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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 Statistician (Health), GS-1530-14.A. I have a degree that includes 15 semester hours in statistics (or in math and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in the following: physical/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.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Statistician (Health), GS-1530-14.A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service to include experience in statistical design, methodology, processing and analysis.
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.
3. Serve as a program technical advisor developing methods and selecting techniques to conduct methodological research to improve sample surveys or experimental designs.
4. Collect, verify and adjust various health related information (e.g., diabetes, cancer, injury prevention, infectious diseases, etc.) expressed numerically and/or graphically.
5. Use standard data collection statistical tools and methods to collect and analyze program specific related data using such analysis techniques as life table analysis and longitudinal methods.
6. Perform computerized analyses to determine the adequacy of collected public health data needed to resolve scientific problems and modify existing techniques and practices to the applicable program.
7. Determine cause-effect relationships between environmental, social, and other health factors.
8. Provide advice and assistance for statistical projects or studies that are new or significant departures from the relationships established in previous problems, studies, or investigations, causing outcomes that are usually original in nature.
9. Advise on statistical matters and perform professional work requiring the design, development and adaptation of mathematical methods and techniques to statistical purposes.
10. Conduct analysis and evaluations to determine the suitability and adequacy of data collected and adapt procedures as needed.
11. Resolve a range of difficult technical problems in collecting extensive and varied health information data related to the assigned health program.
12. Perform evaluation of methodology used in specified health program studies to ensure the results are valid and reliable.
13. Make recommendations to senior officials on interpreting multiple, conflicting, or incomplete data.
14. Advise senior officials on technical issues central to initiating new statistical programs or major revisions to current statistical programs.
15. Design, develop and apply mathematical techniques to statistical research related to methodology used in research and evaluate the results.
16. Use computers and technology and their varied applications to accomplish projects, designs, plans, and reports.
17. Perform statistical analyses of public health survey data using statistical computing packages (e.g., SAS, SUDAAN, SPSS, 5-Plus, STATA, etc.).
18. Develop databases to identify scientific and/or health-related trends.
19. Evaluate data resulting from the application of statistical tools, models, methods and techniques to the public health areas.
20. Analyze the accuracy and validity of prior statistical data and determine if planned operations and processes are appropriate.
21. Recommend improvements for collecting and analyzing statistical data.
22. Design and develop new statistical models, methods, and/or techniques such as sample survey designs for related data collection.
23. Monitor and maintain center standards regarding survey design and methodology, where pertinent to the assigned public health area.
24. Plan and develop statistical theory and methodology for a specific segment of a survey or study (i.e., devises a mathematical model or simulates survey processes for survey segments).
25. Conduct original research to develop new analytical techniques when existing techniques are inadequate for handling specific health program area research problems.
26. Plan, design, and monitor the implementation of the design for analytic and descriptive surveys of status, programs, and services.
27. Develop, implement and coordinate national health interview surveys segments covering various health-related issues.
28. Develop the overall survey design, questionnaire, and methods and techniques to be utilized in the implementation of the surveys segments pertaining to the assigned health program and/or project.
29. Participate in oral discussions within the research project team in order to plan, coordinate, make decisions, and interpret findings related to study design, statistical analysis, or data management aspects of a research project.
30. Present results of research projects to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.
31. Convey information about the statistical aspects of a project to colleagues within the organization.
32. Write technical statistical reports based on the data collected.
33. Prepare technical or scientific papers, reports, chapters, and/or fact sheets with emphasis on providing statistical or numerical information.
34. Draft sections of grant proposals related to the statistical design or analyses of a research study.
35. 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.