Statistician

US Internal Revenue Service, Anchorage, AK, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

Duties

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED (SBSE) DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
SB/SE, Operations Support, Business Development Office

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.

  • Provide assistance to analysts when initiating, planning, implementing, controlling, modifying and executing all or part of an entire research project. The projects include such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology, preparation of appropriate procedures, and review of computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of the studys design.
  • Assists other analysts in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Staff. Acts as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks in a particular step in a nationwide program or research project.
  • Working with higher graded analysts, help to resolve very complex problems requiring incumbents in-depth statistical and subject matter knowledge.
  • Assumes responsibility for the planning the efficient use of available staff and resources within assigned subject-matter projects. Monitors such use to advise superiors of necessary remedial action or changes.
  • Recommends the use of automated data processing methods to statistical techniques used in the Division. Produces tables and graphical materials using standard computer software packages.
If this position has promotion potential and you are selected at a grade level lower than the full working level, you may be non-competitively promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. For example, you may be hired as a GS-05, but if the position has promotion potential to GS-11, then you can move from a GS-05 to a GS-11 in as little as three years. Promotions are not automatic, and may occur after you have:
  • met time-in-grade requirements
  • performed at an acceptable level of competence and
  • demonstrated your ability to perform work at the next higher grade level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S Unexpired U.S. Passport Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
  • Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to Get Your Tax Record at http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies .
  • The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act prohibits the Department of Treasury and its bureaus from requesting an applicants criminal history record before that individual receives a conditional offer of employment. In accordance with 5 U.S. Code § 9202(c) and 5 C.F.R § 920.201 certain positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Chance to Compete Act. Applicants who believe they have been subjected to a violation of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act, may submit a written complaint to the Department of Treasury by email at, FairChanceAct@treasury.gov. To learn more, please visit our page at: Treasury.gov/fairchanceact.

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 (ALL GRADES): 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

A combination of education and experience that includes courses as shown 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 meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience that includes experience demonstrating the basic comprehension of statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research basic professional knowledge of the methods and principles of mathematical statistics and their application to relevant IRS projects and studies experience researching and gathering pertinent data from a wide variety of sources, and presenting the data in a professional manner experience conducting statistical analysis and make recommendations on the results experience in project planning techniques that can be used to plan develop and evaluate programs experience using knowledge of systems analysis techniques and cost benefit analysis and skills in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools.

OR
EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: masters or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics
OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience that includes experience using statistical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research experience using knowledge of research and study design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions experience in facilitating the planning and execution of a variety of projects and in developing authoritative recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment ability to prepare reports and conduct statistical analysis to provide recommendations on results experience in project planning techniques that can be used to plan develop and evaluate programs experience in systems analysis techniques and cost benefit analysis and skills in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools and of other types of mainframes and personal computer software.

OR
EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics.
OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience that includes experience using statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research. Your experience must demonstrate the capability of applying this professional knowledge to IRS programs experience researching and gathering pertinent data from a variety of sources, and using them in analyzing complex and highly technical program areas and experience explaining technical terminology and making recommendations on the results experience in research and study design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions experience in planning and execution of a variety of projects and in developing authoritative recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment. Your experience must also include gathering facts, related findings, negotiating resolution of problems, and selling new approaches to various levels of management experience in project planning techniques that can be used to plan develop and evaluate programs experience using systems analysis techniques and cost benefit analysis and in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools and other types of mainframe and personal computer software.

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPMs Qualifications Standards.

Education

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. 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.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information

  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries &amp Wages.
  • This is a Bargaining unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, Day Shift – Start and stop times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
  • Relocation expenses – No
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus Program (ERBP) , recruiting strategy.
  • Telework Eligible Positions : Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD) ) and supervisors approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. 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.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.

Rating: You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Problem Solving
  • Statistical Expertise
  • Technology Application
  • Writing


Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of two quality level categories, CAT A/B, CAT C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates, if required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring practices), will be interviewed in quality group order. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

Veterans preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Qualified preference eligibiles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the highest category on the referral list (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Remaining preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles within their assigned category.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a rating of category CAT C to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • 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 youre 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 youre eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

    • Resume – Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages. If including Federal service experience, you MUST provide the pay plan, series, and grade, i.e., GS-0301-09. If the pay plan, series, and grade are not provided, it may result in an ineligible determination.
      Your resume must NOT include photographs, classified or government sensitive information, social security number (SSN), encrypted/digitally signed documents, or other inappropriate material or content. If your resume contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined ineligible, and you will not receive consideration for this position. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.
      It is also recommended that your resume not include personal information such as age, gender, religion, race, disability, etc.
    • Online Application – Questionnaire
    • Education See Education Section above
    • Registration/License (if applicable) – active, current registration/license
    • Veterans Preference (if applicable) – You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. If you are serving under active duty, provide certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released within 120 days from the date of certification. The certification must indicate your dates of service, rank and that you will be separated under honorable conditions.
      10-point preference eligible – Submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15. Veterans Affairs/Armed Forces certification must include the percentage of the service-connected disability or disabilities (including the combined percentage if you have more than one disability). Refer to FedsHireVets for additional information on veterans preference.
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) (if applicable) – You MUST submit the required documentation as outlined at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). If you are an IRS CTAP eligible, you can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. If you are a Treasury CTAP eligible can apply for jobs within the commuting area.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) (if applicable) – If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click Interchange Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
    • High School Diploma (or equivalent) – If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent) OR completion of a formal vocational training program OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
  • How to Apply

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 03/12/2024 and/or cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 03/12/2024.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12341191

    • To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
    • To complete , you must click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/12/2024.
    To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    IRS Philadelphia External

    Email

    Hco.phl.ext@irs.gov

    Address
    SBSE OPS – Operations Support
    1111 Constitution Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20224
    US

    Next steps

    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html. We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS My Account tab and clicking on Application Status. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on more information. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

  • Resume – Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages. If including Federal service experience, you MUST provide the pay plan, series, and grade, i.e., GS-0301-09. If the pay plan, series, and grade are not provided, it may result in an ineligible determination.
    Your resume must NOT include photographs, classified or government sensitive information, social security number (SSN), encrypted/digitally signed documents, or other inappropriate material or content. If your resume contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined ineligible, and you will not receive consideration for this position. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.
    It is also recommended that your resume not include personal information such as age, gender, religion, race, disability, etc.
  • Online Application – Questionnaire
  • Education See Education Section above
  • Registration/License (if applicable) – active, current registration/license
  • Veterans Preference (if applicable) – You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. If you are serving under active duty, provide certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released within 120 days from the date of certification. The certification must indicate your dates of service, rank and that you will be separated under honorable conditions.
    10-point preference eligible – Submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15. Veterans Affairs/Armed Forces certification must include the percentage of the service-connected disability or disabilities (including the combined percentage if you have more than one disability). Refer to FedsHireVets for additional information on veterans preference.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) (if applicable) – You MUST submit the required documentation as outlined at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). If you are an IRS CTAP eligible, you can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. If you are a Treasury CTAP eligible can apply for jobs within the commuting area.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) (if applicable) – If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click Interchange Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) – If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent) OR completion of a formal vocational training program OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.

  • The public

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

Clarification from the agency

Open to U.S. Citizens/Nationals

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