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Job Title:International Policy Analyst, GS-301-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-OIP-MP-13-936533

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 12, 2013 to Monday, August 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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.

The Office of International Programs (OIP), plans, directs, manages, and coordinates a comprehensive international relations program for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The Office serves as the agency focal point on international relations and policy for all the agency's program areas to provide leadership in decision making on international policy and directs and manages FDA representation in the international policy arena, consistent with FDA's strategic goals.

Who May Apply:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; and individuals with disabilities.

Location: This position is located in the at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of International Programs (OIP), Office of Public Health and Trade, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Type of Position: This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.

Salary range listed includes locality pay.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Please carefully read and follow the instructions for HOW TO APPLY.
  • Travel required at least (25%) of the time.

DUTIES:

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The summary below describes the duties assigned for the GS-13:

  • Gather data and analyze public health issues, recommend policy formation, and alternatives.
  • Review, analyze, and recommend policies, standards, and procedures that can be standardized.
  • Assist in policy development.
  • Represent the Agency in discussions and negotiations.
  • Work with international standard-setting organizations on regulatory issues.
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain contact with regulatory agencies.
  • Study the impact of public policies, legislation, and regulations affecting public health.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and advise on trade policies and programs.
  • Attend meetings to monitor activity and identify international trends and positions.
  • Coordinate the development of policy plans across multiple centers, offices, and programs.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating administrative operational processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to communicate program goals and objectives.
  • Prepare reports and translate findings including illustrating data graphically.
  • Review reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity, and appropriateness of various audiences.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and provide advice and consultation on international trade relationships.
  • Explain administrative procedures, regulations, and processes.
  • Attend meetings and conferences; engage stakeholders; provide management with proposal information.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet the specialized experience requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:

GS-13: 52 weeks of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level.

Specialized Experience: Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled which includes analyzing, evaluating, advising and making recommendations on a broad range of international policies that affect trade, global development and global public health.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: (Must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement)

GS-13: Current federal employees must have 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher.

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.


Conditions of Employment:

1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled.  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 may be required.

6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

7. Bargaining Unit Position:  No

8. Drug Screening Required:  No

9. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:  No

10. Research position:  No

11. Supervisory position:  No

12. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

13. One-year probationary period may be required.

14. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to strict 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)796-8435 prior to accepting such a position.

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. 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  1. Knowledge of public health laws, legislation, policies, principles, and practices.
  2. Knowledge of international trade agreements, standards, and organizations.
  3. Knowledge of and skill in engaging with international organizations.
  4. Knowledge of planning and project management techniques.
  5. Skill communicating in writing.
  6. Skill communicating orally.

 


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 begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov

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 936533.  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.

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 Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866)-539-4484; or by email quickquestions@psc.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

   - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)

   - SF-50 (including the highest grade held)

   - Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)

   - Schedule A Documentation (if applicable)

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 19, 2013.

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-OIP-MP-13-936533

Control Number:

349128800