Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - 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.)
002 - 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).
Applicants must meet the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS in order to be considered eligible for this position. Select the answer that is supported by your education. YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR EDUCATIONAL CLAIMS. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.
1. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic qualifications for a Nutritionist, GS-0630.A. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Nutritionist, GS-0630 because I possess a degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS, applicants must possess the specialized experience. Your answers must be supported by the content of your resume.
2. Select the statement that best describes your experience.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, analyzing complex national food consumption data sets (e.g., NHANES/What We Eat in America); linking food composition data (e.g., contaminant or nutrient concentrations in foods) to national food consumption data for the purpose of estimating dietary exposure to those substances; developing and implementing communications and outreach programs to disseminate information on dietary exposure; and using database software (e.g. Microsoft Excel and Access) to analyze, store, and retrieve information.
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or you may be considered ineligible.A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
3. Prepare estimates of exposure to residues, containments or components of food based on food composition data and food consumption estimates.
4. Assess dietary exposure to specific chemical contaminants or natural toxins in specific foods.
5. Interpret consumption and exposure data on chemical contaminants.
6. Conduct adequate research related to dietary exposure which serves as critical scientific support for determining regulatory policies.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - MARKET BASKET OR SURVEILLANCE STUDIES
7. Develop and maintain computer programs for estimating dietary exposure.
8. Create methods for evaluating food composition.
9. Conduct or design market basket or surveillance studies (e.g., the Total Diet Study) to include selection of appropriate foods, method for analyzing food content, and interpretation of data.
10. Work with interdisciplinary teams of colleagues to evaluate data and make recommendations or conclusions.
11. Prepare scientific publications and presentations describing dietary exposure assessment.
12. Speak at national and international conferences.
13. Brief peers, colleagues and senior managers on the data and interpretation of dietary exposure assessment.
14. Serve as authoritative figure when representing the Agency at meetings in collaboration with industrial and/or academic groups.