STATISTICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Posted
Dec 07, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Oversees Research Design and Analysis Methods
  • Acts as the subject matter expert in the field of biostatistics to support and advise the Headquarters Air Force Family Advocacy (cont below)
  • (Cont from above) Program Director of Research and System Integration and Chief Air Force Family Advocacy Program in review of proposed research projects
  • Provides technical support for the use of the commercial computer software for data analysis
  • Trains Research for Headquarters Air Force Family Advocacy Program staff members on the topics related to research design and statistical methodology


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • A terminal degree (PhD, DSc, ScD) in biostatistics is encouraged but not required
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions,

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
  • 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 or 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.

  • In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of complex analytical, mathematical, statistical, or actuarial theories, principles and practices to provide expert consultative guidance and advice on issues involving the theory or application of statistical methods in the field of healthcare. Knowledge of statistics in order to set up, test, evaluate, adapt and modify data quality metrics. Knowledge of statistical design and program verification and validation in making decisions that can affect health policies on the delivery of healthcare. Knowledge of the hospital organizational structure, clinical missions, programs, and requirements to study and analyze procedures related to provisions of medical staffing requirements, and data quality issues. Knowledge of facility system requirements and regulations in hospital administration, budget, personnel, and procurement to obtain information for studies and to perform necessary coordination to provide study results. Knowledge of automated system computer data and spreadsheets to monitor, extract, analyze data, obtain printouts and reports, and design system interfaces to ensure data quality. Knowledge of contractor, lead agent, and facility reporting requirements in managed care support contracts to ensure accurate data submissions for reports and studies.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Professional knowledge of principles and techniques involving AF Family Advocacy Program research as it pertains to domestic violence prevention and treatment. A complete working knowledge of inferential biostatistics and computer assisted data analysis.
    2. Up to date knowledge of study design and data analysis methods for a variety of study types including but not limited to descriptive studies, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses and systematic reviews, large retrospective and prospective cohort studies and predictive validity investigations.
    3. Knowledge of statistical software sufficient to select appropriate software applications in response to the specific requirements of analysis, study design, methods and research projects.
    4. A thorough working knowledge of the use of spreadsheets, word processing, graphic display, database, and applicable software.
    5. Knowledge of data collection techniques and the ability to describe data requirements and outputs.
    6. Ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral, with staff, patients, and the multi-disciplinary team.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11292040.

    Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here .

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

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