Interdisciplinary Scientist


Vacancy ID: 831879   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-831879   USAJOBS Control Number: 336415600

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 831879
1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary 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 an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


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 13.


13

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

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
002 Microbiologist
003 Chemist

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:


241360031 Rockville, 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. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your education that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -Course equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your education that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Microbiologist, GS-0403-13.

A. I have a degree from an accredited college or university 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.
B. I have 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.
C. I do not possess the education described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your education that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-13.

A. I have a degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in the 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.
B. I have 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.
C. I do not possess the education described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your experience for Biologist, GS-0401-13; Microbiologist, GS-0403-13 and Chemist, GS-1320-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service working in a field of scientific specialty in order to evaluate scientific and manufacturing (process) information as it relates to tobacco products.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

In this section, you are asked to evaluate yourself on task items using the scale provided. When marking your ratings, please do not overstate or understate your level of experience or capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. Do not give yourself credit for having performed tasks you have not performed. Additional steps in the selection process are designed to verify your stated level of experience and capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from employment with the organization.

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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Analyze compliance and enforcement program operations and activities to ensure compliance with policy requirements.

6. Analyze extremely complex incoming requests to determine if they are in compliance with the compliance policies and procedures.

7. Formulate and implement processes and controls to improve the compliance program efficiency and effectiveness.

8. Work with Institutional Review Boards or other regulatory oversight committees.

9. Perform work to obtain information, gather evidence, or verify facts related to regulations of a compliance program.

10. Develop and review scientific regulatory and compliance concepts, procedures, guidelines and policies.

11. Serve on technical review panels for contract proposals.

12. Monitor contracts for quality assurance and quality control.

13. Provide technical assistance in development of criteria and standards for planning, implementation and evaluation of studies, contracts, grants and/or cooperative agreement proposals.

14. Present informal remarks at briefings, training sessions, consumer industry workshops, etc.

15. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.

16. Participate in or represent the organization or a client at briefings, meetings or conferences.

17. Compose complex correspondence or other written work (manuals, books, management or technical reports, research or contract proposals).

18. Write recommendations for contract or grant negotiations.

19. Review reports, documents, records, data, or other materials to verify completeness, correctness, consistency, compliance or authenticity.