This position is located in the DoD OIG, Mission Support Team (MST), Data Analytics Team. This is a Data Scientist (Mathematical Statistician) responsible for leading and supervising data scientists providing timely, technical advice with respect to applied data science and mathematical and statistical analyses that solve critical problems, promote program integrity, and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. Typical duties include:
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* Delegating responsibility and accomplishing work through subordinates
* Assigning and balancing workloads; evaluating work products and individual performance
* Team building and evaluating team performance
* Employee development (combination of skills among team members)
* Communicates data analytics techniques and written recommendations based upon data analytics
* Explains data analysis, persuades stakeholders, and provides recommendations to senior executives
* Designs and plans IT and other support structures required for a data analytics team
* Provides project management leadership and communicates project requirements, status, and issues
* Trains executive leadership in the understanding, applications, and limitations of data analytics
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
1529 Mathematical Statistics
### Conditions of Employment
* Must be a U.S. Citizen.
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
* Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
* Required urinalysis for illegal drug use prior to appointment and subject to random drug testing thereafter.
* Drug testing is not required for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position to another with no break in service.
* If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
* A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
* The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
**Basic Requirement:** A degree 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, 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Note: 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.
**Specialized**** Experience:** You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-14 level in the federal service or at an equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: supervising a technical team to include setting expectations, assigning workloads, and conducting performance evaluations; applying statistical and mathematical modeling techniques to studies, investigations, or audits; training executive leadership in the understanding and application of data analytics; and program/project leadership to include responsibility for cost, schedule, and performance involving government contracts.
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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
**ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?** You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
**FOREIGN EDUCATION:**If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management website at and U.S. Department of Education website at experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
### Additional information
Working for OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Recruitment incentives may be offered.
If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments.Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities:
**Military retirees**seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)
**Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (****VEOA****):**See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge.
**Disabled Veterans:** See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge and a VA Certification Letter.
**Family Members Eligible under Executive Order 12721:**Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
**Interchange Agreements:** Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position to which you are applying.
**Military Spouse:**Submit a copy of the spouse's PCS orders or VA certification of disability or death of service member, along with any other documentation proving eligibility such as a most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
**NAF/****AAFES**** Interchange Agreement:**Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
**Severely Disabled (Schedule A):**Submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
**Reemployed**** Annuitants:** DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
* Leadership and Supervision of a technical staff
* Communication within team and communication of project scope and results up through senior leaders
* Project Management and/or mentorship for Data Analysis methodology with Data Scientists/IT managers
* Project/program management of IT projects
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your **resume** showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
**Copy of your transcripts** (unofficial or official) to demonstrate you have the college degree or education required for the 1529 job series Mathematical Statisticians. See the section \"Qualifications\" for the educational requirement.
**Copy of your most recent SF-50,** Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current Salary and Competitive (#1 on block 34 of SF-50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment.NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted.
**Most recent performance appraisal**** - Current Federal Employees must provide their most recent performance appraisal** (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by the supervisor OR a memorandum that details why the performance appraisal is unavailable, describes the performance during the most recent appraisal period as fully successful or better, and is signed by the supervisor.
DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for considerationunder Veteran hiring authoritiesDocumentation of other eligibility to apply, if applicable
Submission of a resume alone is **NOT** a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. All documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
#### 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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents section.Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.**I
f applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments.**Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities:
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
### Agency contact information
### Robert McCrory
DODIG - MISSION SUPPORT TEAM
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350
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### Next steps
You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) after further evaluation, whether or not you are referred to the selecting manager for consideration and possible interview; and 3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.
**To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account,**select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
**Equal Employment Opportunity:** OIG is an equal opportunity employer. Selections for this position are based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other non-merit based factors.
**Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579):** The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
**False Statements:**Misrepresentation of your experience or education or otherwise providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525569900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 02/26/2019 to 03/12/2019
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 15
*Salary:* $134,789 to $164,200 per year
*Appointment type:* Permanent
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
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