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Survey Statistician Job,Federal Law Enforcement Training Center,Glynco, GA, US

Job Title:Survey Statistician

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Job Announcement Number:FLETC-CFO-2013-0014


$68,809.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 04, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013




Permanent position. – Work schedule is full-time.




1 vacancy – Glynco, GA, US


All U.S. CitizensFor definitions of terms used in this announcement click here.

This position is also open to Status candidates under announcement number FLETC-CFO-2013-0012.



Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.”We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.” The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation’s most pressing security challenges. To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.

This position is located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Chief Financial Officer Directorate (CFO), Planning, Analysis and Evaluation Division (PAE), Glynco, GA. The primary purpose of this position is to apply statistical theories, techniques, and methods to gather, analyze, interpret, and/or report quantifiable and/or qualitative information.

Applicable relocation expenses will not be paid.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.


The selected individual will serve as an advisor to individuals involved in training-related evaluation, including survey research projects and testing.   Typical work assignments include:

  • Conducting statistical analysis of data consistent with the design, development, and deployment of the survey.
  • Developing analytical/statistical models needed to prepare surveys for evaluation or data reduction requirements.
  • Conducting comprehensive studies to assess the consistency and adequacy of statistical analysis, from both regulatory and scientific perspectives.
  • Collaborating and advising on all areas related to educational tests and measurements.
  • Planning, designing, and deploying surveys related to a wide variety of research and evaluation projects such as training needs assessments, job/task analysis, student reaction to training, student satisfaction with training, end of course/program surveys, organizational climate surveys, and employee satisfaction surveys.


All applicants must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of this announcement.

All applicants must meet the Basic Requirements of A or B below:

A.  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher 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.


B.  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.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, all applicants must possess the specialized experience as described below:

For the GS-13 grade level:

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, utilizing methods and principles of statistical resources and procedures associated with the analysis of training programs. Experience pertained to designing and conducting data management activities; identifying, designing and conducting analyses of program data; developing statistical models and implementing operational research projects; and providing advice and expertise on data collection analyses and methodologies.

For the GS-12 grade level:

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, utilizing methods and principles of statistical resources and procedures associated with the analysis of training programs. Experience pertained to designing and conducting data management activities; identifying, designing and conducting analyses of program data; developing statistical models and implementing operational research projects.

If this position is filled at the GS-12 grade level, the incumbent may be non-competitively promoted without further competition when the supervisor determines that the duties of the higher grade level are being performed and all regulatory requirements have been met.


We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements described in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be evaluated in addition to the online job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies needed to perform this job:

  1. Application of broad areas of statistics to evaluation including frequency distributions, sampling techniques, cross tabulation, correlation, Inference procedures for complex survey data, data reduction, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression, trend and time series analyses, and multivariable modeling and multivariate analysis.
  2. Methods, principles, and characteristics of survey design and development.
  3. Evaluation methodologies and techniques used in the Social Sciences and Education.
  4. Knowledge of web-based survey data collection software such as Vovici.
  5. Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, etc.) and statistical software such as SPSS.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified: This is the highest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Well-Qualified: This is the next lower category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Qualified: This is the lowest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.

If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibility: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  This position is not considered scientific/professional.  For information on veterans’ preference, please click here.


DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniforms (if applicable); health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.”


To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups and need more information, please click on the links above to determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application.

Physical Demands: The nature of the work is sedentary.  Some work may require periods of walking, standing, bending, or driving a motor vehicle.  The incumbent will frequently carry research records or similar materials.  Otherwise, the work does not require any special physical effort.

Work Environment: The vast majority of the time, the incumbent works in an adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated environment associated with general office conditions.  Occasionally, the incumbent may work outside for the purpose of observing training activities.  The work involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, laboratories, meeting and training rooms, libraries, or commercial vehicles.

All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments.


Your application must be received by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk at [email protected] OR by calling (912) 267-2289 between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Are you qualifying based on education?  You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed.  Those with foreign education, click this link.
  3. Are you a veteran?  You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans’ preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying for a federal job.  Click here for more veterans’ information.
  4. Are you claiming claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  Submit:
  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


Sonja Smith
Phone: 912-261-4162
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 912-261-4162
Email: [email protected]
Agency Information:
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Glynco, GA
Fax: 571-258-4052


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. You will receive an e-mail letting you know your application was received. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final selection within 60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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