Internal Revenue Service Mathematical Statistician (NTE 1 Year MBE/MBMP) in IRS Nationwide Locations, United States
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? Visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov Responsibilities WHAT IS THE RESEARCH, APPLIED ANALYTICS & STATISTICS DIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Develops experimental designs and sample designs to meet customer requirements. Plans the project or study, including the resources required, the objectives, methodology, analysis and sampling plans, time frames, and involvement of other functions, and obtains any necessary approvals. Devises and implements systems to gather, record, retain, track, and update data required to support study/project objectives. May act as a senior research analyst, providing non-supervisory technical guidance to more junior analysts and exercising responsibility for the technical adequacy and accuracy of the projects. Conducts research in the development of mathematical statistical techniques applicable to Service operations. Ensures that appropriate research, statistical, and mathematical techniques are used. Reviews the application of statistical methodologies used by Research to ensure consistency with accepted statistical standards. Applies automated data processing methods to statistical techniques used in all areas of research. As a specialist in the field of mathematical statistics, provides expert and professional mathematical/statistical assistance when projects/studies are performed in conjunction with other functions, or upon request from others within and outside of the government. Consults with and advises other specialists, such as economists, general statisticians, and operations research analysts, and frequently works closely with them. Represents SB/SE Research and the Office of Research on inter-agency task forces and in dealing with other functional areas. Serves as a consultant to other functions on the appropriate application of mathematical statistics methodology to their operations. Evaluates and documents the study/project results, and prepares recommendations based on statistical/mathematical findings. Interprets mathematical and statistical limitations and qualifications of study results in terms that are technically correct and at the same time meaningful to non-statisticians. Requirements Conditions of Employment STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (SPD): PD95624 Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions. - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. - This is a non-bargaining unit position. - Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday - Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available. - If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 150-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management. - Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed). - Pay retention may be offered based on applicable laws and regulations. - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. - Position is not to exceed one (1) year, and may be extended or be made permanent. Qualifications Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: BASIC REQUIREMENT : A Bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement. Combination of education and experience - at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Experience should include evidence of statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying known statistical techniques to data 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, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-14 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrating the ability to manage multiple assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of management and program oversight; public and/or business administration or public policy; qualitative and quantitative methods; planning policies and procedures; negotiation techniques; and oral and written communications; and a knowledge of computer applications sufficient to prepare written reports, spreadsheets, statistical tables, and flowcharts; Examples may include assignments where you performed the full range of project management principles, practices, methods, and techniques; conducted analysis of issues broad in nature, and/or of strategic importance; developed new approaches and/or refined existing techniques; and/or developed and implemented policies with broad impact. AND MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards. Education EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time, but you must provide an SF-50 documenting you held this job series. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. Additional Information Remain in POD: The vacancy will be filled at the selectee's official permanent position of record, post of duty (POD).