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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Research Health Scientist, GS-0601-15.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Research Industrial Hygienist, GS-0690-15.A. I possess a degree in industrial hygiene or a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12 semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Research Health Scientist, GS-0601-15/Research Industrial Hygienist, GS-0690-15.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in directing scientific research programs which provide public health services to reduce work-related illness and injury.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
4. Manage programs of active research which lead to advances in the field of work-related respiratory diseases and other areas of occupational safety and health.
5. Serve as an authoritative source of information for the Division for research specialties/subspecialties series.
6. Participate in the planning, developing, evaluating and directing of guidance for the Division's overall scientific efforts.
7. Participate in professional scientific seminars within the government and in extramural scientific venues to disseminate research findings.
8. Review Division contract procurement documents, grant proposals and interagency agreements for scientific merit.
9. Ensure adequate monitoring of assigned or developed outside research activities to provide for the satisfactory scientific guidance and completion of such activities.
10. Work with high level officials in resolving budget issues, determine staffing requirements, monitor and participate in research activities.
11. Manage modifications to project activities to take advantage of recent research developments.
12. Determine the critical areas of needed research.
13. Develop creative approaches and solutions to scientific and feasibility issues.
14. Perform personal research to synthesize scientific information to create authoritative scientific documents, for a wide audience.
15. Hear and resolve grievances and employee complaints for a large organization.
16. Make final decisions on personnel actions to facilitate the maintenance of a staff with a variety of training and experience.
17. Utilize supervisors, team leaders, committees and contractors to direct, coordinate and oversee work within the Division.
18. Evaluate subordinate supervisors' performance to assure quality results.
19. Has final approval on nonsupervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors.