Deputy Director Principal, National Center for Health Statistics

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hyattsville, Maryland
Posted
Oct 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 01, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers. No previous federal experience is required. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and may provide entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.
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Responsibilities

As the Deputy Director Principal the incumbent will:
  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate the total vital health, and health-related statistics programs of the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Provide national and international leadership in vital and health statistics and epidemiology.
  • Coordinate the National Center for Health Statistics technical and scientific activities and initiatives with public and private health statistical agencies.
  • Oversee and provide guidance on the Public Health data standards and health classification programs.
  • Ensure that the National Center for Health Statistics data systems produce information needed by the Department of Health and Human Services to monitor change in health status and health care in response to legislation and Departmental Initiatives.
  • Research new scientific techniques and methods that can be implemented to improve the National Center for Health Statistics data collection methodology, survey methodology, data quality and reliability and statistical computation.
  • Oversee the advancement of knowledge and application in the core areas of measurement, collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and health statistics.
  • Foster support for the National Center for Health Statistics through consultation with experts in the fields of mathematical statistics and statistical analysis, survey design and methodology, cognition and survey measurement, questionnaire evaluation and design, small-area-estimation, missing-data and survey non-response, combined data, data quality, and data dissemination and confidentiality.
  • Provide overall direction of the National Center for Health Statistics' analytics program ensuring that it serves policy makers and researchers throughout the Executive and Legislative Branches of government with information on challenges and progress in meeting the country's health and health care needs, on the quality of care, and the use of statistical tools that enables the National Center for Health Statistics to efficiently disseminate its data and studies and a set of critical reports.
  • Ensure that Federal, Health and Human Services, and the Center for Disease Control's technical requirements and infrastructure are capable of supporting the National Center for Health Statistics' data collection activities in a manner that maximizes data access, visualization, and dissemination.
  • Coordinate and provide technical direction in the application of statistical and data science for data analysis and dissemination activities of the Center.
  • Improve the dissemination of NCHS by developing publications and data access systems to meet the wide range of user needs including early release products.
  • Coordinate data collection strategies and efforts through HHS Data Council, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the National Center for Health Statistics Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) and the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to develop and adopt data collection standards, develop and adopt practices to protect confidentiality, and address specific interests, problems or needs.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some CDC employees have been authorized to work virtually. However, when CDC is cleared to return back to work, you will be required to report to the location identified in the vacancy announcement for which you applied.


Qualifications

Current federal employees must be at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level to be considered for this position.

Basic Qualifications for RF-0602: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link) ; Association of American Medical Colleges (external link) ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link) ; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link) , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link) , a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience.

Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as planning, managing, organizing and/or directing an epidemiology/statistical research program or health survey program. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts or a list of applicable courses with their application package. This also applies to status applicants who are applying to a position in a different occupational series than they are currently or were previously appointed. Applicants who do not submit their transcripts (or list of applicable course work) will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application package (and/or resume) along with their responses to a self-certification question asking if they meet the basic qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Those deemed tentatively qualified will be referred for consideration. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official transcript prior to the final job offer. If the official transcript does not support the educational requirements of the position, the applicant will be considered ineligible for the position.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that:
  • The education credential have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs.
  • Such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program, or that full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

For further information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html.

Additional information

The executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience and may result in a higher salary than reflected above. This position is located in the National Center for Health Statistics, within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Hyattsville, MD.

This position is also being announced under vacancy announcement numbers HHS-CDC-RF-21-11240942 and HHS-CDC-RF-21-11241865. Applicants must apply to all three vacancy announcements to receive consideration for all three occupational series. Please carefully read the qualifications requirements in both vacancy announcements.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11256595

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
CDC Financial Disclosure: HHS fosters a work environment committed to government ethics. Through its ethics program, HHS seeks to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of executive branch employees. A conflict-free HHS allows its public servants to make impartial decisions based on the interests of the public when carrying out governmental responsibilities, to serve as good stewards of public resources, and to loyally adhere to the Constitution and laws of the United States. As an executive branch employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the criminal conflict of interest statutes. An introduction to federal ethics will be available during orientation. You must complete the remainder of your initial ethics training during your first three months at HHS. Further details on this will be provided during orientation.
You might be required to a file a public or confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment. You will receive formal notification if a disclosure report is required. This can require 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 the Deputy Ethics Counselor or Ethics Coordinator for your office, which you can find here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/contact-ogc/agency-deputy-ethics-counselors-and-ethics-coordinators/index.html

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

How You Will Be Evaluated: Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration. You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements, and show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Conditions of Employment:

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. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify participant.

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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. A 2 - year trial period may be required.

6. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may paid.

7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

8. Drug Screening Required: Yes

9. Recruitment incentive may be authorized: Yes

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

College Transcripts
Foreign education evaluation
SF-50 (if prior federal service)

Note: This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts or a list of applicable courses with their application package. This also applies to status applicants who are applying to a position in a different occupational series than they are currently or were previously appointed. Applicants who do not submit their transcripts (or list of applicable course work) will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application package (and/or resume) along with their responses to a self-certification question asking if they meet the basic qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Those deemed tentatively qualified will be referred for consideration. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official transcript prior to entry on duty. If the official transcript does not support the educational requirements of the position, the applicant will be considered ineligible for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/20/2021.

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.

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