Interdisciplinary Supervisory Social Scientist/Health Scientist/Statistician (Demography)


Vacancy ID: 833634   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-D2-13-833634   USAJOBS Control Number: 336648300

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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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.


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10. Lowest Grade

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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

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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 Supervisory Social Scientist
002 Supervisory Health Scientist
003 Supervisory Statistician (Demography)

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:


240830033 Hyattsville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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 Supervisory Social Scientist, GS-0101-15.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college or university.
B. I have a combination of education and experience which has provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Health Scientist, GS-0601-15.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position from an accredited college or university.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Statistician (Demography), GS-1530-15.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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.
B. I have a 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.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

4. From the description below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Social Scientist, GS-0101-15/ Supervisory Health Scientist, GS-0601-15/ Supervisory Statistician (Demography), GS-1530-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that includes developing plans and systems for solving statistical and methodological problems and planning and conducting scientific studies.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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

6. Identify, develop and implement appropriate statistical methods.

7. Conduct analysis and dissemination of survey data and research reports

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

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

10. Design 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.

12. Advise on the operational aspects of national health interview surveys to ensure quality data is collected to support the development of public health research products.

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

14. Monitor and review the work of subordinates.

15. Advise, counsel and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters.

16. Develop work plans to define work duties and establish performance standards.

17. Evaluate employee performance and provide feedback, including awards and constructive recommendations for improvement.

18. Identify and arrange development and training needs of employees.

19. Conduct a variety of supervisory administrative tasks such as approving timekeeping, travel, bonuses, awards, etc for subordinate staff.

20. Interview candidates for positions and recommend appointment, promotion or reassignment.

21. Develop methods to improve production or increase the quality of work in a health statistical research program.

22. Lead discussions with research projects teams designed to plan, coordinate and make decisions.

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

24. Interpret findings related to study design, statistical analysis, or data management aspects of a research project.

25. Act as a spokesperson on health interview data and statistics, research findings and controversial issues.

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

27. Participate in national and international conferences and workshops related to health data.

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

29. Prepare comprehensive reports of study results which include discussion of substantive public health issues and research objectives.

30. Disseminate results of research projects in a wide range of venues including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts and special reports.

31. Represent a health statistical research program with organizations that influence national health policy issues and trends.

32. Ascertain data requirements to support decision-making and policy development.

33. Establish and maintain a collaborative partnership with researchers and program officials involved in public health research.

34. Lead meetings, conferences and consortiums to stimulate dialogue about developments in the field of public health.

35. Advise public, private or international entities on more complex aspects of health interview data.

36. 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.
Please select a response from below to certify the accuracy of your assessment questionnaire.

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.