Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist (Branch Director), GS-0403/1320


Vacancy ID: 735278   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-12-735278   USAJOBS Control Number: 325260100

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 735278
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist (Branch Director)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

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.


6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 14.


14

11. Miscellaneous Information

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


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 COMPETITIVE PROMOTION - CHEMIST
002 REASSIGNMENT/NON-COMPETITIVE - CHEMIST
003 COMPETITIVE PROMOTION - MICROBIOLOGIST
004 REASSIGNMENT/NON-COMPETITIVE - MICROBIOLOGIST

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


364170081 Queens, NY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please answer yes or no to statement one.  Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-14 Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist position.

1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer yes or no to the statement below.  Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position.

2. I have 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service by the closing date of the announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.

3. Please select the appropriate response from the list below.

A. I am currently serving in a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
B. I have previously served in a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
C. I am currently in or have held a permanent trainee position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
D. I have not held any of the grade levels as described in A,B, or C.

4. From the description below, select the one which best describes your
education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for
Chemist, GS-1320.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or
engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course
work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6
semester hours of physics.
B. I have a combination of education and experience--course work equivalent to a
major shown in "A" above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry,
supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at
least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional
education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

5. From the description below, select the one which best describes your
education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for
Microbiologist, GS-0403.

A. I have at least bachelor's degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or
basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology
and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours
in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic
chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
B. I have a combination of education and experience-- courses equivalent to a
major as shown in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional
education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

Please respond yes or no to the statement below.  Your response will determine if you meet the area of consideration for this position.

6. I am a current Federal employee  with career or career conditional status; reinstatement eligible with prior career or career conditional status; displaced federal employee with CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; VEOA eligible or individual with disability..  .

A. Yes
B. No

The following criteria will be used to evaluate your level of
knowledge, skill, or ability in certain areas required for this position. For
each item, choose the statement from the list below (A-E) that best reflects
your level of experience and/or training in that area.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 coworker 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 assistance from a supervisor or senior
coworker.
E- I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task
due to my expertise in this area.

7. Monitor scientific work within the lab to see that priorities are met on what work can be deferred and which must be completed promptly.

8. Determine which projects or program segments should be initiated, dropped, or curtailed.

9. Restructure and reorient immediate and long range goals, objectives, plans and schedules to meet substantial changes in legislation or funding.

10. Plan and coordinate the workload of a laboratory.

11. Manage the direction of the quality assurance program in support of ISO accreditation.

12. Decide the methodologies to use in achieving work goals and objectives.

13. Oversee the development of technical data, estimates and statistics.

14. Justify the purchase of new equipment.

15. Perform supervisory administrative and personnel management functions relative to implementing training, equal employment opportunity (EEO) and performance managment.

16. Hear and resolve compliants from employees.

17. Adjust staffing levels or work procedures within the lab to accommodate resource allocations.

18. Evaluate subordinate supervisors and serves as reviewing official of evaluations.

19. Develop work improvement plans.

20. Develop and write concept analyses, reports and summaries for implementation of operational science policies and procedures.

21. Conduct extensive preparation of briefing materials for presentation to technical staff at the Center and major organization levels of the Agency.

22. Analyze and prepare reports of findings of risk assessments, risk models and risk related information.

23. Provide advice, counsel and instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.

24. Represent higher management as contact point at meetings or conferences.

25. Participate on an active basis in hearings or presentations involving problems or issues of considerable importance to the scientific program managed.