Job Title: Supervisory EpidemiologistJob Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-875389
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Food and Drug Administration
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Monday, April 29, 2013 to
Friday, May 10, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
2 vacancies in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
US Citizens and Status Candidates
The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting Your Health
Help protect public health by joining the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Supervisory Epidemiologist, you will act as the Branch Chief for the Division of Epidemiology, Office of Surveillance and Biometrics. Your duties include:
· Leading a team of epidemiologists and other professionals providing coaching, facilitating, and mentoring duties;
· Overseeing the quality and technical approaches for evaluating post-market risks of medical devices and radiologic products;
· Conceiving and developing valid approaches to Division policy and procedures and makes final decisions concerning them;
· Evaluating issues in epidemiologic studies; and
· Serving as the expert advisor on epidemiological investigations concerning medical devices and radiological products.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences - AND - At least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal Service that included designing epidemiologic studies related to medical devices and radiological products; leading teams conducting epidemiologic studies to resolve epidemiologic issues; and presenting a program's policies or procedures to external stakeholder groups.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated using Category Rating, meaning that qualified candidates will be placed into one of the following categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Although veterans do not receive additional points, veterans' preference is still applied by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will receive a numeric rating you receive is based on their responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Technical Competence - Epidemiology
- Program Management
- Planning and Evaluating
- Oral Communication