To qualify for the position you must meet the following basic OPM qualifications AND the FDA technical qualifications:
For the General Health Science Series, 0601:
Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor or higher degree that includes major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
For the Medical Officer Series, 0602:
Applicants must have received a Doctor of Medicine of Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]
Residency Training: In addition to meeting the degree/education requirement, candidates must also have five years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training comparable to the GS-15 grade level.
Mandatory FDA Technical Qualifications
In addition to the above basic qualifications/educational requirements, applicants must possess at a minimum, a doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, such as Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. D.D.S., Sc.D, or other research doctoral-degree widely recognized in the U.S. academe as equivalent to a Ph.D.
This position requires proven executive leadership and managerial capabilities; a familiarity with the statutes, regulations, policies and procedures related to relevant FDA programs, as set forth in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended, the Public Health Service Act, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration Science and Innovation Act (FDASIA), and other applicable laws; broad scientific, clinical and product development expertise and experience; and directly related professional experience in government, industry, academic or other sectors as required to provide the requisite subject matter expertise, advocacy experience, and a documented record of success.
It is desired that you:
1. Are recognized as a national or international expert in a public health or scientific field; and/or
2. Possess training, professional development, and outside professional activities that provide evidence of initiative, resourcefulness and potential for effective job performance and honors, awards, or other recognition for performance or contributions based on managerial excellence.
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 evaluation 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/.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration. You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
(1) Broad scientific, clinical and product development expertise and experience;
(2) Ability to coordinate with appropriate officials within and outside FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to develop strategies to advance policies and programs, and to represent the FDA in meetings and negotiations;
(3) Demonstrated diplomacy skills for organizational dynamics to manage complex relationships with internal and external partners tactfully and effectively; and
(4) Demonstrated capability in effective written and oral communications, including delivering presentations and testifying at hearings, and excellent interpersonal and partnership development skills.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: THIS POSITION REQUIRES A TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. 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. This position may be subject to strict personal prohibited financial holding regulations. You are encouraged to contact the FDAs Ethics and Integrity Staff for information prior to accepting the position.
This position is subject to strict prohibited financial interest regulations for the employee, the spouse, and minor children of the employee. The applicant is required to contact the FDA Ethics and Integrity Staff to discuss these regulations and file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) which could restrict the type of financial interest (stock holdings) that the incumbent of this position may have, and/or limit the ability of the employee to perform certain official functions. Until the FDA Ethics and Integrity Staff clear the selectee for this position, a final offer letter may not be granted.
7. One-year trial / probationary period may be required.
8. A one year supervisory/managerial probationary is required for those who have not completed a prior one year supervisory/managerial probationary period.
9. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.
10. Bargaining Unit Position: No
11. Drug Screening Required: Yes
12. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized: May Be Authorized.