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Lead Mathematical Statistician

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Bethesda , MD 20813

Posted 2 months ago

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Join the team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of the Executive Director, Directorate for Epidemiology, Division of Hazard Analysis (EPHA). EPHA is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating the Consumer Product Safety Commission's national epidemiology programs that include injury data collection and analysis to identify hazards or hazard patterns.

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This position is the Lead Mathematical Statistician for the Emerging Hazards Team (EH) performing the following duties:

  • Identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks across the EH;

  • Communicating assignments, schedules, and corrective actions to EH team members;

  • Ensuring seamless operation of EH team tasks through planned and unexpected absences;

  • Providing feedback to team on data and analytic responsibilities;

  • Communicating and integrating the CPSC plan into the EH Team work product;

  • Coaching team members and building consensus when appropriate;

  • Monitoring of EH team's timely and accurate triage of newly coded data in the incoming task flow of Consumer Product Safety Risk Management System (CPSRMS);

  • Adjusting the triage process flow of incoming data according to consensus decisions received from subject matter expert's review;

  • Responding to data requests (monthly, bi-annual, and ad-hoc) in support of CPSC's cooperative work with external voluntary standards development organizations. The EH team lead plans, assigns, and reviews the completed deliverables, and ensures that all protocols are followed by EH team members;

  • Monitoring the EH Team's accurate and timely conduct and completion of Product Safety Assessment (PSA's);

  • Monitoring incoming data to identify potential emerging hazards through established techniques as well as new data mining techniques;

  • Helping with the recruitment and mentoring of new hires in the EH team;

  • Informing the supervisor on behalf of team members with respect to performance, promotions, awards, or recognition;

  • Keeping supervisor apprised of progress, issues, resource requirements and suggesting training needs for team members;

  • Developing reports, briefing papers and packages, memos and all other written documents associated with assigned duties;

  • Making formal and informal presentations concerning data, methods and findings;

  • Serving as technical representative for CPSC or work unit through letters, memoranda, telephone conversations, meetings, as a reviewer of prepared materials and other assigned work;

  • Establishing appropriate internal and external contacts;

  • Translating technical questions/objectives into quantitative statements and formulating and monitoring analytical plans and schedules to support characterization of product related injuries and hazard patterns;

  • Developing analysis plans and schedules that meet established objectives and milestones;

  • Providing statistical and quantitative input and guidance to other CPSC staff and the EH;

  • Maintaining and applying technical knowledge to support CPSC mission and goals to improve product safety.

Travel Required

Not required

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    1529 Mathematical Statistics

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  • U.S Citizenship Required.

  • Background Investigation Required

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for more information.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form (

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Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

You are applying under Delegated Examining and if selected under this authority, you will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period, even if you are a transfer from another federal agency.


Applicants must have specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:1) Applying statistical and quantitative analytical methods to a wide range of epidemiological data; 2) Presenting cogent reports and recommendations based on the analytical findings; 3) Leading, coaching, and representing a team of statisticians in the development of sound statistical products.

Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.


Basic Requirement:

Bachelor's or higher degree: that included 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 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 in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

The education must be from an accredited school. For a list of schools,

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. For a list of organizations,

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

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Lead Mathematical Statistician

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations