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Washington D.C.
Crystal, Virginia
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
General Job Information

We are excited in your interest to join DC Health (The District of Columbia Department of Health), a nationally accredited Public Health Department ( DC Health is focused on providing the essential public health services (10 Essential Public Health Services) necessary to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities and remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities through the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (PH Core Competencies.)

Come see where your knowledge, skills and abilities are appreciated, developed, and rewarded as you play a vital role in DC Health achieving its Strategic Priorities:

1) Promote a culture of health and wellness

2) Address the social determinants of health

3) Strengthen public-private partnerships

4) Close the chasm between clinical medicine and public health and

5) Implement data driven and outcome-oriented approaches to program and policy development.

Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world-class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked in the top 10 thriving city indicators where you can live work and play. You can contribute to, and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia, DC Health earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.

Job Summary

This position is in the DC Department of Health (DC Health), Center for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation (CPPE), Data Management and Analysis Division (DMAD). The incumbent in this position serves as an expert Statistician and data processing advisor for the Division as it relates to statistical work processes. The Data Management and Analysis Division is responsible for the collection, statistical analyses, maintenance, and dissemination of statistical data for human service delivery program components of the Department of Health. The incumbent is responsible for creating and maintaining statistical databases, which are further linked with other databases to create statistical profiles of the District's population. The incumbent must have strong mathematical, statistical methods and analytical skills. Analyze data using statistical techniques, formulas and calculations and present statistical findings to management in reports. The Incumbent also provides technical expertise to program managers regarding issues of statistical nature.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as an expert Statistician and data processing advisor for CPPE as it relates to statistical work processes. The incumbent is responsible for creating and maintaining statistical databases using statistical software programs/packages, such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R, to ensure data quality and integrity by performing rigorous cleaning, error checking and validation. The incumbent performs electronic data linkages between vital records data (e.g., births, deaths, fetal deaths) and other program databases.

The incumbent conceives plans and conducts studies to evaluate health and social programs. Performs routine analysis of vital event data and other program data for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports. The incumbent develops statistical standards, evaluates methods, monitors dissemination of reports, and utilizes business analytics tools, such as Tableau, to perform data analysis and visualization. Conducts research, develops and publishes annual reports to summarize the District's vital statistics, including mortality, morbidity, natality, and infant mortality. Assists in the development and deployment of internal and external statistical and management reporting. The Incumbent also provides expert technical assistance to program managers regarding issues of statistical nature.

Qualifications and Education

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.


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 a (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.


Individuals must possess at one (1) years of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (12) level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Based on the duties and responsibilities of this position, a minimum of a Masters degree in public health, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in statistical analysis is strongly preferred.

Licenses and Certifications


Working Conditions / Environment

The work is performed in an office setting. The incumbent observes normal safety precautions while working with sophisticated automatic data processing equipment, office files, and other office equipment.

Other Significant Facts

Agency Wide Consideration: Qualified individuals that submit applications for this vacancy may be considered for other current open vacancies for which they qualify within DC Health.

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday - 8:15 am - 4:45 pm

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential

Duration of Appointment: Career Service - Term Appointment

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-1530-13

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is covered in a collective bargaining unit, represented by Local AFGE 2978.

Position Designation: This position has been designated as Security Sensitive.  Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

(a) Criminal background check.

(b) Traffic record check (as applicable).

(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable).

(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and

(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.

Essential Designation: This position has been designated as Essential.

Employees occupying positions designated as Essential are required to:
  • Report to work, and/or remain at work, in order to carry out responsibilities outlined in the "Critical Operations - Essential and Emergency Designations" section shown above.
  • Remain at their duty station, or alternate work location (approved by their supervisor) when a situation or condition arises and results in the declaration or announcement of an early dismissal for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
  • Report to their duty station on time and as required when a situation or condition occurs which results in a declared emergency resulting in a late arrival or unexpected closing of District government offices for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
  • Carry or wear their official District government ID card during the period of the declared emergency, if not telework.

EEO Statement

The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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