Join the team! The position is in the Division of Hazard Analysis (EPHA), Directorate for Epidemiology (EP), Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). EPHA serves as the technical center for the Commission in the areas of injury statistics and special studies. The Division plans, designs, develops and tests statistical methods to support hazard analysis as well as reviews, evaluates and analyzes data on potential hazards.Learn more about this agency
As a Mathematical Statistician, the selectee will be responsible for the initiation, formulation, and planning of major statistical studies, design of automated data retrieval and analysis procedures, and will make formal and informal presentations on the data, methods, and findings within EPHA to audiences inside and outside of CPSC.
Additionally, this selectee will perform the following activities:
- Initiate, plan, develop, and direct statistical studies concerning surveillance and investigation of death and injuries attributable to the use of consumer products, often as part of multi-disciplinary project teams.
- Prepare, implement, and oversee automatic data processing programs for the selection and assignment of NEISS (National Electronic Injury Surveillance System) cases for investigation.
- Provide a basis for interpretation and estimation of the frequency and severity of product-related injuries, as reported by NEISS and by other sources.
- Advise, consult, and assist other Division and Directorate staff on statistical methods for their research projects and special studies, and in the planning and implementation of these projects.
- Determine sample designs to provide unbiased, statistically valid data and to satisfy the objectives and criteria of a continuing national injury investigation and surveillance system.
- Use knowledge of automatic data processing to initiate, plan, develop, and direct special studies to evaluate the quality of surveillance and investigative activities of the Directorate for Epidemiology. Develop criteria and establishes priorities for the selection and assignment of investigations of consumer products-related deaths and injuries from all sources for the continuing national injury surveillance investigation program.
- Evaluate current projects and research findings on the basis of independent review and comparative analyses of surveillance and investigative data available in the Commission and through outside agencies, such as the National Center for Health Statistics and the United States Fire Administration, to determine deficiencies and gaps in knowledge on product-related injuries. Recommend new areas of research and formulates specific hypotheses and research problems to be investigated.
- Respond to data requests (monthly, bi-annual, and ad-hoc) in support of CPSC’s cooperative work with external voluntary standards development organizations; and complete Product Safety Assessments as requested by CPSC’s Office of Compliance.
The duties listed above are written at the full performance level (GS-13). If selected for a lower level position, duties would be modified accordingly.
Occasional travel - Up to 25% travel in Local Commuting Area
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