To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement
Education: A bachelor's degree (or higher) with the major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge,ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for-satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is (Screen-Out): EXPERIENCE IN CONDUCTING RESEARCH OF KIDNEY, CARDIOVASCULAR AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AS IT RELATE TO CLINICAL ASPECTS OF KIDNEY DISEASE. Please provide specific examples of your experience in detailed resume.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is in or related to the work of the position. Such qualifying experience would include: collect, enter and manage study data; scheduling diagnostic and research evaluation visits; collecting tissue samples; maintaining regulatory documents (IRB, RDIS, etc); coordinating research activities; managing clinical trials; recruiting, screening and enrollment of study participants.
SUBSTITUTION OFEDUCATION: Two (2) year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in a major field of study related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
COMBINATION: A combination of specialized experience and related graduate education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of the position is fully qualifying at the GS-9 grade level. If you qualify with a combination, your experience must be documented in your application/resume and transcripts are required.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Ability and knowledge of cardiovascular research methods and procedure
- Knowledge and experience of overall research administration procedures
- Ability to demonstrate organizational and analytical skills in written and oral communication
- Knowledge and experience using current software (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is mainly sedentary with some walking, lifting, pushing and standing. Because the research involves patients with kidney and/or cardiovascular disease, this position occasionally requires the ability to assist patients, if needed, during exercise testing and other evaluations. Some driving to community dialysis clinics required.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
NOTE: Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:
- Job title
- Duties (be as detailed as possible)
- Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)