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STATISTICIAN (EDUCATION)

Employer
Department of Defense
Location
Pineville, Louisiana
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Anthropology of Education
Organization Type
Government
Duties
  • Provides consultation and direction on the survey methodologies and instrumentation of other data collection tools for research and program evaluation studies.
  • Serves as an expert consultant responsible for the independent analysis, development, and interpretation of valid statistical findings.
  • Provides statistical support to the staff. Provides consultation and assistance to users in writing queries to statistically validate database fields and identify statistical outliers
  • Directs, participates in, or reviews special studies involving new statistical products and services or the development of new and improved statistical methods.
  • Support, plans, designs, and conducts education research and program evaluation that require statistical analyses of education data.
  • Designs and executes complex queries to perform database inquiries and execute statistical validation in response to congressional inquiries in relation to existing and new databases.
  • Prepares briefings, reports, summaries, and responses to requests for information and other substantive documents for stakeholders and management.
  • Develops policies and standard operating procedures for data cleaning, management, and reporting.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial or probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • You may be required to sign a transportation agreement.
QualificationsWho May Apply: U.S. Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Basic Requirement A. Degree:
Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours 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 or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.
OR
B. Combination of Education and Experience:
Courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
Specialized Experience for GS 13: One year of specialized experience which includes Responsible for the independent analysis, development, and interpretation of valid statistical findings; Determines appropriate statistical procedures for analysis of data and accomplishes its implementation; Interprets the data based on statistical significance and effect sizes; Solves statistical and data problems encountered in research and data management situations; Communicates results of data analyses and study findings to a variety of internal and external audiences through the use of the most appropriate and up-to-date data presentation and visualization methods.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Education
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Additional information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Be advised that effective Jan. 1 2018, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most civilian employee relocation allowances became taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for the additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. RITA does not apply to new government employees or employees returning from an overseas assignment for the purpose of separation from Government service. For more information, visit .
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Applicants with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should notify David Walton David.walton@dodea.edu
  • This position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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