Statistician, GS-1530-11

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
All Indian Preference Eligibles or Government-Wide Current Status Employees Permanent Full Time
NOTE: This position is covered by the bargaining unit.
The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.
The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University, a land grant institution, is to serve members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations as authorized by Congress and in partial fulfillment of treaty and trust obligations. With student learning as its focus, Haskell embraces the principles of sovereignty and self-determination through a culturally based holistic lifelong learning environment that promotes and upholds respect, rights, and responsibility.
The purpose of this position is to provide professional analytical, statistical support to studies and reviews of a special nature or of particular interest to Academic Affairs.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) : Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible,click here.
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.
THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS UPDATING YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION.
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL HIRES APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIRED TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 1 YEAR TRIAL/PROBATIONARY PERIOD
Develops protocols for integration, analysis and policy management of institutional and student data, particularly the office of the President and Academic Affairs.
Works professionally and independently from initial planning to the production of the final statistical products. Prepares statistical and narrative analytical summaries, and presents them via written reports and studies or briefings upon request.
Researches, designs and distributes surveys and other data collection instruments.
Gathers, configures, quantifies, and interprets statistical data/reports/graphs applying a variety of statistical techniques.
Extracts pertinent data from various existing databases and creates new databases to support projects.
Analyzes institutional data to support program planning and review, budget development, sponsored research, enrollment management, assessment, student advancement and retention.
Prepares documentation of procedures, findings, and problems encountered with recommendations.
Assists the Office of the Registrar with the improvement of CAMS, including data collection and management protocol, cleansing of historical data; creation and maintenance of census data files; and coordination and scheduling of training on data management systems.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in theOPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion a full four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's 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
The appropriate 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.
In addition to the basic requirements listed above, you must also meet the specialized experience requirements listed below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples may include: Applying knowledge of statistical methods, procedures, and techniques to the collection, processing, compilation, computation, analysis and presentation of statistical data. Responsibilities include education data analysis and collection, writing of reports and protocols, methodology design, analysis and policy management of institutional and student data. Desired knowledge will also include data management systems in university and federal settings, in particular the ability to generate multiple statistical reports, i.e. IPEDS (Integrated Post-secondary Education Data Systems) and retention and graduation reports. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
For GS-11 position is 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level.
Status applicants MUST meetTime-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement; to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.
SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of advanced principles, statistical theories, methods, practices and techniques in education data collection and analysis.
Skill in dealing with pertinent information, measurement, sampling, report writing, statistical analysis, and other technical functions.
Statistical knowledge
Analytical and Evaluative
Ability to Communicate Effectively
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.
Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.
To Apply Online:
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
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We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.
Combination Online/Fax:
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ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
Print the United States Government Application Cover Page
Include the 1220925 , SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59PM EST Wednesday, December 17, 2014 .
1. Your R sum - Must contain the following:
Job Announcement Number
Work Experience: Position Title; Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy) ; Hours worked per week ; Current Supervisor's Name and Telephone number; and specific duties
Education
References
2. A complete View Occupational Questionnaire
3. OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment
4.Applicant Screening Questionnaire
5. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.
6. Other supporting documents:
Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
Copies of your College transcript(s).
Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran's preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
CTAP/ICTAP : Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualifiedICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.
If you are a veteran withpreference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt fromSelective Service.
OTHER: The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

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