The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The
program offers a 2-year formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful
performance and supervisory approval.
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Perform mathematical work assignments involving a segment of a scientific area, or applied field of mathematics.
Apply general scientific theories, and principles of mathematics, as well as the full range of methods, procedures, and techniques, to conduct work assignments.
The intern is required to make independent decisions concerning standard practices and procedures in performance of multiple tasking, to make minor modification for work efforts, and to recommend course of action for technical problems which are not covered by standard scientific practices.
Perform mathematical work in support of projects and studies assigned to higher graded mathematicians or scientists.
Perform a segment of the project or study, utilizing the full range of methods, procedures, and techniques for that specific field of mathematics.
Assist higher graded mathematicians or scientists in finding solutions for problems requiring a variety of data sources and scientific disciplines.
Participate in the collection and analysis of the information used by the assigned organization to perform scientific tasks.
Develop written summaries to be used by higher level mathematicians, contractors, and/or customers. Present briefings or presentations as required.
Keeps abreast of emerging techniques and professional developments to remain current in the scientific field for application to work assignments.
Conditions of Employment
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Total salary varies depending on location of position
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
Position may be subject to random drug testing
A security clearance may be required
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training
A. You have a bachelor's or higher degree; AND B. You have 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 15 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics; AND C. You have at least 6 semester hours of statistics with a calculus prerequisite AND the following mathematics courses: Calculus I, II, and III (or Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, and Multivariate Calculus), Linear Algebra, 1 additional junior/senior level mathematics course.
In addition to the basic requirements all applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet 1 of the following requirements
(education must be completed by 31 Aug 2018):
A. You have a master's degree, or completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's, in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Operations Research, or other field with a major emphasis in statistics; OR B. You have at least 1 year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, where your assignments were most often defined by your supervisor or by standard operating procedures, but you used some judgment in selecting the statistical methods and, when necessary, made minor changes to adapt the methods to situations. Your analytical methods and results, written documents, and reports were closely reviewed for technical and analytical adequacy. Your assignments should indicate evidence of statistical work such as: Sample design and estimation for finite populations, Design of data collection, processing, and analysis methods, Applying known statistical inference techniques to real data,& Development of new statistical methods; OR C. You have a combination of graduate education described in "A" and experience described in "B" that when combined meets 100% of the qualifications requirements of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Professional knowledge of mathematical methods, techniques and procedures to apply general scientific theories and principles of mathematics.
2.Professional knowledge of mathematics and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques.
3.Ability to analyze and interpret data with regard to conducting tests, establishing data in support of other work activities, and ascertaining readily identifiable relationships having a bearing on the work.
4.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
5.Knowledge of computer operations and standard software applications.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This position has an education requirement. You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Please submit copies of all transcripts to include transferred hours
If you qualify based on undergraduate education and you have not graduated prior to applying to this position, you may be offered a position contingent upon your final grade point average or class ranking.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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