Epidemiologist


Vacancy ID: 771330   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-MP-13-771330   USAJOBS Control Number: 329421400

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 771330
1. Title of Job

Epidemiologist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.


12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

Are you currently employed with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a permanent Career-Conditional or Career employee?
01 Yes
02 No

13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Epidemiologist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

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.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

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.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.