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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-13-886955

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401/0403/0644/1320-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
White Oak, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)

DUTIES:

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As a Branch Chief for the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, Division of Immunology and Hematology Devices, Immunology and Flow Cytometry Branch, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing a scientific, technical, and support staff of approximately 12 people involved in the development and execution of in vitro diagnostic device classification, premarket approval, and research programs;
  • Resolving complex or precedent setting issues related to the premarket approval applications, investigational device exemptions, and premarket notifications;
  • Recommending new policies or procedures to resolve program problems or improve the effectiveness/efficiency of staff;
  • Serving as a technical expert on in vitro diagnostic device matters to other government agencies, regulated industry, consumer groups, and researchers; and
  • Representing the Agency in front of key external stakeholders (e.g. manufacturers, health care professionals, etc.) to gain their acceptance of new procedures or regulations


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, providing technical guidance to researchers, evaluators, or other staff on the review and evaluation of in vitro medical devices and radiological products; developing short-term goals and objectives for scientific/research programs; reviewing technical review policies and programs to identify areas for improvement; assigning work to staff based on organizational need and staff availability; and maintaining positive working relationships with key stakeholders to exchange information, negotiate for the acceptance of new policies, or resolve common problems.

In addition, you must also meet the basic education requirement for the series for which you are applying.  You must submit proof (e.g. transcripts) to verify your claims.

 

For the GS-0401, Biologist:  

  • Have successfully completed a four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position  - OR -
  • Possess education, which included courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For the GS-0403, Microbiologist: 

  • Have successfully completed a four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology or other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.   - OR -
  • Possess education, which included courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus additional education or appropriate experience.

For the GS-0644, Medical Technologist:

  • Have successfully completed a four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in medical technology, chemistry, or biology that included or was supplemented by at least 16 semester hours of biological science of which 1 course was in microbiology and 1 course was in immunology; 16 semester hours of chemistry of which one course was in organic or biochemistry. The remaining chemistry courses must have been in general chemistry, qualitative analysis, qualitative chemistry, quantitative chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry; and 3 semester hours of college mathematics.   - OR - 
  • Have completed a four year course of study in an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by at least 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization. The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post-baccalaureate certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology.  - OR
  • Possess a combination of (1) at least 35 semester hours of biological science, chemistry, and mathematics as described in paragraph A above and (2) additional appropriate education and/or experience totaling 4 years. This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above. All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university. Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work. Additionally, certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body would constitute acceptable experience.

 

For the GS-1320, Chemist:

  • Have successfully completed a four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.  - OR -
  • Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


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:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your 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 - Medical Device Evaluation
  • Plannin and Evaluating
  • Supervisory Skill
  • Oral Communication  


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

 

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Commissioned Corps Officers in the Public Health Service and "qualified" commissioned corps candidates may be considered for internal placement provided they submit a cover letter indicating commissioned corps status, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and provide all other required information specified in the vacancy announcement.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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

 

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 select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) and select the Application Status link.  Then, select the More Information link for this position.  The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJobs account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJobs account or your application will be incomplete.

 

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: 886955.   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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         - College transcript(s)

         - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or 
           former Federal service).  Ensure your SF-50 demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level and includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc. It must also show competitive service and permanent or conditional appointment –or- that you are from an agency with an interchange agreement. There may be situations where more than one SF-50 in needed to verify time-in-grade requirements, as well as, eligibility for consideration. 

 

All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST  TAG:Closing Date 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. 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:

PH-NM-13-886955

Control Number:

342961100