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Social Scientist - Environmental Data Analyst

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Office Of The Secretary Of Transportation Washington , DC 20001

Posted 2 months ago

Duties

Summary

This position is in the Department of Transportation (DOT), and located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning and Performance, Environment Team. You will serve as senior Environmental Data Analyst with responsible for analyzing, collecting, and maintaining data related to environmental review and permitting of transportation and other infrastructure projects.

Responsibilities

As a Social Scientist (Environmental Data Analyst), you will:
Collect, analyze, and prepare significant amounts of Big Data pertaining to environmental permitting, project delivery, risk assessment, air quality conformity, climate mitigation, energy and environment, etc.
Define the context of environmental data sets; identifies underlying relationships in the problem; apply knowledge or adaptation to develop a model of the problem; analyze results of the model; develop new models to better describe the problem; validate the methods and assumptions; analyze findings; evaluate alternatives; and test the validity of the results using relational databases, GIS, data visualization, and other Internet Applications tools in a cloud computing environment.
Analyze the graphic visualization of data sets provided by various industries and public entities, including environmental, transportation, urban and community planning.
Conduct environmental risk assessments and provides correction action plans using environmental databases.
Produce working models from data analyzation for application into real world scenarios. Prepare written reports and articles, including graphs, maps and drawings and presents to management, stakeholders and/or other federal, state government agencies. Prepare for a variety of environmental data collection topics and makes recommendations to support decision-makers based on the analyzation of environmental data.
OST is looking for a seasoned, motivated and self-reliant professional who can share their expertise in applying advanced statistical, mathematical, econometrics methods and techniques to environmental data collection and analysis utilizing relational database management systems and visualization data tools and techniques. This position is in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Metro and a few blocks away from the Nationals Baseball stadium. OST has flexible work schedules (to include Telework) and flexible health benefits.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Job family (Series)

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
Provide all required documents by closing date
Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: OST.P-2018-0010.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Position is under the CBA, AFGE Local 3313

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the GS-11, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

Experience applying mathematical models and statistical theories, techniques, and methods to analyze and simulate environmental data or problems using database software and Internet Applications tools.

To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

To qualify for the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:

Experience collecting and analyzing environmental data utilizing relational database management systems AND applying advanced statistical (e.g., "R" statistical packages, Statnet, SPSS, Statgraphics, etc.), mathematical, econometrics methods and techniques; AND making use of visualization data tools and techniques and/or GIS (Geographic Information Systems) spatial data analysis to present findings in graphs, maps, plots, charts, tables, etc., AND preparing written recommendations for use by decision makers and their staff as a regular and recurring part of your employment with minimal supervision.

You cannot qualify for the GS-12 on education at this level, you must have experience.

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.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:

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.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

OR

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Additional information

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review .

EEO STATEMENT:
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.

WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions.

Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.

Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

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.

The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying.

TRANSCRIPTS:(For the GS-11) If you are SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE, you must submit a copy of your college transcript.

TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series.

VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. It need not be official.
If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.
If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required.
If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: 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.

DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: 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 (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents:
your most recent performance appraisal,
the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and
your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.

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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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 .
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.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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Social Scientist - Environmental Data Analyst

Expired Job

Office Of The Secretary Of Transportation