Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-403-1320-15


Vacancy ID: 539026   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-11-539026   USAJOBS Control Number: 2401944

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-601-403-1320-15
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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15

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Supervisory Biologist
002 Supervisory Microbiologist
003 Supervisory Chemist

21. Geographic Availability

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0002 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Biologist, GS-401.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position
B. I have a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Microbiologist, GS-403.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
B. I have a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

3. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Chemist, GS-1320.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
B. I have a combination of education and experience - course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Biologist, GS-401-15/Supervisory Microbiologist, GS-403-15/Supervisory Epidemiologist, GS-601-15/Supervisory Chemist, GS-1320-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in planning, managing and directing program operations which includes surveillance adverse events reports, biostatistics analysis and epidemiology review that support food outbreak investigations.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Assigns and reviews work daily, weekly, or monthly and assures that productions and accuracy requirements are met.

6. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.

7. Evaluates performance of subordinates while giving counsel/instruction to individual employees on both work and administrative matters.

8. Identifies developmental and training needs of employee, provides or makes provision for such development and training.

9. Directs the development and implementation of field laboratory operating and technical policies, guidelines and procedures.

10. Coordinates the development and implementation of programmatic activities in the field laboratories.

11. Directs the development of quality management/assurance procedures for field laboratory operations and utilizes direct and indirect techniques to determine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of field scientific activities.

12. Develops, refines and implements processes and procedures to manage the field laboratory applied methods development and technology transfer programs.

13. Develops and implements processes and procedures to direct the identification of needs for scientific and related support equipment, techniques and methodology that are essential to fostering enhanced quality, quantity and timeliness of scientific program accomplishments.

14. Coordinates the technology assessment and applicability of new, complex, scientific instruments for field analyses and transfer of appropriate technologies to operational activities.

15. Directs the development and implementation of field laboratory operating and technical policies, guidelines and procedures.

16. Coordinates the development and implementation of programmatic activities in the field laboratories.

17. Direct the development of quality management/assurance procedures for field laboratory operations and utilizes direct and indirect techniques to determine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of field scientific activities.

18. Develops and implements processes and procedures to direct the identification of needs for scientific and related support equipment, techniques and methodology that are essential to fostering enhanced quality, quantity and timeliness of scientific program accomplishments.

19. Develops, refines and implements policies, guidelines and procedures in areas such as the National Check Sample Programs, the use of Private laboratories, Laboratory Accreditation, Industry workshops, and related issues to foster excellence in FDA/ORA science.

20. Responds to requests from the regulated industry, other organizations, the general public and news media giving appropriate information in accordance with FDA and ORA guidelines and policy.

21. Attends top level policy and planning conferences as a technical expert regarding regulatory science, leadership, capabilities and programs and as official spokesperson for the field laboratories.

22. Provides counsel to FDA regional and district directors, and their staff, as well as Center personnel in all matters relating to ORA field scientific activities and administrative matters.

23. Interviews candidates for postitions in his/her unit and makes recommendations for appointment, promotion, or reassignment involving such positions.

24. Hears and resolves complaints from employees, refers group grievances and the more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; makes minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends action in more serious cases.

25. Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations, or in advising management officials of higher rank.