General Health Scientist


Vacancy ID: 823046   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-823046   USAJOBS Control Number: 335431200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 823046
1. Title of Job

General Health Scientist
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

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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 14.


14

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

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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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 General Health Scientist

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:


241679031 White Oak, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one response from the responses listed below that best indicates how you meet the education requirement for a General Health Scientist, GS-601-14 position.

A. Successful completion 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 in the health sciences or allied sciences.
B. Appropriate combination of education and experience - core of educational credit, plus additional education and/or experience.
C. I do NOT possess the education and/or combination of education and experience described in A and/or B above to qualify for the GS-0601-14 grade level.

You must meet the specialized experience requirement for this position. You must possess at least one year of specialized experience as described below:

2. Please select one response from the responses listed below that best indicates how you meet the specialized experience for a General Health Scientist, GS-601-14 position.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples include significant experience with the following: Expertise on communication, sufficient to coordinate with expert scientific and regulatory teams in the analysis, resolution and monitoring of postmarket safety issues involving medical devices. Experience performing work utilizing principles of leadership and management, risk communication, science, and public health. Experience utilizing principles, theory and clinical applications of medicine and science as they relate to medical devices. Expertise on medical and scientific literature and current clinical and research related to medical device issues.
B. I do NOT possess the specialized experience required and as described in letter A above to qualify for the GS-601-14 position.

Please select the response that is applicable to you.

3. Are you?

A. A current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Career or Career-Conditional employee with competitive status only. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. A Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps currently working for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.
C. None of the responses listed above are applicable to me.

For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level. You must select a response for each question.

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

4. Participate in the analysis of identified postmarket safety issues.

5. Coordinate timely, effective identification and analysis of complex postmarket safety signals.

6. Perform project management duties on multiple efforts simultaneously.

7. Assist in the development and maintenance of overreaching policies and procedures which govern signal management processes.

8. Present clinical and other technical information to a variety of audiences.

9. Represent the organization at meetings and conferences.

10. Create and edit documents to communicate scientific and technical information to diverse audiences.

11. Lead multi-disciplinary team(s) in information gathering, compilation, analysis and solution development for device related safety issues.

12. Experience with the utilization or implementation of risk communication principles.

13. Interpret and apply rules, regulations and policies as governed by the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

14. Lead and participate in the development and implementation of solutions for postmarket safety issues related to medical devices.

15. Coordinate and facilitate the sharing of information regarding device safety issues.