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Statistician GS 12/13
Open/Close Date: 8/8/2022 – 8/12/2022
Salary: $89,834 – $138,868 per year
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products. CTP’s actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.
This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration and is located in Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), Division of Population Health Science (DPHS) located in Beltsville, Maryland.
· Preform scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting methods and techniques to statistical processes and conducting research that relates to the basic theories and science of statistics.
· Provides policy and procedural consultation, advice, and guidance on regulatory and compliance issues associated with the assigned organization.
· Provides recommendations based on substantial statistical, technical analysis and evaluation to plan and coordinate programs and activities on assigned issues.
· Presents reviews, research results, and data analyses in professional and public meetings and seminars in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.
· Collaborates with various scientific disciplines to develop endpoints and necessary measurements for scientific studies
The position of Statistician falls under the 1530 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 08/12/2022.
A. 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.
B. 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.
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The specialized experience must demonstrate one year of full-time work experience , or the equivalent if part-time (for example, an employee working 20 hours per week for a 12-month period should be credited with 6 months of experience.) Experience may have been obtained in either the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.
To qualify for the GS-12 position: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service, which includes researching, planning, and designing analytical techniques regarding statistical and scientific research studies and surveys; and communicating policies and procedures both orally and in writing on regulatory and compliance issues.
To qualify for the GS-13 position: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service, which includes researching, planning, and designing analytical techniques regarding statistical and scientific research studies and surveys; evaluating and summarizing statistical results derived from public health studies and/or clinical trials; and communicating policies and procedures both orally and in writing on regulatory and compliance issues.