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Job Title:Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-701-13 (Direct Hire)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-DH-13-877647-GP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0701-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This announcement maybe used by all centers within the Food and Drug Administration to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.  

 

This announcement is being posted using a government-wide direct hire authority (DHA).  Under DHA, all qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.  While veterans' preference does not apply to DHA, veterans are encouraged to apply, please submit copy 4 of DD214.

 

Cut-Off Dates: 5/2/13; 5/16/13; 5/30/13;

                           6/13/13; 6/27/13;

                           7/11/13; 7/25/13;

                           8/8/13; 8/22/13;

                           9/5/13; 9/19/13;

                           10/3/13


 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • This position has a positive education requirement
  • May require a 1 year probationary period

DUTIES:

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  • Prepares written veterinary medical reviews of pre-IND, IND, and BLA submissions.
  • Collaborates with product and medical teams on decisions relating to clinical designs and monitoring of clinical studies.
  • Reviews data and written reports pertaining thereto animal safety studies.
  • Serves as a consultant to medical reviewers regarding preclinical findings and zoonotic diseases.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualification:

Degree:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, from a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA).  Graduate(s) of a foreign veterinary medical school that was not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (Refer to AVMA web site, http://www.avma.org for information about schools in this category and for requirements).

Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine.

Minimum Qualification at the GS 13 requires ONE of the following in addition to the basic qualification:

  • One year of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience equivalent to the next lower grade level performing duties such as but not limited to managing multiple submissions of regulatory information, including Biological License Applications (BLA) Investigational New Drug (IND) and Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) applications; experience in non-clinical regulations in the areas of preclinical research, GLP (quality assurance) and regulatory affairs for biologics, drugs and devices and in managing various complex projects, including assessing risk and safety management of clinical studies. OR
  • A Ph.D. degree in any of the following specialties or related sciences, including but not limited to: animal science, avian medicine, food safety, infectious diseases, veterinary clinical sciences, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary preventive medicine, comparative biological sciences, epidemiology, veterinary parasitology, molecular veterinary biosciences, public health, microbiology, pathology, immunology, laboratory animal medicine, toxicology, wildlife, zoological animal medicine, or sciences related to the work of a veterinary medical officer position. OR
  • Successful completion of three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. OR
  • Successfully complete all requirements for Diplomate status in an ABVS-recognized veterinary specialty organization such as veterinary toxicology, laboratory animal medicine, poultry veterinary medicine, theriogenology, veterinary anesthesiology, veterinary behaviorists, veterinary clinical pharmacology, veterinary dermatology, veterinary emergency and critical care, veterinary internal medicine, veterinary microbiology, veterinary nutrition, veterinary ophthalmology, veterinary pathology, veterinary preventive medicine, veterinary radiology, veterinary medicine, and veterinary dentistry.


 

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid:  No

8. Bargaining Unit Position:          Yes  

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Under Direct Hire, traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.  Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications.  Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration according to the Office of Personnel Management guidelines governing Direct Hire.  For more information on direct hire authority, see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/direct-hire-authority.  Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Comissioned Corps should apply to receive consideration.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  ICTAP applicants please submit proof of eligibility.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 877647.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email quickquestions@fda.hhs.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

  1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

  3. Other supporting documents:

  4.      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

         - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)
                       - Individuals with Disabilities (must submit proof on the organization's letterhead), if applicable
                          For Sample letter: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/UCM276860.pdf.

 

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

 

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-DH-13-877647-GP

Control Number:

342068400