Computer Scientist - NIAID - DE


Vacancy ID: 759278   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-759278   USAJOBS Control Number: 331513900

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759278
1. Title of Job

Computer Scientist - NIAID - DE
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

14

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

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

240000031 Montgomery County, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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

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1 Yes
2 No
3 No, but I have an approved exemption
4 Not Applicable

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Scientist, GS-1550-14 position at our agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Minimum Education requirements for the Computer Scientist, GS-1550 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for Computer Scientist occupations because I have completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
B. I qualify for Computer Scientist occupation because I have completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours included a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
C. My education does not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the additional qualification requirement for a Computer Scientist, GS-1550-14 as described in the Qualification Section of the vacancy announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-14 level because I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: experience in contract management and leadership sufficient to develop, support, and maintain contracts providing for hardware infrastructure, electronic communications, and software applications systems; analyzing and measuring internal structured data and business processes that provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations; developing software tools and or extending/maintaining existing computational tools to facilitate medical data sharing, mining, and meta analysis; and working closely with peers, scientists, and subject matter experts to ensure smooth integration of hardware, software, administrative applications, scientific systems, and communications infrastructure.
B. My experience does not match the choice 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. Plan, manage, and monitor information technology programs and projects

2. Conduct phase, milestone, or final project reviews.

3. Develop project plans, resource estimates, and reporting procedures for computational biology or bioinformatics projects.

4. Implement quality assurance processes for computational biology or clinical/bioinformatics projects.

5. Identify potential areas of difficulties, such as unexpected expenditures for research and support contracts.

6. Inform managers of computational biology or bioinformatics project progress.

7. Develop projects to support large-scale scientific software system programs and projects.

8. Develop and administer performance based service and support contracts.

9. Review program acquisition documents generated in the requirements process for adequacy and for ensuring acquisition timelines and milestones are monitored and reported on.

10. Use contract and procurement procedures to develop criteria for monitoring the execution of vendor and contractor agreements.

11. Investigate and resolve contractor performance issues such as technical aspects, schedules, and costs for research and support contracts.

12. Evaluate contractors' performance, metrics, and deliverables for adherence to contract agreements and requirements.

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

13. Have you served as Contracting Officer's Representative or Contracting Officer's Representative for IT support contracts?

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.

14. Coordinate administration activities for long-term contracts.

15. Ensure contract requirements are met and tasks are conducted in compliance with contract terms.

16. Plan and manage Applications Hosting projects and contracts.

17. Plan and manage Server, Network, and Enterprise Data Storage Operations and Maintenance projects and contracts.

18. Plan and manage Security Operations information technology projects and contracts.

19. Plan and manage information technology Workstation Development and Maintenance projects and contracts.

20. Plan and manage High Performance Computing projects and contracts.

21. Manage a contract to secure infrastructure using a combination of different enterprise security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection and network access control.

22. Provide contract oversight for developing and maintaining secure computational tools to facilitate data analysis

23. Provide contract oversight for medical data sharing, mining, and meta-analysis

24. Provide contract oversight for support, staffing, and equipment for a network environment.

25. Recommend to management the most appropriate cost saving measures on computational biology or clinical/bioinformatics projects.

26. Advise senior staff on strategies and initiatives using contracted cyber and electronic products or services in the biomedical research arena.

27. Advise senior staff on Business Intelligence and Analytics to improve business value delivery and optimization of costs.

28. Collaborate with senior management on the operation and mission goals.

29. Coordinate with customers and contractors to identify and resolve IT problems.

30. Develop contractual documents such as statements of work, statement of objectives, Independent Government Cost Estimates.

31. Develop contract data requirements, contract deliverables, and/or program task descriptions.

32. Collaborate with scientists to define program related contract requirements.

33. Develop detailed plans to implement research and development contracts for bioinformatics & computational biology.

34. Prepare written justifications and documentation for approval of contracts.

35. Prepare written responses to requests for information from outside organizations as part of the question and answer phase of proposal submissions.

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.

36. 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.