Supervisory Computer Scientist


Vacancy ID: 761137   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-761137   USAJOBS Control Number: 328168300

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Computer Scientist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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14

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

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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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

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001 Supervisory Computer Scientist

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:


240000031 Montgomery County, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one response from the responses listed below that best indicates how you meet the education requirement for a Computer Scientist, GS-1550-14 position.

A. You must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree (or higher degree); full 4 year course of study in computer science with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
B. I do NOT possess the degree required as listed in A above to qualify for the GS-1550-14 position.

You must meet the specialized experience requirement for this position. You must possess at least one year of specialized experience as described below:

2. Please select one response from the responses listed below that best indicates how you meet the specialized experience for a Supervisory Computer Scientist, GS-1550-14 position.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples include significant experience with the following: Experience overseeing, leading, directing a professional and regulatory program related to medical device data reporting and analysis. Work with planning and organizing assignments and methodology, acting on own initiative to integrate and coordinate own work or work of others, alerting higher level management on key developments. Work improving work methods and procedures. Work overseeing technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information related to adverse events and regulatory databases.
B. I do NOT possess the specialized experience required and as described in letter A above to qualify for the GS-1550-14 position.

Please select the response that is applicable to you.

3. Are you?

A. A current Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Career or Career-Conditional employee with competitive status only. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. A Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps currently working for Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.
C. None of the responses listed above are applicable to me.

For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level. You must select a response for each question.

A- I have no experience in performing this task.
B- I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this task but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this task across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this task independently across a wide range of situations. I seek guidance in carrying out this task only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

4. Provide technical assistance and guidance on adverse event reports involving problems with medical devices.

5. Provide guidance, education, information, and feedback to manufacturers and health care facilities.

6. Serve as an expert or authority in electronic reporting procedures associated with medical device adverse event reporting.

7. Supervise, lead, oversee, or serve as expert within a diverse group of professionals such as public health and computer scientists professionals with expertise in medical device adverse event reporting systems.

8. Plan, coordinate, and evaluate administrative, technical programs and activities carried out by an office/organization involved with databases such as those that contain biometric data.

9. Lead, plan, schedule, or carry out major studies or projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of computer hardware and software procedures involving medical device adverse event reporting or related databases.

10. Utilize business project management skills in e-reporting systems to facilitate receipt of Medical Device Reporting data.

11. Serve as point of contact on matters related to quality assurance of the medical device reporting, alternative summary reporting and office tracking databases.

12. Examine designs, determine and implement modifications necessary to achieve programs goals.

13. Communicate recommendations regarding medical device adverse event reporting databases.

14. Communicate program hardware and software needs with appropriate office(s).

15. Provide to appropriate office(s), systems design,modifications, and procurement.