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Job Title:Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator - NICHD - MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NICHD-MP-13-861717

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 22, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center in 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

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual interested in leading a dynamic team of professionals involved in the management of scientific, policy and administrative matters relevant to the conduct of extramural research, you should consider a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator/Branch Chief position with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  The Branch Chief positions provide scientific and policy leadership, develop and articulate NICHD scientific and disease-related priorities, keep abreast of the latest scientific advance and identify opportunities not yet explored.  These positions are located within NICHD, Division of Extramural Research (DER).

Child Development & Behavior Branch (CDBB) - (DER) - The Child Development & Behavior Branch provides a research focus relevant on the psychological, psychobiological, language, behavioral, and educational development and health of children.  The CDBB seeks a candidate with a strong background in any of these areas including neuroscience and behavioral genetics as they impact upon the development of children and youth. 

Gynecologic Health & Disease Branch - (GHDB) (DER) - The Gynecologic Health & Disease Branch provides a research focus (based on cross-fertilization of clinical, translational, and scientific expertise) on improvements in the gynecological health and well-being of women.  The GHDB seeks a candidate with a strong background in gynecology with additional training in reproductive medicine.

Pediatric Trauma & Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB)- (DER) - The Pediatric Trauma & Critical Illness Branch provides a research focus to enhance outcomes resulting from childhood injury or illness.  PTCIB seeks a candidate with a strong background in pediatrics, emergency medicine, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, or pediatric surgery. 

Pregnancy & Perinatology Branch (PPB)- (DER) - The Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch provides a research focus on maternal and neonatal health.  The PPB seeks a candidate with a strong background in obstetrics and gynecology with additional training in maternal-fetal medicine.

For more information, visit http://www.nichd.nih.gov/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Education Requirement-Transcripts are required.
  • Some travel required.

DUTIES:

  • Serve as an Extramural Branch Chief and Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator.
  • Stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research project, research program and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program areas.
  • Provide leadership and scientific expertise in the planning and implementation of IC-supported studies or other activities.
  • Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
  • Supervise Health Scientist Administrators, other scientists, and support staff.  Manage workload and personnel management policy with regard to leave granting, recommending promotion, employee counseling and disciplinary action.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A or B below:

    A.    Successful completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences (i.e., biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, etc.) allied to health or health related research;

    OR

    B.  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which have been applied and utilized by the applicant in health or health-related research and, in addition, at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of graduate study and research experience in these fields. This education and experience must demonstrate that you have acquired the scientific knowledge, skills and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in health or health-related research at a level which is the qualitative equivalent of that acquired in meeting all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation as indicated above. The appropriate doctoral equivalency must be supported by publications in health or health-related research accomplishment in appropriate scientific journals; or other objective evidence in such form that it may be reviewed and evaluated. 
     

    IN ADDITION: You must demonstrate that you have: worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research; served effectively, in research program administration in these fields; and, acquired an understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health research is conducted. This experience may be gained as a principal investigator of a grant or contract, or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published report (journal), supervising staff, and managing the budget. 
     

    Your background must show progressively responsible and successful experience (complexity of work in independent research and research program administration), to be eligible for each successively higher grade level.
     

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS needed to qualify at the GS-15 level:
    You must have experience that demonstrates progressively responsible and successful experience in independent research and research program administration. Such experience could have been gained in an Academic Environment where you held position of Professor and/or Department Chair or equivalent; OR  In an Intramural Environment where you were responsible for at least two concurrent research projects with separate staff and budgets and supervising doctoral level staff; or held the position of Laboratory Chief or equivalent;  OR   In a Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) organization showing evidence of increasing responsibility in research or administration of a small company or a division of a large company; held position of Senior Research Scientist or Project Manager or equivalent;  OR  You have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Such experience includes: developing one or more funding solicitations and managing grant portfolios to support scientific research; promoting coordination and collaboration among investigators; organizing workshops and developing reports related to programmatic initiatives; providing advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identifying and developing new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups, and formulating and developing Program Announcements, RFAs, RFPs, or a combination of these, to achieve objectives.

    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:

    Evaluation Method


    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:

    PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

    We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

    This position requires overnight travel that may be up to one night per month.

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

    NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

    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.

    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.

    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, 861717.   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 ET on the closing date of the announcement, Monday, April 01, 2013.

    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.
    4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Sherrie Palmer
    Phone: (301)402-8031
    Email: PALMERSH@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, Monday, April 01, 2013, 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: 340089600
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