Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
Are you an ICTAP Eligible?
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?
Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.
Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)
Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?
Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.
I can converse on public health related issues in the following foreign languages. Check all that apply.
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
The following is a list of areas of experience for Health Scientist (LAB) positions. Select the areas in which you have expertise. The experience you select will determine the types of positions for which you will be considered. You should select only the specialties for which you have direct work experience. The specialties for specific positions as they become available. Check all that apply.
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Health Scientist, GS-601-13/14/15.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience level required to meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15
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.
3. Perform laboratory based biological research support using biochemical, bacteriological or molecular biology techniques.
4. Work in a diagnostic laboratory, including using and maintaining protocols and meeting quality assurance and quality control standards.
5. Work with synthesizing data and applying scientific judgment.
6. Provide advice and consultation on laboratory science as it relates to infectious disease surveillance epidemiology or health science to federal, state or local health organizations.
7. Provide advice and consultation on laboratory science or health science as it relates to infectious disease surveillance epidemiology in an international context.
8. Adapt to changing courses of action or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, instructions, behavior or unexpected obstacles.
9. Conduct laboratory based input and support to operational research.
10. Plan, develop, lead, manage or direct public health laboratories.
11. Design training sessions and provide guidance, in laboratory practice and techniques, for professional program staff or service providers.
12. Evaluate and coordinate the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff conducting public health laboratory science activities.
13. Perform leadership functions in a project or program, such as mentoring, evaluating, planning, setting goals, reporting and resolving conflicts.
14. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally where the subject of the communication relates to public health science.
15. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conference on laboratory, research, or policy issues related to public health.
16. Communicate with multidisciplinary, professional and administrative staff engaged in major aspects of health science work.
17. Author or coauthor articles, research findings and/or public health relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals or national reports.
18. Develop scientific publications and other documents communicating scientific findings.
19. Disseminate scientific and programmatic information by briefing media and other public officials.
20. Work with multidisciplinary, professional and administrative staff engaged in major aspects of health science work.
21. Work as a member of multidisciplinary groups of researchers including subject matter experts and technical professionals on a project through the planning, control (or implementation), and/or evaluation phases.
22. Participate in strategic planning for public health interventions supporting the prevention and control of communicable diseases.