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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.
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 15.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
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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,
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.
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.
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.
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.