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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.
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.