This position includes a Selective
Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic
basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective
Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum
requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Must have experience improving the efficiency and productivity of operations in a medical
Experience: MUST possess one (1)
year of specialized experience that equipped them with the particular
knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this
position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To
be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-9
level in the Federal service. Specialized experience may include: knowledge of
the principles and practices of health services research; developing,
implementing, and tracking the success of research programs; designing studies
and training programs; developing data capture and reporting procedures for
research grant submissions and endorsements; developing procedures and
guidelines; analyzing trends for measuring and improving program effectiveness;
and providing advice and guidance to researchers and other staff. Note:
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time
experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate
activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must
indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each
position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Education for Experience: MUST possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral
degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading
to such a degree or LL.M., if related. This education must demonstrate the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. (Transcript
Education and Experience: Combination of successfully completed graduate
education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. (Transcript Required)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Ability to develop and implement operating policies and procedures
that facilitate the administration of research projects and publication of
Ability to plan and coordinate a variety of activities and
projects to enhance the organization's mission accomplishment.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze,
evaluate and make recommendations about organizational productivity,
Skill in fact finding/investigation to gather data for
administrative use in problem solving, program management or compliance with
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is
primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.