<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow<strong>.<br /></strong><br /><br />See Other Information for Locations<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>WHAT DOES A STATISTICIAN DO? </strong>Statisticians design, develop, and implement statistical projects, studies, and proposals that affect the programs and policies of the Internal Revenue Service. They provide professional assistance to senior staff members or management.<br /><br /><strong>WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT GOVERNMENT </strong><strong>DIVISION? </strong>Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division serves Employee Plans which examines the returns of qualified pension benefit plans compliance. Exempt Organizations ensures not-for-profit organizations meet tax-exempt status requirements. And, Government Entities ensures organizations meet their tax withholding and employment tax payment requirements. <br /><br />As a Statistician you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Assume responsibility for the initiation, planning, implementation, controlling, modifying and executing of all or part of an entire research project, including such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology to be used, preparation of appropriate specifications and procedures, and review computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of a study's design.</li> <li>Prepare recommendations relating to strategic planning, oversight, and monitoring of budget, acquisitions, and human resources activities.</li> <li>Recommendations adopted facilitate management decisions in the<br /> arena of human capital investment strategies and, ultimately, impact overall organizational efficiencies.</li> <li>Assist the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Office. Act as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks at any step in a program or research project.</li> <li>Resolve very complex problems requiring in-depth statistical and subject-matter knowledge.</li> <li>Participate in executive-level meetings as a representative of the supervisor.</li> <li>Produce tables and graphical materials using standard computer software packages.</li> <li>Review statistical literature for data and research methodology appropriate for inclusion in the research process and also as a means of helping to evaluate the reasonableness of data.</li> <li>Perform in-depth review and analysis for reasonableness and accuracy of all material produced for a given study, and provide guidance in this task to lower grade professionals based on in-depth knowledge of research requirements.</li> </ul> <br />If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.<br /><br /><strong>WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? </strong>If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 01 – 05 Nights per Month<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Refer to Other Information.</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be U.S. citizen or National.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>-</strong><br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:<br /><br /><strong>BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (All Grades)<br /></strong>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. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Combination of education and experience — 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.<br /><br /><strong>In addition to the above</strong>, you must meet the requirements described below:<br /><br /><strong>GS-13 LEVEL:</strong>You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience working statistical/mathematical project assignments applying and using statistical program requirements and techniques; experience working assignments by analyzing alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of advanced statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to data analysis, probability sampling, estimation procedures, variance estimation, with the capability of applying this professional knowledge in a creative manner. Experience applying methods and principles related to mathematical statistics in carrying out project assignments. Experience in establishing effective working relationships with people from a variety of technical backgrounds, assessing their needs and expectations. Experience in preparing reports and making recommendations for meeting customer needs. Experience with statistical theories and techniques that relate to survey sampling, weighting, outlier detection, imputation, adjusting for nonresponse, forecasting, projections, and complex variance estimation methods. Experience in applying complex statistical techniques and analysis in the preparation of relevant reports and studies.<br /><br />- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.<br />- 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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />1 position is located in Tax Exempt and Government Entities, Compliance, Planning and Classification, Issue, ID & Special Review, Issue ID & Research Group 1, and will be filled in either Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA. <br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: <br />- </strong>We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- This is a bargaining unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br />- A 1-year probationary period is required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).<br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency<br />- 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.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- 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.<br />- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.<br />- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.<br />- Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. <br />- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements <br />- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.<strong><br /></strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans' preference procedures do not apply. Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet .<br /><br /><strong> Referral : </strong> Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements 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 will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.<strong><br /><br /></strong>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 be determined "<strong>WELL QUALIFIED</strong>" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents</strong>. 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).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> 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 <strong><br /><br />VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION<br /></strong>If you are claiming veterans' preference, 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. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view<strong> FedsHireVets .<br /><br /></strong><strong><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION </strong></strong>If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.<br /><strong><br />EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION</strong><strong>:</strong> 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<strong>. </strong>An official transcript will be required if you are selected.<br /> 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 .<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.