STATISTICIAN


Vacancy ID: 850422   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-850422-LKS-084   USAJOBS Control Number: 338822400

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

850422


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

13
14

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-13 level?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience initiating, planning, executing and controlling segments of an organization’s statistical studies or projects; serving as a specialist for a particular statistical function or in statistics pertaining to a specific subject-matter field; and analyzing factual information to recognize and evaluate significant and critical factors in investigations to recommend solutions to complex problems.
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.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience at the GS-14 level?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience initiating, formulating, planning, executing and controlling major statistical studies or continuing projects for an organization s primary research program or statistical project; serving as a statistical consultant or advisor on broad research, administrative or operational programs; and establishing technical regulations and instructions for the conduct of statistical work.
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.

4. 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.

5. 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-12 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 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-13 grade level.
D. 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.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

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.

6. 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-13 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-13 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-13 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-14 grade level.
D. 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.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

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.

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

7. Have you independently planned, scheduled, and carried out major statistical analyses and projects, such as collecting and analyzing data from multiple locations nationwide?

A. YES
B. NO

If you chose A in the previous question, describe one or two major statistical projects or analyses which you have planned, scheduled, and carried out independently. If you chose B, enter "Not Applicable."

8. 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.

9. Indicate the extent to which you have planned, implemented, designed, or managed 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.

If you chose C, D, E, or F in the previous question, list the efforts you have made and the outcome of those efforts in planning, implementing, designing, or managing projects or programs. If you chose A or B, enter "Not Applicable."

10. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated 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.

11. 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, 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, or 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.

12. Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and interpreting policies and procedures related to data collection and analyses.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted and provided input to my superiors or subject-matter experts in 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.

13. Select the choice that best describes your experience in working in or leading work-related teams.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have participated as a team member, receiving task assignments and project goals from my supervisor or team leader.
C. I have served as a team leader, communicating task assignments and project goals to team members and monitoring progress.
D. I have led several teams, ensuring that team members met project goals and deadlines and evaluating individual team member performance.

14. 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 interpreted the results as part of my regular job duties.
D. In addition to analyzing data and interpreting results, I have developed and provided recommendations to others 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.

If you chose C, D, or E in the previous question, describe the types of data and the analyses you performed, reviewed, or validated. If you chose A or B in the previous question, enter "Not Applicable."

15. Indicate the extent of your knowledge 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 no training or experience in this area.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge of data management and quality assurance techniques through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient in data management and quality assurance techniques and I regularly apply this knowledge on the job.
D. I have a high degree of expertise in data management and quality assurance techniques and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge.

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

A. I have no training or experience in this area.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge of descriptive statistics through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient with descriptive statistics and I regularly apply this knowledge on the job.
D. I have a high degree of expertise in working with descriptive statistics and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge.

17. Indicate the extent of your knowledge and experience in nationwide data sources such as the Census decennial and annual update data.

A. I have no training or experience in this area.
B. I have acquired a basic knowledge of nationwide data sources through relevant training, but I have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I am fully proficient with nationwide data sources and I regularly apply this knowledge on the job.
D. I have a high degree of expertise in nationwide data sources and I am frequently consulted by others for my knowledge.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. Indicate the extent of your experience in presenting statistical findings to technical audiences.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others who were responsible for 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.

29. Indicate the extent of your knowledge and experience in developing questionnaires.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training in developing questionnaires, but I have not applied this training on the job.
C. I have made minor modifications to existing questionnaires to meet the needs of customers.
D. I have independently worked with customers to design questionnaires that meet their specific needs.
E. I have advised and directed others who were working with customers to design questionnaires and I was responsible for ensuring the quality and relevance of the questionnaires.

If you chose D or E in the previous question, describe the types of questionnaires you developed and the procedures you followed. If you chose A, B, or C in the previous question, enter "Not Applicable."

30. Indicate the extent of your knowledge and experience in developing sampling plans, including such considerations as clarifying the population, identifying strata, and selecting appropriate randomization methods.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training in developing sampling plans, but I have not applied this training on the job.
C. Under the guidance of others, I have developed sampling plans.
D. I have independently developed less complex sampling plans such as plans involving one primary group with few or no strata.
E. I have independently developed complex sampling plans such as plans involving multiple strata and possibly requiring statistical adjustments to ensure a representative result.

If you chose C, D, or E in the previous question, describe one or two sampling plans that you developed. If you chose A or B in the previous question, enter "Not Applicable."

31. Indicate the extent of your experience in developing and executing statistical programs involving the continuous collection and analysis of nationwide data.

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

If you chose C or D in the previous question, provide one or two examples of data collection and statistical analysis programs involving the continuous collection and analysis of nationwide data you have executed. If you chose A or B in the previous question, enter "Not Applicable."

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

A. YES
B. NO

If you chose A in the previous question, list and briefly describe one or two novel statistical approaches you have developed. If you chose B, enter "Not Applicable."

33. 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 data resulting from operational performance measures.
C. I have independently analyzed and interpreted data resulting from operational performance measures as a part of my regular job duties.
D. I have advised and directed others in the development and use of operational performance measures.


Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-14 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 responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

34. 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-14 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position’s title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 with promotion potential to GS-14 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.

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.