Overview

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 our people here and around the world.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.

This job is open to: The Public

Duties

As a Data Scientist, you will:

Plans, constructs, and maintains databases for data storage, manipulation and retrieval.
Perform fact-finding, design, software survey, and cost/benefit analysis for new or modified computer applications resulting in the design or modification of systems.
Apply a combination of computational and machine learning method to data identify new insights using next generation analytical tools.
All other related duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications

A degree: Mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science or field directly related to the position. The degree must be in a major field of study (at least at the baccalaureate level) that is appropriate for the position.

OR

Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study (30 semester hours) as shown in paragraph A above, plus additional education or appropriate experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
For GS-11: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in building and implementing analytic products using statistical tools and programming techniques (e.g., R, SAS) to analyze data and to provide insights of findings.

OR

I have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a PhD or equivalent graduate degree in a field that is directly related to the duties of this position.

OR

I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

For GS-12: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in data and information management, software development, utilization, statistical analysis and modeling.

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.

Click here to apply today: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/701282600

Salary

GS-11 – 12

$69,107.00 -$107,680.00

Basic Requirements

US citizens is required
Successful completion of a background investigation
Up to 5% domestic travel may be required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

Do not include the following types of information in your profile or resume:
Classified or government sensitive information
Social Security Number (SSN)
Photos of yourself
Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
Encrypted and digitally signed documents
2. Other supporting documents:

Cover Letter, optional
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
Transcripts required
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/ Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal).
How to Apply

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-MP1-23-11797641 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

Click here to apply today: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/701282600

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/03/2023 of this announcement to receive consideration.

EEO Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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About Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.