Statistician (Health) Job in Boston, Massachusetts – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Statistician (Health) – Boston, Massachusetts
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 460520
Start Date: 05/26/2021
End Date: 06/10/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, all applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements: A. Degree: that included fifteen (15) semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least six (6) semester hours were in statistics), and nine (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. AND In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must meet the following requirement: Specialized Experience: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Statistician (Health).To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service (GS-12). Specialized experience includes: experience in developing, planning , conducting, and solving statistical research studies from healthcare clinical trials; and preparing and disseminating results of such studies and projects using statistical computer software packages (SAS, R, S Plus, PASS, nQuery, StatXact, and EAST; Visual Basic, Perl, and Matlab) to perform analysis of data findings. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
AND This position includes a Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to – and essential for – satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet both (SPF) below are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factors for this position is: possess experience with guidance and direction in study design, statistical methodology for sample size estimation and data analysis, protocols requirements, data collection ad management, and input to a study budget. NOTE: (Application/resume materials must reflect both experiences in detail to receive credit for these selective placement factors). You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Administration and ManagementCommunicationsResearchTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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