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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Lead Extramural Communications Specialist - NIAID - MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-MP-13-852436

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:

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1001-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Permanent Title 5 NIH employees and individuals under CTAP only.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources (OKER), Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in Bethesda, MD.

The position is a senior expert and team leader within the OKER, with responsibility for providing leadership and direction to a team of staff members in performing a variety of assignments for the development of new and maintenance of existing knowledge resources pertaining to extramural research programs and policies.

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

 

Responsible for ensuring that all work assignments of the team are carried out to achieve specific tasks, produce work products, and services, and to meet program production goals of the OKER.

 

Provide leadership for the development and dissemination of a wide range of knowledge products pertaining to NIAID's extramural policies, procedures, and processes as well as extramural research programs and activities.

 

Lead and manage major electronic writing and communications projects, providing expert advice to the OKER Director, other Institute managers, and staff on the content, format, and editorial quality of major communications vehicles.

 

Ensure that appropriate policies and strategies are followed for disseminating information to the extramural community at each step in the grant application process.

 

Oversee the review and maintenance of OKER-written Institute standard operating procedures.

 

Provide support to the OKER Director who serves as executive secretary of NIAID's Editoral Board, which provides oversight and feedback for the NIAID Funding News and Inside Extramural newsletters and the NIAID Research Funding and Inside Extramural Web sites.

 

Work with the OKER Director to define the content to be covered within the various newsletter articles and web products.

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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:  leading the development and dissemination of knowledge products (i.e., web pages and newsletters) pertaining to extramural programs and policies; leading the evaluation of communications program and media strategies; and writing and editing materials for scientific audiences to ensure proper content, style, message, tone, completeness, quality, accuracy, consistency, etc.

 

View Assessment Questions


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:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

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, 852436.   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 ET on the closing date of the announcement, Sunday, March 10, 2013.  

  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:

Laverne Coleman
Phone: (301)402-3942
Email: COLEMAL1@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Sunday, March 10, 2013, 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-13-852436

Control Number:

339089700