The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours and work arrangements, developmental opportunities, recognition, a variety of benefits and health insurance plans, and a host of other employment incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality and diversity and allows you to innovate, engage in problem solving, and achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the Census Bureau is the place for you. Come join the Census Team and be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where everyone counts.
Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as DSSD-2011-0004, Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-13, CENSUS-M-MF. (Click here if you cannot find this vacancy in USAJOBS) Each announcement requires a separate application using the Census Bureau's on-line application system by logging into http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc. Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply.
This position is in the competitive service.
This vacancy is for a Mathematical Statistician position in the Coverage Measurement Design for Data Collection Operations Branch of the Decennial Statistical Studies Division (DSSD) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.
One year probationary period may be required.
Relocation expenses may be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
You must be suitable for Federal employment.
Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC (Suitland, MD)
The individual selected for this position will:
Qualifications and Evaluations
- Lead Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) operational and improvement program activities needed in support of the Decennial Census;
- Oversee survey design and implementation, requirements/specification development, and workflow processes for operations;
- Manage the development and testing of data collection software;
- Direct the monitoring of operations and evaluation of processing operations including the development of schedules, and cost and progress monitoring/management;
- Lead the development of training and testing materials for CCM data collection operations; and
- Direct post-operation evaluations and assessments.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:
A. Degree: You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university OR a combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree. Studies must have included at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, 12 of which must be in mathematics and 6 of which must be in statistics. OR
B. Combination of education and experience - at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics including at least 12 hours in appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field.
NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts. See the Required Documents section for more information.
GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 level. Specialized experience is work experience providing expert advice and consultation; planning, development, evaluation and execution of assignments which were of broad scope and marked complexity, significance and importance; applying a comprehensive knowledge of Mathematical Statistical research being done by others in related fields; and consultation on a variety of problems involving the theory or application of Mathematical Statistical methods.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) for all positions except for Professional and Scientific positions at the grade 9 and above.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
-- Knowledge of a different Assistant Division Chief area other than the one in which this position is located or with an outside organization.
-- Knowledge of statistics and survey methodology in areas such as experimental design, sample design, survey sampling, estimation, and variance estimation. Knowledge of evaluating survey and/or census processes and procedures.
-- Knowledge of, or ability to comprehend, various statistical methods such as those used for disclosure avoidance, data editing, and methods to account for nonresponse, such as weight adjustment and imputation.
-- Ability to write and run computer programs to implement statistical methodology for production, research, and evaluation purposes.
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Benefits and Other Info
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.
Additional benefits available at our Headquarters located in Suitland, MD, include: fitness center; child-care facility; credit union and commercial bank; free parking; convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities; car pools/van pools; etc.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1.A copy of your specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
2.A copy of your latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
3.A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and
4.Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
- Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
- Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
- 30% or more disabled veterans
- Persons with disabilities
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact Maya Fox at email@example.com or 301-763-3705.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:A complete application consists of the following:
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
- Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).
- Veterans' Preference documentation. If applicable, please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/jobs.asp.
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. See the "Other Information" section.
- Education. If this position requires higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. If using foreign education to qualify, you must submit a certified evaluation of foreign equivalency to comparable U.S. education programs. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
63 Bureau of the Census
4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
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