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Job Title:  Distinguished Consultant (Supervisory Mathematical Statistician)
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-AD-13-773325

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $199,700.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 12, 2012 to Thursday, January 10, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hyattsville, MD United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Non Citizens


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42.  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers.  No previous federal experience is required.  This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above.
This position is located in the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), within the Statistical Research and Survey Design Staff (SRSDS) in Hyattsville, MD.


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CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


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The incumbent will serve as the Chief of the Statistical Research and Survey Design Staff of approximately 10 to 20 statisticians, who conduct research, provide technical assistance and participate in professional activities.  Develop and direct a program of basic and applied statistical research, particularly relevant to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), but also to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal statistical system. Develop and direct a program of technical assistance and collaboration, particularly for other programs within NCHS but also for programs outside of NCHS.  Conduct individual and collaborative research and technical assistance. Disseminate such work to the scientific community via oral presentations and peer-reviewed and other publications. Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with outside researchers and professional associations.


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Basic Qualifications for AD-1529: 


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 combination of education and experience providing knowledge equivalent to 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. In addition applicants must possess a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in statistics or a related field. 


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 to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in the design and analysis of complex sample surveys; basic and applied statistical research and technical assistance; dissemination of research via oral presentations and peer-reviewed and other publications; and leadership and/or management experience. Research, applied experience and interest in public health are also desirable.


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:

Must be cleared by CDC security for suitability.


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 listed below 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.  


1.   High degree of prominence and expertise in statistics, and a distinguished record of accomplishments, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations in statistical research and applications, such that the individual can readily command the respect of SRSDS, NCHS, and the outside scientific community as well as direct a program of statistical research and technical assistance related to public health.

2.   Knowledge of current research and methodology in the areas of survey design, data analysis, and the use of statistical methods to solve important problems, such that SRSDS can serve NCHS’s mission to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.

3.   Experience that demonstrates leadership ability and the ability to form coalitions and partnerships, to be able to lead SRSDS effectively and foster collaborations with the rest of NCHS and the outside scientific community.

4.   Experience that demonstrates the ability to direct and manage a program of statistical research and technical assistance, including establishing research directions, strategic plans and policies, developing and presenting budgets, evaluating program accomplishments, and building and maintaining a diverse staff.

5.   Experience that indicates the ability to deal effectively with and explain complex statistical issues to high-level government officials, the scientific and academic communities, national or international medical and health-related organizations, diverse community and non-governmental groups, and the public at large.





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.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized.

8. Bargaining Unit Position:  No

9. Drug Screening Required:  No

10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.



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Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 positions. 


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 773325.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Atlanta Customer HelpDesk at (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@CDC.GOV.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


  1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

  3. Other supporting documents:

  4.      - College Transcripts

         - Foreign education evaluation

         - SF-50 (if prior federal service) 

Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.


For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 10, 2013.


CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
TDD: 8665394484
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center Executive Resources
1600 Clifton Rd


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  When the vacancy announcement closes, an evaluation of your qualifications will be determined by a panel of experts.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

You will receive notice via email, or by mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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