Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Program Management, Data, and Statistics Division. The division performs data and risk analysis, economic analysis, and program evaluations in support of the Department of Transportation's hazardous materials transportation safety programs. This position is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the division.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>This is an interdisciplinary position, which means that the duties and responsibilities of the position relate to both the Economist (0110 series) and Statistician (1530 series) fields.</strong> Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this position, a person with the education and experience in either the economics field or the statistics field may be considered equally well qualified to do the work.<br /><br />If selected for this vacancy, your duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:<br /> <ul> <li>Developing data and information requirements to support the hazardous materials safety program.</li> <li>Guiding the office in determining the appropriate strategy, discipline and application to develop analysis and supporting reports.</li> <li>Planning, implementing, and reporting on projects, studies, initiatives related to enterprise-wide hazardous materials products, programs, and services.</li> <li>Serving as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).</li> <li>Exercising immediate supervision over the daily activities of the personnel assigned to the Risk, Data and Program Management Branch, such as assigning work, developing performance standards/rating employee performance, taking disciplinary action, identifying training needs, and interviewing and selecting candidates for vacancies within the division.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>The ideal candidate has strong experience in the design, development, verification, and validation of applied, descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics. This person has experience in relaying complex data-related issues in a simple and easy to understand manner, demonstrates expertise in big data technology infrastructure and environments coupled with business process architecture, and highly knowledgeable in front-to-back data lifecycle and highly proficient in wide array of data tools and technologies.</strong><br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Some travel is required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify</li> <li>Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date</li> <li>Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date</li> <li>Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>SELECTIVE SERVICE:</strong> Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.</li> <li><strong>FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:</strong> PHMSA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, conflict of interest statutes and regulations, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov . If selected, you may be required to file a financial disclosure report to determine if a conflict or appearance of a conflict of interest exists between your financial interests and your position with the agency. You may be prohibited by the conflict of interest statutes and regulations from holding certain financial interests.</li> <li><strong>DEU REQUIREMENTS:</strong> Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).</li> <li><strong>SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD:</strong> New supervisors must complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.<br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the Grade 15</strong>, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Experience reviewing and analyzing issues related to hazardous materials transportation safety concerning policy, operations, and procedures, such as risk management, framework, regulatory streamlining, policy, statistical analysis, and compliance improvement.</strong></li> <li><strong>Experience analyzing data from transportation industries, government agencies, and other sources on hazardous materials transportation.</strong></li> <li><strong>Experience researching, analyzing, and documenting findings concerning the effect of proposed regulations, legislative actions, or program activities.</strong></li> </ul> <br />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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4<br /><br /><strong>Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. <br /><br />Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong></strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Please note: This is an interdisciplinary position, which means that the duties and responsibilities of the position relate to both the Economist (0110) and Statistician (1530) fields.</strong> <strong>Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this position, a person with the education and experience in either the 0110 or the 1530 field may be considered equally well qualified to do the work. All applicants must meet the education and experience requirements of at least one of the series AND the specialized experience of this vacancy in order to qualify.</strong><br /><br />In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must fully meet the basic qualifications criteria of at least one of the following series.<br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the 0110 Economist series, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>You must have completed a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. <strong>OR</strong> </li> <li>Combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major in economics, as indicated above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>To qualify for the 1530 Statistician series, you must meet at least one of the following criteria: </strong><br /> <ul> <li>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></li> <li>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 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.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition .<br /><br /><strong>EEO STATEMENT:</strong> The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.<br /><br /><strong>This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.</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 />For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements. <br /><br /><strong>Applicants will not be rated or ranked. </strong><strong>Veteran's Preference does NOT apply.</strong><br /><br />All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.<br /><br /><strong>DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.</strong> All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.<br /><br />Ultimately, the Automated Staffing Office is responsible for determining an applicant's eligibility. Please ensure that your resume provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. </strong><br /><br /><strong>The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying. </strong><br /><br /><strong>TRANSCRIPTS – Transcripts are REQUIRED as there is a stated education requirement for the series. The transcripts need not be official,</strong> but must show that you meet the stated education requirements, including specific major or class requirements. <br /> <ul> <li>If you have previously held a government position in the same series as this position, you may be able to provide an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. </li> </ul> <br /><strong>NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS:</strong> If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.<br /><br /><strong>DISPLACED EMPLOYEES:</strong> If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy and provide all of the following documents: <br /> <ul> <li>your most recent performance appraisal,</li> <li>the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and</li> <li>your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong> Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission. </strong><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.


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