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Basic Qualifications for Epidemiologist, GS-0601-15
1. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-0601-15.A. I have a degree: major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
Basic Qualifications for Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15
2. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15.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 or 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Basic Qualifications for Statistician, GS-1530-15
3. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Statistician, GS-1530-15.A. I have a degree: 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.
Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist GS-0601-15, Mathematical Statistician GS-1529-15, or Statistician GS-1530-15
4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist GS-601-15, Mathematical Statistician GS-1529, or Statistician GS-1530 GS-15.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, applying professional expertise in the areas of health, allied, epidemiology and statistical science in the control of and prevention of diseases or injuries and/or tobacco research to include organizing, directing studies and defining the population aspects contributing to public health. Supervising a team of professionals who evaluate, lead and direct studies of the health or allied science, epidemiological, and statistical aspects of public health issues and problems.
5. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your eligibility for this position.
Ability to implement new science programs and revise existing science programs.
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.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
6. Oversee statistical and epidemiological development of science policies, regulations, and practices for consistency across program areas.
7. Develop and implement statistical and epidemiological science policies and programs involving the most complex and highest priority matters.
8. Participate as a statistical and epidemiological expert in complex and unprecedented science and research programs and regulatory operations.
Knowledge in product review and regulatory document development.
9. Serve as expert in the development of programs and procedures related to evaluation of FDA-regulated products.
10. Develop new concepts, principles and approaches in regulatory science to promote and protect public health.
11. Serve as statistical/epidemiological expert in contributing to development of regulations or guidance applicable to FDA-regulated products.
Ability to supervise and manage scientific staff.
12. Manage and assess the work of regulatory scientists.
13. Evaluate work products provided by scientists to ensure they are scientifically valid and consistent with FDA regulations and policies.
14. Plan and establish long- and short-range goals for the program area.
Skill in oral communication.
15. Advise staff on procedures and methods for implementing new legislation and regulations.
16. Make presentations at conferences and professional meetings before stakeholders on applicable regulations and policies.
17. Provide expert advice and counsel concerning approaches and options in relation to stated goals and objectives.
18. Represent an organization in dealing with individuals such as the Congress, Federal agencies, State, local and foreign governments, industry, professional organizations and public interest groups.
Skill in written communication.
19. Draft documents embodying science programs and program proposals and decisions related to the protection of public health.
20. Draft responses to public comments received on proposed science regulations.
21. Direct the preparation, clearance and finalization of an organization's responses to inquiries covering science programs issues.
22. Write articles, position papers, press releases, answers to frequently asked questions, summaries or briefs on scientific programs for non-scientific audiences.