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Statistician (Health)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS]

in Woodlawn MD / New York NY / Bethesda MD / Telecommute

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS]

Open & closing dates: 02/05/2020 to 02/19/2020

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

1 vacancy in Bethesda MD, Woodlawn MD, New York NY

Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CCIIO Front Office.

As a Statistician (Health), GS-1530-15, you will initiate, formulate, and conduct statistical studies or projects.

Responsibilities

  • Functions as an expert consultant and advisor on program evaluation issues and works with team members across CCIIO and CMS.
  • Initiates, formulates and conducts statistical studies or projects consistent with CCIIO's long-range goals.
  • Advises a team of multi-disciplinary professional employees on significant research studies to design, develop, and implement healthcare information products which will enable monitoring and reporting on the Health Insurance Marketplaces.
  • Represents the center at meetings and seminars and may author articles related to impact evaluation for publication in peer review journals.
  • Manages ongoing development and expansion of center-wide analytics and data resources, which supports analysis of health insurance markets.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
  • You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.

Qualifications

ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

In order to qualify for the GS-15, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) Serving as a consultant or senior advisor in applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research to resolve problems related to health insurance programs; 2) Developing or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys, including drawing rational inferences based on statistical health insurance program data; 3) Utilizing statistical methodologies, procedures, or programs for statistical analyses and methods; and 4) Planning and executing a variety of projects, including developing recommendations requiring technical and authoritative judgment.

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.

Education

Education Requirement: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, all candidates must have the following educational requirements:

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.

OR

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.

TRANSCRIPTS are required to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement listed above. Failure to submit a copy of your transcripts at the time of application WILL result in an ineligible rating. Please see "Required Documents" section below for what documentation is required at the time of application.

Click the following link to view the occupational questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10717381

How to Apply

The text above consists of excerpts of a job posting currently online at USAJOBS.gov, which is operated by the federal government. Much of the information that has been omitted is critically important to a candidate, such as the complete application instructions, qualification requirements, and required documents, so the candidate should see the full text of the USAJOBS.gov job posting for the remaining necessary information, at:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558842500


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