Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Biological Sciences)-NIGMS-DE


Vacancy ID: 555683   Announcement Number: NIH-NIGMS-DE-12-555683   USAJOBS Control Number: 303662200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator, GS-0601-15 position at our Agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic requirements for a Health Scientist Administrator as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position because I have completed all of the 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.
B. I qualify for this position because I have completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college/university, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which I have applied and utilized in health or health-related research AND I have at least 1 year of qualifying progressively responsible experience that is qualitatively equivalent to that acquired in meeting all the requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree), including the dissertation.
C. My education does not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic requirements for a Health Scientist Administrator as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position because I 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.
B. My experience does not match the choices above.

3. Do you have at least one year of independent health research beyond the doctoral degree and one year of health research program administration experience?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Select the response that best reflects the highest level of education you have attained.

A. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree
B. Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.)
C. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
D. Master's or equivalent degree
E. Bachelor's degree
F. My education does not match the choices above.

5. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the qualification requirements for a Health Scientist Administrator GS-601-15 as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. Academic Environment - held position of Professor and/or Department Chair or equivalent.
B. Intramural Environment - held position of Laboratory Chief or equivalent.
C. Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) - responsible for scientific administration of a small company or a division of a large company; held position of Director of Research or equivalent.
D. I qualify for this position at the GS-15 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Such experience includes professional experience managing 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 and issues, and allocating funds among competing programs; served as organization's representative on permanent and ad-hoc committees established to evaluate research issues; management of extramural activities and review assessment, and monitoring of major basic, clinical, and/or applied research supported by the agency with national or international scope and impact; should be recognized as distinguished scientists with major research experience and accomplishments; and have published extensively in refereed journals.
E. My experience does not match the choices above.

The following section is used to determine your non-competitive eligibility or priority consideration.  If you want non-competitive or priority consideration, you must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated.

1. Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) – I am an individual who has a permanent, severe physical, psychiatric, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and wish to be considered non-competitively.

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit Proof of Disability.  If you are selected, you will be asked to provide a Certificate of Job Readiness.  You can obtain this documentation from a licensed medical professional; licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, agency of the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

For more information on this hiring flexibility, please visit the USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities Page.

 

A. Yes
B. No

2.

Commissioned Corps Member – I am currently an officer enlisted in the PHS Commissioned Corps.  I am interested in staying in the Corps if selected. 

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you will NOT be referred on the competitive Delegated Examining certificate of eligibles, as selection from that list would require you to resign or retire from the Corps.

 

For more information on the Commissioned Corps, please visit the U.S. Public Health Service Commission Corps Website.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy.  I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent.  Applicants eligible under ICTAP/CTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified.

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area.  You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

For more information on ICTAP/CTAP, please visit OPM’s The Employee's Guide to Career Transition Page.

 

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

1. Manage scientific programs or conduct scientific research related to cell biology.

2. Analyze research trends in new scientific fields to assess the adequacy of research being conducted.

3. Report on the progress of scientific programs or projects to senior management.

4. Monitor the scientific progress of research programs to assure that objectives are met.

5. Review funding requests within an organization to determine if scientific and administrative analyses and evaluations are justified.

6. Manage a budget for a scientific research program.

7. Prepare long-range planning and budget reports for a research program.

8. Develop and implement performance evaluation plans for subordinate employees.

9. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with other scientists or professionals.

10. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among colleagues or team members.

11. Indentify personnel needs and work to meet those needs for a program or organization.

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience and/or training.

12. Have you served as a first line supervisor or manager?

A. Yes
B. No

13. Have you rewarded and/ or discipline employees?

A. Yes
B. No

14. Have you coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

15. Manage grant programs, including the grant submission, review and funding processes specific to biomedical research.

16. Evaluate the technical and scientific merit of grant applications and proposals requesting grant funding.

17. Coordinate the review of grant applications using a wide variety of grant mechanisms.

18. Advise grantees and applicants about the peer review process and funding policies.

19. Serve on study sections, advisory groups or other committees.

20. Interpret the requirements of the basic laws of grant programs.

21. Manage the development of organizational policies in response to changes in levels of funding or legislative/program changes.

22. Write scientific papers based on independent research.

23. Write reports, evaluations, and correspondence as part of the grants administration process.

24. Prepare position papers on policy or critical scientific issues related to biomedical or health-related research.

25. Write analyses of complex subjects that include justifications for proposed actions.

26. Present scientific papers or reports at local seminars/workshops, national or international meetings.

27. Present oral briefings that include detailed analyses and recommendations for action.

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience and/or training.

28. Have you served on an editorial board for a peer-reviewed scientific journal?

A. Yes
B. No

29. Have you participated as a speaker and presenter at committee meetings?

A. Yes
B. No

30. Have you chaired scientific and/or administrative meetings?

A. Yes
B. No


As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

31. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.