Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator-NIGMS-DE


Vacancy ID: 686053   Announcement Number: NIH-NIGMS-DE-12-686053   USAJOBS Control Number: 321343600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Health Science Administrator, GS-601-15 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. I qualify for this position at the GS-15 level because I have progressively responsible and successful experience in independent research and research program administration such as in the Academic Environment - held position of Professor and/or Department Chair or equivalent.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-15 level because I have progressively responsible and successful experience in independent research and research program administration such as in the Intramural Environment - held position of Laboratory Chief or equivalent.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-15 level because I have progressively responsible and successful experience in independent research and research program administration such as in the Private Sector (Profit/Nonprofit) - evidence of increasing responsibility in research or 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; be published extensively in refereed journals; 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; served as a reviewer on peer-reviewed panels or journal.
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 the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience and/or training.

1. Have you served as the principal advisor on biomedical training programs for a research organization?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Have you served as an advisor on new biomedical sciences education initiatives for an organization?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Have you served as a PhD thesis advisor?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Have you trained pre-doctoral students from underrepresented groups?

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.

5. Develop biomedical research training programs for postdoctoral scientific fellows.

6. Develop policies and procedures related to a biomedical research training program.

7. Resolve conflicting points of view impacting the implementation of biomedical research training program plans.

8. Identify priorities in support of biomedical research training programs.

9. Transform recommendations into program implementation plans.

10. Develop and direct biomedical research training programs for scientific professionals.

11. Write strategic plans for biomedical research training programs.

12. Identify new biomedical sciences education initiatives.

13. Review applications for graduate fellowships or training grants.

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

15. Establish criteria and standards for others to follow in planning, reviewing, and evaluating research projects.

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

17. Manage funding levels for new research training initiatives.

18. Monitor scientific progress of biomedical research programs to assure objectives are met.

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

19. Have you served as a Project Officer on grants for biomedical research training projects?

A. Yes
B. No

20. Have you represented your organization at meetings attended by high level scientific officials?

A. Yes
B. No

21. Have you led internal work groups or committees concerned with the organization's program planning, evaluation, and implementation activities?

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.

22. Develop operational policies.

23. Conduct briefings on biomedical research training data and conclusions.

24. Present briefings to high level officials.

25. Manage the day-to-day operations for a program office.

26. Manage an operational budget for a program or organization.

27. Establish partnerships or collaborations with scientists within and outside of an organization.

28. Write documents that present biomedical research training program and related fiscal data for use in making planning decisions regarding those programs.

29. Manage budgets for an organization having multiple subunits or programs.

30. Develop and monitor research activities of an organization.

31. Develop, plan and implement programs and work responsibilities of an organization.

32. Facilitate the development of new and innovative initiatives to meet critical program needs.

33. Provide guidance and leadership to program officials in formulating research plans and directions.

34. Plan work assignments for team members of multiple teams working on different assignments at the same time.

35. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among organizations, colleagues, or staff members.

36. Review the quality of completed work for technical accuracy.

37. Set goals, milestones, and expectations for a group.

38. Integrate strategic plans, missions, visions and values of an organization into the goals and objectives of a team.

39. 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.