Biologist GS-401-13


Vacancy ID: 793712   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-793712   USAJOBS Control Number: 332002200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 793712
1. Title of Job

Biologist GS-401-13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


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 13.


13

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 Biologist

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:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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
Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your
experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service, participating in meetings with officials from the pharmaceutical, food/feed and devices industry to discuss issues pertaining to biology and related fields and to persuasively present decisions and technical findings.
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. Darken the oval
corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and
Availability Form C. 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.

3. Apply a comprehensive understanding of biology-related issues associated with animal drugs, food ingredients, and products under review.

4. Keep abreast of crucial and precedent-setting issues under review within the organization, regulated industry, and in the field of biology.

5. Serve as resource to other Biologists, staff members, and organization's stakeholders (e.g., industry officials, government agencies, general public) in one or more areas related to biology (e.g., animal related issues, nutrition, physiology, environmental toxicology, biochemistry).

6. Participate in meetings with officials from the pharmaceutical, food/feed, and devices industry to discuss issues pertaining to biology and related fields and to present decisions and technical findings.

7. Apply a comprehensive understanding of federal regulations, fish biology, and the aquaculture industry, analyzes and interprets scientific investigations, technical data, opinions and related information in submissions from New Animal Drug sponsors and make recommendations for Agency decision.

8. Review scientific literature, information available to the organization (e.g., manuals, journal articles, other technical references), and sources of complex scientific information requiring research pertinent to the issue under investigation.

9. Develop and provide a detailed description of complex data requirements (e.g., working with sponsor to develop study designs or protocols, guidance documents for research).

10. Request additional information, tests, and data from reluctant or uncooperative members of the regulated industry when a submission is not adequate.

11. Determine if the appropriate experimental design was employed in the development and collection of data during unique and complex experiments.

12. Support all decisions or conclusions with a scientific rationale.

13. Study various factors that may lead to the development of safety (e.g., target animal, human food, environmental) and efficacy standards for drugs, foods and devices.

14. Perform a comprehensive review and evaluation of New Animal Drug Application and Investigational New Animal Drug submissions.

15. Ensure that regular communication occurs between team members based on the needs of the project and individuals.

16. Identify and select areas for study and research.

17. Use regulatory knowledge and discretion to ensure research/review activities are aligned with applicable laws, regulations (e.g. Good Laboratory Practices), and policies which may require interpretation or adaptation.

18. Develop and provide recommendations for the solution of a variety of biology-related issues that may impact the organization's stakeholders.

19. Participate in meetings with industry officials as an authoritative representative of an organization.

20. Serve as an authoritative source of information and advice to internal and external stakeholders on the research, manufacturing and/or labeling of animal drugs and food ingredients.