Basic Qualifications for AD-0601: Applicants must possess a degree with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. In addition to the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate is required in one or more of the following: disease prevention or related health sciences, public health, epidemiology, social or behavioral science.
Basic Qualifications for AD-1530:
(A) Applicants must 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 OR
(B) Have a combination of education described 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, and sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. In addition to the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate is required.
Basic Qualifications for AD-0101
Applicants must have degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
In addition to the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate is required.
Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience. Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as experience planning, managing, organizing and/or directing an epidemiology/statistical research program or health survey program.
Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/.
The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SBRS position, annually, and upon termination of employment. Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration. You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques used to study health status and public health programs such as chronic disease and nutrition.
Comprehensive knowledge of public health programs, such as health and nutritional status, infectious disease activities and other health related topics in order to design and investigate trends and developments affecting the nations health.
Skill in designing and managing large and highly complex health or health related surveys or studies that are based on current theory, science , and state-of-the art practice.
Ability to negotiate and represent the Division in a variety of settings.
Ability to administer a complex scientific program and supervise and direct a scientific, technical and administrative support staff to achieve program goals and objectives, such as planning and developing budgets, establishing long range plans and schedules, determining goals and objectives and providing advice and counsel to employees.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required Yes
6. One-year probationary period may be required. NO
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses maybe authorized: Yes
8. Bargaining Unit Position: NO
9. Drug Screening Required: NO
10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: Yes