Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
1. From the descriptions below, please choose the answer that demonstrates your education and/or experience related to the basic requirements for this GS-1529, Mathematical Statistician position.A. I have a bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics (Must provide transcript(s) at time of application submission).
2. Do you have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) consulting with management to resolve problems in mathematical statistics; reviewing research papers on mathematical and statistical techniques for accuracy and adequacy; analyzing biological experiments or studies and the risk assessments of chemical and/or microbial hazards; utilizing current mathematical, statistical and supporting computer software; and collaborating with and providing advice to senior program managers/officials?A. Yes (this specialized experience must be reflected in your resume).
For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
3. Develop and apply mathematical methods and statistical techniques to the design, analysis, and dissemination of genetic and nutrition survey data from large public databases, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
4. Use a variety of mathematical techniques such as analysis of variance and covariance, variance components, multiple and partial correlation and regression methods, tests of significance, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), and nonparametric techniques.
5. Provide statistical consulting support to an industry's regulatory problems and research projects.
6. Provide expert advice in theoretical and applied statistics with industrial or academic groups.
7. Advise on biological sequencing methods used to analyze and assess genetic variation.
8. Evaluate methods of bioinformatics analysis used to identify foodborne pathogens.
9. Advise on mathematical applications used in the research and evaluation of data from high-throughput screening experiments.
10. Develop statistical models for assessing the impact of human genetic variation and environmental factors on public health.
11. Use large database applications to analyze and report statistical information in an appropriate format.
12. Keep abreast of new changes and developments in statistics and mathematics technology.
13. Create statistical and mathematics tools to share stored information.
14. Develop software programs designed to resolve statistical problems.
15. Make presentations to statisticians, research scientists and general public at conferences or meetings.
16. Present results and analytical interpretations of various mathematical methods and techniques to technical and non-technical audiences.
17. Collaborate with statistical and non-statistical scientists to develop solutions.
18. Serve as an expert on the validity and adequacy of statistical data used in scientific investigations.
19. Prepare journal publications or written reports of various statistical or biological studies and projects.
20. Evaluate statistical data to assure validity and consistency with agency regulations.
21. Review research papers for adequacy of the mathematical and statistical techniques employed and for correctness of interpretation.
22. Adapt mathematical methods and techniques to statistical processes.