Drug Science Specialist


Vacancy ID: 811733   Announcement Number: D-OD-13-811733-MP-HCC   USAJOBS Control Number: 334814400

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811733
1. Title of Job

Drug Science Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Drug Science Specialist

21. Geographic Availability


510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

I have successfully completed of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

1. Do you meet the basic education requirements for this position?

A. Yes
B. No

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also possess the amounts of experience required for the applicable grade level as required below.

2. Select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Drug Science Specialist at the GS-12 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that includes: assisting in collecting and analyzing data using computerized database, spreadsheets, and other tracking systems; knowledge of scientific and regulatory aspects of controlled substances; communicating technical information to non-scientists; assisting in preparing SOPs and other documents; and multitasking to complete daily assignments.
B. I have none of the above.

3. Select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Drug Science Specialist at the GS-13 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that includes: technical advisor on scientific and regulatory aspects of controlled substances; proficiency in analyzing data utilizing computerized software to prepare SOPs, policies, or guidance documentation; experience formulating options (ideas or methods) for achieving goals or solving existing or future problems; and multitasking to achieve results.
B. I have none of the above.

4. Select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Drug Science Specialist at the GS-14 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that includes: technical expert on scientific and regulatory aspects of controlled substances; go to person in formulating methods for more effective program operations and in communicating scientific and technical information to non-scientists; mastery in preparing SOPs, policies, or guidance documents; and multitasking to achieve goals.
B. I have none of the above.

Knowledge of the principles, theories and established methods of the chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, and related biological and physical sciences to serve as a technical and subject matter expert.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. If faxing in the Occupational Questionnaire, Form 1203-FX, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the form.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Plans, directs, and evaluates a project or study of an important issue relating to chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy and related physical or biological sciences of agency importance.

6. Summarized and reported on findings and utilized results to new policies.

7. Implemented and evaluated a major scientific study or project for an agency or bureau program or developed recommendations on scientific issues critical to an organization's programs.

8. Interpreted and reported on findings of complex issues or designed implementing procedures for new policies or scientific data used in the formulation of the organization's policy.

9. Designed, analyzed and implemented an important scientific or technical program for an agency, bureau, or equivalent organization, with application of the newest scientific concepts, methodologies or technical procedures leading to policy formulation.

10. Performed critical specialized reviews of scientific and/or technical procedures in specialized areas of chemistry, pharmacology, biological or physical science issues which led to important policy decisions and program recommendations.

Ability to use data sources and industry contacts regarding the use, abuse, diversion, and illicit trafficking of controlled substances and chemicals.

11. Demonstrated analytical reasoning skills by showing the ability to syntheses and interpret data to formulate decisions.

12. Served as a technical advisor to management on drug and chemical issues related to controlled substances.

13. Carried out assignments and academic projects independently.

14. Possesses a thorough understanding and knowledge of data sources as they apply to controlled substances and chemicals as demonstrated through academic studies or extensive work experience.

15. Expertise in analytical reasoning demonstrated by the ability to generate and interpret data to formulate decisions and serves as a technical advisor to management on drug and chemical issues related to controlled substances.

16. Possesses an expert knowledge of data sources as they apply to controlled substances and chemicals.

17. Extensive experience in working independently.

Knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and policies; and how they are applied to the regulation of drugs and chemicals.

18. Demonstrated technical expertise in organic chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy and related physical or biological sciences and related regulatory area, reviewing non-routine scientific and technical data for a variety of regulated drugs, foods, cosmetics, or related products and/or substances. This may include experience such as publications, research, studies, lectures, reports, etc.

19. Background demonstrating appropriate corrective, or regulatory action, or follow-up study.

20. Acted as a technical specialist in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy and related physical and biological sciences and related regulatory areas.

21. Reviewed complex scientific and technical data for a variety of regulated drugs, foods, cosmetics, or related products and/or substances.

22. Recommended appropriate corrective, legal, or regulatory action, or follow-up investigation.

23. Acted as a technical specialist in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy and related physical and biological sciences and performed reviews of procedures, inspections, and investigations for policy implications and impact on agency regulatory programs and activities, in areas that require extensive interpretation.

24. Provided expert consultation on issues pertaining to the likelihood or capacity of a regulated product to produce illness or injury.

Ability to communicate scientific and technical information to individuals at all levels of federal, state, local and private industry orally.

25. Defended conclusions resulting from evaluation of data to industry/government staff at internal or external meetings.

26. Interact with managers, other scientific staff at all levels within an organization.

27. Brief upper level management on scientific issues.

28. Justified regulatory/scientific programs and policies or scientific evaluations to higher-level management, regulated industry, and other federal, state or local organizations.

29. Participated in industry/government meetings to defend/explain conclusions resulting from evaluation of data.

30. Interacted with managers, scientists, and other professionals at all levels within an organization.

31. Justified and defended regulatory/scientific programs and policies or scientific evaluations to higher-level management, regulated industry, and other federal, state or local organizations.

32. Interacted with higher-level management on issues with significant impact.

33. Briefed upper level management on technical matters.

Ability to communicate scientific and technical information to individuals at all levels of federal, state, local and private industry in writing.

34. Demonstrated ability to author technical reports of a complex scientific nature such as status reports, regulatory or scientific evaluations, or instruction and policy documents.

35. Respond to controversial or scientific correspondence.

36. Prepared complex guidance documents and technical instructions having broad impact.

37. Drafted regulatory legislation, Federal Register notices, and/or announcements.

38. Prepared written advisory opinions to industry, Congress, or other officials.

39. Prepared a variety of complex documents related to nationwide regulatory issues.

40. Prepared position/policy documents, case development documents, warning letters, and evaluations of established inspection reports.

41. Prepared regulations, policies, and instructions.

Past performance is one of the best indicators of your ability to perform effectively in the competency areas described for this position. Review and select the statement below that describes the PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION you have most recently received.

42. Have you received a performance appraisal in one or more of the competencies described for the position?

A. Yes
B. No

Past performance is one of the best indicators of your ability to perform effectively in the competency areas described for this position. Review and select the statement below that describes the AWARDS you have received within the last year.

43. Have you received any awards related to one or more of the competencies described for the position?

A. Yes
B. No

44. 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 removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. YES
B. NO