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Position: Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-14 (Open to Status and VEOA Applicants) HK
Institution: United States Department of Transportation
Location: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
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Back to Search results Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-14 (Open to Status and VEOA Applicants) HK National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Agency contact information FEW vacancies in the following location: Washington DC, DC Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent Opened Monday 1/16/2017 (1 day(s) ago) Closes Wednesday 1/25/2017 (8 day(s) away) Salary Range $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year Series & Grade GS-1529-14/14 Promotion Potential 14 Supervisory Status No Who May Apply Applications will be accepted from: Current or former Federal employees with Status OR Veterans eligible under VEOA If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement NHTSA.NSA-2017-0010, which is open to all U.S. Citizens. Control Number 462390300 Job Announcement Number NHTSA.NSA-2017-0009 Apply Print Share Email Facebook Google LinkedIn Twitter Shorten link Save Job Overview Job Overview Summary About the Agency You will serve as a Mathematical Statistician in the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), reporting to the Division Chief of the appointed NCSA division. In this capacity, you will plan and execute analyses designed to evaluate the effectiveness of vehicle regulations and behavioral safety programs of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Ideal Candidate: This position is perfect for a professional looking to grow with a great Federal agency. We are seeking highly qualified individuals who are willing to meet the challenges of public service and support our mission. The NHTSA is looking for someone who is highly motivated, and who can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at all levels of the organization. NHTSA is a Local 3313 Bargaining Unit Agency Duties As a Mathematical Statistician , you will: Implement statistical analysis techniques, such as experimental design, sample design, exploratory data analysis, or statistical inference to select, design and conduct comprehensive evaluations of motor vehicle safety standards and behavioral safety programs. Develop the overall approach and methods for evaluating a standard or a behavioral safety program, specifying data sources, statistical techniques, and the timetable for the evaluation. Manage support contracts involving special data collection or testing, including the sample design for the data collection/testing and the creation of databases in SAS or other computer packages. Support NHTSA management by preparing issue papers, reviewing priorities of evaluations, making program recommendation as a result of evaluations and answering inquiries on the status of evaluation activities. Conduct other activities related to evaluations of standards and programs in support of NHTSA’s mission Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized Yes Relocation is authorized. Job Requirements Job Requirements Key Requirements Must be eligible for Status consideration and meet specialized experience. Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. Provide all required documents by closing date. Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days. Announcement also advertised for All U.S. Citizens: NHTSA.NSA-2017-0010. Position is telework eligible. Qualifications To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for the series, provide a copy of transcripts for verification, and meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration. TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-14: On Experience, you must have at least one year of equal or equivalent, which includes: Experience independently planning and conducting analytical research projects involving large databases and statistical techniques. Experience independently producing written and oral reports on results of statistical analyses. 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 experience. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify: A. 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. OR B. 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. Evaluation of Education: Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement of paragraphs A or B above 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. Evaluation of Experience: The experience offered in combination with educational courses to meet the requirements in paragraph B above 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. Without other indications of statistical experience, work required in the processing of numerical or quantified information by other than statistical methods is not considered appropriate qualifying experience. Examples of such nonqualifying work include statistical clerical work; statistical drafting; calculation of totals, averages, percentages, or other arithmetic summations; preparation of simple tables or charts; or verification of data by simple comparison or proofreading. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males Born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). SECURITY BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A background security investigation is required for all selected individuals. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information Additional Information What To Expect Next You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status. BENEFITS Review our benefits Other Information Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition . This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered. How to Apply How to Apply You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement. Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. You may review your saved application(s) at If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, Mondays through Fridays) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at . How You Will Be Evaluated DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. To preview questions please click here . Required Documents Required Documents The following documents must be provided by the close date: RESUME - showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting required specialized experience. COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE. TRANSCRIPTS - verifying that you meet the stated MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS for the series or SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant DD214 - Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act. SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments . Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration. DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP . You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85). Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Apply Print Share Save Department Of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Contact Automated Staffing Office Phone: 202-366-1298 Email : Address DOT, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN 1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50 Washington DC US Fax: 000-000-0000 View Map View Map Please wait while map is being generated. Close Beginning of a dialog window for your session has expired. Escape will cancel And close the window. Your Session is About to Expire! 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