EDUCATION REQUIREMENT INSTRUCTIONS: When applying for positions with a Basic Education
Requirement you MUST provide official
and/or unofficial transcripts that state a degree was conferred in the
appropriate field. Please see below for the specific education and/or
combination of basic education and experience requirement. You must provide any
additional information to support you meet this Education Requirement as
outlined, where the major field of study is not readily identified. (Copies of
Degrees or course listings are not adequate information to meet the Basic
EDUCATION: MUST possess a bachelor's degree
(or higher) 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. (Transcript Required)
OF BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must
possess a combination of education 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 and experience which 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. (Transcripts
and Detailed Documentation Required)
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS In addition to meeting the basic education
requirement, you must also possess specialized experience as described below to
qualify for this position.
Experience: MUST possess one (1)
year of specialized experience equipped with the particular knowledge, skills,
and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Statistician (Health)
position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To
be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11
level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include:
designing and performing statistical analysis (i.e., longitudinal repeated
measures analysis, multivariable statistical modeling, logistic regression,
survival analysis, etc.) for healthcare outcome studies; advising investigators
and other research associates on database design; utilizing statistical
software (i.e., Statistical Analysis System (SAS) or other comparable software)
to perform statistical analyses; constructing large-scale, complex databases;
and preparing detailed summary reports and presenting complex statistical
findings. NOTE: A full year of work is considered to be
35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the
basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to
receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their
duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week
spent in such employment.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Knowledge of
statistical theory and applications necessary to identify appropriate analytic
frameworks and techniques.
2. Ability to oversee
data collection activities of participating sites, review quality of data, and
work with staff to identify and resolve problems with data collection.
3. Skill with
communication both written and verbal.
4. Ability to work
with diverse teams of interdisciplinary researchers and support staff.
5. Skill in managing
and analyzing complex data sets using statistical software.
Physical Demands: The work is
sedentary; may require periods of walking, standing, bending, or driving a
motor vehicle; and frequently carries research records and other similar
materials. The work doesn't require any special physical effort.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.