U.S. Census Bureau SURVEY STATISTICIAN in Suitland, Maryland
Summary This vacancy is for a Survey Statistician, GS-1530-13 position in the Social Economic & Housing Statistics Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other SURVEY STATISTICIAN, 1530, 13, FPL GS-13 positions within the Bureau of Census in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience. Responsibilities Serves as consultant, troubleshooter, coordinator and evaluator of integrated statistical programs. Identifies program requirements and recommends activities/applications to address these needs. Plans, develops, implements, analyzes, and reports on the effectiveness of statistical programs/applications. Conducts needs assessment studies. Studies, proposes and/or develops improved program materials and documentation. Recommends changes in the administration and/or operation of statistical programs to enhance overall organization performance. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Minimum Education Requirement: 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., courses 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. or Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown 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. AND Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Applying knowledge of statistical theories and methodology to manage and coordinate statistical projects/studies; developing project plans and schedules; leading a team and setting priorities to manage multiple concurrent activities; making key decisions and providing technical advice, instruction, and training, communicating complex and technical program information; analyzing factual information and evaluating significant factors to solve complex problems based on statistical data. Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer. Education Additional Information If hired for this position with the Census Bureau, at its headquarters office located in Suitland, Maryland, you will be expected to temporarily telework to maximum extent while the headquarters building is being renovated. Once permitted to return to the office building, you will be expected to do so within 30 calendar days of receiving notification. At that time, you may be eligible to continue to telework or work remotely two or more days a pay period consistent with the Census Bureau's flexible telework and remote work policies and approval from your supervisor. The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment. VRA (GS-11 or below) VEOA (permanent positions) 30% or more disabled veteran Persons with disabilities CTAP ICTAP 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.