Job Title: Program Specialist (Cryo-Initiative)Job Announcement Number: 14R-LG-299725-DEU-NZP
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Monday, August 25, 2014 to
Friday, August 29, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, TERM NTE 2 Years -
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
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About the Agency
This position is located at the National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). The employee designs, develops, conducts and analyzes the results from projects independently after initial review and approval of the Steering Committee of the Cryo-Initiative.
- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- May need to complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as independently coordinating, managing, and dealing with a project related to frozen biomaterial collections; identifying the issues, suggesting mitigating solutions, and implementing programmatic and financial sustainability approaches.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Ability to manage frozen biomaterial collections in an educational institution.
- Ability to implement the critical steps for sample collection and cryopreservation in order to constitute a valuable scientific collection.
- Knowledge of a wide range of procedures, policies, regulations in complex assignments related to project administration.
- Ability to participate and/or lead tasks in biobanking and cryobiology professional societies.
- Ability to use software for inventory and data management.
- Skill in written communication to interact in writing with many different constituencies, all with varying levels knowledge and expertise that are necessary to perform work in a collaborative setting.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet 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 when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.