Washington D.C.
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Full Time

Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice.

Join the Team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Directorate for Epidemiology, Division of Hazard & Injury Data Systems, Data Intake and Injury Information Branch (EPDSI). The Division of Hazard & Injury Data Systems is responsible for the management, operations, planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and quality control aspects of the injury data collection programs. The primary functions of the EPDSI branch include: data coding, data entry, and quality control of data residing in CPSC's Risk Management System (CPSRMS) and Public Database including reports of harm submitted by consumers and others, reports from retailers and manufacturers, news reports, medical examiner reports, and death certificates. Additional Branch functions include responding to outside requests for injury statistics and data from CPSC's injury systems, notifying manufacturers, private labelers, and importers of reports of harm received by CPSC which involve their products and providing customer support to users of CPSC's Business Portal.

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  • Background Investigation Required.
  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • Upon appointment, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

    This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirements of the position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Qualifying specialized experience:

    GS-09: Experience evaluating quantitative data for quality, accuracy and completeness as part of a data collection program using data mining software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python.

    GS-11: 1) Experience using data review techniques for examining and evaluating data collected as part of a data collection program using data mining software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python; and 2) Experience analyzing specific problem areas within a data collection system or program operations and devising solutions.

    GS-12: Extensive experience in data review methodologies and computer programming techniques to evaluate the quality of data collected as part of a data collection program using data mining software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python.

    The specialized experience must be fully described in the duties section of your resume in order to receive credit.

    In order to qualify for this position:

    GS-9: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

    GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

    GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 grade level.

    You MUST submit college transcript(s) that includes hours and grades in order to qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

    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

    All education will be verified.

    CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

    If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 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. Please see for more information.

    This position requires a one year probationary period.

    Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

    Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. You will be placed in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined catagories: "best", "better", and "good". Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. Your resume must support your answers to the questionnaire, or your category may be changed. The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official and may be invited to an interview.

    Please ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to the questionnaire.
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