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Grade: All Grades

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 sem hrs were in statistics), and 9 additional sem hrs 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/cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.
  • I have a combination of education and experience. I have 15 sem hrs in statistics (math and stats, with at least 6 sem hrs in stats) and 9 additional sem hrs in one or more of the following: physical, biological, or social sciences listed above. Examples of stat work includes:sampling; collecting, computing, analyzing stat data; applying stat techniques - measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience /education combinations listed above.
2 You must meet the basic qualification requirements for an Economist position in the Federal government. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as described in the response above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the education and/or experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
3 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
4 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the statement below that best describes your highest level of experience managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in working under pressure where competing deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines and solving program issues concurrently.
  • I have experience in working under pressure to complete accurate, timely, and technically sound data while providing good customer service, and meeting deadlines.
  • I have experience managing time and resources where numerous shifts in priorities occur to develop a product or meet program objectives.
  • I have experience in accomplishing tasks while maintaining good customer service.
  • I have experience assimilating and applying new job related information, taking into consideration frequency and complexity of information.
  • I have experience maintaining an acceptable level of performance when working under pressure and/or opposition.
  • None of above.
7 Check the response that best fits your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • As a regular part of my current duties, I have responsibility for resolving difficult and sensitive situations involving antagonistic or hostile subordinates, parties or customers with opposing viewpoints and for handling issues involving a diverse group of individuals or customers, adjusting the delivery of information accordingly.
  • In my present job, I occasionally resolve difficult and sensitive situations involving co-workers, parties or customers with opposing viewpoints, and handle issues involving a diverse group of individuals or customers, adjusting the delivery of information accordingly.
  • In past positions I have resolved difficult and sensitive situations involving subordinates, parties or customers with opposing viewpoints, and handled issues involving a diverse group of individuals or customers, adjusting the delivery of information accordingly.
  • None of the above
8 From the answer choices below, please select the one that best reflects your ability to analyze and solve problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I perform routine analysis of a problem or question using a standard step-by-step methodology.
  • I develop solutions to routine problems or questions using the results of my own research and analysis.
  • I work with program information of a more complex nature and answer questions based on routine research methodology.
  • I interpret or analyze program information to arrive at answers to difficult problems by applying rules involving a complex series of steps.
  • None of the above.
9 Identify those functions that you have routinely performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluate incoming communications to determine whether an urgent response is required.
  • Interact with employees with diverse backgrounds.
  • Receive and direct callers and/or visitors.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Respond to requests from the general public.
  • Maintain a variety of office files.
  • Distribute mail and other office communications.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience evaluating and reconciling data from multiple sources that may report different results? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your knowledge of and/or experience in economic statistical work. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Sampling data
  • Collecting data
  • Computing and analyzing data
  • Benchmarking estimates
  • Estimation procedures
  • Seasonal adjustments
  • Missing data methodology/imputation
  • Variance estimation/calculation
  • Using standard data compilation techniques, and standard procedures to compile and organize economic data.
  • Preparing economic data for input into web sites and/or hard copy reports.
  • Preparing charts, graphs, bullets and brief narratives for presentation of economic data.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following statements best describes your highest level knowledge of and experience in designing and conducting surveys to obtain economic, statistical or cost data from different sources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed or conducted surveys to obtain economic or statistical data from different sources pertaining to a program or function DIRECTLY related to this position being filled.
  • I have designed or conducted surveys to obtain economic or statistical data from different sources, but not surveys pertaining to a program or function DIRECTLY related to this position being filled.
  • I have participated in the design or conduct of surveys to obtain economic or statistical data from different sources, but not surveys pertaining to a program or function DIRECTLY related to this position being filled.
  • I have participated in the design or conduct of surveys to obtain economic or statistical data from a single source, but not surveys pertaining to a program or function DIRECTLY related to this position being filled.
  • I have designed or conducted surveys to obtain economic or statistical data from different sources but in programs or functional areas OTHER than those directly related to this position being filled.
  • I have not designed or conducted surveys to obtain economic or statistical data from different sources.
13 Select the statement that best describes written communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings and/or conferences.
  • Produced persuasive, clear, logical, and concise documents for varied audiences.
  • Drafted policy and procedural material for dissemination.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  • Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles.
  • Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
14 I have experience in writing the following (select all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Informational materials.
  • Publications, articles, speeches, or press releases.
  • College level research papers.
  • Correspondence of a business nature.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of principles, procedures, tools, and activities of economic data management and analysis in conducting systemic and objective inquiries, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience collecting data for economic surveys requiring application of economic principles, theories, or concepts of average scope and complexity.
  • I have experience performing such duties as reviewing or analyzing economic findings for completeness, reasonableness, technical accuracy, and consistency to ensure the quality of reports and studies.
  • I have experience using economic theories and concepts to solve routine problems.
  • None of the above
16 Select the response which best describes the level of complexity of information that you have verbally provided to the public. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided prepared responses to frequently asked questions (e.g., FAQs, customer service scripts).
  • I have explained basic technical, medical, or legal procedures, rules, or regulations to the general public.
  • I have explained complex technical, medical, or legal procedures, rules, or regulations to the general public.
  • I have regularly explained complex technical, medical, or legal procedures, rules, or regulations to a large array of audiences, including the general public, members of the legal profession, and Congressional offices.
  • None of the above
17 From the answers below, select one response that best describes your skill in oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • Communicates basic information. Orally explains routine information to customers in an understandable manner. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
  • Communicates basic information. Orally explains non-technical procedures to customers. Verbally provides routine information to the public in an understandable manner. Participates in facilitating gatherings, meetings, or groups of people.
  • Clearly communicates or explains moderately complex ideas or information. Describes programs and services to individuals and groups within the community or workplace. Orally presents a summary of new products, procedures or regulations to colleagues, team members, or higher level personnel.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 07

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement defined as 1 (or more) of the following: graduating in the upper 1/3 of the class; membership in a national honor society; earning an undergrad GPA of 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 2.95; earning an undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major during the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major.
  • I have completed one year of graduate education.
  • I possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience/education combinations listed above.
2 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualification requirements for the Statistician, GS-1530-07, position. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualifications requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of directly related graduate level education.
  • I have a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement defined as 1 or more of the following: graduating in the upper 1/3 of the graduating class in my college, university or major; membership in a national honor society; earning an undergrad GPA of 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergrad years; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 2.95; earning an undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major during the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major.
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-5 level that included a full range of professional statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • I have a combination of related post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or specialized experience listed above.