FDA COUNTRY DIRECTOR


Vacancy ID: 787678   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-787678   USAJOBS Control Number: 331280400

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

FDA COUNTRY DIRECTOR
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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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15

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

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001 FDA COUNTRY DIRECTOR

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:


IN6500000 New Delhi

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the basic requirement for FDA Country Director GS-0301-15

A. I have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS 14 or equivalent band level of responsibility in the Federal Service which includes experience related to the laws and regulations of a regulatory agency's programs and international public health issues affecting product safety, policy issues on regulatory and technical matters affecting India. Experience with global public policy priorities and programs involving multi-country initiatives to include agreements and bilateral agreements, regulations, guidance, and policies that relate to medical products, clinical trials/research, food, medical devices, or feed safety.
B. I do not have the experience stated 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.

2. Serve as the organizations senior focal point for foreign officials in India, including foreign embassy personnel in the US and US embassy personnel in India.

3. Serve as the organizations senior expert in India on the cultures, societies, people, languages and current public health issues impacting product safety and health policy.

4. Represent organization in discussions and negotiations with high level foreign government representatives and regulatory counterparts.

5. Serve as an organization expert in working with senior, policy level officials and technical specialist at other U.S. regulatory agencies that work in areas that impact on government regulatory agency such as, The World Health Organization, Department of State, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and the USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service.

6. Provide authoritative and direct assistance to officials in other agencies and maintain good working relationships while working out substantive disagreements with officials of other countries and agencies.

7. Oversee the effectiveness of administration of a regulatory agency's agreements such as product safety, drugs, and public health with foreign representatives in India

8. Represents organization on bilateral negotiations focused on policies related to trade of drugs, medical devices, and/or vaccines.

9. Leads foreign presence and responsibilities in the area of information exchanges, technical training, foreign audits and inspections.

10. Demonstrates knowledge of public health issues affective India including perspective on their historical relationship in health scientific social welfare, and family policy with the United States.

11. Articulate, explain, and defend the organizations policies, guidance's, rules, regulations and international goals.

12. Build, maintain and enhance working relationships with foreign government officials and regulatory counterparts.

13. Provide technical advice on federal regulatory programs affecting environmental and/or occupational health.

14. Provides leadership and guidance to officials in their dealings with foreign officials.

15. Develops and maintains strong liaison and close contacts with officials in the various Directorates and the various Ministries of Health and other relevant Ministries in India.

16. Maintains positive working relationships with foreign policymakers during deliberations and negotiations on subjects of great sensitivity and controversy.