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Job Title:Medical Officer - NIAID - DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-DH-13-922203

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 $230,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 26, 2013 to Wednesday, September 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GP-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

This position is located in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation (DAIT), Clinical Research Operations Program (CROP), Bethesda, Md. The position operates as the DAIT Associate Director for Clinical Research Operations Program and senior advisor to the Director of DAIT, providing authoritative leadership, program management, and scientific prioritization for the Division's complex clinical research programs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Position requires overnight travel an average of 2 nights per month.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

 

Provide authoritative leadership and direction in conceptualizing, planning, designing, developing, and implementing Division-wide clinical research standards, policies and procedures.

 

Provide authoritative advice and leadership for establishing policies and standards for the formal evaluation of the performance and productivity of DAIT's clinical trial programs along multiple dimensions, including protocol development, implementation, completion, and publication of results, and conformance.

 

Provide authoritative scientific leadership and direction for scientific priority setting, research planning, and management and oversight of clinical trial development and implementation and programmatic, budgetary and administrative direction for the DAIT clinical research activities.

 

Serve as the Division authority for and perform a broad scope of functions associated with ensuring the safety of study participants through safety monitoring by independent, NIAID-established oversight structures, including Data and Safety Monitoring Boards, Safety Monitoring Committees and Independent Safety Monitors.

 

Serve as representative to the NIAID Clinical Research Subcommittee, the Institute's policy setting body established to improve the quality and efficiency of NIAID-sponsored clinical research through harmonization of certain policies and procedures across the Institute, exchange of best practices and dissemination of information on clinical research resources.

 

Chair the Division's committee responsible for the review and approval of draft clinical protocols for all clinical trials and develop, manage and coordinate Division-wide resources to support clinical trial activities.

 

Work jointly with other national and international organizations, promoting the standardization of clinical trials development and implementation policies and practices and the establishment of opportunities for scientific exchange and collaborative studies.

 

Exercise the full range of authority carried out by a first-level supervisor; manage an annual research budget of approximately $40 million; manage and direct scientific, medical, and programmatic activities of Federal staff members and contract staff; and responsible for furthering the goals of EEO.

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:
Degree: 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 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 pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).

 

Graduate Training:  Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must 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. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.  

 

In addition to the basic requirements: 

Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  developing and conducting or overseeing multi-site clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice standards;  assessing adherence to ethical standards and human subjects protections in clinical research;  establishing standards and policies for formal oversight and evaluation of clinical trials, including timelines for protocol development, initiation, conduct, quality assurance, data analysis and reporting, and preparation or review of regulatory filings;  initiating, negotiating, and managing clinical trial agreements with pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry partners; communicating with data and safety monitoring boards and institutional review boards and ethics committees; developing and overseeing budgets, milestones, and timelines for clinical research projects; assessing the need for and advantages/disadvantages of various NIH grant and contract mechanisms for support of clinical research;  supervising staff involved in the above activities; and  advising senior level management on scientific and programmatic planning activities, including the identification of research needs and opportunities, the development of short- and long-term research plans, and status of ongoing programs.

 

Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Applications will be accepted from physicians who are not currently licensed; however, if selected for appointment, they must (a) obtain a license before entering on duty, or (b) meet one of the following provisions:

*Waiver of Licensure Requirement: An agency may waive the licensure requirement for positions not involving direct patient care, e.g., positions performing disability evaluations, positions performing solely research, or administrative program managers. If the agency does not waive the license requirement for these kinds of positions, candidates may be appointed subject to obtaining a license within 1 year. 

*Appointments Pending Meeting Licensure Requirement: Individual circumstances may warrant appointments pending meeting the licensure requirement (e.g., when a candidate has a temporary license to practice until the next regular session of the licensing board). Persons appointed pending licensure may not be retained beyond 1 year of appointment if they do not obtain the license.

 

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Surgery or Pediatrics is preferred but not required.

 

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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

 

We are able to pay relocation expenses.

 

This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection/placement.  This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill. 

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

Title 38 Market Pay will be paid in lieu of a Physician's Comparability Allowance.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV. Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application. You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS. (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf . Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 922203. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact the HR staff member listed below. If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

NOTE: Faxing paper applications will overwrite your prior online application responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

We encourage you to verify that 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:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, September 04, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sheri L. Liggett
Phone: (301)402-3908
Email: SLIGGETT@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Wednesday, September 04, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIAID-DH-13-922203

Control Number:

350265400