Microbiologist


Vacancy ID: 810117   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-MP-13-810117   USAJOBS Control Number: 333971900

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 810117
1. Title of Job

Microbiologist
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.)    


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 12.


12

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

Are you currently employed with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a permanent Career-Conditional or Career employee?
01 Yes
02 No

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 Microbiologist

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:


130280121 Atlanta, GA

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, choose one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Microbiologist, GS-403-12.

A. I have completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree 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.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not have the education as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Microbiologist, GS-403-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, providing technical direction and scientific proficiency on biological agents and toxins policy matters, in identifying and analyzing biosafety and security issues in biomedical laboratories.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

Instructions: 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.

3. Plan sequence, direction, and progress of microbiological work.

4. Modify standard study methods, requirements, practices, or techniques or existing guides to address current and evolving problems or issues.

5. Identify methods and procedures to collect data and conduct experiments and studies.

6. Enforce technical rules and procedures that apply to scientific projects and programs.

7. Prepare analyses and reports of findings for tests and studies.

8. Conduct or prepare for regulatory inspections at scientific institutions.

9. Perform safety inspections, surveys, compliance inspections and development of risk assessments.

10. Prepare and/or evaluate biosafety or biosecurity plans for microbiological work.

11. Work with biological toxins.

12. Investigate, analyze, and evaluate problems and situations involving circumstances or unusual conditions for activities carried out in the scientific area.

13. Identify unusual or unexpected results and their probable causes.

14. Evaluate progress of activities to determine accuracy.

15. Inform supervisors and managers of new policies, processes, and management practices, and effect changes.

16. Present research findings at professional meetings.

17. Participate in oral discussions for planning, coordinating, or consulting on work efforts.

18. Convey information about a project to colleagues within the organization.

19. Serve as point of contact for other personnel specific matters of science or policy.

20. Prepare reports for scientific investigations, studies and projects.

21. Prepare charts, graphs, manuscripts, and spreadsheets to report results and inconsistencies.

22. Prepares a variety of documents including standard operating procedures, technical manuals, and scientific documents.

23. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above