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Grade: 13
1.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Mathematical Statistician positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a Mathematical Statistician position.
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in a field that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
  2. I have not completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, nor have I completed at least 24 semester hours in mathematics and statistics which included 12 semester hours in mathematics and 6 semester hours in statistics.
  3. I have a combination of education which includes 24 hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics and appropriate experience plus appropriate experience which demonstrates statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying known statistical skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.


2.GS-13 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower grade level as described in the vacancy announcement under the specialized experience requirements.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5)years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 3.From the list below, please select all the statistical and/or survey techniques and methodologies that you use on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Sampling Theory
  2. Regression Analysis
  3. Time Series Analysis
  4. Statistical Inference
  5. Experimental Design including Analysis of Variance
  6. Categorical Data Analysis
  7. Probability
  8. Multivariate Analysis
  9. Cognitive Methods in Survey or Form Design
  10. Frames Definition and Maintenance
  11. Data Imputation
  12. Data Editing
  13. Variance Estimation
  14. Quality Control and Assurance
  15. None of the above


* 4.Check all of the responses that describe steps you have taken in applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical, mathematical, scientific and/or economic analysis:
  1. Sampling and related Statistical methodologies.
  2. Survey Development and/or Operations.
  3. Quality control/quality assurance.
  4. Time series and econometric methods
  5. Setting up problems
  6. Conducting Background Research
  7. Collecting and Reducing Data
  8. Displaying Data for Analysis
  9. Formulating Mathematical Expression
  10. Drawing Conclusions
  11. None of the above


* 5.Please select all the computer software you use on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. General purpose personal computer software, e.g., Microsoft Office (full suite) or equivalent
  2. Specialized personal computer-based statistical and/or econometric software, e.g., Statistical Analysis System (SAS), statistical software package (SPSS), EVIEWS
  3. Other database software, e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, Access
  4. Internet software such as HTML, Java Serve Pages (JSP), ASP, etc.
  5. Graphical or table production software
  6. None of the above


* 6.Have you served on a team or led a team that addressed a problem or issue from a statistical, mathematical, scientific or economic perspective?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 7.Do you have project management experience?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 8.I have developed statistical, mathematical, scientific and/or economic analysis techniques, methods or methodologies that were published in a professional publication.
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered yes, please identify the professional publication(s) and the date(s) published.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 9.Have you developed contract specifications for statistical, mathematical, scientific and/or economic analytical projects?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 10.Check each response that applies to your mathematical and operations research analysis job experience.
  1. 1. Written technical documentation or survey instructions.
  2. 2. Contributed to technical or professional reports
  3. 3. Written Technical or professional reports
  4. 4. Published reports in professional journals.
  5. 5. Published research findings in a peers-reviewed professional journal.
  6. 6. Presented verbal reports on technical topics in a business environment.
  7. 7. Presented research results to and audience of my peers.
  8. Presented research findings to a professional organization.
  9. Produced visual presentations or created electronic pages
  10. Utilized table production software to create data tables
  11. Utilized graphing software to create technical charts
  12. Written reports, produced visual presentations, or created electronic pages that included data tables or technical charts
  13. None of the above.


* 11.How did you find out about this job?
  1. EIA Website
  2. DOE Website
  3. DOE pr Federal Employee
  4. Electronic Job Boards, such as Monster, Careerbuilder, Craiglist, etc. OR Internet Search Engine, Such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.
  5. USAJOBS.GOV
  6. Newspaper/Magazine
  7. Job Fair
  8. University/College
  9. Professional Association/Society
  10. Professional Conference
  11. Other