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Department Of Energy Statistician in United States

Summary The Department of Energy is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for excitingpositions available in multiple locations throughout the United States. The mission of the Energy Departmentis to ensure America’s security andprosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges throughtransformative science and technology solutions.To learn more about the Department of Energy, please visit the website at www.energy.gov. Responsibilities This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work or provide professionalconsultation in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods to gather, analyze, interpret, and/or reportquantified information. As a Statistician, at minimum you may: Apply a variety of statistical techniques such as logistic regression, and generalized risk models, analysis of frequency distributions; analysis and modeling of multivariate; sampling; analysis of variance; determining confidence limits; and estimating magnitudes to laboratory and/or clinical data. Develop and maintain statistical analysis programs for databases. Serve as a technical expert with respect to all phases of statistical interpretation. Provide technical advice to peers and senior managers within and outside of the organization on statistical methods and techniques. Prepare comprehensive reports of study results to include discussion of substantive research objectives. Assess the adequacy and quality of data used in the analysis. Prepare an explanation of the methodologies, results, and relevance of issues and problems under study. Disseminate results of research projects in a wide range of venues including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, and special reports. Identifies specific statistical research areas that merit investigation, develops new hypotheses and approaches for studies and evaluates the feasibility of such endeavors. Initiates, formulates, plans, executes and controls statistical studies, which are designed for the purpose of identifying, analyzing, and reporting on energy-related issues. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements. Telework may or may not be eligible depending on the position requirements May be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Statement OTHER REQUIREMENTS: These positions are to be filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority Certain STEM Positions for grades GS 11-15. This serves as a public notice for the use of the Direct Hire Authorityin accordance with5 U.S.C. 3327 and 3330 and 5 CFR 330. Under this recruitment procedure, applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Positions are located agency-wide and may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. Appointments made with this authority may be processed as a new appointment into the Civil Service. The vacancies filled through these appointments have varying levels of background investigative requirements, up toa Top Secret -DOE "Q" clearance. Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selectedunder this authorityare required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. All positions are subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations. Positions may be designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) and subject to testing for illegal drug use.A negative drugtestmust beobtained prior tobeing appointed into these positions and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Qualifications Youmust meet the Basic Requirement listed in the Education Requirements section below and/or "Specialized Experience" to qualify for this series as described below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS The specialized experience listed are the minimum requirements for the series, each particular vacancy may have additional experience necessary to meet the applicable grade level. A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for these positionsare defined as: For theGS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to theGS-09grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes using statistical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; researching and studying the design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions; assisting with projects and developing preliminary recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; performing statistical analysis and providing outcome on results; and/orexperience in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. GS-12:You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to theGS-11grade level in the Federal service.Experience includes applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; providing technical assistance on complex statistical analyses; serving as a technical advisor on various statistical analyses and methods; planning and executing a variety of projects and developing recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology;and/or experience writing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical operations. NOTE:There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level. GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to theGS-12grade level in the Federal service.Experience includes applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; providing technical expertise to support complex statistical analyses and methods; planning and executing a variety of complex projects and developing recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology;and/or experience writing and auditing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical operations. NOTE:There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level. GS-14:You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to theGS-13grade level in the Federal service.Experience includes applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; provide technical expertise to support complex statistical analyses; serve as a technical expert on various statistical analyses and methods; plan and execute a variety of complex projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology; and/or experience writing, auditing, and identifying new procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations. NOTE:There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level. GS-15:You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to theGS-14grade level in the Federal service.Experience includes serving as a consultant and senior advisor in applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research to resolve novel or obscure problems; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; utilizing advanced statistical methodologies, procedures, or programs for complex statistical analyses and methods; plan and execute a variety of complex projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and authoritative judgment; an authoritative expert with a Systems Development Lifecycle; developing listing and mapping applications, and utilizing innovative collection methodology; and/or establishing innovative writing and auditing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations. NOTE:There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level. OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-1530 series can be found at the following website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/ Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! Knowledge of theories and techniques of statistical methods and statistical research to apply to assigned projects. Skill in applying appropriate methods to develop and utilize appropriate data sampling, collection and analyses techniques. Knowledge of current industry trends to apply appropriate methods to statistical projects. Skill in oral and written communications to present recommendations to higher authorities. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed. Education Basic 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. OR 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. This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentationsupporting any education claims in your application. This documentation can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements. If selected, official transcripts may be requested.Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. More than one selection may be made under this hiring authority. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. Positions may be filled at varying levels of leadership, ie Team Lead, Manager, Supervisor. Supervisory positions may require a 1-year probationary period, if not yet completed. New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy:https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_StatementReasonable Accommodation Policy:https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_StatementVeterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information Telework:www.telework.govSelective Service Registration:http://www.sss.gov/

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