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Survey Statistician (Direct Hire Authority)

Gainesville, Florida
Closing date
Feb 16, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
This vacancy is for a Survey Statistician (Direct Hire Authority) position in the Department of Commerce located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland or any of the locations listed below.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Survey Statistician (Direct Hire Authority), 1530, 11/12, FPL GS-12 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.DutiesAnalyzes findings, evaluates statistical limitations of data, and specifies the range of logically possible explanations.Plans procedures for collecting and tabulating data, recommends new or improved methods, and presents findings.Adapts a variety of methods and develops new procedures to statistical projectsPlans, research, and implements the full scope of investigative projects requiring application of statistical theory.

RequirementsApplicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.U.S. CitizenSuitable for Federal employment.Registered for Selective Service if applicable. ( requirements must be met by closing date.A one-year probationary period may be required.This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

QualificationsMinimum Education Requirement:

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.


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 the

GS-11 , you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the


in the Federal service applying statistical techniques, methodology, and methods; assisting in developing research plans and conducting research using large-scale surveys; communicating with management and other staff to relate progress of data collection operations; and experience writing reports, papers or presentations about surveys and the interpretation of the data.



3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

Specialized Experience:

For the

GS-12 , you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the


in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes applying statistical techniques, methodology, and methods; evaluating critical factors and technical writing such as, reports of findings and methods; communicating with management and other staff relating to progress of data collection operations and resolve issues and propose recommendations; and interpreting, adapting, and applying organizational regulations, policies, precedents, and practices.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

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.


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