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Job Title: Statistician (Health) - Term Appointment
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Statistician (Health) - Term Appointment
  • Conducts statistical analyses of research project and hospital quality assessment data using statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, SigmaPlot and /or Splus, etc.);
  • Evaluates available statistical procedures to determine which will perform the desired statistical analysis, computations or output format;
  • Design, develop, and adapt mathematical and statistical methods for the analysis of research data;
  • Collect, organize, manage, analyze, and interpret highly specialized health care data from large databases;
  • Exercises extensive technical judgement to interpret the existing documentation, assesses additional information needed, selects sources of appropriate data, and adapts existing systems to new requirements;
  • Coordinates data from different databases in preparation for integrated analysis;
  • Ensures the accuracy of measurements that data collected represents;
  • Investigates sources and magnitude of error in research data;
  • Utilizes mathematical and/or statistical methods to measure, correlate, and reduce to numerical form data collected in health services, epidemiological, clinical and biomedical research projects;
  • Assists with preparation and dissemination of statistical results including manuscripts and abstract writing related to statistical analysis of research data resulting in publications in peer-reviewed scientific and technical journals and presentations at research meetings;
  • Participates in preparation of written reports and oral presentations;
  • Maintains electronic data files for projects as assigned by researcher, including the integrity of data collection processes, and the analysis of data results;
  • Maintains one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical analysis software;
  • Conducts evaluations of data collection, reduction, processing, and analysis methodologies in preparation for research grant submissions;
  • Utilizes knowledge of relational database systems (e.g., Microsoft ACCESS, SQL Server, etc.);
  • Assists in the design of data collection protocols and forms used to conduct scientific research studies; and
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredNOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year, 1 day). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

Basic Requirements: You must meet one of the following Basic Requirements below to be eligible for the Statistician (Health), GS-1530-12. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

Degree: Successful completion of a Bachelor's (or higher) degree 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. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. ~OR~

Combination of education and experience --
courses as shown 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. ~AND~

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must meet the following Minimum Qualification Requirement:

Experience:
You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Statistician (Health). Typically, we would find this experience in responsibilities that required performing a full range of professional statistical work. Specialized experience includes demonstrated work experience performing statistician work for health care research projects; broad knowledge and skill using complex statistical computer software and program development to analyze and manipulate data from a wide range of research projects; participating in the preparation of written reports and presentations that summarize the analysis of data; assisting with preparation and dissemination of statistical results; solving complex research problems and advising others on the solution; participating in data collection and dissemination; establishing and maintaining computerized databases; and providing consultation in the application of statistical techniques. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Logical Systems Design
  • Research


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • Transcript


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year, 1 day). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

Basic Requirements: You must meet one of the following Basic Requirements below to be eligible for the Statistician (Health), GS-1530-12. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

Degree: Successful completion of a Bachelor's (or higher) degree 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. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. ~OR~

Combination of education and experience --
courses as shown 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. ~AND~

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must meet the following Minimum Qualification Requirement:

Experience:
You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Statistician (Health). Typically, we would find this experience in responsibilities that required performing a full range of professional statistical work. Specialized experience includes demonstrated work experience performing statistician work for health care research projects; broad knowledge and skill using complex statistical computer software and program development to analyze and manipulate data from a wide range of research projects; participating in the preparation of written reports and presentations that summarize the analysis of data; assisting with preparation and dissemination of statistical results; solving complex research problems and advising others on the solution; participating in data collection and dissemination; establishing and maintaining computerized databases; and providing consultation in the application of statistical techniques. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Logical Systems Design
  • Research


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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