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Internal Revenue Service

Mathematical Statistician (Data Scientist) or Statistician (Data...

Company: Internal Revenue Service

Location: Louisville - Kentucky - USA

Posted on: November 24

Duties WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL DIVISION... WHAT IS THE RESEARCH - APPLIED ANALYTICS - AND STATISTICS (RAAS) DIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Large Business & International (LB&I) - Research - Applied Analytics - and Statistics (RAAS). Serves as a technical expert with responsibility for the initiation - planning - implementation - controlling - modifying and executing of all or part of an entire 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 of computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of the project's design and objectives. Explores novel methods of retrieving data and develops innovative recommendations to management and senior leadership as a means for making data driven decisions which may result in a modification of policies and/or processes. Reviews - evaluates - validates - and documents the results of the findings. Provides highly technical advice to all levels of management throughout the Agency as needed. Takes a leadership role in the development of policy and guidance - and development of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the organization. Actively assists in the implementation of administrative and technical decisions and ensures accomplishment of the desired results. Formulates policies - develops program plans - designs and issues directives and instructions - and develops recommendations to improve business systems policy to business executives. As a technical expert on guidelines and policies - the incumbent interprets - develops - adapts - and coordinates analytical reviews of new policies - procedures - and program requirements of the Service and their impact on Servicewide operations and resources. Accordingly - the incumbent advises and negotiates acceptance of conflicting issues with management in the formulation of specific policies. Applies and disseminates newly developed or revised policies and procedures for use as appropriate for use throughout the Service. Supports senior managers and executives in assessing impact of new or modified program requirements. Analyzes new or proposed legislation - regulations - or other authoritative guidance to determine impact on program operations. Identifies and analyzes critical problems and issues - the timing and sequence of key program events and milestones. Anticipates any adverse impact on budget and/or work plans. Develops innovative solutions - documents findings and conclusions - and makes presentations. Requirements Conditions of Employment If you are in a telework eligible position - you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume - employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. 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. 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)) Must successfully complete a background investigation - including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check). Qualifications Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector - private sector or 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: GS-1530 Statistician (Data Scientist) Basic Requirements: You must have 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. OR 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. GS-1529 Mathematical Statistician (Data Scientist) Basic Requirements: You must have a degree that included courses in mathematics and statistics totaling at least 24 semester hours. This course work must have included a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus - integral calculus - advanced calculus - theory of equations - vector analysis - advanced algebra - linear algebra - mathematical logic - differential equations - or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements - with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement. OR A combination of education and experience that includes at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics - including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics - as described above; and Experience that showed evidence of statistical work such as (a) sampling - (b) collecting - computing - and analyzing statistical data - and (c) applying known statistical techniques to data 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: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience includes: Experience in statistical/mathematical project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of statistical program requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience completing assignments involving an analysis of several alternative statistical approaches and through advising management concerning major aspects of advanced statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to data analysis - probability sampling - estimation procedures - variance estimation - and applying professional knowledge and experience resolving non-routine and/or unprecedented issues. Experience using the 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; 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 non-response - forecasting - projections - and complex variance estimation methods. Additionally - experience in applying complex statistical techniques and analysis in the preparation of relevant reports and studies. Experience includes the use of mathematical modeling and/or simulation tools and techniques to test and evaluate models and simulations - characterize systems support decisions involving requirements - evaluate design alternatives - and support operational preparation while leading a project. For more information on qualifications please refer to . 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 . 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 for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions. Additional information To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction - which may be supplemented - modified - or vacated - depending on the course of ongoing litigation - the Federal Government will take no action to implement/enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols - such as protocols related to masking - physical distancing - testing - travel - and quarantine. A 1-year probationary period is required (unless already completed) Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled. This is a non-bargaining unit position. Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm. Alternative work schedule - staggered work hours or telework may be available. 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. This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement - 09/05/2023. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. The inventory will be used to fill approximately 50 vacancies throughout the next 12 months. Contingent upon funding and space requirements - one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. 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. . 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 The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials - including transcripts - must be in English. Online Application - Questionnaire Education - See Education Section above Registration/License (If Applicable) - active - current registration/license Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification of the marriage to the service member(i.e. - a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g. - VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have since remarried. Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action form which shows your current grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your "tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a higher grade - it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement (e.g. - Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old - Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held). 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). How to Apply This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in - first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process. 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 09/05/2023 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 09/05/2023. To preview the Application Questionnaire - please click the following link: 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 09/05/2023. To update your application - including supporting documentation - at any time during the announcement open period - return to your USAJOBS account (). 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: . 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: . Agency contact information IRS Memphis External Email Address Large Business and International ADCCI 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 . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please 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 & Transparent The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance