Mathematical Statistician-1529-11/12


Vacancy ID: 856961   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-856961   USAJOBS Control Number: 339534300

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1. Title of Job

Mathematical Statistician-1529-11/12
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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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

12. Special Knowledge

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16. Availability Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Mathamatical Statistician

21. Geographic Availability

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052045069 Jefferson, AR

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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 descriptions below, choose one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529.

A. I have a degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
B. I have a 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, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not meet any of the education or experience requirements above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one answer which best describes your experience and/or education that meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-11

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service that includes independently developing statistical analyses, mathematical models, and applying the appropriate statistical analysis and data processing software in the evaluation of broad and comprehensive research projects.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., (education must be related to the position).
C. I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (education must be related to the position)
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one answer which best describes your experience and/or education that meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-12

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that includes skill in applying a wide range of complex statistical analyses, mathematical models, and applying the appropriate statistical analysis and data processing software in the evaluation of broad and comprehensive research projects.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education 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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Write critical statistical reviews and evaluations of biomedical data, mathematical and/or statistical methods, procedures and concepts.

5. Provide advice on statistical aspects of research studies to include protocol design, definition of outcomes, sample size and power, methods of statistical analysis, interim monitoring, and the analysis of results.

6. Develop new statistical and mathematical hypotheses for biomedical research studies using state-of-the-art statistical methods.

7. Apply principles and techniques of probability theory, estimation,
inference, quality control, etc. to a variety of situations and problems.

8. Develop or implement analytical or mathematical models for use in preparing data collection/evaluation criteria for research studies.

9. Evaluate available data or data to be collected to determine if statistical and mathematical hypotheses can be tested.

10. Define and develop new methods, tests, and procedures to evaluate new, novel, or complex problems.

11. Use statistical computing packages (e.g. SAS, SUDDAN, SPSS, S-Plus, STATA, etc.) to perform statistical analyses.

12. Apply computerized mathematical models to the statistical analysis of research data.

13. Prepare reports on the progress of projects to include documentation of methods of analysis, computer programs developed, and the results of the analyses.

14. Collaborate with scientists on the preparation of manuscripts and reports on statistical findings of research studies.

15. Write reports that summarize and analyze statistical data for publication.

16. Makes recommendations to others to accept, and/or adopt, or act on recommendations and determinations.

17. Works with scientific staff in providing consultation in the application of statistical theories, techniques and methods of gathering and or interpreting quantified information on various scientific and programs issues.

18. Interprets data, explaining the mathematical or statistical techniques and limitations.

Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification.   Please review your responses to this questionnaire to ensure their accuracy. Failure to respond to this question will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

19. 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.

A. Yes
B. No