Animal Studies Program Manager- NIAID-DE


Vacancy ID: 841305   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-841305   USAJOBS Control Number: 338017000

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841305
1. Title of Job

Animal Studies Program Manager- NIAID-DE
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13

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Animal Studies Program Manager

21. Geographic Availability

240000031 Montgomery County, MD

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23. Job Related Experience

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Animal Studies Program Manager, GS-0401-13, 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 your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the minimum education requirements that qualify you for an Animal Studies Program Manager, GS-0401 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I have completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position, from an accredited college or university.
B. I have a combination of experience and education which includes courses comparable to a major in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position, AND I have appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
C. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the specialized experience requirements for an Animal Studies Program Manager, GS-0401-13, position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-13 level because I have (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: maintaining and monitoring animals in a biomedical research laboratory; performing necropsies, dissecting organs, applying surgical techniques applicable to castrations, vasectomies, and embryo transfers; conducting inspections of animal care in laboratories to assess conditions, identify problems, and recommend solutions; interpreting and applying animal care laws, regulations, and guidelines in a biomedical research organization; conducting daily animal care, and developing animal research protocols, etc..
B. My experience does not match the choice 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 worked as an animal care specialist in a biomedical research facility?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Have you worked with multiple types and species of animals used for research?

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.

3. Design research studies and experiments involving the use of animals.

4. Write animal use protocols for research studies.

5. Develop methods and procedures for use in animal research experiments and studies.

6. Inspect laboratories or research facilities to assess conditions, identify problems and recommend solutions related to the housing care and use of animals.

7. Formulate recommendations to resolve problems and/or to improve operating procedures related to animal housing, care and use in research studies.

8. Develop methods for the collection, organization and recording of experimental data related to animal research studies.

9. Monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of animal studies and research experiments.

10. Oversee and/or perform sampling and testing during the conduct of animal research studies.

11. Perform necropsies, dissection of organs, and surgical activities such as castration, vasectomies, and embryo transfers.

12. Maintain complete and detailed records of experiments in notebook or other journal form.

13. Analyze study results to determine whether the data generated is accurate and meets the goals of the experiments.

14. Calibrate laboratory equipment and inspect instrumentation to assure proper working order.

15. Maintain compliance of ongoing operations with the laws, regulations (e.g. the Animal Welfare Act), and national standards, requirements, guidelines and precedents.

16. Maintain records to assure and document on-going compliance with animal care laws, regulations and facility standards.

17. Interpret and implement Animal Welfare Act requirements.

18. Review and revise a facility's program, policies and procedures related to the housing and care of animals to comply with regulations or recognized standards.

19. Inspect the conditions, operations and activities of a laboratory or research facility for compliance with animal care and use laws, regulations and standards.

20. Review proposed actions or operational changes for compliance with animal care and use laws, regulations and standards.

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

21. Have you worked as an animal care specialist with responsibility for assuring the health and integrity of various species in a research setting?

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. Conduct assessments of animal housing and environmental conditions.

23. Identify and correct problems related to animal health, care, and housing in a research setting.

24. Prepare reports on the conditions related to the care and use of animals in research environment or similar setting.

25. Prepare guidance for daily animal care and housing operations to assure proper health of various species.

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

26. Have you served as the program administrator, i.e., responsible for budgeting, procurement of equipment and supplies, contract management, etc. for animal care resources in laboratory setting?

A. Yes
B. No

27. Have you served as your organization's technical representative in managing the work of contractors who provide animal care services?

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.

28. Develop budget proposals for on-going animal care and housing operations.

29. Develop expenditure justifications for on-going animal care and housing operations.

30. Determine equipment and supply needs for the overall program.

31. Select and order specific kind and amount of animals, media, buffers, etc. required for research projects.

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.

32. 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.