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Job Title:Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-403-413-1320-15

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-CDRH-DE-14-1000601

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 $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401/0403/0413/1320-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Sensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

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.

 

As a Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist in the Division of Surgical Devices, Office of Device Evaluation, you will serve as a Deputy Director and will participate in the planning, managing and directing of the division's program to ensure the safety and effectiveness of all general, plastic and reconstructive surgery devices marketed and used throughout the United States.

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CDRH-MP-14-1000623 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under   merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

 

 

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • 5%

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national to apply for this position.
  • One year supervisory/managerial probationary period required
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.

DUTIES:

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  • Oversees the management of all activities within the Division Surgical Devices.
  • Provides scientific and technical leadership in policy review procedures.
  • Develops Agency policies and nationwide standards that provide guidance to the medical industry and/or other government agencies in the regulation of surgical devices.
  • Serves as a regulatory authority on matters related to surgical device regulatory issues at conferences, meetings, and/or discussions.
  • Reviews and evaluates the Division's activities to ensure program goals and objectives are accomplished.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the basic qualifications listed (I, II, III, and/or IV) AND the specialized experience requirement as noted below:  

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

I. Biologist, 401

A. Possess a four year degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)

OR

B. Possess a combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)

 

II. Microbiologist, 403

A. Possess a four year degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)

OR

B. Possess a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)

 

III. Physiology, 413

Degree: in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)

Note: Evaluation of Education: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the 24-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences.

 

Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses. Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work.

 

IV. Chemist, 1320

A. Possess a four year degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. (You must submit transcript demonstrating the required coursework at time of application submission.   If your class does not clearly demonstrate the specified requirement of differential and integral calculus in the class title you must provide documentation that demonstrates the class work is equivalent).

OR

B. Possess a combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (You must submit transcript demonstrating the required coursework at time of application submission.   If your class does not clearly demonstrate the specified requirement of differential and integral calculus in the class title you must provide documentation that demonstrates the class work is equivalent). 

 

Specialized Experience:

GS-15: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service, that included: managing/providing leadership direction to segments of a program related to regulatory scientific and compliance activities involving medical device products; writing policies related to regulatory science programs; and providing technical authoritative advice in resolving regulatory and scientific issues related to medical product reviews.


This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent. Degree requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this job announcement and your transcript(s) submitted must reflect this.

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. For further information, click on foreign education

All qualification requirements, other than education, must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  Degree requirements must be met within 30 days of the close of the announcement.

 

Failure to provide any of the above will result in an ineligible rating. 

 

Conditions of Employment:    

1. Security and Background Requirements: 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.

3. 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.

 

4. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.  

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

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

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No  

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

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.

 

For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens:  Eligible candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.  Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency. The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.) 

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

  • Technical Competence in medical device, drug, and biological laws and regulations
  • Leadership
  • Program Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

 


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.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .

Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified'.  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  Candidates must meet or exceed the Well-Qualified category (85) to be considered as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 17, 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 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.

 

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: 1000601.   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. College transcript(s), (to demonstrate how you meet the basic requirement)

4. Support Documents:

         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         
CTAP documentation, if applicable 

      

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OPM
1900 E St NW
Washington, DC
20415

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-CDRH-DE-14-1000601

Control Number:

355939300