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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Medical Officer, GS-602-13/14/15.A. I have a Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or training which meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Medical Officer, GS-602-13.
Note: A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA.
3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or training which meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Medical Officer, GS-602-14.A. I have four years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or training which meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Medical Officer, GS-602-15.A. I have five years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
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.
5. Review organization and data collection methods of project sites to ensure that standardized protocols are properly implemented.
6. Provide assistance to project sites in developing and following appropriate procedures.
7. Analyze program performance data to assess process and impact.
8. Analyze and describe the status of programs and other findings in reports and in articles prepared for peer-reviewed journals.
9. Ensure that interventions are consistent with clinical practice guidelines.
10. Serve as scientific/medical consultant for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements for health departments, community-based organizations and other agencies/organizations.
11. Analyze data collected and compiled from intramural and extramural studies of specific disease prevention.
12. Utilize qualitative and quantitative analytic software to generate reports and analysis.
13. Perform clinical and health services research studies to obtain information pertinent to the research problem being studied.
14. Make recommendations for appropriate corrective action on specific deficiencies or problems identified.
15. Serve as lead staff in the management of data from studies.
16. Review project reports for compliance and accuracy.
17. Work with internal and external experts in the fields of public health and health services research to improve the quality and scientific rigor of health services research and evaluation.
18. Generate new hypotheses and develop new concepts, methods and, strategies for obtaining and using data on the major medical and health risks associated with various scientific public health programs.
19. Plan and evaluate long-range scientific programs and projects targeting critical medical problems.
20. Provide medical and epidemiological expertise to the design and implementation of complex analytic studies related to specific medical/public health fields.
21. Plan, evaluate, coordinate, and implement activities related to research programs/projects to achieve goals and objectives.
22. Design, conduct, and analyze evaluation studies and surveillance projects to evaluate their reliability and validity in measuring the effectiveness of scientific public health programs and strategies.
23. Apply epidemiological principles, and/or procedures to investigate, review, and analyze and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic or causal parameters.
24. Review research and evaluation proposals and protocols, and provide recommendation regarding policy implications, design, methodology, and programmatic impact.
25. Prepare and submit manuscripts on the results of scientific findings and related policy issues for presentation at meetings.
26. Disseminate scientific and programmatic information by briefing media and other public officials, and by preparing press releases.
27. Prepare research findings that markedly impact significant public health programs, issues, problems, processes, and procedures, and/or the transmission of other causation of disease or public health issues or situations.