U.S. Census Bureau, Department of CommerceSuitland, MD
This vacancy is for aSurvey Statistician position in the Associate Director for Economic Programs located at the U.S.
Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.
The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.nThis Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Survey Statistician, GS-1530-07/09, FPL-12 positions withinthe Census Bureauin the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
MinimumEducation 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.nor Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in1 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.
ANDSpecialized Experience: For the GS-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service.
Experience for this position includes: Knowledge of statistical theories, methodology, and techniques to solve problems; assisting with the planning and executing of projects or programs with rigid deadlines; assisting with conducting analysis using statistical software packages (including but not limited to SAS, SPSS, S-Plus, STATA, R and Minitab); using statistical research to prepare a report, paper or presentation; AND communicating in person, via email, presentations, written reports and/or over the phone.nORnEducation: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement (S.A.A.).nS.A.A.
is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.n1.
Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.n2.
Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: a.
3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or b.
3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.n3.
Election to membership in a national scholastic honor societynSpecialized Experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service.
Experience for this position includes: planning and executing projects or programs with rigid deadlines; analyzing and managing various programs and activitiesproviding technical advice and making recommendations; conducting analysis using statistical software packages (including but not limited to SAS, SPSS, S-Plus, STATA, R and Minitab); AND communicatingdata results in the form of written reports, graphs, charts and tables; presenting findings in a formal setting such as a classroom, conference or professional meeting.nORnEducation: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.nExperience 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.
How to Apply
Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.