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Internal Revenue Service Statistician in United States

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? Visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov Responsibilities WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED SB/SE DIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. As a Statistician you will: Provide assistance to analysts when initiating, planning, implementing, controlling, modifying and executing all or part of an entire research project The projects include such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology, preparation of appropriate procedures, and review of computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of the study's design. Assumes responsibility for the planning the efficient use of available staff and resources within assigned subject-matter projects. Monitors such use to advise superiors of necessary remedial action or changes. Recommends the use of automated data processing methods to statistical techniques used in the Division. Produces tables and graphical materials using standard computer software packages. Reviews statistical and tax literature for data and research methodology appropriate for inclusion in the research process and as a means of helping to evaluate the reasonableness of the data. Performs an in-depth review and analysis for reasonableness and accuracy of all material produced for a given study and providing guidance in this task to lower grade professionals based on incumbent's in-depth knowledge of research requirements. Tasks may include working with Statistical software (e.g. SAS, SQL, R), Tableau, Microsoft Excel and/or Access. Requirements Conditions of Employment -Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. - A 1-year probationary period is required. -Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. -Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct. -Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check). -Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. -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. -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. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies. -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)) -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. -File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on. -Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. OTHER INFORMATION: - This is a bargaining unit position. -Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. -Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available; Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements. - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled. -Relocation expenses - NO Qualifications You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Specialized Experience, GS-05: You must meet the Basic requirements stated in the education section of this announcement. Specialized Experience, GS-07: Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrating the technical application of statistical techniques to research data and interpretation of the results at the developmental level; assisting in assignments that cover miscellaneous duties related to the problems assigned to higher graded mathematical statisticians and analysts. Such skills are typically gained in the statistical or mathematical field or through performance of work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the statistical analysis efforts were required to facilitate the basic duties. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Specialized Experience, GS-09: Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience demonstrating the basic comprehension of statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; basic professional knowledge of the methods and principles of mathematical statistics and their application to relevant IRS projects and studies; experience researching and gathering pertinent data from a wide variety of sources, and presenting the data in a professional manner; experience conducting statistical analysis and make recommendations on the results; experience in project planning techniques that can be used to plan develop and evaluate programs; experience using knowledge of systems analysis techniques and cost benefit analysis and skills in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics. Specialized Experience, GS-11: Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience using statistical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; experience using knowledge of research and study design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions; experience in facilitating the planning and execution of a variety of projects and in developing authoritative recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; ability to prepare reports and conduct statistical analysis to provide recommendations on results; experience in project planning techniques that can be used to plan develop and evaluate programs; experience in systems analysis techniques and cost benefit analysis and skills in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools and of other types of mainframes and personal computer software. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics. OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as mathematics or statistics. Specialized Experience, GS-12: Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience using statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research. Your experience must demonstrate the capability of applying this professional knowledge to IRS program concerns; experience researching and gathering pertinent data from a variety of sources, and using them in analyzing complex and highly technical program areas and experience explaining technical terminology and making recommendations on the results; experience in research and study design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions; experience in planning and execution of a variety of projects and in developing authoritative recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment. Your experience must also include gathering facts, related findings, negotiating resolution of problems, and selling new approaches to various levels of management; experience in project planning techniques that can be used to plan develop and evaluate programs; experience using systems analysis techniques and cost benefit analysis and in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools and other types of mainframe and personal computer software. YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THE RESPONSE YOU SELECT. Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. 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. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards. Education BASIC REQUIREMENT (All Grades Levels): A Degree: 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. OR 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. Full qualification standards are available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Additional Information The position is in the IRS Small Business/Self Employed SB/SE Division, under their Operations Support, Business Development, Research section. One position in one of the following locations: LAGUNA NIGUEL, 24000 AVILA ROAD, LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92677-3405 SAN JOSE, 55 SOUTH MARKET STREET, SAN JOSE, CA 95113-2324 1999 BROADWAY BUILDING, 1999 BROADWAY, DENVER, CO 80202-3025 77 K ST NE, 77 K STREET NE, WASHINGTON, DC, DC 20002-4216 FTL HQ-IRS BUILDING, 7850 S. W. 6th COURT, PLANTATION, FL 33324-3202 PEACHTREE SUMMIT FB, 401 W PEACHTREE ST, ATLANTA, GA 30308-3510 NEW CARROLLTON, 5000 ELLIN RD, LANHAM-SEABROOK, MD 20706-1348 ONE DETROIT CENTER, 500 WOODWARD AVENUE, DETROIT, MI 48226 ST. PAUL, MN - WELLS FARGO, 30 EAST SEVENTH STREET, ST. PAUL, MN 55101 WM GREEN FOB, 600 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-1611 JJ PICKLE FEDERAL BLDG, 300 E. EIGHTH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701-3233 THE LINCOLN CENTER, 2365 LINCOLN AVENUE, OGDEN, UT 84401 JACKSON FB - SEATTLE, 915 SECOND AVENUE, SEATTLE, WA 98174-1009 211 BUILDING, 211 WEST WISCONSIN AVENUE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53203-2303

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