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Job Title:Supervisory Medical Officer (Research)-GR-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-GR-DH-13-853813

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:

Friday, March 22, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies 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.

Join one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants!  Extramural grants account for approximately 83 percent of NIH's $30 billion budget and are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad.  As a Supervisory Medical Officer (Research) you will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, evaluate, and lead program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs.  

To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.  These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director.

The NIH has a large number of positions to fill in a wide variety of specialty areas. They include, but are not limited to the following:

Allergy and Immunology; Anesthesiology; Bioinformatics; Cardiology (non-invasive); Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; Clinical Pharmacology; Critical Care (Board Certified); Coagulation disorders; Diabetes; Digestive Diseases; Dermatology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Endodontic; Epidemiology; Gastroenterology; General Practice – Dentistry; General Surgery; Genomics; Geriatrics; Genetics; Gerontology; Gynecology/Obstetrics; Hematology – Oncology; Hepatology; Hepatitis; HIV; Hospitalist; Homeostatic Control; Infectious Diseases; Internal Medicine; Primary Care; Family Care; Interventional Radiology; Metabolic Diseases; Microbiome; Nephrology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Nuclear Medicine; Ophthalmology; Oral Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery; Otolaryngology; Pathology; Pediatrics; Periodontics; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury; Plastic Surgery; Preventive Medicine; Prosthodontics; Psychiatry; Pulmonary; Radiology (non-invasive); Radiology and Therapeutic Radiology; Rheumatology; Sleep Disorders; Urology; Vascular Surgery

To learn more about Medical Officer positions at the NIH please visit: http://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Some travel may be required.

DUTIES:

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As a Supervisory Medical Officer (Research) you will:

      • Oversee workload and research priorities within the organization
      • Provide independent leadership in research of national and international significance, participating in the overall planning, development, and implementation of policies and procedures related to the extramural program
      • Administer clinical and basic research projects, including clinical trials, supported by the assigned organization
      • Actively collaborate in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of research and training programs, projects, contracts, conferences, and workshops
      • Establish goals and objectives for the assigned research area and organize efforts to initiate pioneering programs and resolve critical issues involving accomplishment of the research
      • Evaluate the recommendations of peer review programs, scientific merit of proposed research, availability and adequacy of facilities, and justification for individual budget items
      • Formulate concepts for Program Announcements, Requests for Applications, and Requests for Proposals while ensuring the funded research is scientifically valid and complies with the Institute/Center
      • Maintain liaison with investigators, institutions, organizations, and other government agencies


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]

To Qualify at the GS-15 Grade Level:

In order to qualify at the GS-15 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14). Examples of Specialized experience include: leading and mentoring medical staff in a research environment; providing leadership in the planning, directing and coordination of biomedical clinical research programs and activities, including administrative, regulatory and scientific matters; managing and evaluating research projects that are broad and complex in scope and require unconventional approaches or complex research techniques;  establishing goals and objectives for assigned research area, and coordinating efforts to facilitate the resolution of critical issues involving accomplishment of the research; reviewing research data and progress reports, and implementing corrective actions needed to achieve established research goals and objectives; making recommendations to senior personnel for facilitating new research efforts, clinical studies, clinical trials, or other initiatives required to meet program needs; and planning and arranging national or regional seminars and symposia leading to the more rapid dissemination of scientific data.View Assessment Questions


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

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.


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:

Physicians Comparability Allowance (PCA) of up to $30,000 per annum may be paid on the selected physician's assignment, qualifications, experience, and duration of a negotiated agreement.

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.  

NCI (DCP) and NINDS are able to pay relocation expenses. 

This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection/placement.  This may be waived if you have successfully completed a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

If selected, you will be required to complete a 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.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining her or his annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related 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.

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.

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, 853813.   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, Monday, April 01, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, 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:

Kevin R. Fletcher
Phone: (301)435-4768
Email: FLETCHERKR@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, Monday, April 01, 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-GR-DH-13-853813

Control Number:

340192800