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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.

[62639] Select the methodology(ies) and tool(s) that you have demonstrated educational and/or work experience using to perform statistical analyses.

Answer to this question is required
  • generalized linear model
  • nonlinear regression
  • hypothesis testing
  • regression tree
  • random forest
  • boosting
  • machine learning algorithms
  • generalized additive model
  • small area estimation
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Bayesian inference
  • Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
  • response surface
  • uncertainty propagation
  • sensitivity analysis
  • time series
  • Markov random field
  • process model
  • agent-based model
  • cluster analysis
  • factor analysis
  • structural equation modeling
  • causal inference
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Logistic Regression
  • Weibull Analysis
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • Non-parametric tests
  • Survey Sampling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Empirical Bayes
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Relational databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • Electronic data collection
  • Data interpretation and visualization
  • Spatial analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Programming languages (e.g. C++, UNIX Scripting, C, R, SAS, Minitab, SAS Enterprise, matlab, JMP, Linux, SQL, Macro, JAVA, PERL, and Python)
  • None of the above

[62640] Select the survey life cycle function(s) that you have experience with.

Answer to this question is required
  • Defining research objectives
  • Choosing a sampling frame
  • Constructing a sampling frame
  • Designing a sample
  • Selecting a sample
  • Choosing a collection mode
  • Constructing questionnaire
  • Cognitive testing
  • Recruiting and measuring samples
  • Coding and editing data
  • Point and variance estimation
  • Weighting
  • Imputation
  • Non-response follow-up
  • Coverage bias evaluation
  • Non-response bias evaluation
  • Measurement bias evaluation
  • None of the above
4 [61337] Which of the following transportation modes or industries do have you have professional experience with? Answer to this question is required
  • Highways and bridges
  • Public transportation
  • Trucking
  • Automotive
  • Railroads
  • Maritime
  • Pipelines
  • Aviation
  • Logistics
  • Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure (Other)
  • Other
  • None of the above
5 [55867] Select the tasks(s) which you have applied by overseeing or collecting confidential data. Answer to this question is required
  • Review and evaluate statistical programs, projects, and survey reports for adherence to privacy and confidentiality requirements related to the Privacy Act, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Information Security Management Act, or other security and Federal privacy statutes.
  • Identify issues and problems in protecting respondent confidentiality in survey microdata, and make recommendations for changes to protect confidentiality.
  • Assist in the development of innovative approaches to situations or problems to protect confidential information and privacy.
  • Review and assess survey methodology plans and data analysis practices for compliance with statistical practices related to disclosure prevention.
  • Identify potential approaches to assessing disclosure risks in survey data outputs and aggregate reports.
  • Review tabular output for disclosure risks and make recommendations for approval of or changes to tabular data output practices.
  • Review plans and agreements for compliance with confidentiality/ privacy requirements.
  • Assist in the development of confidentiality training, presentations, and policy guidance.
  • Participate in training staff on confidentiality requirements, processes and procedures
  • Prepare monthly and special reports on privacy or confidentiality review actions.
  • Write summary of legislative changes affecting confidentiality and privacy practices in an understandable manner. Incorporate such changes to the BTS Confidentiality Policy Manual.
  • Draft examples of data sharing agreements which conform to legislation and regulations related to federal sharing of confidential information.
  • Provide guidance to other professionals on the use of data sharing agreements and specifications to be included in agreements to ensure compliance with CIPSEA and other statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Respond to questions on the information to be provided, timeframes for providing information, basis for withholding certain information and other related issues.
  • I have no experience applying, overseeing or collecting confidentiality data.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [62383] What is the highest degree you have earned from an accredited university? Answer to this question is required
  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Master’s degree
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • Doctorate or PhD
  • Law Degree (LL.M.)
  • None of the above
3 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
6 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    6.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
7 [62656] Select the State(s) for which you would like to be considered.  This question is used to indicate your desired preference(s) only. Answer to this question is required
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Washington, D.C.