Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
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.)
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. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the General Health Scientist, GS-0601.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the minimum requirement for Pharmacist GS-0660.
3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for 0601/General Health Scientist, 0660/Pharmacist-15.
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.
4. Develop policies regarding the development and implementation of guidance related to drug safety.
5. Gather information, identifies problems, and develop a scientific risk-based approach that is consistent with an organization's priorities, resources, goals and policy.
6. Review and evaluate existing programs, and develop, coordinate, and ensure the initiation of new drug safety programs.
7. Monitor programs to ensure they remain consistent with stated objectives and lead to tailored strategies for harm reduction and public health impact.
8. Analyze problems and develop appropriate actions involving safe use of regulated medications using a risk-based methodology.
9. Conduct and evaluate long term projects related to the safe use of drugs.
10. Evaluate scientific management, and regulatory programs, plans, and policies.
11. Evaluate the work products of a staff and implement changes to improve quality and efficiency.
12. Provide leadership and direction to the staff as it pertains to external communication on information for safe use of drugs.
13. Establish long and short term goals, set priorities, assign work and direct staff operations.
14. Draft or review regulatory documents.
15. Develop policies regarding management of drug safety issues.
16. Develop and edit policies, guidelines, instructions, and procedures for administrative and management requirements.
17. Represent an organization in dealing with Federal agencies, State, local and foreign governments, industry professional organizations and public interest groups.
18. Respond to inquiries and provide guidance to industry, state authorities, consumers and health care professionals concerning regulatory issues.
19. Work with an organization's outside stakeholders, including patient groups, state, and federal regulatory authorities and prescribers, providing guidance and support to their efforts on the prevention of injury from medicines.
20. Develop partnerships, problem solving strategies, and outreach efforts.
21. Lead the development of partnerships with external stockholders to reduce preventable harm from medications.
22. Review recommendations and use results from partnerships for interventions to reduce preventable harm from medications.
23. Apply clinical and/or research experience to the monitoring, evaluation, development and coordination of policies and programs with regard to the safe use of drug products.
24. Ensure that the concerns, interest and perspectives of patients, clinicians, and other health care personnel and medical researchers are adequately addressed by safe use programs, policies, and activities related to the safe use of drugs.
25. Enhance an organization's relationships with a variety of external stakeholders by coordinating appropriate meetings with groups and relevant staff.
26. Ensure collaborative efforts result in a program that has mutual benefits to all stakeholders through promotion of safe use practices of drugs.
27. Maintain policies and programs are consistent with an organization's public health mandates.