Job Title:Director, Office of Special Populations - NIA - DE
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIA-DE-13-887382
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, June 04, 2013 to
Thursday, June 13, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
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.
As the Director, Office of Special Populations, you will develop initiatives to enhance the research and training efforts targeting underrepresented minorities and women and provide advice and guidance to senior staff on matters on health research related to special populations. Although not required, the ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
The position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Office of the Director (OD) located in Bethesda, Maryland.
For more information, please visit http://www.nia.nih.gov/.
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- Education requirement - transcripts are required.
- Confidential Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450 is required.
DUTIES:Back to top
As the Director, Office of Special Populations, you will:
- Provide guidance to senior staff regarding the direction and approach for National Institute on Aging (NIA) health research related to special populations (i.e. women, persons with disabilities and underrepresented minorities) on programs, initiatives and efforts to attract, recruit and retain researchers from these populations in the field of aging research.
- Serve as the NIA focal point and provide leadership for establishing NIA-wide goals for special populations research and training programs and for the coordination and development of these programs.
- Coordinate NIA planning to improve research on diseases and conditions that affect special populations disproportionately.
- Identify need for and work with NIA program directors to develop initiatives to enhance the research efforts targeted for special populations, increase the effectiveness of outreach and education programs, and develop and/or enhance the research infrastructure at minority institutions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
You must possess a degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing advice regarding or performing research in biomedical and behavioral health research of special populations (i.e. women, minorities, the socioeconomically disadvantaged and persons with disabilities); advising on or conducting recruitment and retention programs for minority health researchers; identifying strategies to research health disparities; identifying strategies to improve research on diseases and conditions that affect special populations disproportionately; developing and facilitating scientific collaborations.
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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. If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
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.
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, Thursday, June 13, 2013, to be considered.