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Job Title:Statistician, GS-1530-12/13

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:R-OCSPP-DE-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1530-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy announcement amended to extend closing date.

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.

This position is located in Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Risk Assessment Division, Existing Chemicals Assessment Branch, Washington, DC.  
For more information on this office, visit their website:  www.epa.gov/ocspp

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements. (See Qualifications Section)
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
  • You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:

You will:
- Perform computer simulations in the development of human health and environmental risk assessments for new and existing chemical.

- Apply modeling techniques or adapts biologically-based mathematical models and statistical procedures and methodologies to address questions related to various endpoint associated with chemical-specific and biotechnology-specific exposures.

- Review, analyze, synthesize, and interpret standard toxicological data from experimental animals and epidemiological data from many sources related to the effects of chemicals and mixtures of chemical substances.

- Discuss statistical studies and complex retrievals of data from toxicological studies on new and existing chemical with personnel from within and outside of the organization.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described
below to qualify for this position.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least
one year of specialized experience related to this position as described
below:

To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full
time experience defined as applying statistical techniques and methods for the development of computer simulations in support of human health and environmental risk assessments of new and existing chemicals.    

 

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full
time experience defined as applying modeling techniques to address questions related to chemical-specific and biotechnology specific exposure; analyzing toxicological data from experimental animals; analyzing epidemiological data to determine the effect of chemicals and mixtures of chemical substances.

 

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to apply statistical theories, techniques, and methods in the development of human health and environmental risk assessments for new and existing chemical; 2) Knowledge of scientific principles, methods and techniques in human health risk assessments using statistical data; 3) Skill in applying analytical mathematical, and statistical theories to evaluate data; 4) Skill in applying statistical procedures to address chemical and biotechnology specific exposure; 5) Skill in analyzing and interpreting data to identify toxicological effects from chemical substances; 6) Skill in oral communication; 7) Ability to communicate various types of bio-statistical information pertaining to new and existing chemicals.


A. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university 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

OR                                                         

B. Combination of education and eperience -- 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.

As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement.  However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA.  More information on verification of education can be found here:
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options!  Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit
Benefits
.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

If you have part-time work experience, read this:  (http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm)

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.   To be
considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM
Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the
USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office
listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior
to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete
application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.

Additional information can be found on our web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Charles Phillips
Phone: 800-433-9633
Fax: 919-541-2186
Email: phillips.charles@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, MD C639-02
Research Triangle Pk, NC
27711
US
Fax: 919-541-2186

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

Control Number: 335697900
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