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Statistician 12

GS-1530-12

NOTE: THE SENTENCE IN PART I DESCRIBING THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION AND PARTS II AND III IN THEIR ENTIRETY ARE PERMANENT PARTS OF THE LIBRARY AND MAY NOT BE CHANGED OR EDITED IN ANY WAY.

I. INTRODUCTION

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This full-performance level position applies statistical theories, techniques, and methods to the full range of statistical studies, projects, and programs.

II. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Plans, researches, and implements the full scope of investigative projects requiring application of statistical theory.

Adapts a variety of methods and develops new procedures to statistical projects.

Analyzes findings, evaluates statistical limitations of data, and specifies the range of logically possible explanations.

Plans procedures for collecting and tabulating data, recommends new or improved methods, and presents findings.

III. FACTOR LEVELS

Factor 1 - Knowledge Required by the Position FL 1-7, 1250 pts.

Professional knowledge of statistical theories, methodologies in order to coordinate simultaneous projects and apply knowledge of a particular statistical specialty.

Knowledge of organizational programs, terminology, procedures, and standards in order to perform the full scope of the investigative process from study and planning to execution to final reports.

Ability to analyze factual information and evaluate significant factors, solve complex problems based on statistical data.

Ability to prepare comprehensive reports.

Factor 2 - Supervisory Controls FL 2-4, 450 pts.

The supervisor outlines available resources and overall objectives of the work. The employee and supervisor, in consultation, discuss scope of the assignment, approaches, timeframes, and possible execution phases. The incumbent plans and performs work assignments, resolves most of the conflicts that arise; interprets policy and requirements; and develops changes to plans and/or methodology. The incumbent keeps the supervisor apprised of progress or controversial issues. Completed work is reviewed for technical soundness, feasibility and conformity to requirements.

Factor 3 - Guidelines FL 3-4, 450 pts.

Guidelines consists of general agency policy statements and objectives. Guidelines are not applicable to specific assignments without considerable interpretation or adaptation. The incumbent uses judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods, using judgment in applying, adapting, and/or developing the methods and policies needed to address unique issues or problems.

Factor 4 - Complexity FL 4-5, 325 pts.

The work consists of carrying out technical aspects of various statistical programs or projects. Assignments typically involve several phases/aspects being pursued concurrently or sequentially. The issues and factors are largely undefined, requiring extensive probing and analysis to determine the exact nature and scope of problems. The employee uses judgment and originality to modify, adapt, and refine existing applications, processes and techniques and to discern and devise creative solutions that resolve issues and problems. The work also may require continuing efforts to originate techniques, concepts, or theories.

Factor 5 - Scope and Effect FL 5-4, 225 pts.

The work involves formulating projects, establishing criteria, and investigating a variety of unusual problems. Project findings and results may impact efficiency and credibility for introducing improvements to project-related activities.

Factor 6 - Personal Contacts FL 6-2, 25 pts.

Contacts are with employees throughout the organization performing work for the assigned programs/projects. Contacts may include employees of other government agencies or the general public.

Factor 7 - Purpose of Contacts FL 7-2, 50 pts.

These contacts are to plan and implement project assignments; exchange technical information; and resolve problems.

Factor 8 - Physical Demands FL 8-1, 5 pts.

Work is primarily sedentary, requiring no special physical demands.

Factor 9 - Work Environment FL 9-1, 5 pts.

The work is performed in a typical office setting.

TOTAL = 2785 pts.

This position is exempt from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

IV. UNIQUE POSITION REQUIREMENTS

(Last Updated: June 12, 2006)