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Join the Team! The Data Intake and Injury Information Branch in the Division of Hazard and Injury Data Systems is seeking a Statistician (Data Scientist). The Division has primary responsibility for planning, development, implementation, evaluation and quality control of injury data collection programs. The Division is responsible for designing, implementing, and operating the various national data systems used by the Commission to collect, maintain, and assure quality data.
The Statistician (Data Scientist) will be responsible for performing the following duties:
- Use knowledge of statistical theory, computer programming techniques, and Commission databases to provide statistical and programming support for the Commission’s Injury Cost Model.
- Use knowledge and experience in questionnaire construction to develop survey instruments for statistical studies and serve as a questionnaire consultant to other Directorate analysts in their projects.
- Initiate, design, monitor, and evaluate statistical studies in collaboration or consultation with analysts from other Divisions or other government agencies.
- Use knowledge of automatic data processing, demographic data, and of Commission databases to provide computer generated tables of summary data for internal and external dissemination, such as product summary reports and Annual Report tables which may include coefficients of variation and population rates.
- Prepare documents and oral presentation to acquaint data users with the limitations and potential uses of Commission data.
- Combine knowledge of automatic data processing with knowledge of statistical theory to develop computer programs for use by Commission staff in the evaluations of data trends for individual products as well as for product groups. Develop presentations explaining the use of computer programs as well as the interpretation of the results of the computer programs.
- Use knowledge of data collection methodologies, computer programming techniques, and Commission databases to evaluate the quality of surveillance and investigate activities of the Directorate. Use findings to make recommendations for improvements to data collection applications and to develop and implement new quality control procedures and programs.
- Explore alternative methods of in-depth data collection from injured parties. Assess the feasibility, limitations, costs, and advantages of identified methods.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition to the mandatory education requirement, all applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
GS-11: 1) Using software to write programs to conduct data quality checks, detect abnormalities, and create data summaries and reports; 2) applying statistical techniques to analyze datasets; 3) developing data for sampling, maintaining a statistical sample, or conducting data collection activities with minimal assistance; 4) assisting with developing new studies, surveys or data collection methods; and 5) experience with preparing operating procedures or training materials.
GS-12: 1) evaluating, linking and integrating data from complex statistical survey, census data, or other large data sets; 2) use of statistical and/or data processing software/programs to create data collection, quality control and/ or data processing; 3) managing, developing or monitoring study components such as training materials, programming specifications, end user requirements etc.; and 4) assisting in the analysis, writing related reports and making professional presentations.
GS-13: 1) applying statistical theory and techniques to analyze, plan and organize data collection and processing efforts for large censuses, surveys or data collection efforts; 2) independently leading a team to conduct stakeholder analysis of a software development project; 3) knowledge of statistical modeling for maintaining supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms; and 4) plan statistical analyses, write related reports and make professional presentations on such.
Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience or based on job titles alone. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.
Mandatory Education Requirement. All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify:
Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics or 15 semester hours in a combination of mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics. In addition to the 15 semester hours, applicants must have 9 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.
Combination of education and experience — courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have 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.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirements indicated above, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:
GS-12: There is no substitution for specialized experience for this grade level. Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience (as stated above) equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level.
GS-13: There is no substitution for specialized experience for this grade level. Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience (as stated above) equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.
You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable, All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.
All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
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