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Survey Statistician
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Western Field Operations. This position is the Executive Assistant to the Western Field Operations Director.

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* Participate with management in planning resource allocation and other decision-making processes.
* Formulate and determine long-range programs and policies for Field Operations.
* Develop special statistical analyses and interpretations related to significant agricultural problems or special studies.
* Serve as the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) coordinator for activities associated with the Field Offices.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a US Citizen or US National.
* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
* Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
* Direct Deposit ? Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to Federal service which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, qualifying levels of education or a combination of education and experience.

Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

GS-14: Experience equivalent to the GS-13 of federal service assisting in the development of budget estimates; assisting in the activities for the Government Performance and Results (GPRA); and evaluating program activities to appraise effectiveness.

GS-15: Experience equivalent to the GS-14 of federal service providing advice and assistance in the development, analysis and evaluation of the Field Offices budget; planning and coordinating activities for the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA); and carrying out programs, activities and functions related to cooperative agreements, performance policies, and measurements.

Time in grade:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-14 grade level for consideration for the GS-15 grade level.).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Please see below for education qualification requirement information. Transcripts are required to qualify for this position.

Basic Qualifications

* 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.


* 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.

Note: Transcripts are required to verify basic requirements. If non-statistical courses will be used to meet the statistical semester hour requirement, please provide information showing the course material contained at least 50% statistical content, (i.e. letter from professor or course description).