This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Health Specialist-GR-STEP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-GR-STEP-12-602842

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$18.59 to $35.88 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 27, 2012 to Friday, March 2, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-07/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types NTE 9/30/2012

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies - Montgomery County, MD United States
Many vacancies - Hamilton, MT United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Students as described under "Overview."

JOB SUMMARY:

Join NIH for an exciting summer internship! We are looking for hard-working students to assist with the development, coordination, and management of extramural activities within one of NIH's 24 Institutes and Centers that awards extramural grants.

NOTE:  Under the "Position Information" section of this announcement, it states these positions are only open to agency employees.  Please disregard this statement.   In order to be eligible for these positions you must meet the following:

  • At least 16 years of age;
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident (non-citizens may be eligible);
  • Acceptance for enrollment or enrolled, at least half-time basis, in a degree seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc);
  • Must be enrolled or plan on enrolling for the Fall 2012; and
  • In good academic standing (as determined by the Institution, or evidence of a cumulative GPA at or above a 2.0).

For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview .  These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director. .

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 16 years old.
  • U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident. Non-citizens may apply
  • Enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program (diploma or cert.).
  • Must be enrolled or plan on enrolling for Fall 2012.
  • Be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA 2.0 or above).

DUTIES:

  • Work with program staff to organize and implement scientific consultation meetings, symposia, and other activities.
  • Assist in establishing presentations, strategies, and agendas for meetings and other activities.
  • Help in identifying experts with the potential to provide consultation on planning and development of new and ongoing initiatives.
  • Assist in preparing written reports pertaining to research progress and performance.
  • Work with the program's grants office staff to ensure scientific requirements for funding are met.
  • Work with program staff to support the management of research resources, technical administration and programmatic evaluation of research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, training awards, and other activities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To meet the basic degree requirement: You must have completed a full 4 year course of study (from an accredited college or university) leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

To qualify for the GS-7: You must have at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector OR meet one of the requirements for superior academic achievement or 1 year of graduate level education OR have a combination of education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.   Examples of qualifying experience include:   assist in reviewing the accuracy and quality of statistical methods used in research data; assisting with the summarization of scientific data; preparing text, graphics, charts, and/or tables for use in documents or reports intended for internal and external distribution.

To qualify for the GS-9: You must have at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector OR possess a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree OR have a combination of education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.   Examples of qualifying experience include:   analyzing study or project implementation procedures for improvement; using statistical methods and techniques relative to scientific methodology to discern the quality of data; assisting in drafting scientific administrative language for internal and external distribution; reviewing required record keeping practices, communicating with employees, and collecting documentation.

To qualify for the GS-11: You must have at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR have a combination of education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.   Examples of qualifying experience include:   organizing and implementing scientific consultation meetings, and symposia; performing literature searches; selecting and applying appropriate statistical methods to the analysis of research data; analyzing and advising program staff on key issues related to program objectives and goals.

To qualify for the GS-12: You must have at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector.   Examples of qualifying experience include:  reading scientific literature to identify science advances and research areas to be promoted; conducting state of the art reviews of research topics; synthesizes scientific findings to assist in identifying scientific advances and knowledge gaps; summarizes scientific literature for a variety of presentations, briefings and reports.View Assessment Questions


You must 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; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated as to whether or not you are an eligible student; and if you qualify at the grade level(s) to which you applied.  All eligible and qualified applicants will be forwarded to the hiring managers for further evaluation and possible selection.


BENEFITS:

Some of the great benefits you MAY be eligible to receive are:

  • Flexible/Compressed work schedule
  • Free parking
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time
  • Convenience: A Metro stop at NIH main campus, Bethesda, MD
  • Transit Subsidies
  • Cultural events
  • Scientific lectures
  • A variety of employee clubs such as Toastmasters, karate, and sailing


OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses. 

This is a temporary position not to exceed September 30, 2012.  These positions are not in the competitive civil service and they do not confer Federal government status or eligibility for benefits such as health and life insurance.  You will earn annual and sick leave if the appointment is for 90 days or more.  Your appointment may be extended without further competition.

Your appointment may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date.

If you are expected to work in areas frequented by Clinical Center patients, you will need to receive a pre-placement medical evaluation.

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .



HOW TO APPLY:

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 602842.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, March 02, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. You must submit a list of courses or unofficial transcripts.
  4. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brinkley R. Hypes
Phone: (301)443-5536
Email: HYPESBR@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, March 02, 2012, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

Control Number: 310230900
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