experience includes a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing and analyzing statistical data; and (c) applying known statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. Your combination of education and experience must total at least four 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 and course number of the class, the department and college or university offering the class, the number of semester or quarter hours credit given for the class, and the date you expect to complete the class.
2. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be given for courses in which 50 percent 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 percent statistical methods.
Applicants applying for the GS-07 grade level must meet one of the following requirements (in addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above):
A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a bachelor''s degree and superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is generally defined by an earned grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0. For information on additional ways to meet the superior academic achievement provision, #e4f; OR
B. You have (or within 9 months will have) completed at least one year of graduate education; OR
C. You have had at least one year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service, where your assignments and the steps to follow 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 work in one or more of the following areas: 1) writing procedures for clerical, automated, or computer-assisted statistical survey operations; 2) assisting in the design and development of specifications to be used in carrying out statistical surveys or studies, 3) applying or using standard statistical methods and analyses such as measures of central tendency and dispersion found in college textbooks, and 4) assisting in developing a report on a statistical study or survey; or you have had at least one year experience collecting data for large scale statistical surveys or studies; 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. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience, as described in "C" above, by 12. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify under the combination of education and experience.
Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following requirements (in addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above):
A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a master''s degree or equivalent graduate degree, or you have completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master''s degree; OR
B. You have had at least one 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 operational approaches and statistical methods and, when necessary, made minor changes to adapt the methods to your specific work situations. Your analytical methods and results, written documents, and reports were closely reviewed for technical and analytical accuracy. Your assignments included work in one or more of the following areas: 1) assisting in designing and developing specifications for data collection and data processing requirements, operating procedures, training materials, and operational schedules for statistical studies and surveys, 2) applying advanced statistical analytical tools such as regression analysis and measures of variance to socio/economic and demographic data, and 3) assisting in the development of professional papers or reports on such data; or you have had at least one year of experience coordinating field data collection activities for large scale statistical surveys or studies; 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. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience, as described in "B" above, by 12. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify under the combination of education and experience.
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.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. 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): Economic Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Demographic Data Analysis, Survey Management/Methodology, and General 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 place those with veterans' preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
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 visit:
The complete Application Package must be submitted by Monday, May 26, 2014.
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 /
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover using the following Vacancy ID: WA1070380. 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 visit:
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. After a review of your complete application you will be notified within two weeks of your rating 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)
Employees work eight 9 hour days, one 8 hour day, and get one day off every other week, or
Employees 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 (see / ).
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by being placed in the Gold or Silver categories. Information about 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
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential

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