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Biostatistician Trainee, G-13

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

General Information

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Job Description

Biostatisticians assist higher level professionals in applying statistical concepts to the planning of biostatistical studies.  The major objective of this activity is to provide management with bases for decisions in research and administration through specific descriptive summaries and evaluations of numeric data, usually concerned with a specific program area or subject matter field and initiated in response to program needs and to various mandated activities.  These positions are located in Department of Health.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Who has this title?

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Bachelor's or higher degree in Statistics;


Bachelor's or higher degree with 24 semester credit hours in biostatistics, computer science, economics/econometrics, mathematics, operations research, research methods, or statistics.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee job title.

Appointments to this job title require a one-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to the full performance, G-14, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee to the full performance job title. For additional appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at:

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: