Statistician PD 17R006/17R007 - Bureau of Primary Health Care

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Jul 06, 2022
Closes
Jul 14, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

These positions are located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Office of Quality Improvement. The duty location for these positions is Rockville, MD.

As a Statistician, you will provide conceptual, programmatic, and technical guidance for the statistical analysis of the Bureau of Primary Health Care programs.

Your major duties include:
  • Advising on the development and implementation of data management plans as well as providing statistical consultation to support program analyses and program evaluations.
  • Responding to data requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Designing and conducting data management activities including data cleaning and preparation of standard reports.
  • Providing advice and expertise on data collection analyses and methodology.
  • Identifying, designing, and conducting analyses of program data.
  • Selecting appropriate techniques for obtaining data for program purposes, assuring the adequacy and accuracy of the data and identifying significant factors that may affect results from analysis of data.
  • Using statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPPS, STATA, Tableau etc.) and data management software (e.g., SQL etc.) to manipulate, interpret, and analyze mid-to-large data sets.
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.
  • 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 - Must submit transcripts.
  • 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: 07/22/2022.

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

INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR STATISTICIAN SERIES, 1530:
  • Degree: 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, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
  • OR
  • Combination of education and experience-courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience in 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.

  • ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO ALLOW HR TO DETERMINE THAT THEY MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION BY CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE. COPIES OF DIPLOMAS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AS VERIFICATION OF THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.

    In addition to the education requirement above, in order to qualify for this Statistician position your resume must clearly demonstrate the specialized experience stated below.

    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.

    GS-12: In order to qualify for this GS-12 position, 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-11 level in the federal service.

    Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-11 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Reviewing and analyzing data using statistical techniques and statistical software such as SAS, R/R-Studio and/or Excel.
    OR
    • Using statistical theories and techniques that relate to one or more of the following: experimental design, data analysis, data visualizations, sampling, forecasting to prepare reports, summaries, etc.
    GS-13: In order to qualify for this GS-13 position, 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-12 level in the federal service.

    Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-12 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Using statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, Tableau, R, etc.) to handle large data set manipulations and analyses of public health data.
    OR
    • Performing statistical data collection requirements activities, such as preparing, processing, and coordinating ad hoc and standing collection requirements.

    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.

    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11530040

    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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
    4. 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 .