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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Scientist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-MP-13-790808

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:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to Monday, December 17, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401/0403/1320-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
White Oak, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

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. 

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

 

PHS Commissioned Corps 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.

 

You must submit your SF-50 and a copy of your Transcripts clearly showing courses, degree(s) awarded, and when awarded.  

 

This position is located in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Surveillance and Biometrics (OSB), Office of the Director (OD).  

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • SF-50 is required.
  • Copy of Transcripts is required.

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:

 

  • In the role of Deputy Director will serve as an advisor to the Office Director and other key Agency officials on legislation, regulations, programs and policies concerning the management and oversight of medical device performance. 

 

  • Plan, develop, coordinate and administer Office program activities required to implement provisions of legislative requirements related to the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. 

 

  • Provide expert and authoritative advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, consultation, and recommendations to top Office level and senior Agency and Departmental officials, and a wide variety of audiences and contacts, concerning medical device policies, programs and activities. 

 

  • As a Deputy Director, advise and inform the Office Director and other key Agency officials on administrative activities, resources, and related considerations. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications:

 

For the GS-401/403 and/or 1320-15 position, you must have:

 

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Examples include significant experience with the following: providing leadership and technical direction to a multidisciplinary staff.  Work involving the planning, execution, and administration of broad national programs for monitoring the safety and effectiveness of regulated products marketed and used throughout the United States.  Work analyzing and defining significant obstacles to program accomplishments, recommending changes, and initiating action to ensure the elimination of duplication and effective resource utilization.  Work promoting cooperation to achieve appropriate balance between regulated products requirements and Agency responsiveness to consumer needs.  
 

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 SF-50 or SF-52 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.


This position has a positive education requirement.  For the 401/403 and/or 1320-15 position you must have sucessfully completed at least ONE of the series requirements listed below in addition to the specialized experience:

 

For the GS-401-15: A full 4-year course of study or bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position or a combination of education and experience, courses equivalent to a major, as shown in above, plus appropriate experience (described under specialized experience) or additional education,

 

AND/OR, 

 

For the GS-403-15: A full 4-year of study or bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in microbiology or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent or a combination of education and experience, courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience (described under specialized experience) or additional education,

 

AND/OR

 

For the GS-1320-15: A full 4-year of study or bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics or a combination of education and experience, course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience (described under specialized experience) or additional education.

 

You must submit a copy of your transcripts clearly showing courses, degree(s) awarded, and when awarded.

 

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Conditions of Employment:

 

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 will be paid: No

 

5. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

6. Drug Screening Required: No

 

7. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

 

8. Research position: No

 

9. Supervisory position: No

 

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 (KSAs') and other characteristics):  Please note that you do not need to address the KSAs' in a narrative format,  The KSAs' will be evaluated against your responses to the online questionnaire and the information documented on your resume. 

 

  • Knowledge of regulatory sciences as applied to FDA regulated products. 

 

  • Skill in collaborative consultation with others including on scientific, policy, and regulatory processes. 

 

  • Ability to provide overall executive leadership and scientific direction to a multidisciplinary staff.   

 

  • Ability to manage a diverse group of professionals. 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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:  https://applicationmanager.gov.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 790808.  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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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.
  4. 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 quickquestions@fda.hhs.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

  1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

  3. Other supporting documents:

  4.      - SF-50 

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

          - College Transcripts 

     

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: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 17, 2012.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-MP-13-790808

Control Number:

331739700