Director, Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources


Vacancy ID: 823847   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-823847   USAJOBS Control Number: 336023600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Director, Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources, GS-0601-15, position at our agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review the accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Do you possess a degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the qualification requirements for the Director, Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources, GS-0601-15 as described in the Qualification Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-15 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: managing and directing the work of an organization; administering scientific research in a health science or allied science environment; overseeing the development of strategic plans and initiatives in support of education resources for extramural research; writing and/or editing materials on complex scientific issues and/or providing knowledge-based scientific educational resources relating to extramural management.
B. My experience does not matach the above.

The following section is used to determine your non-competitive eligibility or priority consideration. If you want non-competitive or priority consideration, you must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated.

1. Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) - I am an individual who has a permanent, severe physical, psychiatric, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and wish to be considered non-competitively.

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit Proof of Disability. If you are selected, you will be asked to provide a Certificate of Job Readiness. You can obtain this documentation from a licensed medical professional; licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, agency of the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

 

For more information on this hiring flexibility, please visit the USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities Page

A. Yes
B. No

2. Commissioned Corps Member– I am currently an officer enlisted in the PHS Commissioned Corps. I am interested in staying in the Corps if selected. NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you will NOT be referred on the competitive Delegated Examining certificate of eligibles, as selection from that list would require you to resign or retire from the Corps. For more information on the Commissioned Corps, please visit the U.S. Public Health Service Commission Corps Website

 

 

 

A. Yes
B. No

3. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) -  I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP/CTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified.

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

 

For more information on ICTAP/CTAP, please visit OPM’s The Employee's Guide to Career Transition Page.

A. Yes
B. No

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience.

1. Have you been a first line supervisor or manager?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Have you led strategic planning team initiatives?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Have you led change management initiatives?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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.

4. Develop and implement performance evaluation plans for subordinate employees.

5. Recommend or approve rewards or disciplinary actions.

6. Provide technical guidance to functional staff.

7. Plan work assignments for team members.

8. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among team members.

9. Review completed work for technical adequacy.

10. Set goals, milestones, and expectations for a group.

11. Develop policies and procedures to meet the goals of an organization.

12. Prepare organizational contingency plans to ensure the continuity of operations in emergency situations.

13. Direct the development and delivery of knowledge-based resources pertaining to biomedical research programs and activities.

14. Plan and direct the content of scientific research policy and process resources such as newsletters or websites.

15. Plan and direct the development and delivery of training resources for scientists.

16. Develop strategies for disseminating scientific research policy and process knowledge and information to multiple sources.

17. Develop methods to improve the effectiveness and quality of scientific policy and process knowledge-based resources.

18. Provide editorial direction for scientific information dissemination activities.

19. Provide policy direction for scientific information dissemination activities.

20. Provide technical guidance and direction to senior management officials and program staff on scientific knowledge-based resources and services.

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience.

21. Have you been the editor of a scientific policy and process newsletter or website?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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.

22. Provide advice and guidance on policies, procedures, and guidelines covering the review and approval of grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.

23. Develop and distribute guidance on the administration of grants and contracts.

24. Provide advice and consultation to senior management officials on policy issues pertaining to information dissemination and outreach activities.

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience.

25. Have you directed the development, implementation, interpretation, and revision of information on research grants policies, procedures and guidelines?

A. Yes
B. No

26. Have you functioned as a subject matter expert for a biomedical research organization?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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.

27. Write and edit materials on complex scientific research issues for wide dissemination.

28. Write and edit briefing documents and statements for use in response to high level inquiries on complex scientific issues.

29. Review draft written materials, such as newsletters, website content, and training materials for quality, effectiveness, and accuracy of data and information.

30. Present briefings to high level officials in response to questions on complex science research policy issues.

31. Facilitate communication with outside agencies or organizations about policy issues related to biomedical research.

32. Synthesize results of technical studies for presentation to senior staff or project officers.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

33. 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 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.