Job Title: Genetic Counselor-DE-NIAIDJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-855359
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to
Thursday, March 21, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
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.
This position is located in the Intramural Clinical Management and Operations Branch (ICMOB), Division of Clinical Research (DCR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- This position has a mandatory education requirement.
DUTIES:Back to top
If selected for this position, you will:
- Serve as a liaison with genetics/genetic counseling societies, patient support groups and other non-governmental agencies.
- Screen families for appropriateness of available genetic testing.
- Brief NIAID officials on emerging genetic counseling issues.
- Participate in ongoing clinical quality control within the Branch, making suggestions for how best to integrate and execute genetic services to NIAID patients.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Successful completion of 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.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirement indicated above, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: discussing with patients and families the basis of clinical trials, roles of various team members, and protocol specifics; directing care of patients by identifying common coping mechanisms; providing psychosocial assessments of patients; analyzing research data concerning a medical diagnosis and guiding the patient to an understanding of his/her condition; and providing substantive technical advice and assistance to patients regarding an applicable medical research program.
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:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. 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.
Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions
If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Thursday, March 21, 2013, to be considered.