Technology Licencising Specialist -OD-DE


Vacancy ID: 754291   Announcement Number: NIH-OD-DE-13-754291   USAJOBS Control Number: 330001100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Technology Licensing Specialist GS-601-11 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. Do you possess a degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a Technology Licensing Specialist, GS-601-11 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: researching technology transfer licensing requirements and preparing reports of findings; responding to routine technical inquiries regarding technology transfer licensing; reviewing documents related to technology transfer license agreements for completeness and compliance with basic requirements; and compiling information for briefing reports related to technology transfer licensing issues.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have a combination of graduate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. My experience and/or education do 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 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. Review public health-related technology transfer license or patent applications for adherence to applicable laws, rules and regulations.

2. Provide advice and assistance on issues associated with public health-related licensing, patents, and royalties.

3. Monitor compliance of public health-related technology transfer licenses for adherence to applicable laws, rules and regulations.

4. Develop public health-related technology transfer policies consistent with applicable statutes and regulations.

5. Provide information on the availability of public health-related technologies for licensing.

6. Respond to inquiries on intellectual property status and their availability for licensing.

7. Analyze and evaluate the commercial potential of inventions.

8. Analyze corporate product development benchmarks.

9. Analyze and evaluate corporate research development plans.

10. Analyze and evaluate corporate marketing development plans.

11. Analyze and evaluate corporate financial soundness.

12. Analyze and evaluate corporate leadership expertise.

13. Negotiate technology transfer licensing agreements.

14. Coordinate patent prosecution on associated technologies with inventors, law firm staff and technology transfer staff.

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

15. Have you negotiated public health-related technology transfer licensing agreements?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Have you negotiated modifications to model technology transfer licensing agreements?

A. Yes
B. No

17. Have you negotiated the royalty terms of licensing agreements?

A. Yes
B. No

18. Have you negotiated performance benchmarks in licensing agreements?

A. Yes
B. No

19. Have you negotiated for reimbursement of patent expenses?

A. Yes
B. No

20. Have you negotiated provisions for sublicensing?

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.

21. Provide briefings on highly technical or complex information.

22. Obtain and exchange information with scientists, legal counsel, and business representatives.

23. Facilitate the development and execution of agreements between my organization and external groups.

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

24. Have you represented management in meetings where decisions are made?

A. Yes
B. No

25. Have you served as a primary liaison with customers outside of my organization?

A. Yes
B. No


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.

26. 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.