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Statistician

Employer
Department Of Homeland Security
Location
Mitch, Louisiana
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
Summary

Joining the Secret Service, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy, Enterprise Analytics Division, will allow you to assist in developing management information systems; conducting quantitative studies; and providing recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the Secret Service. This Statistician position starts at a salary of $78,592 (GS-11, step 1), with promotion potential to $145,617 (GS-13, step 10). For more information on the Secret Service click here.

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

09/15/2023 to 09/29/2023
  • Salary

$78,592 - $122,459 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 11 - 12
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Location

2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington, DC 2 vacancies
  • Remote job

No
  • Telework eligible

Yes-The agency's Telework Policy allows up to 80% telework, which is at the discretion of management and based on roles and responsibilities. Additionally, compressed and flexible work schedules are offered with appropriate approval.
  • Travel Required

Not required
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

No
  • Appointment type

Permanent
  • Work schedule

Full-Time
  • Service

Competitive
  • Promotion potential

13 - Full Performance Level (FPL)
  • Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics
  • Supervisory status

No
  • Security clearance

Top Secret
  • Drug test

Yes
  • Position sensitivity and risk

Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
  • Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness

National security
  • Announcement number

OSP-RMA348-23-DH
  • Control number

749235200

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This job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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U.S. Citizens

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Duties

The selectee will serve as Statistician in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy, Enterprise Analytics Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Participating in a full range of quantitatively oriented studies that involve highly sensitive issues of major importance. Investigating the objectives of the analyses / studies and determining the relevant criteria and methods to be used.
  • Assisting with providing input to determine the appropriate criteria by which alternatives will be evaluated, including feasibility studies to determine justification for new offices, optimizing geographical placement of offices based on workload and population patterns and preparing office evaluations or other statistical reports assessing the performance of mission operations.
  • Determining appropriate methods of data collection, verification, adjustment, and weighting of data; establishing and applying methods for evaluation of the accuracy of results with respect to response errors, non-response, and other related problems. Formulating specifications and techniques for calculation and analysis of documentation of data.
  • Assisting with presenting recommendations orally and in writing to management and operating officials to gain acceptance of recommendations. Providing support in the implementation process of approved recommendations and tracking results.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Males born after December 31,1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

Conditions of Employment:

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a top-secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

A. 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. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

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.

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, applicants must meet the following Specialized Experience:

GS-11: performing duties such as designing, developing, researching, and adapting of mathematical, statistical and other scientific methods and techniques to study and analyze problems of a complex nature. OR

PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related; or A combination of specialized experience, as described above, and related graduate level education beyond the first year of graduate level study. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

GS-12: performing duties such as independently designing, developing, researching, and adapting of advanced mathematical, statistical and other scientific methods and techniques to study and analyze problems of a complex nature; developing and presenting professional reports, presentations, and/or data visualizations on statistical studies or surveys; providing technical assistance on complex statistical analyses.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

Please see the Basic Requirements referenced in the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future the Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

It is federal government policy not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties through no fault of their own. For more information on this subject click here.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position will require a credit check after a conditional offer of employment has been accepted.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

Other incentives may be authorized.

The Secret Service prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone) (exception: a single conservative and unobtrusive tattoo in the form of a ring is authorized on one finger).

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

"This announcement is being filled using the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) direct-hire authority. Agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provisions of Title 5 U.S.C.3309 through 3318. Applicants who meet the basic requirement and specialized experience for the position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the announcement."

Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered. If the one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Research
  • Database Systems
  • Sampling
  • Information Systems Design

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must meet the basic requirement and specialized experience as described above for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
  • Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

You must also submit the following documentation:
  • Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
  • If you are qualifying based on education, or the position has an education requirement, or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, or are claiming Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) to qualify at the GS-7 level (as explained in the Qualifications section), you must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, credit earned, degree, and date awarded. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here.
  • Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating),and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
  • How to Apply

This position is being advertised via SecretServiceHire which is an automated staffing system. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. You must complete the application process and submit any required documents no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. Instructions outlining the application process can be found at https://www.secretservice.gov/careers/administrative-technical-professional/application-process. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the APT Talent Management Division at hrsupport@usss.dhs.gov OR by calling (202) 406-6420 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Agency contact information

Human Capital Division

Phone

202-406-6420

TDD

202-406-5390

Fax

999-999-9999

Email

hrsupport@usss.dhs.gov

Address

United States Secret Service (DHS-USSS)

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Washington, District of Columbia 20223

United States

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Next steps

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. Qualified applicants will be referred for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You may check the status of your application for this position by going to www.usajobs.gov. Click on the "My USAJOBS" tab, enter your user id and password, and click on "My Applications". You will also receive an email notification regarding your application status. For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.
  • Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Financial suitability
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period
  • Signature and false statements
  • Privacy Act
  • Social security number request

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Required Documents

You must also submit the following documentation:
  • Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
  • If you are qualifying based on education, or the position has an education requirement, or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, or are claiming Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) to qualify at the GS-7 level (as explained in the Qualifications section), you must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, credit earned, degree, and date awarded. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here.
  • Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating),and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

This position is being advertised via SecretServiceHire which is an automated staffing system. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. You must complete the application process and submit any required documents no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. Instructions outlining the application process can be found at https://www.secretservice.gov/careers/administrative-technical-professional/application-process. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the APT Talent Management Division at hrsupport@usss.dhs.gov OR by calling (202) 406-6420 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

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Agency contact information

Human Capital Division

Phone

202-406-6420

TDD

202-406-5390

Fax

999-999-9999

Email

hrsupport@usss.dhs.gov

Address

United States Secret Service (DHS-USSS)

Please read entire announcement

Please apply online

Washington, District of Columbia 20223

United States

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. Qualified applicants will be referred for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You may check the status of your application for this position by going to www.usajobs.gov. Click on the "My USAJOBS" tab, enter your user id and password, and click on "My Applications". You will also receive an email notification regarding your application status. For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Financial suitability
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period
  • Signature and false statements
  • Privacy Act
  • Social security number request

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

09/15/2023 to 09/29/2023
  • Salary

$78,592 - $122,459 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 11 - 12
  • Location

2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington, DC 2 vacancies
  • Remote job

No
  • Telework eligible

Yes-The agency's Telework Policy allows up to 80% telework, which is at the discretion of management and based on roles and responsibilities. Additionally, compressed and flexible work schedules are offered with appropriate approval.
  • Travel Required

Not required
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

No
  • Appointment type

Permanent
  • Work schedule

Full-Time
  • Service

Competitive
  • Promotion potential

13 - Full Performance Level (FPL)
  • Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics
  • Supervisory status

No
  • Security clearance

Top Secret
  • Drug test

Yes
  • Position sensitivity and risk

Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
  • Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness

National security
  • Announcement number

OSP-RMA348-23-DH
  • Control number

749235200

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/749235200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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