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Internal Revenue Service STATISTICIAN (Temporary NTE 1 Year) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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WHAT IS THE RAAS *DIVISION? *Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics (RAAS) anticipates and meets customers’ needs by providing leading research, analytical, statistical, and technology services. RAAS provides an intellectually challenging and supportive environment for our employees.

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WHAT DOES A STATISTICAN DO? As a Statistician, you will be responsible for the initiation, formulation, execution and completion of statistical projects and studies relating to equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion. In the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), you will apply statistical methodologies, procedures and techniques to drive greater innovation and business results at the IRS by collecting, analyzing and presenting various forms of human capital and diversity and inclusion data. You will research technical aspects of the job and is are responsible for recommending decisions potentially affecting policies and programs impacting demographic composition and agency workforce processes. In this role, you will work both independently and with other staff to interpret demographic data, assess workforce processes and practices, draft quantitatively-based findings, render technical decisions based on accepted statistical practices, prepare comprehensive reports, and orally communicate work results to a variety of internal and external stakeholders and interested parties. Another important aspect will include helping others, including various levels of management, to understand the results, implications and limitations from quantitative analyses and other statistical studies.

As a Sr. Statistician you will:

  • Plans and carries out major projects for collecting detailed statistical data from tax and information returns and other primary sources. Takes a leading role in managing all project areas, which includes determining user requirements, program content, sample design, information systems design, training field personnel, and data collection and correction procedures. Coordinates file delivery and data publication
  • Applies various statistical techniques to the applicable subject matter area including analysis and modeling of multi-variates, sampling, analysis of variance, determining confidence limits, and analysis of frequency distributions
  • Performs systems acceptability testing on the most complex components of SOI Division information systems used in the data collection process
  • Writes and reviews detailed manuals pertaining to data editing, editor and National Headquarters error resolution, weighting specifications, and controlling and shipping procedures.
  • Conducts formal and informal training of SOI editors on program requirements
  • Updates processing center work plans by allocating appropriate staff hours to major project tasks including editing, controlling of returns, and quality assurance
  • Performs error resolution of the most complex problems requiring extensive and historical project knowledge. Uses macro and micro-level analysis to identify data anomalies. Continuously evaluates statistical data produced by other government agencies and private sector groups and other publicly available information for their usefulness in validating data collected for SOI or ECS projects
  • Continuously reviews current procedures to identify areas of possible improvement and develops programs and methodologies to streamline current procedures and increase operating efficiencies

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

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Qualifications

*You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. *

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: *You must have 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. *ORA combination of education and experience which includes courses 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 the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

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.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work 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.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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Temporary NTE 1 year with the option to extend without further competition.

TWO (2) Positions to be filled in Statistics Of Income (SOI), at 77 K Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4216, (DC0198).

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 96633 * A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:*

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargainingunit position.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated

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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: Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Decision Making, Mathematical Reasoning, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Reading, Reasoning, Vision, Writing.Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/ 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*:You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We *[USER ENTER & REMOVE TAGwill/will not]reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of Highly Qualified or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.* *To preview questions please click here.

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Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION:If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP):You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS:Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. IRS employees: If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: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.*Non-IRS employees may substitute an SF-50 showing you held the 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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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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. Learn more about federal 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.

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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 the closing date of 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 Jacqueline.l.hicks@irs gov by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at*http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html* We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Jacqueline.l.hicks@irs.gov* if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.*

  • To begin,either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
  • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).* Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.*
  • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the* more information* link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk*.*

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Agency contact information
IRS JOBS ONLINE HELP DESK
Phone

866-743-5748 Option 1

TDD

999-999-9999

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

CovingtonPersonnel1@irs.gov

Address

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Employment Center East, Section 5 550 Main Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 United States

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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. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530672800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/15/2019 to 04/26/2019

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

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