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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

August 2, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes that our laboratories have achieved two-year ISO 17025 re-accreditation, our formula web page study is now closed, and we’re hiring in our Office of Analytics.

TTB LABORATORIES SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVE ISO 17025 RE-ACCREDITATION

Our four laboratories—the Beverage Alcohol Laboratory, Nonbeverage Products Laboratory, Tobacco Laboratory, and Compliance Laboratory—have successfully achieved two year ISO 17025 re-accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), an ISO accreditation body in the United States. As part of the re-accreditation process, an A2LA auditor conducted on-site audits at our laboratories which are located in Beltsville, Maryland and Walnut Creek, California.

Through ISO 17025 accreditation, TTB’s laboratories achieve third party recognition of their quality data and results. ISO accreditation promotes recognition and respect for our laboratories’ technical competence by industry and other agencies, both nationally and internationally.

THANKS FOR HELPING US IMPROVE THE FORMULA GUIDANCE PAGE ON TTB.GOV

We thank everyone who participated in our TTB.gov formula web page improvement study exercise!

The study is now closed, but if you didn’t get a chance to participate don’t worry, we’ll need more volunteers in the future as we continue to focus on what you, the users, want and need.

TTB SUPERVISORY STATISTICIAN JOB POSTING

We are seeking applicants to fill the Assistant Director, Enterprise Analytics position in our Office of Analytics located in Washington, DC.  The incumbent will serve as a lead advocate of data-driven decision making at TTB.  In this capacity, he or she will direct a team of highly technical experts who apply scientific methods to develop analytic products for TTB. Specific duties include the following:

  • Leading the development and deployment of analytic products using programming languages or advanced analytic tools (such as SAS or Tableau) on a wide variety of datasets;
  • Developing analytic products using agile project management principles, including delivery, iteration, and responsiveness; 
  • Communicating technical issues and/or analytical findings to non-technical audiences, including through effective use of data visualizations; and
  • Developing and executing a strategic plan for analytics within TTB that incorporates analytics training and workforce planning. 

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior federal experience is required.

If you are interested, you must apply through USAJOBS no later than August 12, 2019.

For more details, view the vacancy announcement: 19-TTB-51-DH.

 

 

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