Mathematical Statistician – CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Job Overview

What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. 

Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Research and Methodology (DRM), in Hyattsville, MD.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Duties

As a Mathematical Statistician you will:

  • Plan coordinate and execute health-related studies of marked difficulty and responsibility, applying and modifying established methods and apply modeling techniques and procedures in conducting analysis to improve sample surveys or experimental designs and to conduct evaluations of data collection, reduction and processing.
  • Perform evaluation of methodology used in specified health program studies to ensure the results are valid and reliable.
  • Make recommendations to others to accept, adopt and act on recommendations and determinations.
  • Advise concerning statistical matter and administer or perform professional work requiring the design, development and adaptation of mathematical methods and techniques to statistical processes or research in the basic theories of statistics where such research will advance the specialty public health program research methods.
  • Evaluate data resulting from application of mathematical statistic tools, model, method and techniques to the public health area.
  • Design and develop new mathematical statistical models, methods and/or techniques such as sample and survey designs for related data collection.

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

 

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants must have a degree that includes 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics 

OR

have a combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Minimum Qualifications:

GS-11:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 in the federal service to include experience utilizing mathematical statistics, statistical modeling, statistical computing, assisting with research and dissemination of findings. 

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the federal service to include experience utilizing mathematical statistics, statistical modeling, statistical computing, research and dissemination of findings. 

GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the federal service to include experience utilizing mathematical statistics, statistical modeling, statistical computing, independent research and dissemination of findings in both academic presentations and papers. 

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://wwwdev.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/foreigned.html.