Supervisory Health Statistician - HIV/AIDS Bureau

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Global HIV Programs, Data and Quality Branch. The duty location is Rockville, MD.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during open and closing date of this announcement.

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

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Health Statistician, you serve as a Branch Chief for the Data and Quality Branch and exercise the full range of administrative and technical supervisory duties.

Your major duties and responsibilities
  • Serving as a Senior Statistician with responsibility to design, approve, and monitor statistical projects, studies, paper articles and reports related to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of data collection methods, instruments content and design, data processing protocols, data quality control and assurance and management of data collection.
  • Managing site visits to grantees domestically or to international recipients.
  • Overseeing the preparation of data reports for the purpose of meeting grant management requirements and for providing stewardship to the grantee.
  • Providing data reports used for monitoring, managing and evaluating cooperative agreements to host country governments, NGOs, civil society organizations (CSOs) and others.


Travel Required

25% or less - Expected travel may be up to 25% for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

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 supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 08/22/2019.

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 YOUR UNOFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS TO ALLOW HR TO DETERMINE THAT YOU MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the education requirement above, to qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis: providing professional statistical technical advice and consultation to internal and external stakeholders to address public health program challenges; serving as a technical advisor on national or international public health data collection projects and studies; and designing and conducting statistical studies using applications such SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Matlab, or similar analytical packages for the purpose of identifying, analyzing, and reporting of health-related issues.

    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.

    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 .

    Additional information

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    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.

    Click here for information on " Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities ".

    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 .
    5. 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 your HRSA Ethics Advisor at AskHR@hrsa.gov .

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/ Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Click here for information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy the displaced Federal employee must be found well-qualified.

    HRSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    T his is a Direct-Hire Authority position, traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. Veterans' Preference does not apply to direct hire recruitment procedures.

    Your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Authority .

    Applicants will be evaluated on the following competencies:

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

    PUBLIC HEALTH - Knowledge of the principles, practices, & methods of administering public health programs to provide advice and technical assistance on the improvement of public health activities, including analysis & evaluation for public health programs at Federal, State & local government levels.

    RESEARCH AND EVALUATION: Knowledge of the principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study, design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.

    TECHNICAL WRITING: Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.

    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10560120

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or by email: askhr@hrsa.gov or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email RA-Request@hrsa.gov . You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays).

    Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:
  • A current Resume - For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial . If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates (month/year) for paid and non-paid work experience, including the average number of hours worked per week for each job title listed. You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment. If we cannot determine that you have performed qualifying duties for at least one year, then you may be rated ineligible.
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Other supporting documents to be submitted with application:
    • Personnel Orders: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of latest personnel orders in lieu of SF-50.
    • College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education).
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), if current or former Federal employee.
    • If you are currently serving in a pay banded position, please include a copy of your pay band chart with your application.


    For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/22/2019

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.