Supervisory Research Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401/403/1320-15


Vacancy ID: 761959   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CBER-MP-13-761959   USAJOBS Control Number: 328253400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education related to the 401 Biologist series.

A. I have a 4 year degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (You must submit your transcript(s) that demonstrates this coursework at time of application submission)

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. (You must submit your transcript(s) that demonstrates this coursework at time of application submission)


C. My education is not reflected in choice A or B above.

2. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education related to the 403 Microbiologist series.

A. I have a four year 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. (You must submit your transcript(s) that demonstrates this coursework at time of application submission)
B. I have 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. (You must submit your transcript(s) that demonstrates this coursework at time of application submission)
C. My education is not reflected in choice A or B above.

3. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education related to the 1320 Chemist series

A. I have a four year degree 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. (You must submit your transcript(s) that demonstrates this coursework at time of application submission)

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. (You must submit your transcript(s) that demonstrates this coursework at time of application submission)
C. My education is not reflected in choice A or B above.

4. Do you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, providing leadership to programs related to the development, manufacture, testing and activities of vaccines and related products.

A. Yes, I do.
B. No, I do not.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

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

5. Establish regulatory and compliance methodologies and procedures for a program.

6. Develop policies related to vaccines and other related products.

7. Oversee the activities of a regulatory and compliance program.

8. Resolve inconsistencies in program guidance for a regulatory program.

9. Provide scientific direction to a subordinate staff.

10. Address and solve unusual and often precedent setting problems associated with division programs.

11. Lead complex program assignments to diagnose problems and develop viable courses of action.

12. Manage programs related to the review of IND and license applications.

13. Participate in the management of programs related to vaccines including AIDS.

14. Provide technical guidance to a medical and scientific staff in developing standards.

15. Respond to industry contacts, such as regulatory officials, managers of federal, state, and local agencies, scientific professionals, and executives of firms on scientific and regulatory matters.

16. Participate and contribute to internal and external office discussions and meetings on formulation and development of policy and reporting to Congress.

17. Represent Division on external committees, task forces, and working groups.