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Program Analyst

Company name
Consumer Product Safety Commission

$56,233.00 to $106,012.00

Bethesda, MD

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$56,233 to $106,012 per year

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GS 09 - 12

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Bethesda, MD

FEW vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

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Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice.

Join the Team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Directorate for Epidemiology, Division of Hazard & Injury Data Systems, Data Intake and Injury Information Branch (EPDSI). The Division of Hazard & Injury Data Systems is responsible for the management, operations, planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and quality control aspects of the injury data collection programs. The primary functions of the EPDSI branch include: data coding, data entry, and quality control of data residing in CPSC's Risk Management System (CPSRMS) and Public Database including reports of harm submitted by consumers and others, reports from retailers and manufacturers, news reports, medical examiner reports, and death certificates. Additional Branch functions include responding to outside requests for injury statistics and data from CPSC's injury systems, notifying manufacturers, private labelers, and importers of reports of harm received by CPSC which involve their products and providing customer support to users of CPSC's Business Portal.

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At the full performance level of this position, the incumbent will be able to work independently to: Review incident data to verify the accuracy and completeness of individual incident product and injury coding errors. Research complex data coding issues and companies information utilizing a variety of methods. These methods may include: database searches, data analysis, searching reference materials, Internet research and consultation with end users and data entry coders. Provide technical guidance to contractors, answering coding questions and providing feedback when coding problems are detected. Prepare responses to internal and external requests for injury data by conducting database searches to identify responsive records. Write computer programs to generate reports on data and work-flows. Develop explanatory supporting materials to accompany computer generated reports. Advise data requesters on available sources of data and the proper interpretation of results. Utilize knowledge of data collection methodologies, computer programming techniques, and Commission databases to evaluate the quality of the data collection activities of the Division. Recommend improvements to data collection applications. Develop and implement new quality control procedures and programs. Prepare documents and oral presentations to acquaint data users with the limitations and potential uses of Commission data. Explain complex coding issues to Commission staff and contractors.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…


Current federal employees on career or career conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;


Individuals eligible for appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0343 Management And Program Analysis

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Conditions of Employment

Background Investigation Required.

U.S Citizenship Required.

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

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.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of 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 time-in-grade requirements of the position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying specialized experience:

GS-09: Experience evaluating quantitative data for quality, accuracy and completeness as part of a data collection program using data mining software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python.

GS-11: 1) Experience using data review techniques for examining and evaluating data collected as part of a data collection program using data mining software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python; and 2) Experience analyzing specific problem areas within a data collection system or program operations and devising solutions.

GS-12: Extensive experience in data review methodologies and computer programming techniques to evaluate the quality of data collected as part of a data collection program using data mining software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python.

The specialized experience must be fully described in the duties section of your resume in order to receive credit.


In order to qualify for this position:

GS-9: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 grade level.

You MUST submit college transcript(s) that includes hours and grades in order to qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

The education must be from an accredited school. Accredited Schools

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. Accredited Organizations

All education will be verified.

Additional information

CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

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.

This position requires a one year probationary period.

Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

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.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.

Please ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to the questionnaire.

ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

In addition to your resume, please submit the following documents that are applicable to you:

All current federal employees and reinstatement eligibles with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2) must submit a non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility. If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

If you are qualifying based on education, you must submit your college transcripts (official or unofficial).

All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or

2. Upload your file(s); or

3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan).

CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

This vacancy announcement is being advertised simultaneous to vacancy announcement 4313EPDSI-2018-0006 (Delegated Examining). Applicants who wish to be considered under both announcements must apply to each announcement separately.

A complete application package includes the following: your resume; your answers to the vacancy specific questions; AND the supporting documentation required (click on Required Documents).

Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.

You MUST apply on-line through Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. Uploaded resumes must include the following: applicant contact information and educational and professional background information including dates of employment and education, salary (and Federal grade level, if appropriate), and work schedule (i.e., FT/PT). Incomplete applications will not be considered and you will not be contacted to provide any missing information.

To begin the application process, select the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen. Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.

If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, including error messages received when submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at The help desk is available for technical support questions Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. On-line assistance is available at USAJobs

Agency contact information

HR Specialist








Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Human Resources Management Room 838

Bethesda, Maryland

United States

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Next steps

After all packages have been received, your package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be interviewed.

You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBS and selecting Application Status.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Company Profile
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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