Health Scientist PD 22R105 - Bureau of Health Workforce

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 04, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

**Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**

To view the salary range including locality pay for your particular location, please visit this link to the 2022 OPM Salary Tables .

As a Health Scientist within the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, you serve as a subject matter expert for healthcare workforce research and evaluate the validity and rigor of scientific studies regarding healthcare research.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Conceptualizing, designing, and managing activities involved in conducting surveys of program populations and national samples.
  • Conducting questionnaire design, sampling, field operations, and estimation.
  • Conducting analyses of survey data, including quantitative analyses utilizing descriptive, inferential and multivariate statistical techniques with statistical software packages.
  • Developing reliable scientific methodologies for data analysis and healthcare workforce projections and presenting the findings.
  • Presenting scientific findings and recommendations on a myriad of highly complex issues in support of decision making.
  • Preparing written materials of scientific and programmatic nature of findings, analyses, and healthcare research, and presenting them to HRSA, BHW leadership, staff and the public.
  • Serving as a focal point for all inquiries from assigned grantees and/or contractors including overseeing activities under contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements in the performance of work necessary for implementing program evaluations and healthcare workforce research programs.

NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • This position has an education requirement - transcripts are required.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 07/01/2022

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

OPM INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATONAL REQUIREMENT:

EDUCATION: Bachelors or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

A copy of your unofficial transcripts for the above degree requirements must be provided in your online application package by the closing date of the announcement. Please do not send copies of diplomas because they are not acceptable as verification that you meet the education requirement.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance.

In addition to meeting the education requirement, to qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service.

Examples of the minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-13 level include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
  • Using statistical software (i.e., SPSS, SAS, etc.) to model and manage large data sets related to public health programs.
AND
  • Writing research and scientific reports, summaries, etc. based on data collected and evaluated to document the accomplishments of public health programs and initiatives.
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; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A competency is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS - Uses descriptive or inferential statistical methods to collect, explore and present large amounts of data to discover underlying patterns and trends.

SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE - Provides knowledge or conducts studies of a body of information based on empirical or theoretical processes and principles in relation to scientific laws, arranged and communicated by qualitative and quantitative descriptions, and based on observation and experimentation.

SCIENTIFIC WRITING - Prepares written documentation to transfer scientific information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of scientific knowledge.

TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11526812

Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:

Please Note: Current year pay adjustments are not acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2022 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).
  • Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)
  • Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).
  • Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.
  • SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 07/01/2022.

Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video... Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package .

Education

This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov .

Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies must verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

Additional information

Vaccine Update:
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Expanded/Maximum telework Posture :
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .
  • Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact AskHR@hrsa.gov .