Student Trainee (Statistician) at Usajobs

JOB SUMMARY: Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or “The Corps”) is one of the best in America! In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position: The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hiring interns to fill many positions in the coming months. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. If selected, you must reside in (or be willing to relocate to) the local commuting area of the position’s location prior to appointment. Selection will be made at either the GS-3 or GS-4 grade levels. Target grade for this position will be at either the GS-09 or GS-11, depending on the position you are selected for. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army. The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, interns must: Be a U.S. Citizen Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program Complete their degree or certificate requirements Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant’s Agreement, and; Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP) To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: the Internship Program page on the Office of Personnel Management’s website.

Who May Apply: Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

DUTIES: This position provides for development and training under the Pathways Internship Program. Intern assignments become more responsible as incumbent increases knowledge and skills through work experience and academic training. As a developmental Statistician, you will assist in performing duties such as: Plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, and performs change management and risk assessment. Oversees the day to day management and processing of each project and/or program using a variety of software and established Project Management Business Processes (PMBP); Manages, controls, develops, coordinates and executes assigned programs and their documentation requirements to ensure data/document management; Develops sampling strategies to collect data; Tracks trends and develops methodology; Develops reports and procedures to incorporate scope and status of projects and budget; Selects and uses most suitable method of analysis to provide information needed for management to make informed decisions and take proper action; and Prepares and presents technical reports and/or briefings at meetings addressing methodology, lessons learned, and success stories with respect to the analytical applications of management information systems related to project management.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify at the GS-03 grade level applicants must have completed one (1) full academic year of post-high school study. NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification. To qualify at the GS-04 grade level applicants must have completed two (2) full academic years of post-high school study or have an Associate’s degree. NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: -Grade Point Average For this internship, you must be a current student majoring in Statistics (or comparable). Interns who successfully complete this internship may be placed into a permanent job as long as they meet the requirements for the degree program. The degree requirements required upon completion of this internship is listed below: A bachelor degree in statistics OR comparable degree program 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.

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