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Job Title:Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0601/1529/1530

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-909630

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601/1529/1530-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status only. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career/career-conditional appointment.

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.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

 

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (AND DD-214 IF APPLICABLE)

CollegeTranscripts 

 

This position is located in the Department of Human Health Service (DHHS), Food and Drug and Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), Rockville,Maryland.  

 

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

DUTIES:

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  • Supervises a staff of behavioral, social, epidemiological, and/or statistical scientists whose mission is to evaluate, lead, direct and review studies of the behavioral, social, epidemiological, and/or statistical aspects of public health issues and problems.
  • Plans and schedules work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts long and short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work.
  • Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, considering difficulty and requirement of assignments as well as the capabilities of employees.
  • Provides guidance and/or training to behavioral, social, epidemiological, and statistical science and related research experts and other professionals within FDA on matters relating to specific expertise.
  • Provides authoritative and professional expertise in dealing with the behavioral, social, and epidemiological science aspects of public health issues related to tobacco products.
  • Proposes areas of study for in-house and contract regulatory science research projects.
  • Collaborates with other Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) staff in the design of public health programs, to understand and incorporate behavioral, social, epidemiological, and statistical aspects in an integrated approach to disease or injury prevention.
  • Provides expert advice and assistance to scientists and officials on a wide-range of matters.  Advises the Office and Center management on public health issues related to the area of scientific expertise.
  • Provides verbal and written findings and recommendations to other Agency organizations, other Federal agencies, regulated industry, universities, and state, local, and foreign governments.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This position is being advertised as an Interdisciplinary Scientist and could be filled at any of the series listed below:

Basic Qualifications -Interdisciplinary Scientist: (0601- Epidemiologist), (1529 - Mathematical Statistician), (1530 Statistician)

Epidemiologist:  Degree: major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Mathematical Statistician:  Degree:  that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.

OR

Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown  above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Statistician:  Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

OR
Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown  above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

And

GS-15: At least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-14 graded level in Federal service which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position:  experience in applying professional expertise in the areas of Health, Allied, Epidemiology and/or  Statistical Science in the control of prevention of diseases or injuries and/or tobacco research to include organizing, directing, studying and defining the population aspects contributing to public health. Experience supervising a team of professionals who evaluate, lead and direct studies of the health or allied science, and statistical aspects of public health issues and problems.

Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.


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.

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 will be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.
8. Bargaining Unit Position:  No

9. Drug Screening Required:  No
10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:  No

11. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
12. CTP participates in the Student Loan Repayment Program.
13. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings).  To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301) 796-8440 prior to accepting such a position.

14. Travel will be required:  Domestic 3% International 3%.
 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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.  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 eligibility. Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories:  Best Qualified or Qualified. 
Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Ability to implement new science programs and revise existing science programs.

Knowledge in product review and regulatory document development.

Ability to supervise and manage scientific staff.

Skill in oral communication.

Skill in written communication. 

 


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:

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

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume
   ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 909630.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 17, 2013  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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@psc.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

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-CTP-MP-13-909630

Control Number:

345569200