Distinguished Consultant (Supervisory Mathematical Statistician)


Vacancy ID: 773325   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-AD-13-773325   USAJOBS Control Number: 329860900

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1. Title of Job

Distinguished Consultant (Supervisory Mathematical Statistician)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

Are you currently employed as a Distinguished Consultant under Title 42 209(F) at CDC?
6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Mathematical Statistician

21. Geographic Availability

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240830033 Hyattsville, MD

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, AD-1529.

A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that includes a major field of study or specific course requirements that include 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. OR Combination of education and experience at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
B. I do not possess the requirements as described above.

2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, AD-1529.

A. I possess senior level experience in developing and directing a program of basic and applied statistical research.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Agency Specific Qualification Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, AD-1529.

A. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an academic field related to the Mathematical Statistician.

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.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Conceive, plan and direct research-related programs and projects that address statistical aspects of public health issues of interest to decision makers and other data users.

5. Identify, develop and implement appropriate statistical methods, contribute to the appropriate design of surveys, and conduct the analysis and dissemination of survey and other data and research reports.

6. Monitor research programs and individual projects to identify issues and concerns that may adversely impact on-going research.

7. Develop and conduct research projects that address statistical aspects of public health issues of interest to the public health community.

Knowledge of accepted research methods related to survey design, data analysis, and quality control.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Contribute to the appropriate design of surveys and other data collection systems to ensure that the resulting data will meet the analytic needs to address public health issues of interest.

9. Conduct and contribute to the appropriate analysis of survey and other data to provide valid information about important public health issues.

10. Design, develop, test and implement data quality control procedures to ensure continuous assessment and evaluation of survey data.

11. Monitor data quality trends and issues to identify systemic problems that impact the quality and reliability of survey data and resulting research reports and data files.

12. Advise on the operational aspects of large surveys and other data collection programs to ensure that high quality data are collected to support the development of public health related and/or survey related research products.

13. Ensure research methodologies and science adhere to the highest ethical standards and procedures for protecting privacy and confidentiality in data products.

Ability to communicate the results of statistical research verbally.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

14. Interpret findings related to study design, statistical analysis, or data management aspects of a research project; lead discussions with research project teams designed to plan, coordinate and make decisions.

15. Act as a spokesperson on health related and/or survey related data, statistics, research findings and controversial issues.

16. Present results of research projects to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.

17. Participate in national and international conferences and workshops related to statistics and health related data and/or survey data.

Describe your experience in presenting statistics and health related data to the professional and scientific community.

Ability to communicate the results of statistical research in writing.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

18. Review reports and papers for scientific merit and statistical validity, reliability and consistency.

19. Prepare comprehensive reports of theoretical and applied statistical research, which include discussion of research objectives, statistical and substantive public health related issues, and study results.

20. Disseminate results of research projects to include publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts and special reports.

21. Supervise the development of documents used to conduct day to day business such as policies, standard operating procedures, standards and guidelines.

Ability to lead and represent a program of statistical research and technical assiatance.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

22. Represent a health related and/or survey related statistical research program with internal and external customers that influence national policy issues and trends; ascertain data requirements and appropriate analyses to support decision making and policy development.

23. Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with researchers and program officials throughout the statistical and public health communities, public and private research foundations, and professional associations.

24. Organize meetings, conferences and consortia to stimulate dialogue about developments related to the fields of statistics and public health.

25. Advise public, private or international entities on more complex aspects of statistical design and analysis for health related data.

26. 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.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered 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.