Statistician


Vacancy ID: 799159   Announcement Number: ATR-12-21   USAJOBS Control Number: 332621200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic education requirement for a GS-1530, Statistician position.

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., course 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.

B. I have a combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as described 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.

C. I do not have the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the description below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education to meet the Minimum Qualification requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-7.

A. I have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience may include: conducting routine briefings on statistical information in a meeting setting; maintaining statistical spreadsheets; and organizing results from statistical surveys.
B. I have one year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience and education to meet the total experience requirement.
D. I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Present information at staff meetings or routine briefings on technical, statistical and econometric issues.

4. Participate in meetings or discussions with others (e.g, supervisors, managers or agency officials) to obtain, clarify or give facts or information of a statistical and econometric nature.

5. Summarize numerical or statistical and econometric analysis results for presentation to higher level authority in order to justify the results of a statistical study or survey.

6. Update numerical or statistical and econometric reports of a routine nature.

7. Understands spreadsheet programs such as Lotus 123 or Excel.

8. Write efficient programs running regressions in the SAS language.

9. Use a spreadsheet and SAS with no instructions to accomplish an assigned programming task.

10. Conduct clearly defined studies and parts of major projects assigned to senior statisticians.

11. Develop details of a study according to established objectives and specifications.

12. Complete college courses that provide instruction in statistical concepts, principles and practices.

13. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.