Job Overview


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 open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is October 11, 2016. After this date additional referral lists will be created every 30 days up until the vacancy closes. This announcement covers multiple positions within the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) through March 13, 2017. **If necessary, additional cut-off dates will be established throughout the open period of the announcement depending on the hiring needs of the agency.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) in Rockville, MD.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-SAMHSA-MP-16-1781449 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

All Current PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in this position are encouraged to apply via Merit Promotion procedures listed above.  If selected from this vacancy announcement, you will become a Federal Employee.

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.


·  Identifies specific statistical research areas that merit investigation, develops new hypotheses and approaches for studies, and evaluates the feasibility of such endeavors. 

·  Initiates, plans, execute, and controls statistical studies, which are designed for the purpose of identifying, analyzing, and reporting on behavioral health-related issues. 

·  Advises management on the selection of an appropriate study design, on statistical analysis, and in interpretation of study results.

·  Prepares analyses of statistical reports for distribution to staff and for transmittal to managers

·  Serves as a technical expert with respect to all phases of statistical interpretation. 

·  Provides technical advice to peers and senior managers within and outside of organization on statistical methods and techniques.

·  Prepares reviews of contract deliverables such as analysis plans, statistical models, and reports.

·  Advises on statistical aspects of surveys, such as the design and implementation of establishment surveys.

·  Prepares and plans sampling strategies, data editing specifications, quantitative data analysis, and statistical modeling.

·  Prepares an explanation of the methodologies, results, and relevance of issues and problems under study. 

·  Presents results to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.

·  May serve as a project leader, assuming responsibility for the development of project planning, coordination of overall team efforts, and maintaining appropriate lines of communication.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No