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"MS-19-BLS-MULTI-064" Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
MS-19-BLS-MULTI-064
Hiring Agency:
Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Position Title:
Mathematical Statistician
Open Period:
08/23/2019 - 09/20/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1529 13
Salary:
USD $99,172 - USD $128,920
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Promotion Potential Explanation:
This position is at the Full-Performance Level.
Duty Location(s):
MANY
in
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Tanesha Tillman
202-691-5307
tillman.tanesha@bls.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Positions will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

Mathematical Statistician vacancies are located within multiple Offices in DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Mathematical Statisticians are primarily responsible for assuring the statistical integrity of BLS surveys.

These positions are inside the bargaining unit.
This announcement may be used to fill like additional positions.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:



  1. Provides technical direction and guidance for research, development, implementation, and evaluation of statistical methodology.

  2. Provides technical direction for the development and maintenance of sampling systems.

  3. Researches, develops, implements, and evaluates complex sample and survey designs.

  4. Researches, develops, implements, and evaluates methodology to estimate index measures.

  5. Writes computer programs or utilizes software packages as tools for statistical and technical analysis.

  6. Develops, analyzes, and evaluates Program procedures for quality improvement projects to provide for continuous improvement of the Program.

  7. Serves as resource to respond to statistical questions from users in the public and private sector.

  8. Serves as team leader of interdisciplinary project teams for the development and implementation of statistical methodology. Leads the effort to plan the work of the team, set team priorities, monitor team progress, and resolve complex team issues.

  9. Serves on interdisciplinary matrix teams. Participates in refining team objectives and setting priorities, planning team activities, and developing milestones and measures of progress.

  10. Gives technical guidance and assistance to lower grade statisticians.

  11. Participates in meetings and conferences with officials of the Bureau, other government agencies, and research organizations.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

Key Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 16 years of age.
  • Appointment to these positions may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Education Requirements:

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.You must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements.  In addition, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work.  See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.  

    Please note, you will be deemed ineligible for this vacancy if you do not submit college transcripts as proof of meeting the Basic Requirements. This applies to ALL applicants including those currently or previously qualified in this series and/or grade.

    Evaluations:

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    -Decision Making/Problem Solving
    -Interpersonal Skills
    -Oral Communication
    -Technology Application and Management
    -Writing
    -Sampling and Estimation
    -Maintenance and Improvement of Statistical Output


    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

    Qualifications:

    Candidates must demonstrate proof of meeting the Minimum Qualifications, that is, BOTH the Basic Requirements and the Specialized Experience listed below.


    I. Basic Requirements
    II. Specialized Experience

    I. Basic Requirements

    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.

    II. Specialized Experience

    You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is defined as substantive work in the areas of mathematics and statistics and applying theories, concepts, and practices of mathematical statistics; data analysis; estimation and variance estimation; regression; analysis of variance; modern survey and sampling design.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Other Information:

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Please be sure to read the vacancy announcement completely. Your application and supporting documents are due prior to the closing date of the announcement. HR will not review your application prior to the closing date. Any required documents not uploaded prior to the closing date will result in your application being coded as incomplete.


    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.


    Follow the steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST  be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

    SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!  For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.  

    STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
    Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.  FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.


    STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
    Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov  that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button .  For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement.  Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page.  You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application.  At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.


    STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
    On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”.  Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page.  The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions.  The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.


    STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”
    The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

    STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

    Required Documents:

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.  Also, do not upload password protected documents.

    The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):


    Proof of Minimum Qualifications: For the Education requirements, you must submit all applicable Unofficial academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the educational requirements listed in this announcement. You may upload multiple transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit); if over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature. Submission of official transcripts will be required if selected.  For Experience and/or Specialized Experience requirements, your resume MUST contain detailed descriptions demonstrating that you meet the requirements listed in this announcement. If your resume does not demonstrate proof of the minimum qualifications, you will be deemed not qualified. See the Requirements section, i.e. under Qualifications, for more details.


    - Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status: If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and competitive status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.  

    *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

    - Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted.  If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended.  Applies to current and former Federal employees.

    - Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328.  For more information, click here.


    The following documents are required if applicable:


    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

    - DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

    - Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements): Military Spouses (MISP)

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

    Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    Next Steps:

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.