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Job Title:Statistician

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIMHD-DE-13-759864

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 to Thursday, October 18, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1530-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

 

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated Statistician, with experience advising and collaborating with scientists in hpothesis formulation, determining research design, and data collection procedures and instruments, and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institutes of Health.

 

We are seeking candidates in the following Institutes:

 

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.  It plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health; conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships.  For more information, visit   http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/

 

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) primarily supports research that lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Institute's research training programs help provide the next generation of scientists.  For more information, visit http://www.nigms.nih.gov/.

Additional Selections may be made from this Announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • There is an education requirement - transcripts are required.

DUTIES:

As a Statistician, you will use your expertise to: 

  • Serve as an advisor to scientists in hypothesis formulation, determination of research desigh, and selection of data collection procedures.
  • Initiate, formulate, plan, execute and control statistical studies.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports of study results to include discussion of substantive research objectives.
  • Prepare explanations of the methodologies, results, and relevance of issues and problems under study.
  • Disseminate results of research projects in manuscripts, an special reports, and present results to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify for a 1530 Statistician position, you MUST possess the following:

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 is 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.
OR

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.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

To qualify for a GS-1530 Statistician at the GS-11 level, you MUST possess at least one of the following:

A.  3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree;

OR

B. A combination of education and experience. Experience must include 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;

OR
C. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks and responsibilities: gathering and organizing narrative and statistical information using established methods, techniques, and precedents, such as questionnaires, interviews, review of computer data, and comparison of past, present, and related program functions; applying a full range and sequence of analytical steps appropriate for assigned studies, or portions of studies, from planning through fact-finding to reporting results; drafting recommendations for modifying, revising, or implementing procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations; developing reports of recommendations for consideration by management; using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques such as: literature search; working measurement; task analysis and job structuring; productivity charting; determining staff to workload ratios; organization design; space planning; development and administration of questionnaires; flowcharting of work processes; graphing; and calculation of means, modes, standard deviations, or similar statistical measures.

 

To qualify for a GS-1530 Statistician at the GS-12 level, you MUST possess at least One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks and responsibilities: establishing study methods and techniques to be utilized in studies and audits; interpreting findings resulting from studies that are independently developed; developing recommendations for program officials and supervisors that are accepted by operating components; recommendations include work method or procedural changes, systems variations, and acceptance of new technology developments;  analyzing and evaluating, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives; analyzing and preparing program status reports for review at all levels; reviewing internal processes and procedures, making recommendations for improvements to promote efficiency and cost savings; performing program cost analyses such as development of life cycle or other cost analyses of projects, or performance of cost benefit or economic evaluations of programs; and developing various statistical tables and reports, new or modified work methods, management processes and procedures for administering program services, guidelines and procedures for program operations. 

 

To qualify for a GS-1530 Statistician at the GS-13 level, you MUST possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks and responsibilities: planning, designing, implementing and managing a statistical research program; establishing study methods and techniques to be utilized in studies and audits; interpreting findings resulting from studies that are independently developed; developing recommendations for program officials and supervisors that are accepted by operating components; (recommendations include work method or procedural changes, systems variations, and acceptance of new technology developments); analyzing and evaluating, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives; analyzing and preparing program status reports for review at all levels; reviewing internal processes and procedures, making recommendations for improvements to promote efficiency and cost savings; performing program cost analyses such as development of life cycle or other cost analyses of projects, or performance of cost benefit or economic evaluations of programs; and developing various statistical tables and reports, new or modified work methods, management processes and procedures for administering program services, guidelines and procedures for program operations. View Assessment Questions

 


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts at time of application. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series for qualification purposes. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm of the closing date, Thursday, October 18, 2012, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.  

 

We are unable to pay relocation expenses. 

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. 

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

 

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .



HOW TO APPLY:

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 759864.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Thursday, October 18, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Wendy Evans
Phone: (301)402-7521
Email: EVANSW@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Thursday, October 18, 2012, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

Control Number: 328027900
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