STATISTICIAN


Vacancy ID: 785393   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-785393-LKS-070   USAJOBS Control Number: 331019700

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

785393


1. Title of Job

STATISTICIAN
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

09
11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Statistician

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment or a reinstatement eligible.
B. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
C. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.)
D. None of the above.

If you answered A or B, you must provide your agency and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YYY).

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience at the GS-9 level?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience 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, applying advanced statistical analytical tools such as regression analysis and measures of variance to socio/economic and demographic data, and assisting in the development of professional papers or reports on such data.
B. I have a masters degree, or you have completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree.
C. I have a combination of graduate education (more than 1 academic year but less than 2) and work experience described in A above (less than 1 year)
D. My education and/or experience does not meet the education or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience at the GS-11 level?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience designing and developing specifications for data collection and data processing requirements, operating procedures, training materials, and operational schedules for statistical studies and surveys, selecting and applying advanced statistical analysis to socio/economic or demographic data, and developing professional papers or reports on such data.
B. I have a Ph.D. or three years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.
C. I have a combination of graduate education (more than 2 academic years but less than 3) and work experience described in A above (less than 1 year).
D. My education and/or experience does not meet the education or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience at the GS-12 level?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience independently leading a team to plan a statistical survey or study, developing survey and data collection specifications, establishing time schedules for various phases of survey operations, coordinating the accomplishment and management of the various phases of the study or survey, and making presentations and planning the analysis of the socioeconomic or demographic data developed by the survey or study.
B. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

5. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and education as it pertains to the basic requirements for Statistician positions?

A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher 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, criminology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements may also be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods.
B. I have a combination of education and experience (education consisting of courses described in A above), plus appropriate experience and additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and test of significance.
C. My education and/or experience does not meet the education or experience described above.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

6. Indicate the extent to which you have planned, scheduled, and carried out major statistical analyses and projects, such as collecting and analyzing data.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have implemented portions of major statistical analyses and projects based on direct instruction from my supervisor or team leader.
C. I have independently planned, designed, and managed major statistical analyses and projects.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

7. Select the statement which best describes how you have typically planned and organized your work.

A. I have followed the schedule, goals, and guidelines prepared by my supervisor.
B. I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that my deadlines were met.
C. I have set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinated activities and timelines with others to ensure that project goals and deadlines were met.
D. I have set project requirements and priorities for a work team, developed strategies to achieve goals, and coordinated work requirements, resources, and personnel within the team.

8. Indicate the extent to which you have planned, implemented, designed, or managed major projects or programs.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have implemented portions of large projects based on direct instruction from my supervisor or team leader.
C. I have managed portions of large projects.
D. I have managed entire projects as part of a larger program.
E. I have planned, designed, and managed entire programs, including personnel, budget, and timelines.
F. I have planned, designed, and managed entire programs, including personnel, budget, and timelines, and have evaluated projects/programs for effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

9. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated verbally with various levels within the organization in order to obtain and provide information.

A. I have conferred with others in my work unit on an individual basis to resolve work-related problems.
B. I have communicated with others within my organization to resolve problems, prevent potential conflicts, and ensure technical and customer service requirements were met as part of my regular job duties.
C. I have communicated extensively with others within my organization to reach/build consensus on problems/issues that have arisen and lead teams or work groups to meet project goals and deadlines.
D. I have communicated extensively with others both inside and outside my organization to present sensitive briefings, serve as the main liaison with other organizations, or lead interagency task forces on special projects.

10. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated in writing in a work-related environment.

A. I have written responses to requests for information or prepared personal work accomplishment reports.
B. I have written portions of technical reports, briefings, memoranda, local operating procedures, and other documents, including the preparation of charts, tables, and graphs.
C. I have independently composed technical reports, legal briefs, information papers, local operating procedures, and other complete documents including the preparation of charts, tables, and graphs.
D. I have reviewed and edited technical reports, documents, records, or other material to verify completeness, accuracy, and conformance with government statutes, regulations, and precedent decisions.
E. I have reviewed, edited, and approved the technical reports, procedures, briefings, and memoranda of others; or I have written policies or procedures addressing ways to improve work quality and productivity of operations.

11. Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and interpreting policies and procedures.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted and provided input to my superiors or subject-matter experts concerning the development of new policies and procedures or the application of a new policy and procedure to a specific program.
C. I have drafted and/or studied proposals for the implementation of new policies and procedures or provided recommendations for the application of policies and procedures to a specific program.
D. I have independently developed and implemented new policies and procedures that impacted a specific program or interpreted the program response to far-reaching policy and procedural directives.

12. Select the choice which best describes your experience in working in teams to complete a work-related project.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have been a member of a team, tasked with a specific work-related project that successfully met its goals and objectives.
C. I have led one or more teams tasked with a complex or challenging work-related project that successfully met its goals and objectives.

13. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in analyzing and interpreting data.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have received training in analyzing and interpreting data, but I have not applied this training on the job.
C. I have analyzed data and tabulated the results as part of my regular job duties.
D. I have analyzed data, tabulated the results, interpreted the results, and developed recommendations as part of my regular job duties.
E. I have been responsible for reviewing and ensuring the validity of the results and conclusions of data analyses conducted by others as part of my regular job duties.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

14. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in data management and quality assurance techniques such as: matching records from multiple data sets, identifying duplicate records, identifying and resolving outliers, and identifying and resolving missing data.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

15. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in calculating and interpreting descriptive statistics such as: means, standard deviations, and frequencies.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

16. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in working with nationwide data sources such as: Census decennial and annual update data.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

17. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in using regression statistics such as: Pearson's r and point-biserial and biserial correlation coefficients.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

18. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in using analysis of variance (ANOVA) techniques including one-way, multi-way, repeated measures, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

19. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in using multivariate analyses such as: multiple regression, time series, factor analysis, and canonical correlation.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

20. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in using nonparametric methods and statistical distributions such as rank and run tests, Spearman's R, Gamma, Kendall's tau, Chi Square, Phi coefficient, and Fisher's Exact Test.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

21. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in using statistical projection and forecasting methods such as: moving average, exponential smoothing, and Box-Jenkins models.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

22. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in managing datasets and performing analysis using SPSS.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

23. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in managing datasets and performing analysis using SAS.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

24. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in managing datasets and performing analysis using Microsoft Access.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

25. Indicate the extent of your training and experience in managing datasets and performing analysis using Microsoft Excel.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient and have regularly applied this knowledge on the job as part of my regular job duties (for example, making complex determinations, advising others).
D. I have a high degree of expertise and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge (for example, training staff, advising on novel or complex determinations) in addition to having extensive experience applying this knowledge on the job.

26. Indicate the extent of your experience in presenting statistical findings to non-technical audiences.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in preparing presentations of statistical findings for non-technical audiences.
C. I have independently prepared and presented statistical findings to non-technical audiences such as program managers and senior executives.

27. Indicate the extent of your experience in presenting statistical findings to technical audiences, such as presenting at professional conferences.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in preparing presentations of statistical findings.
C. I have independently prepared and presented statistical findings to technically knowledgeable audiences such as my peers, statistical workgroup manager, or at professional conferences.

28. Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and executing statistical programs involving nationwide data collection on a continuous basis, including the data collection and analysis procedures.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. Under the guidance of others, I have developed and executed statistical programs involving nationwide data collection on a continuous basis.
C. I have independently developed and executed statistical programs involving nationwide data collection on a continuous basis.
D. I have advised and directed others who were developing and executing statistical programs involving nationwide data collection on a continuous basis, and I was responsible for ensuring the validity of the results.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

29. Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and executing data collection and statistical analysis programs that did not involve nationwide data collection or did not involve collection of data on a continuous basis.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. Under the guidance of others, I have developed and executed data collection and statistical analysis programs.
C. I have independently developed and executed data collection and statistical analysis programs.
D. I have advised and directed others who were developing and executing data collection and statistical analysis programs, and I was responsible for ensuring the validity of the results.

30. Have you developed new or novel statistical approaches to address agency or program-specific needs?

A. YES
B. NO

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

31. Indicate the extent of your experience in working with operational performance measures.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in analyzing and interpreting operational performance measure data.
C. I have independently analyzed and interpreted operational performance measure data as a part of my regular job duties.
D. I have advised and directed others in the development and use of operational performance measures.


32. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

33. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

34. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

35. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. YES
B. NO
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively and your claim cannot be verified, you will lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of positions held, respond with a “No.”

36. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position’s title, series, pay plan, grade level or pay band plus the grade level or pay band of its promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position.