Supervisory Epidemiologist


Vacancy ID: 875389   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-875389   USAJOBS Control Number: 341625300

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1. Title of Job

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01 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
02 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
03 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
04 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
05 I am an HHS Commissioned Corps Officer, Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
06 I do not meet any of the above.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Supervisory Epidemiologist

21. Geographic Availability

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241450031 Silver Spring, 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. Please read the following question carefully and select the one response that best describes your education as it pertains to the basic requirements for an Epidemiologist GS-601 position.

A. I have a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences.
B. I do not have the degree described in 'A' above.

2. Please read the following question carefully and select the one response that best describes your experience as it pertains to the specialized experience required for this Epidemiologist GS-601-14 position. Your response will be verified for accuracy. You must select one response.

A. I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal Service that included designing epidemiologic studies related to medical devices and radiological products; leading teams conducting epidemiologic studies to resolve epidemiologic issues; and presenting a program's policies or procedures to external stakeholder groups.
B. I do not have the experience that is described above in 'A'.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experience you have had that is related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the level descriptions listed below. For each statement, select the ONE response description that best describes your experience and record your selection.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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.

3. Develop epidemiologic and/or statistical methods for evaluating or improving medical devices and radiological products

4. Design projects to access disparate data sources to assist in epidemiologic research

5. Recommend technical solutions to resolve problems or issues encountered in epidemiologic studies that are large or complex (e.g. cross into other program areas/disciplines, involve unprecedented issues, etc.)

6. Provide technical guidance to staff on epidemiologic research techniques and theories

7. Analyze public health issues related to medical product safety to determine their impact on public health policies

8. Adapt existing analytical methods and techniques to resolve project problems

9. Review the quality and technical approaches used for evaluating post-market risks to ensure their scientific soundness and accuracy

10. Evaluate program operations to recommend efficiencies

11. Assign work to others based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates

12. Develop long-term priorities for a program

13. Provide program status updates to management

14. Recommend approaches or policies to resolve program problems or account for new rules or procedures

15. Lead an interdisciplinary team of public health professionals in medical device studies or related program operations

16. Brief senior management on problems related to scientific/technical project problems

17. Deliver presentations on the results of scientific studies at professional meetings and conferences

18. Present an organization's policies and programs to external stakeholder groups to gain acceptance or buy-in