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Job Title:PROJECT MANAGER, GS-0301-12

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-MP-13-757748

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Friday, October 05, 2012 to Monday, October 15, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Rockville, MD United StatesView Map




Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) provides an innovative work environment for its employees.  While the vast majority of an employee's time is dedicated to working on issues related to their technical expertise, you are also very much valued for the team, management, and leadership skills that we will urge you to use and develop as a member of our organization.  The management skills we are referring to are related to the management of the work that you do, for example project management.  The leadership skills relate to working with others to improve our work performance and culture through contribution of your ideas and opinions.  The Center will provide numerous developmental opportunities for you to enhance your technical, team, management, and leadership skills.  Our goal is to not only enable you to make a significant contribution to CVM today, but to prepare you for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of the future.

WHO MAY APPLY:  This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) only.  

FDA CVM Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

  This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of the Director, Rockville, Maryland.

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.

  This is a career-ladder position; GS-13 is the full performance level.  

Salary range listed includes locality pay.


  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Please read carefully and follow the instructions for HOW TO APPLY.
  • All applications must be received by the closing date.
  • Must meet time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date.


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If selected for this position, you will:

    • Develop procedures to monitor and document products subject to regulation by CVM as part of life-cycle oversight, including both pre- and post-market phases.
    • Manage resource loads across multiple projects to develop milestones and ensure that they are met in a timely manner.
    • Analyze the status of review projects to develop baseline timeframes as the field matures so that subsequent cycles can come up with a more precise estimate of effort required for completion.
    • Monitor overall work flow and handle staffing for the matrix-managed group, including identifying redundancies or staffing deficits.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for overall status of projects and ensuring that project requirements are met.


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Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

GS-12: 52 weeks of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level.

Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  Examples of specialized experience includes developing procedures to monitor and document products subject to regulation by CVM as part of the life-cycle oversight, including both pre- and post-market phases; building a knowledge base of each client's business, organization, and objectives; and developing models and providing assistance to the teams to help manage work flow across existing administrative units to balance priorities and obligations.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT:  (Must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement)

GS-12:  Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher.



1.  Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled.  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 

2.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 

3.  Financial disclosure statement may be required. 

4.  Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid:  No 

5.  Bargaining Unit Position: Yes 

6.  Drug Screening Required: No 

7.  Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No 

8.  Supervisory position: No 

9.  Time-in-grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

10.  Certain positions within the FDA are subject to strict restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings).   To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301)827-5511 prior to accepting such a position.



Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1.  Ability to develop procedures, models, project plans, etc., as well as build a knowledge of each client's objectives in order to help manage the work flow across the office.

2.  Ability to monitor, identify, and analyze approaches, changes in procedures, and reports in order to help manage the work flow of the staff.

3.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing.



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Benefits:  The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  For information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



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How to Apply:  To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 757748.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1.  Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866)-539-4484; or by email  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  Your Résumé

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.  Other supporting documents:

     - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)

     - PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

- SF-50 (including the highest grade held)

Documenting Experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF50 or SF52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment.  The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed.  It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record.  In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above. 

Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.  

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 15, 2012.


FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
OHR Bethesda Operations Center
7700 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
20814 Fax: (478)757-3144


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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