Deputy Division Director


Vacancy ID: 771935   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-771935   USAJOBS Control Number: 329940400

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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01 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
02 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
03 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
04 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
05 I am an HHS Commissioned Corps Officer, Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
06 I do not meet any of the above.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Microbiologist
002 Toxicologist
003 Physiologist
004 Biomedical Engineer
005 Chemist

21. Geographic Availability

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241450031 Silver Spring, MD

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions are designed to measure your education and experience in relation to the basic qualifications for this position. All applicants must supply transcripts that demonstrate how the meet the educational requirements for the series for which they are applying. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.

1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Microbiologist

A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher 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.
B. I possess a combination of education and experience. This includes 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.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Physiologist.

A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology. (Please note: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the 24-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences. Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses. Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work.)
B. I do not possess the education described above.

3. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Toxicologist.

A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology. (Courses in anatomy, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, histology, and animal, human, microbial, or cellular physiology may be used to meet the 30-semester-hour requirement in chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. Courses in statistics, bioassay, and test design may also apply to this requirement. Courses in cytology, embryology, cellular or microbial genetics, and biophysics may also be used to meet this requirement in those instances where the course work provided additional insight into the biophysical, biochemical, and physiological relationships involved. Only toxicology courses may be used to meet the requirement for 12 semester hours in toxicology. This may include courses dealing intensively with toxicological search, methods in toxicology, essentials of toxicology, the study and review of toxicological literature, special reading courses, or other toxicologically-oriented subjects.)
B. I do not possess the education described above.

4. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Biomedical Engineer.

A. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
B. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading a Bachelor's degree in professional engineering that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
C. I possess a current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico plus additional appropriate experience.
D. I have passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, and in addition, have a combination of education in the field of general engineering and professional engineering experience which totals at least four years.
E. I have completed at least 60 semester hours of course work in the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. This course work included differential and integral calculus, as well as courses in at least five of the seven areas listed in response (B). Also, I have professional general engineering experience which, when combined with the education as described above, totals at least four years.
F. I have a Bachelor's or higher degree in engineering technology, chemistry, physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, or another scientific field directly related to engineering. In addition, I have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
G. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

5. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Chemist.

A. I posses a Bachelor's or higher degree in the 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.
B. I possess a combination of education and experience. This includes 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.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

6. Please select the response below that best indicates your experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, planning and conducting research into the safety or efficacy or medical devices; determining research program resources (e.g. financial, personnel, equipment, etc.) to ensure program needs are met; providing program guidance or developing operating procedures for scientific laboratories or testing facilities; interpreting regulations or scientific studies related to the development or review of medical devices for research staff; and delivering scientific or technical presentations national conferences.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

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 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 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.

7. Develop methods or policies to reduce work bottlenecks or barriers to completion

8. Create new or modify existing research programs based on the identification of new areas for research in the field of medical device development, safety, or review

9. Develop scientific research policies for use by medical research laboratories

10. Develop research programs to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices

11. Formulate agreements with other organizations to carryout collaborative research projects

12. Conduct studies to evaluate the potential adverse effects of medical devices on host biological systems

13. Evaluate laboratory programs to ensure they meet all safety guidelines

14. Analyze laboratory operations to determine the efficiency in completing required tasks

15. Review the allocation of resources to ensure their use is in line with program requirements and goals

16. Deliver scientific or technical presentations to national-level organizations

17. Persuade industry representatives or other scientific/regulatory bodies to accept new or modified rules or regulations regarding the safety, use, or efficacy of medical devices

18. Advise staff on new technologies entering the medical device market

19. Collaborate with other scientific researchers to determine the source and impact of medical device degradation on organ systems

20. Assign work to employees based on knowledge of employee capabilities and department needs

21. Review employee work to ensure its conformance with policies and standards

22. Evaluate employee performance against established performance standards or benchmarks

23. Recommend employees for selection, training, or disciplinary action