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241679031 White Oak, MD

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1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for this position. All applicants must submit transcripts to support their answer to this question. Failure to provide documentation may result in an ineligible rating.

A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher 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. (Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.)B. I possess a combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience offered in combination with educational courses to meet the requirements should include evidence of statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying known statistical techniques to data 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 possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, analyzing complex statistical data (e.g. multi-variate) using standard or established methods; assisting in the development of new or revised statistical techniques to resolve research problems; drafting reports or papers on the technical or statistical aspects of a research project or survey; and providing advice and guidance to research staff on the use of statistical techniques.B. I do not possess the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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. Design the statistical portion of studies or surveys

4. Validate statistical methods and computations used to verify the accuracy of data from studies

5. Apply statistical methods to perform the analysis of data

6. Provide technical guidance to scientists or researchers from various organizations on the use of analytical or statistical methods to resolve common problems

7. Determine the adequacy of data to support statistical findings

8. Develop new statistical or mathematical methods and techniques to meet project or study requirements

9. Recommend statistical methods and techniques to improve the quality and validity of scientific research performed

10. Develop modified statistical or mathematical methods to evaluate data

11. Advise scientists and professionals on the interpretation and use of statistical analysis in studies

12. Present briefings to high level scientific officials on the statistical evaluation of data

13. Represent the department in meetings, conferences or briefings on findings from scientific studies or surveys

14. Develop summaries of statistical findings from studies or surveys

15. Contribute to the writing of reports, papers and publication on studies or surveys for publication

16. Prepare written documentation on new or modified statistical methods for use in scientific projects or research