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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Health Specialist -NIAID-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-MP-13-787623

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 26, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports biodefense research, basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.  The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) supports extramural research related to the control and prevention of diseases caused by virtually all human infectious agents (over 250 pathogens) except HIV.   The DMID supports research and product development on Institute priorities including seasonal and pandemic influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases as well as agents of bioterrorism such as smallpox and anthrax.  If selected for this position, you will serve as a Health Specialist in DMID, responsible for oversight of the design, development, maintenance and enhancement of the DMID Clinical Research Operations and Management Support (CROMS) data system and the NIAID-Clinical Research Management Support (CRMS) enterprise data system in support of DMID operations.  The data systems provide web-based, Division-wide information systems to support the scientific, administrative and regulatory management responsibilities associated with all facets of clinical program development, implementation, oversight and evaluation. You will also provide leadership and expertise in the planning and implementation of NIAID supported studies or other activities related to infectious diseases. The work requires knowledge of clinical research with infectious diseases or laboratory research with infectious diseases and skill in developing, supervising, and managing a clinical trials management system.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

  • Providing scientific, operational, and management assistance and expert advice to the immediate supervisor in support of DMID complex and broad ranging research activities and programs.
  • Acting on behalf of the immediate supervisor, serving as the coordinator and point of contact for DMID-sponsored internal and external research meetings, workshops and symposia.
  • Ensuring effective communication and information exchanges with staff at the research institutions and/or clinical trial sites.
  • Serving as the DMID-CROMS data system and NIAID-CRMS enterprise data system Task Area Coordinator and Business Architect. 
  • Leading the development of information architecture and document analysis standards for the Division.
  • Providing technical assistance and training to DMID staff and acting as a liaison with DMID-sponsored clinical research sites regarding the DMID data system.
  • Identifying and assuring that new business units are integrated into the data system domains.
  • Preparing or assisting in the design of control guidelines and terminology standards to assist in retrieval of information for end users of the DMID data systems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirement:  You must have completed 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 related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

To qualify for the GS-14:  You must demonstrate in your resume at least  one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal government obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following tasks: developing and implementing changes to improve a biomedical research organization's research structure, organization, and staff; planning and conducting research related to infectious disease pathogens; coordinating the development and internal review of research solicitations; ensuring effective communication and information exchanges with staff at research institutions and/or clinical trial sites; writing and editing memoranda, correspondence, and other documents of a biomedical research nature; managing, developing or assisting in the design of clinical trials management systems.

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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:

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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 able to pay relocation expenses. 

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

This position requires overnight travel that might be up to 1 night twice a year. 

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.

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:

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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, 787623.   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 30, 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.
  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:

Toni Moore
Phone: (301)594-2292
Email: MOORETON@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 30, 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.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIAID-MP-13-787623

Control Number:

331889600