SPECIAL NOTE-(PCS): This position is being offered to any Current NASS employee in Headquarters in Washington, D.C., a NASS Regional Field Office, NASS State Field Office or the National Operations Division as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) opportunity.
The incumbent in this position may be reassigned to another Headquarters Unit in Washington, D.C., a NASS Regional Field Office, NASS State Field Office or the National Operations Division, contingent on the needs of the Agency.
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MAJOR DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Plans, directs and conducts surveys to collect agricultural data.
Directs and coordinates the preparation of a variety of weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual or other periodic estimates, forecasts, and reports.
Supervises the day-to-day functions of the office, including supervision of all assigned staff.
Occasional travel - 10% OR LESS
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period.
In addition to the basic qualification requirements listed above, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to Federal service which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, qualifying levels of education or a combination of education and experience.
GS-14: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in Federal service evaluating survey programs and new methods to improve data, developing statistical data collection policies and procedures, and providing leadership to a data collection program office.
Time in grade:
Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade. (e.g. one year at the GS-13 grade level for consideration for the GS-14 grade level.)
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
That includes 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 will be given toward meeting statistical course requirements 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.
Note: Transcripts are required to verify basic requirements. If non-statistical courses will be used to meet the statistical semester hour requirement, please provide information showing the course material contained at least 50% statistical content, (i.e. letter from professor or course description).
Department Of Agriculture