Science Officer (Interdisciplinary)


Vacancy ID: 778751   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DE-13-778751   USAJOBS Control Number: 330236800

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1. Title of Job

Science Officer (Interdisciplinary)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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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?


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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

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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 Behavioral Science Officer
002 Science Officer
003 Statistician (Health)

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:


240830033 Hyattsville, 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 Behavioral Science Officer, GS-101-15.

A. Have a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college or university.
B. Have a combination of education and experience-which has provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
C. Have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Science Officer, GS-601-15.

A. Have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of 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 described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Statistician (Health), GS-1530-15.

A. Have a degree that includes 15 semester hours in statistics (or in math and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in the following: physical/biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.
B. Have a combination of education described in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, and sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Behavioral Science Officer, GS-101-15/Science Officer, GS-15/Statistician (Health), GS-1530-15.

A. Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience conducting research in a wide range of health services (i.e. public health, epidemiology, medical informatics and/or a related field); and evaluating key public health policies and procedures to design and conduct comprehensive scientific studies related to health and health care.
B. I do not possess the specialized 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. 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.

5. Analyze and interpret policy guidance contained in legislation regulations, guidelines and policy directives.

6. Participate in policy and planning determinations pertaining to a scientific research program.

7. Serve as an arbitrator on scientific issues concerning overlapping or redundant scientific activities.

8. Provide scientific leadership in the development and execution of research projects.

9. Provide advice with respect to the development of public health systems.

10. Provide consultation and technical assistance to State and/or local agencies and private sector organizations in the conduct of activities and programs relative to science.

11. Communicate technical information to internal and/or external partners or customers.

12. Present organizational strategies, goals or objectives on a regular basis.

13. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of scientific research, medical and support personnel.

14. Prepare and evaluate scientific reports by analyzing facts and performing appropriate research.

15. Write and present policy or scientific information on major projects to senior managers.

16. Review the preparation of reports, articles or monographs describing findings from studies or projects conducted as part of scientific research.

17. Serve as principal advisor on scientific matters.

18. Conceive, plan and coordinate activities related to scientific research programs or projects.

19. Provide guidance and ensure that scientific research publications adhere to the highest ethical standards, i.e. (Institutional Review Board, Office of Management and Budget, and the Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act).

20. Review and authorize documents for public dissemination in scientific and peer reviewed publications.

21. 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.

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.