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Job Title:Nurse Consultant

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-13-829421

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




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


United States Citizens


The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting Your Health

Help protect public health by joining the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH).  From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.


This position is being announced under a government-wide direct hire authority.


One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)


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As the Branch Chief, Office of Surveillance and Biometrics, Division of Postmarket Surveillance, Product Evaluation Branch, you will be responsible for:

·         Serving as the principal advisor to the Division Director in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of both the administrative and technical programs of the Branch;

·         Identifying and recommending for the adoption of new and advanced theories and practices related to the development, evaluation, and approval of medical devices and radiologic products;

·         Directing the evaluation of postmarket adverse event reports concerning medical devices and radiologic products;

·         Leading task forces and study groups related to resolving problems in the medical device community; and

·         Maintaining liaison with other governmental agencies, regulated industry, researchers, and other key stakeholders to provide guidance on policies, negotiate for the acceptance of new or revised policies, and work towards common goals


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In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess:

  • A degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time you completed the program  - AND -   (Transcripts are required.)
  • An active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States (Applicants that have graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months and will receive their State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment may qualify, as well.)  - AND -   (A copy of your license or proof of recent graduation is required.)
  • One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, providing technical guidance to researchers, evaluators, or other staff on the review and evaluation of medical devices and radiological products; developing short-term goals and objectives for scientific/research programs; reviewing technical review policies and programs to identify areas for improvement; assigning work to staff based on organizational need and staff availability; and maintaining positive working relationships with key stakeholders to exchange information, negotiate for the acceptance of new policies, or resolve common problems


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.


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:

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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. Applicants will be referred using the provisions of a government-wide direct hire authority, meaning all applicants who are found qualified will be referred for consideration.  Although veterans' preference does not apply under direct hire authority, applicants who are entitled to such preference are encouraged to submit their supporting documentation.  


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


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

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on a job-related assessment.


Commissioned Corps Officers in the Public Health Service and "qualified" commissioned corps candidates may be considered for internal placement provided they submit a cover letter indicating commissioned corps status, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and provide all other required information specified in the vacancy announcement.



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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 14, 2013.


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: 829421.   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.


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

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         - College transcript(s)

         - Current, active nursing license or proof of entitlement to exemption (Please upload as Document Type "Other")

All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday, February 14, 2013 


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. 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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