Statistician - Maryland

Company: Citizenship And Immigration Services
Your Application: You have not applied yet
Location: USA
JOB DESCRIPTION
SummaryThis position is located in the Office of Performance and Quality, Workload Analysis and Resource Modeling.As a STATISTICIAN you will apply statistical theories, procedures, and techniques to the analyze data and and conduct studies to inform USCIS programs, policies, regulations and operations. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The responsibilities described are for the GS-13 level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope performed with less independence, and limited complexity. Direct and conduct analytical studies and research projects using advanced statistical techniques. Provide advice concerning the selection of appropriate statistical methodologies for specific problem applications and oversee the implementation of the methods selected. Plans and execute of a variety of analytical projects and make decisions requiring considerable technical statistical judgement. Report on findings, estimates, forecasts, and/or recommendations to provide statistical advice needed to develop immigration policies and procedures. Utilize analytical and statistical software and programming language, such as SAS, R, SQL, Microsoft Access, etc., to conduct analytical studies and statistical analyses of complex administrative data and/or secondary sourced data. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be required to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 1530 Statistics Similar jobs Statisticians Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure You must pass a drug screening You must submit resume and supporting documentation Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service Political appointees may require OPM approval before on-boarding The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The Time-in-Grade requirement must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.This position is in the bargaining unit.This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.Residency Requirement: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position; (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity, OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas.Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. The background investigation process is initiated after a selection is made. For more information visit the OPM Mythbuster Page.If a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance is needed or the position is designated a Sensitive National Security position, all selected candidates must meet the requirements for these clearances or Sensitive National Security position prior to placement AND maintain that level of clearance or national security eligibility while encumbering the position.Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.QualificationsBasic Requirements: All applicants must meet the following basic requirements: (Must be supported in Transcripts from an accredited institution and Resume)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.
ORB. 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.GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:Designing and developing specifications for data collection and data processing requirements, operating procedures, training materials, and operational schedules for statistical studies and surveys.Applying advanced statistical analysis to socioeconomic or demographic data using complex administrative or survey data and developing professional papers.Managing field data collection activities in large scale statistical surveys or studies. GS-13: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), to qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-12level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:Initiating, planning, executing and controlling segments of an organization's statistical studies or projects.Serving as a specialist for a particular statistical function or in statistics pertaining to a specific subject-matter field.Analyzing factual information to recognize and evaluate significant and critical factors in investigations to recommend solutions to complex problems.The assessments for this job will measure:Arithmetic/Mathematical ReasoningAttention to DetailSelf-ManagementCustomer ServiceInterpersonal SkillsOral CommunicationProblem SolvingSelf-ManagementTeamworkTechnology ApplicationWritingPlease read the following important information to ensure you submit everything we need to consider your application: It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit your responses and appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience and education (if applicable), as it relates to this job opportunity announcement. USCIS will only review the first 5 pages of your resume to determine your initial eligibility/qualifications for a position. As such, please be sure to include content to support your eligibility/qualifications for this position within the first 5 pages. Please note that your full resume will be made available to the hiring manager if you are referred.Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated and ranked based on your responses to the online questions.Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)Duties (be specific in describing your duties)Employer's name and addressSupervisor name and phone numberStart and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June to April )Start and end dates for each grade/pay level if you've held a federal position.Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)SalaryDetermining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide the above information may result in a finding of ineligible.Note: Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.Federal Experience: If you are using current or prior federal experience as a basis for qualifying for this position, the grade levels and length of employment (mm/dd/year) at each grade level must be listed in your work history. This information will be further validated if selected for this position.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 OfficeNational Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience..... click apply for full job details


JOB TYPE
Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable


JOB REQUIREMENTS
Minimal experience: No experience



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