Supervisory Computer Scientist-NLM-DE


Vacancy ID: 726656   Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-12-726656   USAJOBS Control Number: 326342800

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726656
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Computer Scientist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

15

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Supervisory Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

240130031 Bethesda, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service?

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1 Yes
2 No
3 No, but I have an approved exemption
4 Not Applicable

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Supervisory Computer Scientist (GS-1550-15) 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 Minimum Education requirements for the Computer Scientist, GS-1550 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for the Computer Scientist, GS-1550 series because I have successfully completed a full-four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
B. I qualify for the Computer Scientist, GS-1550 series because I have successfully completed a full- four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours included a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
C. My education does not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the additional qualification requirement for a Supervisory Computer Scientist, GS-1550-15 as described in the Qualification Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. 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 obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: leading, planning, advising, and monitoring existing and new scientific software development for an organization; managing scientific software engineering initiatives to advance the core IT infrastructure and architecture for an organization; researching and creating programs that perform complex data and statistical analysis; developing computational methods and tools for the solution of biomedical research problems.
B. My experience does not match the choice 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. Develop long-range plans, goals and objectives for a team that are consistent with organizational mission and goals.

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

3. Evaluate work performance of subordinate staff.

4. Identify developmental and training needs of employees based on organizational goals and budget realities.

5. Coach or mentor staff to achieve desired results.

6. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among team members.

7. Reward and discipline employees.

8. Provide technical guidance to functional staff.

9. Plan work assignments for team members.

10. Review completed work for technical adequacy.

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

12. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among team members.

13. Develop organizational contingency plans to ensure the continuity of operations in emergency situations.

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

15. Investigate software architectures and methods development to identify where software reusability and portability can be improved.

16. Conduct theoretical studies of integrated computerized information systems.

17. Troubleshoot problems involving complex technical issues related to the design, development and administration of biomedical applications.

18. Respond to user inquiries and report problems regarding complex hardware and software issues.

19. Manage budget and equipment resource requirements to accomplish projects.

20. Identify lexical software tools to improve performance of vocabulary, classification, and coding systems.

21. Develop and conduct presentations on Scientific Computing Topics for audiences with differing levels of technical knowledge.

22. Develop prototype demonstrations of systems developed for presentation to management.

23. Write technical papers and reports related to scientific computing systems and advanced computational technologies.

24. Write reports on technology evaluation activities for the organization.

25. Write reports on project development activities.

26. Give scientific presentations to management.

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

27. Have you presented reports or scientific papers at national conferences of professional societies?

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.

28. Develop innovative software solutions to integrate applications of biomedical systems.

29. Apply techniques of parallel computing to computationally intensive tasks that are encountered in bioinformatics applications.

30. Create IT programs that perform complex data analysis including modeling and simulation of data.

31. Identify and recommend commercially available software for possible use.

32. Design biomedical based systems.

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.

33. 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.