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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-12.A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-0601-12.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in designing, overseeing, implementing and conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies, scientific studies or surveys.
4. Consult on, monitor, and measure the outcome of assigned programs through studies that evaluate the effectiveness of subject activities in meeting needs of program participants.
5. Participate with scientists and program consultants in various aspects of the study or survey design process.
6. Conduct search or review of existing literature and data to identify research gaps or to provide context for interpretation of study data.
7. Provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of procedures, methods and strategies for obtaining and using scientific data.
8. Evaluate project/study data collection, quality control, and/or data utilizations methods to ensure accurate interpretation of results.
9. Analyze study or project implementation procedures for improvement.
10. Identify and evaluate a wide range of health conditions in a specialty area utilizing established and newly developed scientific and technical methods and practices.
11. Analyze complex data sets using advanced statistical software for scientific studies or surveys.
12. Comprehend the statistical assumptions underlying the analytic techniques employed.
13. Analyze data using one or more of the following: SAS, SPSS, SUDAAN for scientific studies or surveys..
14. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally as it relates to public health science.
15. Conduct presentations to community or professional groups as it relates to research or public health studies.
16. Collaborate with analyst and statisticians to develop joint analyses and publications.
17. Write comprehensive epidemiologic reports based upon research using established and state of the art techniques.
18. Develop health-related educational or informational materials to facilitate sharing of scientific advice.
19. Participate in the synthesis of epidemiologic data to be applied toward designing effective prevention programs and practice guidelines.
20. Interact with key partners in the adaptation of electronic health records for injury and disease surveillance.
21. Consult with partners to incorporate work relevant fields in the electronic health record.
22. Comprehend the strengths and limitation of electronic health records for occupational health surveillance.
23. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.