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Announcement Number:
NHTSA.NSA-2021-0004
Hiring Agency:
DOT, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN
Position Title:
Supervisory Mathematical Statistician (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)
Open Period:
06/14/2021 - 07/05/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1529 15
Salary:
USD $144,128 - USD $172,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full Time
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Automated Staffing Office
000-000-0000
TRANSJOBS@dot.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Military spouses
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA
• Open to the public
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open to current and former Federal employees with competitive status, VEOA Applicants, AND All U.S. Citizens.

Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA!

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation.  As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome.  If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is ranked #5 in the 2019 best places to work in the Federal Government!

Summary:

The Mathematical Analysis Division provides analytic support to all agency programs concerning crash data analysis including the role of alcohol and vehicle crashworthiness, occupant restraint system performance and reduction of occupant injuries in crashes, as well as providing direct support of crashworthiness, crash avoidance, and traffic safety activities within the agency.

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

Duties












As a Supervisory Mathematical Statistician, you will:



  • Direct division staff, in a variety of design, analysis and information activities to support Agency programs. These activities include in-house and contract studies, data inquiries and summaries, reports, briefings, technical consulting, and methodological research.

  • Coordinate and advise other NCSA Offices and the Associate Administrator for NCSA on matters affecting design and analysis, including field data collection procedures and quality, sample design, automated data file design and management, analytical techniques, and reporting.

  • Provide consultation for all agency programs that require mathematical, statistical and survey analysis. His/her interpretations, findings, and judgments are authoritative in these areas and form the basis for appropriate official Agency action or policy.

  • Manage the program through team leaders by scheduling and coordinating the division's analytic work and allocating available resources to best fit the data needs, priorities, and deadlines of the Agency.













Ideal Candidate Statement: NHTSA is searching for an experienced Supervisory Mathematical Statistician who possess knowledge of the laws, policies, and regulations governing the agency's programs. He or she must have outstanding ability to plan, initiate, coordinate, implement and complete data design and analysis programs. He or she must demonstrate administrative skill in allocation of resources, scheduling, budgeting, and supervising highly trained technical experts. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:



  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.

  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).

  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Education 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.


    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.

    Evaluations:

    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. 



    To compete with U.S. Citizens:  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.



    To compete with other competitive status government employees: 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. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.


    Eligible Federal employees also seeking consideration for noncompetitive reassignment for this position, must indicate interest in the assessment. In eligibility question 14: select Yes/Other/Former Incumbency of a Position brought into the Competitive Service. Noncompetitive federal candidates must have competitive status on a SF-50, meet minimum qualifications, have served at the same grade or higher, and held or exceeded the promotion potential of this position.


    All applicants:  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 on your behalf 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.

    Qualifications:









    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the specialized experience requirements.


    To qualify for the GS-15, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:



    • Experience in applying statistical and quantitative analytical methods to a wide range of computerized data retrieval systems.

    • Experience in presenting data reports and recommendations based on the analytical findings.


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:



    1. Demonstrated expertise in directing and managing human resources and working effectively with individuals of various disciplines.

    2. Demonstrated ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material and information technology resources in a manner that maximizes employee potential and which instills public trust in order to accomplish organization’s mission.

    3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of mathematical and statistical methods and practices, including survey design, quality control and analysis.

    4. Demonstrated knowledge of agency policy matters, guidelines and priorities.

    5. Demonstrated communication and presentation skills.


    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.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4











     

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
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    Other Information:

    This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.


    The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation.  As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome.  If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than 11:59 (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.



    • To begin, click the "Apply Online" button on the job announcement posting.

    • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

    • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.


    If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office via email at:  Transjobs@dot.gov


     

    Required Documents:

    RESUME - All applicants must provide a resume created within USA Jobs Resume Builder, that shows relevant experience, education and support the required specialized experience. Formatted resumes can by uploaded later in the application process.


    TRANSCRIPTS are REQUIRED as there is a stated education requirement for the series. The transcripts need not be official, but must show that you meet the stated education requirements, including specific major or class requirements. 



    • If you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series, you may provide an SF-50 in lieu of transcripts.  


    PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS/INCENTIVE AWARDS: If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and forwarded to the selecting official in consideration of your application. To receive credit, submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation dated within the last 18 months (i.e. performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).


    VETERANS: Your last DD214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility.  



    • If applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214 (member-4 copy).

    • If claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.  An SF-15 is desired, but not required.

    • If applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/#veoa), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214 (member-4 copy), which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.


    FEDERAL APPLICANTS: You must submit SF-50(s) that verify your highest competitive grade, full performance level, and eligibility as a federal applicant.  DO NOT submit an award SF-50 as these often do not verify grade or eligibility. For consideration for a promotion, Box 4 of the SF-50 must show a date that is at least 52 weeks prior to the job announcement closing. We recommend submitting your last promotion SF-50, current SF-50 or within-grade increase SF-50.  Pay adjustment raise SF-50s for the current year will not support the 52 weeks’ time-in-grade requirements. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/service/SF-50/


    NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.

    DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents:  



    • your most recent performance appraisal,

    • the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and

    • your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.


    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


    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. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system.  You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission.

    Next Steps:

    You may check your application status by logging into USAJobs.com. (Select "My USAJOBS" and click "Applications"). Within two weeks of the closing date, a Human Resources Specialist will evaluate your application. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. Qualified candidates will be assigned a category, not including points that may be assigned for veterans' preference. If the vacancy is advertised under status, your application will be scored on a scale between 70 - 100.  The most highly qualified candidates are then referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If the vacancy was advertised under category rating, then the appropriate veteran's preference will be applied.  If you are selected for an interview, the hiring agency will contact you directly. Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status.