INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIST, GS-401/403/1320-12/13


Vacancy ID: 818516   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-OC-MP-13-818516   USAJOBS Control Number: 334879400

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818516
1. Title of Job

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIST, GS-401/403/1320-12/13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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


12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Read the statements below to determine what options (01 and/or 02) you are eligible to apply.  You must enter at least one code.


01 Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
02 Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).

20. Occupational Specialties

Read the statements below to determine what options (001, 002, 003, and/or 004) you would like to be considered for.  You must enter at least one code.  Please ensure that you submit the proper documentation to support your answer (see required document section).

 


001 Biologist
002 Microbiologist
003 Chemist

21. Geographic Availability


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

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. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for a Biologist.

A. I possess a four year degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position (must submit transcript at time of application submittal).
B. I possess a combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education (must submit transcript at time of application submittal).
C. My education and/or experience are not reflected in choice A or B above.

2. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for a Microbiologist.

A. I possess a four year 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 (must submit transcript showing coursework at time of application submittal).
B. I possess 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 (must submit transcript showing coursework at time of application submittal).
C. My education and/or experience are not reflected in choice A or B above.

3. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for the Chemist.

A. I possess a four year degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics (must submit transcript showing coursework at time of application submittal).
B. I possess a combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education (must submit transcript showing coursework at time of application submittal).
C. My education and/or experience are not reflected in choice A or B above.

4. From the descriptions below, please choose the BEST answer that demonstrates your experience related to the GS-12 position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that included providing scientific and/or regulatory advice on medical product policies and procedures as they relate to counterterrorism, emerging threats, and medical countermeasures; participating in project management activities; and conducting data analyses and assessment of scientific and regulatory issues to identify and recommend solutions to program activities.
B. My experience is not reflected in choice A above.

5. From the descriptions below, please choose the BEST answer that demonstrates your experience related to the GS-13 position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that included managing scientific portfolios related to medical product counterterrorism, emerging threats, and countermeasures; conducting data analyses and assessment of scientific and regulatory issues to identify and resolve program activities; and serving and/or leading cross-disciplinary teams that were established to address regulatory science program elements.
B. My experience is not reflected in choice A above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

6. Plan projects or program elements to achieve critical or key scientific and regulatory goals.

7. Evaluate projects or program elements to achieve critical or key scientific and regulatory goals.

8. Manage the short and long range plans related to his/her program elements.

9. Collaborate with scientific and product development experts on program issues.

10. Manage a prioritized and productive regulatory science portfolio.

11. Review technical progress reports to ensure compliance with regulations and procedures.

12. Conduct integrated evaluation and coordination across organizational structures.

13. Analyze program policies to determine if modifications and/or new policies and procedures are needed.

14. Conduct studies related to scientific and regulatory activities to assess productivity improvement needs.

15. Represent a program in discussions of scientific and technical issues with other scientific, medical, and/or regulatory personnel.

16. Present scientific information (e.g., data findings, observations, regulatory interpretations) to colleagues and management.

17. Advise external stakeholders, consumers, and other counterparts on scientific, technical or regulatory issues impacting public health.

18. Organize and lead workshops or scientific meetings.

19. Prepare reports based on scientific findings relating to policies and procedures.

20. Write procedures or guidance to improve program operations and processes.

21. Prepare position papers, technical summaries, and presentations.

22. Participate in the development of scientific policies and procedures.