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Job Title:Health Scientist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ASPR-DE-13-825858

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:

Monday, January 21, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

This position is located in the Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, DC.

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement   under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Top Secret/ SCI Security Clearance required
  • 20%-30% domestic and international travel required
  • Background Check required

DUTIES:

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Duties:

 

The incumbent will serve as an expert and authority on issues involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats (CBRN), Pandemic Influenza (FLU) or Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID).  Incumbent manages complex projects and programs providing technical oversight of the manufacturing, testing, clinical and non-clinical, regulatory, and quality aspects of advanced development and acquisition programs for medical countermeasures.  Provides scientific and program management expertise in identifying, addressing and coordinating research initiatives relevant to development of assigned countermeasures.  Incumbent analyzes concepts and factors during development of criteria, establishing priorities relative to long-mid and short-range management strategy.  Incumbent conducts inspections of projects including performing surveillance of contractor processes, problem investigation and resolution, validation of corrective action and technical coordination. Develops and submits operating budgets for maintaining facilities and systems.  Reviews and approves or disapproves all request that obligate resources ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the organization. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A degree: major study in an academic field related to the health sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

 

AND

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GS-15, one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.   Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, managing an integrated systematic approach to the development and purchase of the necessary vaccines, drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies. These public health medical emergencies include chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear agents, pandemic influenza or other emerging infectious diseases.


  

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. Security and Background Requirements:  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. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

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

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: May be authorized 

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

9. Drug Screening Required:  No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: Yes 

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: Yes 

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: Yes

 

13. Travel is Required: 20%-30%

 

14. Relocation incentives may be authorized: Yes

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.  Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

 

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.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

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

 

1. Knowledge and skill in the development and regulatory approval of medical conutermeasures.

 

2. Knowledge of sciences, strategies and practices.

 

3. Knowledg of management objectives, operations, organizational techniques, systems and procedures.

 

4. Ability to supervise and manage the workflow of individuals and teams.

 

5. The ablility to communicate orally and in writing.


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:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

 

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

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  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.



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 825858.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. 1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. 2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. 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.
  4. 4. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Customer HelpDesk Telephone at (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@TARGET.CDC.GOV.
  5. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement



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.      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

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

 

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 Thursday, February 21, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

KIA FOLSOM
Phone: (202)691-2257
Email: KIA.FOLSOM@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OHR
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC
20201

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-ASPR-DE-13-825858

Control Number:

335906600