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Job Title:  Supervisory Medical Officer - NHGRI - DH
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NHGRI-DH-14-1097467

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Monday, May 05, 2014 to Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map
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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employing 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.

If you have experience providing authoritative leadership on program and policy issues relating to genomic medicine, and developing a strategic vision for the effective integration of genomic discoveries into day-to-day clinical and public health practice, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute.  For more information, visit


This position is located in The Division of Policy, Communications, and Education.



  • 25% or Greater
  • Average 1-3 nights per month


  • Yes
  • Paid Relocation Expenses


  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Medical license required (please submit current license)
  • Positive Education Requirement (please submit transcripts)
  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.


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As a Medical Officer for the Genomic Health Care Branch (GHB) some of your duties will include the following:


  • Serve as the Chief of Genomic Health Care Branch and lead or co-lead policy development in such areas as genomic health care, clinical research bioinformatics standards, and education;
  • Supervise and directs professional and clerical staff; develops and implements the Branch budget; and directs and oversees the implementation of fellowship, summer, and intern programs for the Branch;
  • Provide overarching leadership for all activities within the GHB, including developing the strategic vision for the effective integration of genomic discoveries into day-to-day clinical and public health practice;
  • Implement and coordinate GHB projects and initiatives; 
  • Serve on the leadership team that guides the division and institute in achieving its overall mission for genomic medicine; 
  • Direct GHB staff in conducting analyses of current and ever-changing policies and legislation in the area of genomic medicine, developing educational tools to enhance the use of genomic technologies in genomic health care, and in the development of programs related to health care promotion; 
  • Provide authoritative leadership on program and policy issues relating to genomic medicine on behalf of the institute in consultation with leadership and other relevant Institute programs;
  • Initiate and lead innovative analyses involving complex clinical and scientific concepts and issues, and more!


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Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited 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).

To Qualify at the GS-15 Grade Level:

In order to qualify at the GS-15 level, the applicant must have completed at least five years of residency training in internal medicine or equivalent experience and training.  In addition, one year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 level  in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: leading and mentoring a medical staff in a research environment; providing leadership in the planning, directing and coordination of biomedical clinical research programs and activities, including administrative, regulatory and scientific matters; formulating program objectives, plans and policies regarding biomedical research; providing specialized medical expertise in identifying issues that affect the progress of biomedical research; analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting scientific and clinical data in order to prepare papers for publication; presenting medical findings at seminars and scientific meetings; formulating program objectives, plans, and policies regarding genetics and the application of genomic medicine; practicing in a teaching hospital independently diagnosing and treating rare or difficult cases; teaching residents and providing consultations with other physicians as an expert in genetics or genomic medicine.



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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.


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.


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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.


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.



We are able to pay relocation expenses. 



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.



Physicians Comparability Allowance of up to $30,000 per annum may be paid based on the selected physician’s assignment, qualifications, experience, and duration of a negotiated service agreement.



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.


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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.)



  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.) 


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Additional Information on How to Apply


Information on Reasonable Accommodation


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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  

  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.


Jean Coleman
Phone: (301)594-1609
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Wednesday, May 14, 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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