Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist


Vacancy ID: 771859   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-DE-13-771859   USAJOBS Control Number: 329571600

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 771859
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


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

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 15.


15

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

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Health Scientist
002 Pharmacist

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:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the General Health Scientist, GS-0601.

A. I have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

B. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the minimum requirement for Pharmacist GS-0660.

A. Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. Except for research positions that do not entail patient care, all applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia AND one year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level AND must be able to distinguish basic colors.

B. I do not have the education described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for 0601/General Health Scientist, 0660/Pharmacist-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, directing and managing a scientific team in the development and implementation of policies and regulations regarding the safe use of drug products to include experience with coalition building, collaboration, working with diverse organizational partners and public awareness activities.

B. I do not possess the experience described above.

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.
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.

4. Develop policies regarding the development and implementation of guidance related to drug safety.

5. Gather information, identifies problems, and develop a scientific risk-based approach that is consistent with an organization's priorities, resources, goals and policy.

6. Review and evaluate existing programs, and develop, coordinate, and ensure the initiation of new drug safety programs.

7. Monitor programs to ensure they remain consistent with stated objectives and lead to tailored strategies for harm reduction and public health impact.

8. Analyze problems and develop appropriate actions involving safe use of regulated medications using a risk-based methodology.

9. Conduct and evaluate long term projects related to the safe use of drugs.

10. Evaluate scientific management, and regulatory programs, plans, and policies.

11. Evaluate the work products of a staff and implement changes to improve quality and efficiency.

12. Provide leadership and direction to the staff as it pertains to external communication on information for safe use of drugs.

13. Establish long and short term goals, set priorities, assign work and direct staff operations.

14. Draft or review regulatory documents.

15. Develop policies regarding management of drug safety issues.

16. Develop and edit policies, guidelines, instructions, and procedures for administrative and management requirements.

17. Represent an organization in dealing with Federal agencies, State, local and foreign governments, industry professional organizations and public interest groups.

18. Respond to inquiries and provide guidance to industry, state authorities, consumers and health care professionals concerning regulatory issues.

19. Work with an organization's outside stakeholders, including patient groups, state, and federal regulatory authorities and prescribers, providing guidance and support to their efforts on the prevention of injury from medicines.

20. Develop partnerships, problem solving strategies, and outreach efforts.

21. Lead the development of partnerships with external stockholders to reduce preventable harm from medications.

22. Review recommendations and use results from partnerships for interventions to reduce preventable harm from medications.

23. Apply clinical and/or research experience to the monitoring, evaluation, development and coordination of policies and programs with regard to the safe use of drug products.

24. Ensure that the concerns, interest and perspectives of patients, clinicians, and other health care personnel and medical researchers are adequately addressed by safe use programs, policies, and activities related to the safe use of drugs.

25. Enhance an organization's relationships with a variety of external stakeholders by coordinating appropriate meetings with groups and relevant staff.

26. Ensure collaborative efforts result in a program that has mutual benefits to all stakeholders through promotion of safe use practices of drugs.

27. Maintain policies and programs are consistent with an organization's public health mandates.