Full Job Description
The Commission annually ranks as one of the best places to work in the federal government, scoring high in employee engagement and environment. The Commission is on the forefront of offering flexible working arrangements, and after an initial training and probationary period, it allows employees the opportunity to participate in telework combined with alternative work schedules. In the current pandemic situation, employees are teleworking and supported by a variety of Commission technologies.
As a Data Analyst, the incumbent will perform data extracts and generate reports utilizing Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS), R, Stata, Predixion, Tableau, ArcGIS, RapidMiner, Excel, or other analytical software to analyze service performance, economic, and financial data, and to provide recommendations to Division and Office leadership. The work performed involves designing, developing and applying mathematical methods and techniques to model statistical processes, and economic and cost attribution concepts. The incumbent will work with the Deputy Director, Director, and other subject matter experts in the Office of Accountability and Compliance to contribute to the planning and implementation of projects concerning postal matters. Attention to detail, the ability to identify problems, to develop solutions, and to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing are crucial to the successful performance of these duties.
In addition, this individual will:
Update and maintain data through the use of automated software programs.
Use advanced statistical and econometric models and theories, and automated data and graphic processing techniques, to explain and predict probable patterns involving mail costs, revenues, classifications and service performance.
Utilize models to project estimates on the effects of changes to various mail classification and programs.
Develop comprehensive methods or procedures to determine and measure the reliability, accuracy, and validity of data.
Review data for source accuracy and refine into useable format. Identify and substantiate reporting disparities regarding changes, trends, or circumstances not readily evident from the data retrieved.
Develop/formulate studies, summaries, and substantive analysis utilizing various source data collection systems to assess overall quality.
Develop graphic representations of statistical data and various reports.
Review, analyze, and normalize historical project data to determine relevancy of data as well as model fit to a specific application. Prepare documents and present project data findings and recommendations for normalized data for use in the development of statistical models.
Prepare written and oral reports based on data analysis.
Review and evaluate complex data systems related to Postal Service costs, revenue, and volume.
Replicate and audit quantitative analyses of financial data and provide recommendations to senior staff based on findings.
Prepare responses to information requests from Congress, the Postal Service, mailers, and/or the general public.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Relocation expenses are not authorized
You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt
This position may require you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry and annually thereafter
You must be a U.S. citizen or national to be eligible for this position
The Postal Regulatory Commission requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position
To be eligible for consideration, your application materials must demonstrate that you have experience that has equipped you with the ability, skill and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position described above. Typically, experience will be related to financial work at a level similar to this position and may encompass paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work. You will be evaluated and ranked by a screening panel based on evidence of your ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. The best-qualified applicants will be referred to the Director of OAC for further consideration and possible interviews.
All of the following qualifications must be demonstrated in your resume and cover letter:
Knowledge of quantitative analytical and research techniques
Skill in applying analytical theories and methods to solve problems
Skill in collecting data and analyzing large databases
Written communication skills
Verbal communication skills
Knowledge of data visualization techniques
Ability to develop procedures to measure reliability and accuracy of data
Ability to present and explain analytical results to groups of people
Knowledge of economic and financial principles
Knowledge of cost attribution principles and methodologies
Successful completion of a course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, business, operations research, science, economics) that included four higher level courses in quantitative analysis.
As a Commission employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch and the criminal conflict of interest statutes. The Commission also has ethics rules (39 C.F.R. part 3001, subpart A) and supplemental standards of ethical conduct (5 C.F.R. part 5601). The supplemental standards prohibit Commission employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, from owning any securities issued by entities that are identified on the Commission's annually published prohibited securities list. Applicants are encouraged to request and review this list to determine if any potential conflicts exist prior to accepting an appointment with the Commission. As an employee of the Commission, you must complete initial ethics training within three months of your appointment and, depending on your position, complete required financial disclosure forms within 30 days of your appointment.
If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact Sherri Proctor at 202-789-6869. If you have a hearing impairment, you may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for assistance.
EEO Policy Statement
The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference.
To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214.
To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veterans Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference.
Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans' preference.
Legal and Regulatory Guidance
Social Security Number-Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number when requested will result in your application not being processed.
Privacy Act-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.
Signature-Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
False Statements-If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Selective Service-If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, on request you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated by a screening panel based on evidence of your ability to successfully perform the duties of the position according to the qualifications outlined in this announcement. The panel will forward the appropriate candidates to the Director of OAC for further consideration and possible interview.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
In order for your application to be considered complete, the following documents must be submitted:
Cover Letter (no more than two pages)
Resume must contain the following information:
If you are claiming veteran preference, you must indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume
detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including:
dates of employment
Current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (The SF-50 must show your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied. [i.e., Excepted or Competitive]).
Performance award, Realignment, and Detail SF-50s will not be accepted as proof of grade and tenure.
A minimum of two professional references (at least one of whom has directly supervised the applicant)
Five point veterans must submit a DD214
Ten point veterans must submit the following:
A copy of your DD214
Application for 10-point veteran preference, SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf
A copy of the official letter from VA, dated 1991 or later, certifying the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
If you're currently serving on Active Duty: submit a statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.
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.
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.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.