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    The Health Science Officer's responsibilities include providing overall scientific direction for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health at a national level and develops programs, recommending policies and procedures to clinical care using scientific findings to establish evidence for clinical application. This position is within the Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) Service, Office of Research and Development (ORD), for the Veterans Health Administration in Washington DC.

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    The preferred duty location is Washington DC, however this may be negotiable based on the selectee.

    The Health Science Officer (HSO) will be responsible for program planning, development, and implementation, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with strategy, and program evaluation within set objectives and plans. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Serves as the authoritative Officer in all aspects of Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) Service's Suicide Prevention/Mental Health research portfolio;
    • Oversees all aspects of the program including committing resources, gaining compliance with policies and procedures, resolving complex issues and identifying impactful research findings that could influence prevention;
    • Generates reports by analyzing primary data collected from suicide prevention research and other associated mental health studies and clinical trials supported by CSRD to evaluate changing priorities;
    • Performs project management, strategic planning and research program analysis that drives daily operation and future direction;
    • Represents Suicide Prevention, CSRD, Office of Research and Development (ORD) in communications and/or meetings with senior management within and outside VA, non-governmental experts, and the public;
    • Collaborates with field-based researchers to develop ideas and translate findings in clinical settings;
    • Develops and oversees biomedical-related policies and procedures for direction and control of Suicide Prevention programs and activities to field-based research administrators and scientists;
    • Plans and conducts scientific program studies to shape national policy on suicide prevention and intervention;
    • Ensures fiduciary accountability for Suicide Prevention funds, including overseeing the management of career development awards and project funding.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, compressed/flexible schedule may be available.
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573772500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.