Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 17:26:56 -0400
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From: "Lyles, Cynthia" <cml6@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Math/Stat Position in HIV Research at CDC
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We would like to ask for your assistance in identifying potential
candidates for a position as a Mathematical Statistician (GS 13/14) in
the Statistics and Data Management Branch (SDMB), Division of HIV/AIDS
Prevention (DHAP), National Center for HIV, STD & TB Prevention (NCHSTP)
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta,
Georgia. Could you please forward or post as appropriate? The following
includes the CDC position announcement and application procedure. The
application deadline is May 13, 2004. This position will also be
available on the www.cdc.gov website (click "training & employment" on
top) starting April 13, 2004 (open for 1 month).
Thank you for your assistance.
Cindy Lyles, PhD
Chief, Synthesis and Analytical Support Section
Prevention Research Branch
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-37
Atlanta, GA 30333
Ph: 404-639-1907 / fax: 404-639-1950
Mathematical Statistician GS-1529 -13/14
(Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date;
however, postmarked applications must be received in Human Resources
Management Office within 5 days of the closing date.)
If filled at the GS-13 level, position has promotion potential to GS-14.
Please indicate the grade(s) for which you wish to be considered. You
will only be considered for the grade(s) for which you indicate an
GS-13, $70,837 - 92,090 per annum GS-14, $83,709 - 108,823 per annum
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:
Permanent / Full-time
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for
HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention -
Surveillance and Epidemiology (DHAP - SE), Statistics and Data
Management Branch (SDMB), Statistics Section (SS), Atlanta, GA
WHO MAY APPLY: ***
U.S. Citizens; no previous Federal experience or tenure required.
Apply for: DE2-04-1122
Current or former competitive service Federal employees with permanent
tenure. Current Commissioned Corps; candidates for employment programs
such as 30% disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities, and ICTAP
eligibles. Preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from
the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of
continuous active service may apply.
Apply for: MP2-04-1122
MORE THAN ONE POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
MOVING EXPENSES ARE AUTHORIZED.
THIS IS NOT A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
If selected for this position, a financial disclosure form MAY be
required. However, it is NOT required as part of your application.
Click here for information regarding conflict of interests/standards of
conduct for prospective employees. <PreEmpEt.htm>
Incumbent designs statistical components of research studies to estimate
effects and test hypotheses related to Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
research. The range of studies is quite broad, from traditional
epidemiologic and behavioral or biomedical studies to randomized
prevention studies (including group randomized studies) and studies of
vaccine efficacy. This requires the development and application of a
wide variety of statistical methodology and inference techniques.
Incumbent applies existing statistical inference procedures, developing
new techniques or refining existing techniques whenever necessary,to
refine and test hypotheses related to division research objectives.
Implements new procedures requiring the innovative use of existing
statistical software such as SAS, or the development of new software in
FORTRAN, SAS, S-Plus or other high level languages.
Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements outlined in
OPM Qualification Standards Handbook. SINCE THIS POSITION HAS A SPECIFIC
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT, ALL CANDIDATES MUST VERIFY COMPLETION OF THIS
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT BY SUBMITTING A COPY OF A COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT
WITH THE APPLICATION. FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE
TRANSCRIPT WILL RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following: (A) a
full 4-year course leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited
college or university which has 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 will 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 to
include tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods
of processing mass statistical data to include tabulating methods or
electronic data processing; OR (B) A combination of education and
experience which includes courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate
experience or additional education. The experience should include a full
range of professional statistical work to include (a) sampling, (b)
collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and ( c )
applying statistical techniques to include measurement of central
tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple
correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. In
addition to meeting the basic requirements for the position, candidates
must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the
next lower grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the
position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular
knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the
duties of the position, to include the development and application of a
wide variety of statistical methodology and inference techniques;
designing statistical components of research studies to estimate effects
and test hypotheses; and preparing manuscripts for publication or other
technical reports, for non-statistical audiences as well as
statisticians, detailing the statistical methodology that was applied
and the resulting conclusions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): KSAs are the specific
characteristics that applicants should possess in order to perform the
major duties of the position. Applications should address the specific
KSAs on a separate sheet of paper as an attachment to your application.
KSAs identified as (M) are considered critical to the position and are
considered to be mandatory for qualifications. KSAs identified as (D)
are considered to be desirable.
FAILURE TO ADDRESS KSAs MAY RESULT IN A LOWER RATING.
1. Ability to formulate and apply as advance statistical models. (M)
2. Ability to develop statistical programs. (M)
3. Skill in oral communication. (D)
4. Skill in written communication. (D)
For each of the above, give examples of how you gained the knowledge,
skill, or ability and the dates of such experience and education.
Click here <http://www.cdc.gov/hrmo/ksahowto.htm> for instruction on
how to respond to KSA's.
Applicants who apply for DE announcements must address (M) Mandatory and
(D) Desirable KSAs.
BASIS OF RATING: Applicants will be rated on the basis of education,
experience and KSA responses appropriate to this position.
Applications for MP2-04-1122 will be evaluated and ranked as indicated
in the CDC\ATSDR Merit Promotion Plan and must meet appropriate
time-in-grade requirements for promotion. Unpaid or voluntary experience
related to the position will be considered in determining
FORMS REQUIRED TO APPLY: Applicants may submit one of the following
forms: SF-171, OF-612, Curriculum Vitae, a Resume, CDC 0.996 or any
other application form. All current or former Federal employees must
submit a current SF50 that shows tenure group 1 or 2 or any other proof
of status verifying career or career-conditional tenure. All
applicants who wish to be considered under both MP2-04-1122 and
DE2-04-1122 must submit two (2) applications. When only one (1)
application is received for this announcement, and two announcement
numbers are shown, it will be considered under DE2-04-1122 only.
Here's what your resume must contain (in addition to specific
information requested in the position announcement.)
APPLICATION INFORMATION: - ** Correct announcement number(s), title and
grade(s) of the job you are applying for.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: - Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and
day and evening phone number (with area code) - Social Security Number
** By law, any person applying for employment with the Federal
government must furnish a social security number (SSN) for accurate
record keeping purposes. If you do not provide this information, we
will not be able to process your application. - Country of citizenship
(Most Federal jobs require United States citizenship.) Reinstatement
eligibility (if applicable, attach SF 50 proof of your career or
career-conditional status.) - Highest Federal civilian grade held (also
give job series and dates held). If you are applying under the Program
for Persons with Disabilities, send a letter from a State vocational
rehabilitation agency or the Veterans Administration stating that you
are eligible for a Schedule A appointment.
EDUCATION: ** Colleges, or universities; Name, City, and State (zip code
if known), Majors, type and year of any degrees received (if no degrees,
show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter
hours); High School Name, City, and State (zip code if known), Date of
diploma or GED.
** Provide a copy of your academic transcripts when desiring to receive
credit for educational achievement. If selected for the position,
applicant must provide an official transcript. If applicant possesses
only a foreign degree and/or college courses, education must be
evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation service. Click
here <foreignCred.htm> to see a list of agencies. This list, which
may not be all inclusive, is for informational purposes only and does
not imply any endorsement of any specific agency.
MILITARY SERVICE: All military service must be documented with a DD214,
a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof
of eligibility. An SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans
Preference) and written verification must accompany application in order
to receive 10-point preference. Click here to view Additional
WORK EXPERIENCE: - Give the following information for your paid and
nonpaid work experience related to the job you are applying for. (Do not
send job descriptions.)
Job titles ** Duties and accomplishments -
Employer's name and address, Supervisor's name and phone number,
starting and ending dates (month and year) - ** Hours per week (** Month
and Years), salary; - Indicate if we may contact your current
** FAILURE TO FURNISH THE STARRED ITEMS MAY RESULT IN YOUR BEING
DETERMINED INELIGIBLE OR NOT QUALIFIED OR CAUSING YOUR APPLICATION TO
NOT BE PROCESSED.
MAIL FORMS TO:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HRMO
Announcement No. MP2-04-1122 and/or DE2-04-1122
4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-76
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
Fax: (770) 488-1979 TDD: (770) 488-1821
For additional information contact (770) 488-1808
*** Applicants with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation for
any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the
Disabilities Program Manager at (770) 488-1794. The decision on
granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants are requested to complete an Applicant Background Survey (OMB
0990-0208) and send it with the application. Visit the website
<http://www.cdc.gov/hrmo/OMB_Form.htm> for the survey. A written
Receipt of Application will be sent to the address on the application.
For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) criteria,
please visit the website http://www.cdc.gov/hrmo/ictap~2.htm
A SEPARATE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH ANNOUNCED POSITION AND
NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED.
Please allow five (5) workdays for an acknowledgement of receipt of your
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ATSDR maintains a
smoke-free work environment -
All applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political
affiliation, age, disability, status as a parent or any other nonmerit