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Statistician (Health) Description at CDC

Statistician (Health)

Job ID 4247462 Date posted 03/17/2017
Department: HHS CDC Center
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-D2-17-1924173
SALARY RANGE: $79720 to $123234/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2017-03-16 to 2017-03-31
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1530-12/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

JOB SUMMARY:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This HHS Position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is exempt from the hiring freeze.

The January 23, 2017, Presidential Memorandum, entitled "Hiring Freeze," ordered government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to freeze all hiring of Federal civilian employees. In an effort to ensure CDC is best positioned to resume hiring after the hiring freeze expires and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)/Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issues a joint plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government's workforce, CDC will continue its recruitment efforts (post job vacancy announcements, evaluate and screen applicants, interview, etc.). This position will not be filled and no job offers will be made until resolution of the hiring freeze, or the position qualifies for a hiring exemption and is approved pursuant to OMB guidance.

Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M2-17-1923747 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Office of Analysis and Evaluation (OAE), in Hyattsville, MD.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



KEY REQUIREMENTS: Background investigation required.


DUTIES:

As a Statistician (Health) the position you will:

·Identify specific statistical research areas that merit investigation, develops new hypotheses and approaches for studies, and evaluates the feasibility of such endeavors.

·Plan and carry out quality control programs and selects appropriate statistical methods for use in quality control analysis to ensure the reliability and consistency of the data while measuring data limitations.

·Consult with leadership on complex statistical studies and consults with and collaborates with other scientists on aspects of study design, analysis, and interpretation

·Provide technical consultation and leadership on complex statistical studies and consults with and collaborates with other scientists on aspects of study design, analysis, and interpretation.

·Disseminates results of research projects in a wide range of venues including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, and special reports.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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.

OR

Have a 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.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

GS-12: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience identifying, monitoring, and analyzing survey data, and reporting on statistical surveys on public health topics.

GS-13: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience developing, monitoring, analyzing, and evaluating survey data, and providing guidance and reporting on statistical surveys on public health topics.



HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.

The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs.

1. Provide expert advice, methodologies and problem-solving assistance to customers.

2. Determine the methodological and statistical approach for applied health research.

3. Identify and apply analytical methods, techniques, and tools to analyze and interpret data.

4. Assess data for completeness, accuracy, and quality.

5. Organize, store, secure, document, and manage data to facilitate appropriate access and use.

6. Deliver clear, effective communication and take responsibility for understanding others.

7. Accurately assess problems and effectively and efficiently arrive at effective solutions.

8. Apply knowledge of public health principles, theory & policy to improve public health approaches.

9. Apply a comprehensive and evolving knowledge of statistical theory, methods and techniques.

10. Present and disseminate results of statistical analyses to target audiences.

11. Focus on desired results and set and achieve challenging goals.

12. Apply appropriate statistical software packages based on their capabilities and limitations.

13. Express oneself clearly in business writing.



BENEFITS:

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 31, 2017 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login,

select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1924173.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 . If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 31, 2017to receive consideration.

Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- Proof of Education:Transcript(s)
- Schedule A Eligibility Letter if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate.

Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 31, 2017.


WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HR HelpDesk CDC HR HelpDesk 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta GA 30333 Telephone (770)488-1725 Email HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Hyattsville, MD

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