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    **This vacancy announcement is amended to extend the closing date.

    As a Director, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), you will:

    • Provide executive leadership, strategic direction and managerial oversight in the design, development, and operation of statistical information systems that guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people;
    • Serve as senior advisor to the HHS Secretary and other HHS officials on activities related to health statistics, statistical and health information issues, and a strengthened health statistics function at the domestic and international levels;
    • Provide executive leadership and strategic direction for the planning, development, and implementation of all NCHS statistical programs and policies, and managerial oversight through subordinate supervisors;
    • Provide expert advice and leadership on methods and utilization of technological innovations in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data on health status and characteristics of the population;
    • Provide leadership and executive direction with complex problems such as research and the creation of health indices, evaluate ongoing programs and activities including vital statistics, health surveys, and various research projects related to statistical theory and scientific methodology; and oversee the development of new programs;
    • Serve on the HHS Data Council and provide leadership in all aspects of data processing activities to include developing a data collection strategy, coordinating HHS data collection systems, implementing plans to fill existing health and health expenditure data gaps, enhancing analytic capabilities and data accessibility, protecting data confidentiality; and developing and implementing data standards;
    • Represent NCHS and HHS in executive-level and sub-cabinet level meetings, congressional hearings, national and international organizations, and associations to enhance the quality and comparability of statistics worldwide.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1530 Statistics

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535366700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.