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Supervisory Statistician

Department Of Justice
State Farm, Virginia
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type


The selectee of this position serves as a Supervisory Statistician. You will be responsible for formulating hypotheses and applying experimental, statistical, mathematical, or other research techniques in the systematic investigation and study of operational and forensic issues, practices, and programs within the IOD and USMS.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

02/15/2024 to 02/20/2024
  • Salary

$139,395 - $181,216 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 14
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1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Arlington, VA
  • Remote job

  • Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

  • Appointment type

Permanent -
  • Work schedule

Full-time -
  • Service

  • Promotion potential

  • Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics
  • Supervisory status

  • Security clearance

Not Required
  • Drug test

  • Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)
  • Trust determination process


  • Announcement number

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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.



As a Supervisory Statistician at the GS-1530-14 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Developing and monitoring a research agenda.
  • Utilizing and/or developing computer programs to resolve a range of statistical problems or questions having important operational or research significance.
  • Preparing formal research plans stating the major objectives, approaches, methods, to be used in the solution of the problem, target population, independent and dependent measures, and equipment and resources required.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.



Conditions of Employment

Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.

May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.

May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust background investigation eligibility determination.


You may qualify at the GS-1530-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you meet the Basic Requirement, and possess the Specialized Experience for the respective grade level to which you are applying.

Basic Requirement for GS-14 Statistician: 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. (Must submit transcripts)


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. (Must be reflected in resume and must submit transcripts).

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.

Specialized Experience: You may qualify at the GS-1530-13 level, if you have one year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Serving as a consultant and expert advisor on local or national data collection projects and studies that encompass a wide range of advanced statistical topics including statistical methods, research, and study design; 2) Providing statistical consultation and technical advice to subject matter experts and others with respect to scientific literature, theory, and statistical techniques; and 3) Analyzing a variety of data sets using appropriate statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, HLM, etc.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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



Education must be from an accredited school or institution. Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirements for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified (score of at least 85) for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. For more information about ICTAP eligibility click here.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified (score of at least 85) for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. For more information about CTAP eligibility click here.


Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

Salaries listed above are an approximation and are subject to duty station locality adjustment.

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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.

Your application package will be evaluated under a Direct-Hire Authority (DHA). DHA enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant without regard to 5 U.S.C 3309-3318, 5 CFR part 211, or 5 CFR part 337, subpart A. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans' preference, and "rule of three" procedures. DHA must comply with public notice requirements under 5 U.S.C. 3327 and 3330, career transition requirements (CTAP/ICTAP) under 5 CFR part 330, and basic qualification requirements for the position under 5 CFR part 338. For more information about Direct-Hire Authority click here.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

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