ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY
Join the team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, Directorate for Epidemiology. The Directorate provides for the collection and analysis of data on injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. The Directorate has a multi-disciplinary staff of statisticians, analysts, and information specialists in two divisions: Data Systems and Hazard Analysis.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must demonstrate the following technical qualifications which represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
1. Knowledge of scientific methods required to develop systems for surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of injury data.
2. Extensive knowledge of and experience in statistics, and its application to product safety, sampling and testing, and hazard evaluation.
3. Ability to serve as the authoritative expert to effectively communicate statistical methods, results and interpretations to higher/diverse constituencies (e.g., contractors, other governmental officials and the general public) to advise and coordinate all aspects of the Commission’s epidemiology program.
4. Demonstrated skill in management principles, practices, process improvement and the administration of a technical program in a multidisciplinary setting.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's or higher degree which included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics provided at least 6 hours were in statistics) and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, engineering, or social sciences.
OR a combination of education (courses as described above) and experience in the full range of professional statistical work.
A master's degree in statistics is highly desirable.
All candidates MUST submit college transcripts in order to qualify. A copy of an SF-50 only is not adequate proof of meeting the education requirements.
The education must be from an accredited school. Accredited Schools Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. Accredited Organizations
In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, candidates must also have the technical qualifications outlined below.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. CURRENT/FORMER SES CAREER APPOINTEES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ECQ STATEMENTS. All other applicants must address all ECQs to be eligible for consideration. Your ECQ statements MUST NOT EXCEED A TOTAL OF 10 PAGES and should focus on accomplishments that support possession of each ECQ. See the SES Handbook for more information on ECQ's.
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EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: Leading Change; Leading People; Results Driven; Business Acumen; Building Coalitions/Communication.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS DEFINITIONS:
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
As the Associate Executive Director (AED) for the Directorate of Epidemiology, the incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating the Consumer Product Safety Commission's national epidemiology programs that include injury data collection and analysis to identify emerging hazards or hazard patterns. The AED establishes and evaluates operational policies, makes decisions on programs, establishes priorities and allocates resources.
Specific activities associated with this position include:
1. Providing leadership in the application of statistical methods to ensure the collection of statistically sound and scientifically defensible analysis of injury data as related to product hazards. This includes managing and directing the development and design of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), leading the enlistment of reporting hospitals and coordinating special projects funded by other federal agencies.
2. Serving as the principal statistician for the Agency and as an expert in interpreting statistical and epidemiological data as related to injuries and incidents to assess the impact of product safety standards and programs on consumer injuries.
3. Directing the full range of organizational activities and administrative management (budget, procurement, human resources, etc) of the directorate.
4. Representing the Office in intergovernmental activities and meetings within government, in the technical community and the public.