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

Job Title:Quality Assurance Specialist-CC-DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-CC-DE-13-863261

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 $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 15, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1910-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, 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.

If you are a motivated, intelligent individual with experience implementing and/or administering a Quality Assurance program to assess the quality of blood components, ensure the safety and effectiveness of all blood and blood components manufactured in a blood bank, laboratory or clinical facility, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine.  

 

The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) provides clinical services to support NIH patients in need of blood component therapy, cellular therapy, therapeutic apheresis, and specialized laboratory diagnostics. In addition, it collects and prepares the blood components and cellular therapy products used in patient care at NIH, maintains an accredited Immunohematology Reference Lab, offers a fellowship program in Transfusion Medicine, and runs a training program for Specialists in Blood Banking.

 

This position is located in the Clinical Center.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.

DUTIES:

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The duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the criteria and goals of the Department's Quality Assurance Program.
  • Implement the internal audit system to evaluate: donor suitability, blood collection, component manufacturing, product labeling, product testing, patient testing, storage, distribution, lot release and computerization.
  • Review manufacturing records prior to the release of blood or tissue products for transfusion.
  • Monitor and evaluate proficiency testing programs to assure the adequacy of processes and equipment, as well as the competency of personnel.
  • Serve as a member of the Clinical Center Transfusion Committee.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification Requirements:

To meet the Specialized Experience for the GS-12: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government.  Examples of qualifying experience include:  planning and administering  transfusion medicine quality assurance activities;  implementing standard operating procedures  related to transfusion medicine validation and inspection protocols; ensuring the proper execution of  blood related operations in accordance with accrediting and regulatory agency requirements; administering  consignee notification, product recall and market withdrawal systems; participating in the development of a transfusion medicine safety program; and preparing reports, documentation and presentations on quality assurance and improvement procedures.

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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, April 19, 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:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

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

 

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.

 

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, 863261.   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, April 19, 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:

Lydia H. Greene
Phone: (301)435-4749
Email: GREENELH@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, April 19, 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-CC-DE-13-863261

Control Number:

341483900