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Statistician

Employer
Department Of Justice
Location
State Farm, Virginia
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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

Prisoner Operations Division, Arlington, VA.

The selectee of this position serves as a Statistician. You will be responsible for applying experimental, statistical, mathematical, or other research techniques for the improvement and coordination of detention-related activities, including the effective and efficient expenditure of appropriated funds.

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

07/05/2024 to 07/18/2024

This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
  • Salary

$68,405 - $88,926 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 9
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Location

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

No
  • 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

No
  • Appointment type

Permanent
  • Work schedule

Full-time
  • Service

Competitive
  • Promotion potential

13
  • Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics
  • Supervisory status

No
  • Security clearance

Not Required
  • Drug test

No
  • Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
  • Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness
  • Announcement number

DE-12454813-24-LA
  • Control number

798546300

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This job is open to
  • Recent graduates

Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
  • The public

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

Clarification from the agency

This announcement is open to College Graduates. The college graduate must have received a baccalaureate (bachelor's) or graduate degree within the previous two years. Veterans may have up to six years to apply (see the Additional Information section for further details).

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Duties

As a Statistician at the GS-1530-9 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Applying statistical techniques, and methods to gather, analyze, interpret, and/or report quantifiable information pertaining to the financial management of on-going operations.
  • Developing financial projections and quantitative analyses related to POD's program operations and for long range program planning.
  • Applying ad hoc statistical analyses and/or quantitative studies requested by management.
  • Researching and analyzing specific problems, issues, or requirements related to the Federal Prisoner Detention Program
  • Developing and preparing various reports, reporting formats, briefings, and written presentations related to both ongoing statistical reports and special projects.

The responsibilities described above are for the full performance level. At the developmental grade levels, assignments may be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.

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.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be an eligible college graduate (an individual who has received a bachelor's or graduate degree within two years of submitting an application for employment). Veterans may have up to six years to apply.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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

May be required to successfully complete a trial/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.

Occasional travel to other work sites may be required.

Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-1530-09 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 and/or education for the respective grade level to which you are applying.

Basic Requirement: All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements. Applicants MUST submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.

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. (Must submit transcripts)

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

In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, all applicants must possess the following specialized experience and/or education to be considered minimally qualified:

Specialized Experience: At least one year (12 months) of full-time specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1. Assisting with the preparation of regular and recurring statistical reports and quantitative analysis of financial data; 2. Assisting with the design and improvement of statistical and quantitative models involving multiple variables used to forecast an organizations probable program expenditures; 3.Creating and maintaining the necessary documentation related to data sources, the statistical methods and techniques used, program information, work notes, and other background materials related to the creation of the report; 4. Applying a wide range of analytical and statistical theories, principles, and practices sufficient to perform a range of assigned duties; and 5. Analyzing data using established statistical methods, modeling techniques and procedures.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: ex.Quantitative Methods, Data Science,or Applied Statistics (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).

OR

Combination: A combination of education and specialized experience as listed above. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

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

ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

Education must be from an accredited school or institution. Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

This position is being filled as a College Graduate under Public Law 115-232 (codified at Title 5, U.S.C. 3115), 5 CFR § 315.614.

Applicant Eligibility

The authority defines an eligible college graduate as an individual who has received a bachelor's or graduate degree within two years of submitting an application for employment. The two-year eligibility period begins on the date the degree is received, not the date of the graduation ceremony.

Employment applications may be accepted prior to the applicant's receipt of their degree. If such an applicant is selected, the applicant may not be appointed until after the degree is completed. Additionally, an applicant who has applied for a specific position within the two-year eligibility period may be appointed to the position after the two-year eligibility period expires. For example, if an applicant receives a degree in May 2021 and applies for a position in April 2023, then the appointment may be made after May 2023.

In addition, veterans, who have completed a bachelor's or graduate degree and were unable to apply within two years of obtaining their degree due to a uniformed service obligation of at least four years, may apply within two years of their discharge from uniformed service. The two-year eligibility period begins on the date of the individual's discharge or release from the uniformed service.

I/CTAP Career Transition Assistance Plans (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plans (ICTAP) do not apply when filling college graduate hiring authority positions (5 C.F. R., part 330, subparts F and G).

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.

Note:

Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

Relocation incentive may be authorized.

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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.

This position will be filled through the College Graduate Hiring Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans' preference procedures do not apply.

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), and the responses you provide on the application questionnaire. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Competence

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

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 application 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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  • 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.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Cover Letter optional.
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable:
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
  • Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement. (e.g. certifications, licenses.)
  • If you are claiming extended eligibility due to military service performed during the two-year period following graduation, you must submit your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 or other proof of service, showing the dates of such service.

Failure to submit a resume and/or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.

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

You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/18/2024.
  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire, which can be previewed here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12454813
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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.

Agency contact information

HQ STAFFING

Phone 703-740-8105 Email USMS.HQSTAFFING@USDOJ.GOV

Address US MARSHALS SERVICE

PRISONER OPERATIONS DIVISION

ARLINGTON, VA 22202

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Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 120 days after the closing date of the announcement.
  • Fair and Transparent

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

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Cover Letter optional.
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable:
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
  • Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement. (e.g. certifications, licenses.)
  • If you are claiming extended eligibility due to military service performed during the two-year period following graduation, you must submit your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 or other proof of service, showing the dates of such service.

Failure to submit a resume and/or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.

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

You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/18/2024.
  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire, which can be previewed here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12454813
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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.

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Agency contact information

HQ STAFFING

Phone 703-740-8105 Email USMS.HQSTAFFING@USDOJ.GOV

Address US MARSHALS SERVICE

PRISONER OPERATIONS DIVISION

ARLINGTON, VA 22202

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 120 days after the closing date of the announcement.

Read more

Fair & Transparent

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

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

07/05/2024 to 07/18/2024

This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
  • Salary

$68,405 - $88,926 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 9
  • Location

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

No
  • 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

No
  • Appointment type

Permanent
  • Work schedule

Full-time
  • Service

Competitive
  • Promotion potential

13
  • Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics
  • Supervisory status

No
  • Security clearance

Not Required
  • Drug test

No
  • Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
  • Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness
  • Announcement number

DE-12454813-24-LA
  • Control number

798546300

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/798546300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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