Company: National Institutes of Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
If you have experience in economics research, particularly as
relevant to minority health and health disparities, AND you want to
play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider
joining the Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation and
Scientific Policy (OSPLSP), Office of the Director (OD), National
Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly
encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your
courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades).
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package.
Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to
receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign
As an Economist with experience in minority health and health
disparities, your duties include:
- Applying micro- and macro-economic theory to develop and
coordinate integrated programs on health economics and health
services associated with improving minority health and preventing
and reducing health disparities.
- Stimulating research on the economics of prevention and
elimination of health disparities, including the financing, costs,
cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, and cost-benefit of interventions
to prevent and address health disparities.
- Leading econometrics research as relevant to minority health
and health disparities, including data analysis techniques such as
multiple regression analysis, significance testing, simultaneous
linear equation estimation, time series modeling, and
- Serving as an advisor on national research projects such the
National Committee on Vital and health Statistics (NCVHS) Mortality
Data, and the National Health Interview Survey.
- Developing and managing contracts and reimbursable agreements
with appropriate federal and non-federal agencies to acquire data
needed to answer specific questions developed as part of the NIMHD
- Addressing issues concerning health care policy, including
issues of reimbursement for medical services; policies relating to
access to medical care, and policies affecting the organization of
- Directing NIMHD scientific meetings and work groups in
specialty areas, while serving as official spokesperson for the
Institute on a wide range of technical issues related to the
economics of health disparities.
- Conducting research and/or systematic reviews on a variety of
health economic topics and uses basic statistics, operations
research, or other related mathematical sciences, basic survey
analysis, and basic econometrics. Example of studies include
economic evaluations of minority health and health disparities
interventions and policies; economic analysis of current NIMHD
studies, analysis of the cost of minority health and health
disparities; direct and indirect costs of treatment, and financing
and reimbursement policy on utilization of health services as
relating to health disparities; and impact of cost-relevant
legislation and social policy and institutional changes.
- Representing the Institute at professional meetings and
conferences addressing economic issues related to health
disparities. Presenting at national and international meetings of
In order to qualify for an Economist, GS-0110 position at the
GS-14 level, you must meet the following basic education
A. Possess a degree in economics, that included at least 21
semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics,
accounting, or calculus.
B. Have a combination of education and experience: courses
equivalent to a major in economics plus appropriate experience or
In addition to the above basic education requirement, in order
to qualify for an Economist, GS-0110 position at the GS-14 level,
you must have: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at
least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:
managing health economics programs/services focused on minority
health or preventing and reducing health disparities; leading a
health economics program by overseeing research design, statistical
analysis, and reporting to senior leadership; developing economics
analysis/research methodology used by other scientists across an
organization; overseeing health economics vendor contracts or
similar agreements; developing health economics policies used
across an organization.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the
position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare,
service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you
Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or
occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into
your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your
qualifications for this position.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11090539
Keywords: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda , Economist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland
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