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Mathematics Statistician or Statistician (Data Scientist) 12 Month RegisterDirect Hire

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:



Duties

WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION?

WHAT IS THE RESEARCH, APPLIED ANALYTICS, & STATISTICS (RAAS) DIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at:



Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Large Business and International (LB&I), and Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics (RAAS)



The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.


  • Serves as a technical expert with responsibility for the initiation, planning, implementation, controlling, modifying and executing of all or part of an entire project, including such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology to be used, preparation of appropriate specifications and procedures, and review of computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of the project's design and objectives. Explores novel methods of retrieving data, and develops innovative recommendations to management and senior leadership as a means for making data driven decisions such as modification of processes and policies. Reviews, evaluates, validates, and documents the results of the findings.
  • Assists the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Office. Results have a direct impact on assigned area's policy. Acts as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks at any step in a project by identifying and proposing solutions; this may include coordination with other project team members or stakeholders to mitigate issues.
  • Collaborates with business and technology partners to understand business needs, identify opportunities, and develop and implement analytical solutions.
  • Identifies and assesses relevant data sources' validity and reliability to meet project needs.
  • Collates, cleans, transforms, analyzes, and integrates structured and unstructured data from various sources in preparation for analysis.




    Requirements
    Conditions of Employment




    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and 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))

    • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).


    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
    • Must successfully complete a (high or moderate) risk background investigation, including the FBI criminal history record check.
    • A 1-year probationary period is required.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.




      Qualifications

      Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or 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.



      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR time of referral:



      BASIC REQUIREMENT : BASIC REQUIREMENTS GS-1529 (All Grades): You must have a Bachelor's degree that included courses in mathematics and statistics totaling at least 24 semester hours. This course work must have included a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.

      OR

      A combination of education and experience that includes at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as described above; and Experience that showed evidence of statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying known statistical techniques to data 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:



      BASIC REQUIREMENTS GS-1530 (All Grades): You must have a 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 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:



      In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:



      GS-1529/1530 Qualifications: GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes at least five of the following:

      • Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
      • Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explorations and evaluating data science centric models.
      • Experience applying a range of analytic approaches, including (but not limited to) machine learning, text analytics, and natural language processing; graph theory, link analysis and optimization models; complex adaptive systems; and/or deep learning neural networks that are part of the exploration.
      • Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
      • Experience creating and querying different datastores and architectures (such as Sybase, Oracle, and open-source databases) to work with various types of data as part of the data science project.
      • Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.

        OR

        EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience specialized experience as follows: Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in Mathematics, statistics or related fields.

        OR

        Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree Mathematics, statistics or related field of study from an accredited college or university.

        OR

        COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.



        GS-1529/1530 Qualifications: GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:


        • Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
        • Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explorations and evaluating data science centric models.
        • Experience applying a range of analytic approaches, including (but not limited to) machine learning, text analytics, and natural language processing; graph theory, link analysis and optimization models; complex adaptive systems; and/or deep learning neural networks that are part of the exploration.
        • Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
        • Experience creating and querying different datastores and architectures (such as Sybase, Oracle, and open-source databases) to work with various types of data as part of the data science project.
        • Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.


          Please see Education section for additional qualification on the GS-13.



          Education

          Qualifications continued


          GS-1529/1530 Qualifications: GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:

          • Experience applying project management principles on a data science project
          • Experience planning and executing a variety of data science and/or analytics projects.
          • Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
          • Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explorations and evaluating data science centric models.
          • Experience working with multiple data types and formats as a part of a data science project.
          • Experience applying a range of analytic approaches, including (but not limited to) machine learning, text analytics, and natural language processing; graph theory, link analysis and optimization models; complex adaptive systems; and/or deep learning neural networks that are part of the exploration.
          • Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
          • Experience creating and querying different datastores and architectures (such as Sybase, Oracle, and open-source databases) to work with various types of data as part of the data science project.
          • Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.


            For more information on qualifications please refer to .



            Education



            For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.



            A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .



            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. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.



            Additional information


            • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
            • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.

            • This is a bargaining unit position.
            • Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, Day Shift with start and stop times between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.
            • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
            • Relocation expenses - No.

              This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 08/28/2023. The announcement will be used to fill an anticipated 50 vacancies. Selections may be made from certificates issued up to 12 months after the 1st cut-off date listed below. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered 11/25/2022, 2/25/2023, 5/25/2023, and 8/28/2023. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 5 days prior to the additional cut-off date or the final selection date.






              • Benefits



                A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .






                Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.







                Required Documents


                The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.



              • Online Application - Questionnaire
              • Education - See Education Section above
              • Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license

              • Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have since remarried.
              • Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action form which shows your current grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your "tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held).



                Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).




                How to Apply

                This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.



                The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 08/28/2023 in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 08/28/2023.

                To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

                • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
                • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
                • To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/28/2023.

                  To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.



                  To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .





                  Agency contact information


                  (ERC) Employee Resource Center



                  Phone



                  Email





                  Address


                  Large Business and International ADCCI

                  1111 Constitution Ave NW

                  Washington, DC 20224

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                  Next steps


                  Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.



                  Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on "more information." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.



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                  The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.











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