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Job Title:Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-GR-DE-14-1041936

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$118,374.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 14, 2014 to Monday, February 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Montgomery County, MD View Map
Durham, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

Come join the National Institutes of Health , the premier biomedical research center for the world, and be part of new medical discoveries and saving lives.

Join one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants! Extramural grants account for approximately 80 percent of NIH's $31 billion budget and are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will identify and formulate program needs, plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures of the Branch and Division.  

To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.  These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • NIBIB is able to pay relocation expenses.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Financial disclosure statement required.

DUTIES:

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 As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will: 

•Supervise Health Scientist Administrators, other scientists, and support staff;
•Manage workload and project priorities and ensure timelines are adhered to;
•Direct work so that it remains focused on the research goals;
•Coordinate with higher level management for needed resources;
•Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint;
•Consult with and advise grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provide guidance on program issues;
•Develop, coordinate and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the Branch and Division;
•Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia, or similar activities;
•Visit universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other government agencies, and public and private organizations to promote and explain the objectives of the program.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A or B below:

A. Successful completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences (i.e., biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, etc.) allied to health or health related research;

OR

B. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which have been applied and utilized by the applicant in health or health-related research and, in addition, at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent combination of graduate study and research experience in these fields. This education and experience must demonstrate that you have acquired the scientific knowledge, skills and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in health or health-related research at a level which is the qualitative equivalent of that acquired in meeting all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation as indicated above. The appropriate doctoral equivalency must be supported by publications in health or health-related research accomplishment in appropriate scientific journals; or other objective evidence in such form that it may be reviewed and evaluated.

IN ADDITION: You must demonstrate that you have: worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research; served effectively, in research program administration in these fields; and, acquired an understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health research is conducted. This experience may be gained as a principal investigator of a grant or contract, or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published report (journal), supervising staff, and managing the budget.

Your background must show progressively responsible and successful experience (complexity of work in independent research and research program administration), to be eligible for each successively higher grade level.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS needed to qualify at the GS-15 level:

Professional experience that demonstrates the management of large and diverse research programs having national or international collaborations, scope and impact. Managerial experience in organizational and program development includes having responsibility for the development of plans for the resolution of major organizational and operational problems an issues, and allocating funds among competing programs. Individuals should be recognized as distinguished scientists with major research experience and accomplishments, be members of prestigious national professional organizations or societies, and have published extensively in refereed journals.

  • served as organization's representative on permanent and ad-hoc committees established to evaluate research issues
  • management of extramural activities includes program planning, evaluation, and review assessment, and monitoring of major basic, clinical and/or applied research supported by the agency which are or national or international scope and impact
  • published extensively in leading scientific journals

Examples of Qualifying Experience:

You must have experience that demonstrates progressively responsible and successful experience in independent research and research program administration. Such experience could have been gained in an Academic Environment where you held position of Professor and/or Department Chair or equivalent; OR In an Intramural Environment where you were responsible for at least two concurrent research projects with separate staff and budgets and supervising doctoral level staff; or held the position of Laboratory Chief or equivalent; OR In a Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) organization showing evidence of increasing responsibility in research or administration of a small company or a division of a large company; held position of Director of Research or equivalent; OR You have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Such experience includes: developing one or more funding solicitations and managing grant portfolios to support scientific research; promoting coordination and collaboration among investigators; organizing workshops and developing reports related to programmatic initiatives; providing advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects in your scientific area; identifying and developing new basic, translational and clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups, and formulating and developing Program Announcements, RFAs, RFPs, or a combination of these, to achieve objectives.

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This position has an education requirement.  You are strongly encouraged to 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.  Official transcripts will be required from all selectees 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:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. 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.

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date,  Monday, February 24, 2014, to be considered.


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.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

ICs are able to pay relocation expenses.

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

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.

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.)

    For additional information, click on the links below:

    Additional Information on How to Apply

    Information on Reasonable Accommodation

    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.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Monday, February 24, 2014.  

    1. Resume via USAJOBS.
    2. Responses to online questionnaire.
    3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, 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:

    Kevin R. Fletcher
    Phone: (301)435-4768
    Email: FLETCHERKR@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, Monday, February 24, 2014, 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-GR-DE-14-1041936

    Control Number:

    361624000