This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Computer Scientist - NIAID - DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-DE-13-759278

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Friday, November 23, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1550-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 32 hours - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located within the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB), Office of Science Management and Operations (OSMO), Office of the Director (OD) for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • This is a part-time position limited to 32 hours per week.

DUTIES:

If you are selected for this position, you will serves as a Computer Scientist, Contracting Officer's Representative and/or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR/COTR), and program manager for the Program Management Branch (PMB).  As a computer scientist you will:

 

  • Provide managerial leadership, technical oversight, program development, and support to a diverse portfolio of mission critical projects involving areas of OCICB contracts, Interagency Agreements (IAAs), and Memoranda of Agreement (MOUs).
  • Support a full range of program management activities starting from concept and exploration through development, production, and completion of initial fielding of system/hardware items, and continuing with life cycle management and support.
  • Plan the acquisition, conduct market research, develop Statements or Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWSs), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), review technical and cost proposals, inspect/accept deliverables and monitor service delivery for performance/conformance with contract/task order agreements.
  • Serve as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and/or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) in the OCICB, NIAID with responsibility for representing the contracting officer in evaluation of contract(s) in support of OCICB's mission function in support of its various customer worldwide.  This involves monitoring the contract from inception to conclusion, initiating corrective action on contract performance, representing OCICB as a technical expert in contract disputes, handling contractor penalties and contract change or termination.
  • Serve as an authoritative senior computer scientist, program manager, team leader, consultant, and advisor to NIAID officials and organizations to provide a broad range of cyber infrastructure, computational biology, and cyber and information technology support, services, and training for NIAID global biomedical research program.
  • Serve as a lead computer scientist and program manager for a major area of OCICB's cyber infrastructure, computational biology, and information technology policy and resource management work.
  • Serve as a technical advisor for NIAID and OCICB systems to the NIAID CIO and Chief, OCICB.  Provide expert technical advice and leadership to OCICB managers and staff and actively participate in initial contract planning to ensure that all OCICB internal contracts accurately and completely delineate the NIAID's technical needs as well as how the deliverables will be assessed in determining if the contractors meet those needs.
  • Provide timely and accurate submission of a wide range of one-of-a-kind and recurring reports.  Research, gather, and analyze data and/or compile and review all input for completeness and accuracy.  Consolidate data into final report, conduct analysis and conclusions, and submit to supervisor for review and approval.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Qualification Requirements:

You must have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

 

AND

 

You must possess at least one 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:  experience in contract management and leadership sufficient to develop, support, and maintain contracts providing for hardware infrastructure, electronic communications, and software applications systems; analyzing and measuring internal structured data and business processes that provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations; developing software tools and or extending/maintaining existing computational tools to facilitate medical data sharing, mining, and meta analysis; and working closely with peers, scientists, and subject mater experts to ensure smooth integration of hardware, software, administrative applications, scientific systems, and communications infrastructure. 

View Assessment Questions


This position has an education requirement. 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.  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm of the closing date, Friday, November 23, 2012, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.  This information is required annually.

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate.  All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty.  The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.  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, 759278.   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, November 23, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. 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:

Richard Woods
Phone: (301)402-3903
Email: WOODSR@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
10401 Fernwood Road 2D19
Bethesda, MD
20892
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, November 23, 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: 331513900
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