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Job Title:Health Scientist Administrator (Referral Specialist) - NHLBI - DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NHLBI-DE-13-862050

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 25, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-12/13

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:

United States Citizens

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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Division of Extramural Research Activities (DERA), Office of Scientific Review (OSR) is recruiting for a Health Scientist Administrator (Referral Specialist) with experience relevant to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, or blood; blood resources; or sleep disorders.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Education requirement. Transcripts required.

DUTIES:

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If selected, you will act as the Health Scientist Administrator (Referral Specialist), Office of Scientific Review (OSR), Division of Extramural Research Activities (DERA), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Duties include:

  • Performing the initial scientific review and evaluation of research grant applications for funding consideration.
  • Assigning research grant applications for processing through individual NHLBI scientific extramural divisions, study sections, committees and advisory councils.
  • Review responsibilities include: health promotion, behavioral, clinical, and basic biological research applications and proposals in assigned areas relevant to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, or blood; blood resources; or sleep disorders.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Basic Requirements:

    Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A or B below:

    A. Successful completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences (i.e. biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, etc.) Allied to health or health related research;  OR

    B. 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 of the health or pertinent sciences which have been applied and utilized by the applicant in health or health-related research and, in addition, at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of graduate study and research experience in these fields. This education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant has acquired the scientific knowledge, skills and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in health or health-related research at a level which is the qualitative equivalent of that acquired in meeting all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation as indicated above. The appropriate doctoral equivalency must be supported by publications in health or health-related research accomplishment in appropriate scientific journals; or other objective evidence in such form that it may be reviewed and evaluated.

    Applicants must demonstrate that they have (1) worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research; (2) served effectively, in research program administration in these fields; and (3) acquired an understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health research is conducted. This experience may be gained as a principal investigator of a grant or contract, or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published report (journal), supervising staff, and managing the budget. 

    Your background must show progressively responsible and successful experience (complexity of work in independent research and research program administration), to be eligible.  Specific examples of qualifying experience may be found at this link: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/healthadministrator.htm.

    GS-12: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government performing the following types of review or program tasks: reviewing for completeness applications for research grants or contracts; studying  scientific literature in order to place the proposed research project in its relationship to the research being done in the subject matter area; and responding to issues and concerns about specific applications or proposals pertaining to assigned program areas.  

    GS-13: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government performing the following types of review or program tasks: reviewing  the technical and scientific merit of applications and proposals received requesting grant or contract funding;  providing  advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identifying  new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups; and formulating and developing Program Announcements, RFAs, RFPs, or a combination of these, to achieve objectives.  

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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:

    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, Friday, March 29, 2013, to be considered.


    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 unable to pay relocation expenses.

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

    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.

    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, 862050.   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, Friday, March 29, 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.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Tanisha S. Williams
    Phone: (301)402-8032
    Email: WILLIAMSTS@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, Friday, March 29, 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-NHLBI-DE-13-862050

    Control Number:

    340120500