<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Join the team!</strong> This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of the Executive Director, Directorate for Epidemiology (EP), Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR). The incumbent designs, and develops mathematical principles, theories, and techniques, for statistical methods to be used by Survey Statisticians and Program Analyst in the Division.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent is responsible for:<br /> <ul> <li>Serving as the Commission's technical expert in numerous statistical/mathematical product study areas, particularly with respect to the statistical design of experiments and statistical risk analyses required for the conduct of major consumer product studies;</li> <li>Establishing comprehensive nationwide survey and data analysis protocols to ensure the production of highly reliable hazard, human factors and risk data;</li> <li>Identifying data needs for specific projects and developing innovative approaches to collection of data and required analyses, as well as advising on alternative statistical methods of data collection and analysis;</li> <li>Developing written assessments of various study findings regarding analytical study designs and implementation, data analyses and evaluation of hazard and injury data. </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Up to 25% travel in Local Commuting Area.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S Citizenship Required.</li> <li>Background Investigation Required</li> </ul> <br /><br />Must be a U.S. Citizen.<br /><br />This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.<br /><br />If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http: www.sss.gov for more information.<br /><br />Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.<br /><br />The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form . We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.<br /><br />Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.<br /><br />Depending on your status, this position may require serving a 1-year probationary period.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br />Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:<br /><br />1) Authoritative source of knowledge in a wide range of statistical/mathematical methods and analyses; 2) Expertise in statistical design of experiments, risk analyses, nationwide survey, data design and analyses; 3) Experience in generating innovative and/or alternative approaches to data collection and statistical analyses; and 4) Communicate with and advise top agency officials on all statistical and data collection issues.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Mandatory Education Requirement. All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify:</strong> a bachelor's or higher degree which included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics; or a combination of education and experience with at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics.<br /><br />In addition to meeting the basic requirement indicated above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience (as stated above) equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level.<br /><br />You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable with the application. <br /><br />All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />All education claimed by applicants will be verified. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.<br /><br />Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.<br /><br />All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.<br /><br />Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines.<br /><br />CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 90.<br /><br />Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation. <br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.<br /><br />A complete application includes: 1. Resume; 2. Vacancy question responses; and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).<br /><br />A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade. If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.<br /><br />Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) must be received by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Veterans or military spouses who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214 (member copy 4) to be considered under this authority. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference .<br /><br />All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:<br />1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or<br />2. Upload your file(s); or<br />3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.