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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background. 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 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-12 level as described in the announcement.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 Please select those experience statements in the following list that best describes your highest levels of demonstrated ability and experience in effectively building relationships with others and working with teams to accomplish goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods of communication to gain agreement or acceptance of an idea, plan, activity, or product from others.
  • I have experience maintaining composure and objectivity when confronted with situations that provoke defensiveness.
  • I have experience directing inter-organizational taskforce groups.
  • I have experience deliberating with government and/or business officials to accomplish organizational goals.
  • I have experience cultivating effective team environment through good communication, interpersonal, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • I have experience acting in a manner that clearly demonstrates consideration for the feelings and needs of others.
  • I have experience implementing statistical recommendations derived from taskforces and workgroups.
  • I have experience participating in executive taskforce groups.
  • I have experience organizing internal and external taskforce groups.
  • I have experience facilitating interactions among workgroups completing projects.
  • I have experience managing team projects while appropriately addressing competing priorities.
  • I have experience interacting with staff within the office and leading meetings of workgroups.
  • I have experience participating in a team or workgroup.
  • I have experience organizing an internal taskforce group.
  • I have experience conveying information effectively to others in a team and/or workgroup environment.
  • None of the above.
3 Please select those statements in the following list that best describe your highest levels of experience in communicating orally for the purpose of giving briefings, speeches, presentations, and training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interacting with mangers, economists, statisticians, and other internal and external contacts on economic, requirements management, or systems development methodology activities.
  • I have experience conducting formal and informal meetings and presentations to decision makers in a variety of settings.
  • I have experience persuading others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative view points.
  • I have experience serving as a consultant in a number of forums, including inter-office task forces and committees.
  • I have experience interacting with managers and technical staff on systems development methodology activities.
  • I have experience serving as senior technical expert and/or consultant for assigned systems development activities.
  • I have experience initiating and maintaining contacts with individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • I have experience interacting with staff within an agency or organization and leads meetings of workgroups.
  • I have experience participating in special projects and may serve as a project leader.
  • I have experience coordinating meeting or presentations to internal audiences.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the statements below that best describe your highest levels 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 fluctuating 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 and technically sound data analysis 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 stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
  • None of the above.
5 Which one of the following statements best describes your highest level of skill and experience in working with staff at all levels to develop or acceptance test new systems or procedures for statistical data gathering? Answer to this question is required
  • In consultation with others, I have resolved or discussed routine system development or procedure issues brought to the team by the project lead.
  • I have experience as a team or task force member responsible for developing sections of new systems or procedures.
  • I have experience in providing expert guidance and have resolved any conflicts or technical questions from junior or senior level staff when developing new systems or procedures.
  • None of the above.
6 Select ALL the responses that best describe your ability to communicate in writing. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently written analytical reports, papers, and/or correspondence on complex technical subjects in my assigned areas at work.
  • I have drafted memorandums on complex technical subjects for the signature of executives in my organization.
  • I have authored or co-authored original analytical work published in professional, academic, business, or commercial journal or periodical.
  • I have composed reports that combine technical and/or analytical information from several sources.
  • I have written or drafted technical reports for publication describing complex technical information such as economic, statistical, or financial data or processes.
  • I have written a variety of materials in which technical accuracy is crucial.
  • I have composed reports, such as end-of-survey or sales reports, for managers or supervisors.
  • I have written (authored or co-authored) articles for publication in newsletters, training manuals, bulletins, or related documents.
  • I have drafted correspondence to respond to requests for information on topics in economics, statistics, finance, legislative, or similarly technical field.
  • I have composed memoranda, emails, letters, and other general written materials or correspondence to provide factual information.
  • None of the above.
7 Please choose those answers that best describe your experience in designing samples for surveys. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing the requirements for sample frames.
  • I have experience reviewing and refining sample frames for surveys.
  • I have experience refining the uses and processing of administrative data.
  • I have experience designing and evaluating survey questionnaires
  • I have experience selecting a sample and reviewing the intermediate outputs of the selection process and validating the final sample output.
  • I have experience determining the optimal sample size needed for a survey.
  • I have experience designing the sample selection and allocation methodology for a survey.
  • I have experience evaluating various types of stratification methods and sample designs such as stratified random sampling, systematic selection, cluster sampling, and probability proportional to size sampling.
  • I have experience in estimating the attrition of survey units over time and evaluating its impact on the survey estimates.
  • I have experience evaluating and minimizing potential sources of non-sampling error.
  • I have experience estimating the variances of survey estimates using techniques such as BRR, Jackknife, or Taylor Series.
  • I have experience evaluating alternative design proposals and various sample selection procedures to arrive at designs for the programs that will extract maximum usage from collected materials or attain desired results with minimum costs.
  • I have experience planning and developing experimental design models in specific survey programs in which alternative sample design and estimation techniques are tested to evaluate and improve survey estimates.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select those statements that describe your experience in the maintenance and improvement of statistical output. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience participating in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of data assurance and data verification programs.
  • I have experience assisting in conducting analytical research to improve the quality or consistency of data.
  • I have experience developing surveillance methods and other statistical techniques for maintaining quality control over statistical data collection.
  • I have experience participating in the design or testing of recurring surveys to obtain new or improved economic data from different sources.
  • I have experience applying or adapting new theory to the development of complete survey techniques, procedures, or quality measurement and control.
  • I have experience identifying and solving data gathering problems for a particular section of a statistical data system.
  • I have skill and experience in assembling data from prescribed sources and recognizing and correcting obvious discrepancies.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • 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
2 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
3 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