Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-403-601-1320-15


Vacancy ID: 755640   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-755640   USAJOBS Control Number: 327930000

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 755640
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-403-601-1320-15
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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 15.


15

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 Supervisory Biologist
002 Supervisory Microbiologist
003 Supervisory Epidemiologist
004 Supervisory Chemist

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:


240370033 College Park, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Biologist, GS-401.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position
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.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Microbiologist, GS-0403.

A. I have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in 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 possess a combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

3. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Epidemiologist, GS-601

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position from an accredited college and/or university.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

4.

From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Chemist, GS-1320.

A. I have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university 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 as 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 process the education and/or experience described above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Biologist, GS-401-15, Supervisory Microbiologist, GS-403-15 and Supervisory Epidemiologist, GS-601-15, Supervisory Chemist - GS-1320.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in advising individuals of the applicability of the law and regulations to emergency situations involving human or animal food, overseeing and directing projects for foodborne emergencies, and delivering expert advice on emergency preparedness, response, and post event analysis prevention activities for foodborne outbreaks.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Oversee and direct projects for foodborne emergencies .

7. Provide expertise on all phases of foodborne investigation activities and procedures such as preparedness, surveillance, response and post event analysis and preventions.

8. Identify problems and needs affecting or having a potential impact on regulated human or animal food products or functions.

9. Identify ways of using geographic data to provide effective preparedness, response and recovery oversight during emergency events and crisis involving regulated product.

10. Assign work to employees based on priorities, selective considerations of difficulty of the assignment and capabilities of employees.

11. Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.

12. Identify developmental and training needs of employees and provide/arrange for needed development and training.

13. Propose alternatives and make recommendatikons that ensure the control of hazardous regulated human and animal food products.

14. Coordinate activities related to food emergency response activities in national level exercises.

15. Advise individuals of applicability of the law and regulations to emergency situations involving human and animal food.

16. Collaborate with federal, state, local, tribal partners, and non-governmental stakeholders to support outbreak preparedness, response, environmental assessments and post response activities.

17. Deliver expert advice and leadership on emergency preparedness, response and post event analysis prevention activities for human and animal foodborne outbreaks.

18. Develop and review policies, procedures and protocols for investigating foodborne outbreaks and responding to foodborne emergencies.

19. Deliver advice on the significance and impact of emergency situations or epidemiological findings.