Supervisory Data Analyst (Branch Chief)

Department Of Agriculture
Department Of Agriculture

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* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position is in the Office of Planning, Analysis and Risk Management, which leads FSIS efforts related to strategic planning and evaluation, data analysis and advanced analytics, and enterprise risk management and internal controls.It is in one of two Branches within each of the Data Analysis Staff (DAS) and Inspection Data Analysis Staff (IDAS). The four branches perform complementary and collaborative work and are tasked primarily with providing complex analytical and data visualization.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* Serve as Branch Chief responsible for the overall direction and accomplishment of branch analytical assignments and functions.* Direct and assist subordinates in conducting targeted data and statistical analyses.* Exhibit and apply clear understanding of branch algorithms, visualizations, and associated data, sufficient to develop, guide, and challenge analytical coding or methodological processes, and produce independent analyses.* Perform quality control for branch deliverables, and document, present, explain, and defend branch analyses to high-level decision-makers.* Coordinate with other analytical branches and Agency offices to ensure adequate coverage, customer service, and mission support.* Assign work to branch employees, ensure the development of project plans with realistic milestones and deliverables, and hold employees accountable for accurate and timely completion of tasks.* Utilize software programs to conduct targeted data and statistical analyses and develop data visualizations.Travel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position up to 5% of the time.Supervisory statusYesPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)1501 General Mathematics And Statistics* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a US Citizen or US National.* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.* Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.* Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.* Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit* File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).* Positions may not be filled in every location. Location will be determined upon selection of applicant.QualificationsApplicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience, and education, as defined below.TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade.)BASIC REQUIREMENT:A. Degree: Mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science. The degree must be in a major field of study (at least at the baccalaureate level) that is appropriate for the position. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.)ORB. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study in mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science, plus additional education or appropriate experience. The number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.)In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, applicants must also meet the appropriate Minimum Qualifications requirement below.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience:GS-14Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing duties which included:* Analyzing data and providing analytical support in response to data requests and other requests of priority or urgency;* Conducting data and statistical analyses and developing visualizations to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies, support policy development, and assess progress toward strategic goals;* Writing computer programs to analyze data and performing quality control on existing computer code;* Communicating and collaborating with staff and management, including senior-level personnel;* Developing, reviewing, and approving written materials for individuals and audiences;* Planning, coordinating, and managing work involving urgent, changing, and/or controversial programs and activities; and* Leading projects to inform or evaluate program or policy issues or other efforts related to accomplishing strategic goals and objectives.Education cannot be substituted for experience to qualify for the GS-14 grade level.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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).EducationYou must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.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.

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