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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Medical Officer

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-13-942652

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 16, 2013 to Friday, August 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting Your Health

Help protect public health by joining the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH).  From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.

 

This announcement is being posted using a government-wide direct hire authority (DHA).

 

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)

DUTIES:

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As a Medical Officer, you will be responsible for:

 

  • Monitoring the postmarket safety and effectiveness of medical devices marketed and used nationwide;
  • Providing clinical support for the analysis of potential medical device-related public risks;
  • Advising on policy guidance, document review and interpretations of legislation affecting medical devices;
  • Establishing policies regarding the analysis and interpretation of surveillance or regulation of medical devices;
  • Serving as the technical expert on medical device issues to the Center, FDA, and external organizations within the private and public sectors


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess:

 

A Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of my graduation and have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training - OR - 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. You can demonstrate this equivalency because you possess 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). In addition, you have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.

- AND -

 

One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service developing policies or standards for use across a large network (i.e. industry-wide, health-system wide, etc.) which are related to using, evaluating the effectiveness of and/or identifying adverse events of medical devices on patients; providing technical advice to national scientific and research organizations or manufacturers on evaluative methods or techniques used to determine the safety or efficacy of medical device products in clinical settings; fostering cooperative relationships with national/international scientists, medical device manufacturers, or researchers to exchange information and identify emerging issues in the assessment, development, or use of medical devices; and recommending goals or policy initiatives to improve the operations of scientific or research programs.

 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

 

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/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the best-qualified applications will be conducted. The résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against the applicant's responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if the applicant is qualified for this job. If, after reviewing the applicant's résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that the applicant has inflated his/her qualifications and/or experience, the applicant may lose consideration for this position and/or the applicant's score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect his/her skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

This announcement is being posted using a government-wide direct hire authority (DHA). Under DHA, all qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, veterans are encouraged to submit their documentation.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. Candidates must meet or exceed the Well-Qualified category (85) on a job-related assessment to be considered as an ICTAP eligible. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 30, 2013.

 

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 select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) and select the Application Status link.  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 accoutn 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.

 

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: 942652.   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.

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         - College transcript(s)

         

All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, August 30, 2013 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. 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:

PH-NM-13-942652

Control Number:

349489100