Interdisciplinary Scientist, Biologist/Pharmacologist/Toxicologist, GS-0401/0405/0415-12/13


Vacancy ID: 659508   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-12-659508   USAJOBS Control Number: 316121700

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1. Title of Job

Regulatory Health Project Manager, GS-0601-9/11
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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Biologist
002 Pharmacologist
003 Toxicologist

21. Geographic Availability

241360031 Rockville, MD

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23. Job Related Experience

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Biologist, GS-0401-12/13.

A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major, as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must have been sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to perform Biologist or Research Biologist work, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4 year course of study with a major study in one of the appropriate fields.
C. I do not have the education as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Pharmacologist, GS-0405-12/13.

A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s or higher degree with a major in an appropriate biological, medical, veterinary, or physical science, or in pharmacy that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry and physiology and 12 semester hours in pharmacology.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-0415-12/13.

A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s or higher degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Biologist, GS-0401-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience performing biological research and related scientific activities.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience providing leadership and guidance in directing/performing biological research and related scientific activities.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

6. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Pharmacologist, GS-0405-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience executing research activities studying the effects of chemical agents on biochemical functions.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

7. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Pharmacologist, GS-0405-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience planning, directing and executing research activities studying the effects of chemical agents on biochemical functions.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

8. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-0415-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience performing research activities regarding human health impact resulting from exposure or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

9. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-0415-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in providing toxicological advice on complex issues regarding human health impact resulting from exposure or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

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.
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.

10. Serve as a scientific expert and reviewer of documents, reports and/or applications submitted for regulatory action.

11. Develop research projects to fill gaps in knowledge related to regulatory decisions.

12. Analyze and determine the adequacy of data and tests submitted regarding the safety and health impact of regulated products.

13. Provide expertise by keeping abreast of new findings through review of scientific literature, participating in professional meetings and undertaking independent research.

14. Recognize the need for, and initiation of, new and amended regulations, policies and procedures.

15. Perform quality assurance activities pertaining to the integrity and accuracy of scientific and regulatory information.

16. Prepare comprehensive synopses of reviews of reports/applications with recommendations for revision, acceptance or rejection.

17. Provide specific written supporting reasons for recommended disposition and/or technical deficiencies regarding regulatory submissions.

18. Compile data to prepare written presentations to support Agency recommendations on scientific issues and to propose areas of study for research projects.

19. Present written results related to nicotine and/or tobacco.

20. Advise Agency management on issues related to scientific subject matter and provide verbal responses.

21. Provide training to review organizations, review scientists and regulated industry regarding application of Agency laws, policies, regulations and guidelines.

22. Make oral presentations to provide information and recommend changes/enhancements to regulatory systems or procedures.

23. Present oral results related to nicotine and/or tobacco.

24. Perform research on the effects of nicotine and/or tobacco products.

25. Analyze and interpret tobacco-associated research.

26. Evaluate effectiveness of approaches or methodologies associated with tobacco research.