Biologist-401-11


Vacancy ID: 812489   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-812489   USAJOBS Control Number: 334246700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 812489
1. Title of Job

Biologist-401-11
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  a current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status only?  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.


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

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

8. Other Information

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

9. Languages

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

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 11.


11

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

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

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:


052045069 Jefferson, AR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

23. Job Related Experience

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

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, choose one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Biologist, GS 401-11 position.

A. I have successfully completed at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience. The educational courses must be equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college or university 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 the Biologist 401-11.

A. 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (Degree has to be relevant to the position).
B. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing tasks such as operating sophisticated laboratory instruments; review experiments and provide oral and written feedback on the progress of experiments; collect and organize experimental data in various forms such as charts, graphs, posters for inclusion in publications; perform literature review that are applicable to scientific studies and provide written summaries and oral analysis of findings.
C. I do not meet the requirement as described above.

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. Analyze the cause and significance of unexpected experimental results and determine the accuracy and validity of data

4. Review experiments in order to evaluate the progress of the research.

5. Modify or redesign methods or techniques to adapt to unexpected developments during a research project.

6. Carry out complex biological methods and procedures in providing research support to a research program.

7. Calibrate and operate sophisticated laboratory instruments.

8. Prepare and present information regarding laboratory experiments.

9. Compile tables, charts, graphs, summaries, and other experimental results for inclusion in publications.

10. Maintain complete, detailed records of all experiments performed, and methods and procedures used.

11. Prepare manuscripts, abstracts, and/or posters.

12. 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.

A. Yes
B. No