Mathematical Statistician or Statistician (Data Scientist) - Direct Hire -12 Mon
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Job Description
Duties

WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL DIVISION?
WHAT IS THE RESEARCH APPLIED ANALYTICS & STATISTICS DIVISION?
WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT & GOVERNMENT ENTITIES DIVISION?
WHAT IS THE WHISTLEBLOWER OFFICE DIVISION?


A description of these business units can be found at:

70 Vacancies will be filled in the following business areas: Large Business and International (LB&I), Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics (RAAS), Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE), and Whistleblower Office (WBO).

The following are the duties of these positions 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.

  • Takes a leadership role in the development of policy and guidance, and development of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the organization. Actively assists in the implementation of administrative and technical decisions and ensures accomplishment of the desired results.
  • 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 which may result in a modification of policies and/or processes. Reviews, evaluates, validates, and documents the results of the findings. Provides highly technical advice to all the levels of management throughout the Agency as needed.
  • Supports senior managers and executives in assessing impact of new or modified program requirements. Analyzes new or proposed legislation, regulations, or other authoritative guidance to determine impact on program operations. Identifies and analyzes critical problems and issues, the timing and sequence of key program events and milestones. Anticipates any adverse impact on budget and/or work plans. Develops innovative solutions, documents findings and conclusions, and makes presentations.
  • Assists the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the business unit. 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 logistical or technical issues.
  • Applies scientific, data mining, and statistical theory and methods to test hypotheses using structured and unstructured data. Develops data product solutions to improve customer experiences, anomaly detection, and business outcomes. Develops proofs of concept or demonstrations to evaluate feasibility of project solutions and recommends visualization strategies.
Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. 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.
  • 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).
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 AND/OR time of referral:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS GS-1530 STATISTICIAN (Data Scientist): You must have a 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS GS-1529 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICIAN (Data Scientist): You must have a 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
Combination of education and experience -- 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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the grades specialized experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-1529/1530-11: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position may include:
  1. Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
  2. Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explorations and evaluating data science centric models.
  3. 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.
  4. Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 education and experience: A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to the amount required.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-1529/1530-12: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position may include:
  1. Experience applying knowledge of statistical theories, principles, concepts and practices that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research to understand, model and improve program operations.
  2. Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
  3. Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explorations and evaluating data science centric models.
  4. 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.
  5. Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
  6. 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.
  7. Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.
Specialized Experience for GS-13 and GS-14 follows under Education Section.
Education

QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUES

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-1529/1530-13
: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position may include:

  1. Experience applying project management principles on a data science project.
  2. Experience planning and executing a variety of data science and/or analytics projects.
  3. Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
  4. Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explorations and evaluating data science centric models.
  5. Experience working with multiple data types and formats as a part of a data science project.
  6. 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.
  7. Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
  8. 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.
  9. Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-1529/1530-14: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position may include:
  1. Experience in statistical/mathematical project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of statistical program requirements and techniques.
  2. Experience completing assignments involving an analysis of several alternative statistical approaches and through advising management concerning major aspects of advanced statistical and mathematical theories and techniques that relate to data analysis, probability sampling, estimation procedures, variance estimation, and applying professional knowledge and experience resolving non-routine and/or unprecedented issues.
  3. Experience using the methods and principles related to mathematical statistics in carrying out project assignments.
  4. Experience in establishing effective working relationships with people from a variety of technical backgrounds, assessing their needs and expectations, preparing reports, and making recommendations for meeting customer needs.
  5. Experience with statistical theories and techniques that relate to survey sampling, weighting, outlier detection, imputation, adjusting for non-response, forecasting, projections, and complex variance estimation methods.
  6. Experience in applying complex statistical techniques and analysis in the preparation of relevant reports and studies.
For more information on qualifications please refer to .

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

  • A 1-year probationary period is required.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • GS-11, GS-12, GS-13 is bargaining unit position.
  • GS-14 is non-bargaining unit position.
  • Career Ladder grades GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13, GS-13 is the full working level.
  • GS-14 is at the full working level.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Day Shift, Start and stop times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
  • Relocation expenses - No
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • #LI-POST
This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. The inventory will be used to fill approximately 70 vacancies throughout the next 12 months. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their application by 11:59pm ET at the close of the following cut off dates to be considered: 03/11/2024, 06/30/2024, and 01/06/2025.
  • 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.

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Education - See Education Section above
  3. Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license
  4. High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may 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 01/06/2025 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 01/06/2025. 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 01/06/2025.
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: .
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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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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Full-time
Salary and Benefits
$72,553 - $191,900 per year
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
Security Clearance Note
Not Required
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