TOXICOLOGIST, GS-0415-13


Vacancy ID: 757798   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-757798   USAJOBS Control Number: 328112500

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Enter 757798
1. Title of Job

Toxicologist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you eligible for appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)?


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

13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

Choose 001 - ICTAP if you are an eligible Federal competitive service employee with selection priority for competitive service vacancies within the Washington DC/Montgomery commute area.

Choose 002 - VEOA if you eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) within the Washington DC/Montgomery County commute area.


001 ICTAP
002 VEOA

21. Geographic Availability

241360031 Rockville, 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:

Please answer yes or no to statement one.  Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0415-13, Toxicologist position.

1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to succesfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least GS-12 level in the Federal Service which includes performing hazard and risk assessments for animal drugs, feed ingredients and GRAS notifications and reviewing and analyzing results of clinical and non-clinical pharmacological and toxicological studies to assess the safety of drugs, with special emphasis on genotoxic activity of chemical substances.

A. Yes
B. No

2. From the desciptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for Toxicologist, GS-0415.

A. I have Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
B. I have a combination or education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience describe above.

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

3. I am an eligible displaced Federal competitive service employee with selection priority for competitive service vacancies within the Washington DC/Montomery County commute area or I am eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) within the Washington DC/Montomery County commute area.

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. 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.
Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

4. Apply a comprehensive understanding of toxicology-related issues associated with animal drugs, food ingredients, and products under review.

5. Keep abreast of crucial and precedent-setting issues under review within the organization, regulated industry, and in the field of toxicology.

6. Participate in meetings with officials from the pharmaceutical, food/feed, and devices industry to discuss issues pertaining to toxicology and related fields and to persuasively present decisions and technical findings.

7. Study various factors that may lead to the development of safety (e.g., target animal, human food, environmental) and efficacy standards for drugs, foods, and devices.

8. Provide scientific advice and assistance on the potential health safety, and toxicity of various products.

9. Make decisions and recommendations in the development of policy documents regarding toxicological issues.

10. Assist other scientists within the organization and industry in completion of their tasks by providing authoritative knowledge with respect to toxicology.

11. Use regulatory knowledge and discretion to ensure research/review activities are aligned with applicable laws, regulations (e.g .,Good Laboratory Practices) and policies which may require interpretation or adaptation.

12. Review scientific literature, information available to the organization (e.g., manuals, journal articles, other technical references), and sources of complex scientific information requiring research pertinent to the issue under investigation.

13. Interpret the scientific implications of results of complex toxicological studies.

14. Utilize advanced mathematical modeling and statistical methods to analyze research results.

15. Review and analyze results of non-clinical, and sometimes clinical, pharmacological and toxicological studies to assess the safety of drugs, with special emphasis on genotoxic activity of chemical substances.

16. Analyze results of experiments to determine whether data generated are accurate and valid.

17. Determine if the appropriate experimental design was employed in the development and collection of data during unique and complex experiments.

18. Critically evaluate existing literature and interprets data resulting from studies.

19. Support all decisions or conclusions with a scientific rationale.

20. Set short-term priorities and prepare schedules for completion of research/review program work within set deadlines.

21. Search for pertinent information using advanced research techniques with applicable computer based databases.

22. Request additional information, tests, and data from reluctant or uncooperative members of the regulated industry when a submission is not adequate.

23. Request and receive clinical and non-clinical ( e.g., in vitro) data and histories of affected animals for review.

24. Gather information on complex, long-range, and emerging issues and conflicts in the scientific/regulatory field.

25. Present results of analysis to policy makers within the organization and industry.

26. Brief staff members and senior management on scientific interpretations and analyses.

27. Collaborate with colleagues in the industry and Federal agencies on interrelated programs.

28. Participate in meetings with industry and government officials as an authoritative representative of the organization.

29. Participate on a team in the conception and formulation of research/review methods to use in achieving work goals and objectives.

30. Alert appropriate authority of potential toxicology-related problems which may have an impact on the organization and its stakeholders.