Interdisciplinary Scientist


Vacancy ID: 790808   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-790808   USAJOBS Control Number: 331739700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary Scientist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


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

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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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 Biologist
002 Microbiologist
003 Chemist

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:


241679031 White Oak, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one response from the responses listed below that best indicates how you meet the education requirement for a Biologist, GS-401-15, a Microbiologist, GS-403-15, and/or a Chemist, GS-1320-15 position.

A. You must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study or bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position or a combination of education and experience, courses equivalent to a major, as shown in above, plus appropriate experience (described under specialized experience) or additional education AND/OR,
B. You must have successfully completed a full 4-year of study or bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements 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 or a combination of education and experience, courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience (described under specialized experience) or additional education AND/OR,
C. You must have successfully completed a full 4-year of study or bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements 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 or a combination of education and experience, course work equivalent to a major as shown 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 (described under specialized experience) or additional education.
D. I do NOT possess the degree required as listed in A, B, and/or C above to qualify for the GS-401, 403, and/or the 1320-15 position.

You must meet the specialized experience requirement for this position. You must possess at least one year of specialized experience as described below:

2. Please select one response from the responses listed below that best indicates how you meet the specialized experience for a Biologist, GS-401-15, a Microbiologist, GS-403-15, and/or a Chemist, GS-1320-15 position.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Examples include significant experience with the following: providing leadership and technical direction to a multidisciplinary staff. Work involving the planning, execution, and administration of broad national programs for monitoring the safety and effectiveness of regulated products marketed and used throughout the United States. Work analyzing and defining significant obstacles to program accomplishments, recommending changes, and initiating action to ensure the elimination of duplication and effective resource utilization. Work promoting cooperation to achieve appropriate balance between regulated products requirements and Agency responsiveness to consumer needs.
B. I do NOT possess the specialized experience required and as described in letter A above to qualify for the GS-401-15, GS-403-15, and/or the GS-1320-15 position.

Please select the response that is applicable to you.

3. Are you?

A. A current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Career or Career-Conditional employee with competitive status only. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. A Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps currently working for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.
C. None of the responses listed above are applicable to me.

For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level. You must select a response for each question.

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

4. Provide advice and guidance on emerging issues and problems related to public health.

5. Oversee and evaluate regulatory science activities related to premarket submission and postmarket monitoring.

6. Oversee offices operations and ensures compliance with guidance and regulations which govern product oversight.

7. Present scientific, policy, and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

8. Oversee and evaluate various scientific policy and regulator issues pertaining to Office operations.

9. Collaborate with others inside and outside the Center to achieve scientific, policy, and regulatory Office goals.

10. Plan, execute, and administer broad National programs for monitoring the safety and effectiveness of FDA regulated products.

11. Serve as an advisor to the Center Director and other key officials on medical product postmarket issues with a far-reaching impact.

12. Oversee the quality and technical approaches for evaluating medical products risks.

13. Interpret complex rules, regulations, or scientific data related to public health issues.

14. Manage a diverse group of professionals to achieve organization goals.

15. Analyze and define significant obstacles to program accomplishments, recommends changes, and initiates action.

16. Evaluate and ensure that organization of Office provides for optimal effectiveness and operations.