Vacancy ID: 853885   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDRH-DE-13-853885   USAJOBS Control Number: 339220400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher with major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position, such as biochemistry, pharmacology, chemistry, epidemiology, or other related biological and medical sciences?

A. Yes (You must submit transcripts)
B. I do not have a degree or my degree is in a major study not related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

2. Do you have at least 1 full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal Service, performing duties such as: managing or overseeing a scientific laboratory program; analyzing laboratory issues and recommending solutions; designing and conducting [re-clinical, clinical, or epidemiological studies; and providing leadership and guidance to staff regarding laboratory projects and/or activities?

A. Yes (this specialized experience must be reflected in your resume)
B. I do not have the experience described above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

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

3. Develop operating budgets for a research program in an environment where equipment request significantly exceed the funding allotment.

4. Procure equipment for an engineering/physics laboratory or scientific organization.

5. Maintain scientific laboratory equipment and resources including acquisition, documentation, maintenance, and storage.

6. Phase-out or terminate (or recommend ending of) a program project that was under performing or had become less relevant than other projects.

7. Plan and coordinate an Engineering/Physics Laboratory program resources and activities.

8. Ensure laboratory employs the most current computer hardware/software technology to perform various fluid mechanics data collection and analysis.

9. Oversee or assist others with computational-modeling projects.

10. Provide advice and guidance to staff who are conducting fluid mechanics or other engineering/physics research.

11. Perform computational-fluid-dynamics simulations.

12. Perform particle image velocimetry experiments and data analysis.

13. Implement initiatives to improve the efficiency and effective of a research program.

14. Organize peer review to evaluate a newly formed program or program initiative.

15. Defend the merits of a program to an evaluating (e.g. peer-review) committee.

16. Ensure research programs are being conducted in compliance with established regulations and guidelines.

17. Assign work to others based on priorities and the capabilities of employees.

18. Lead a diverse group of professionals in scientific projects and/or studies.

19. Provide advice and guidance to staff who are conducting scientific research.

20. Mentor or train someone in your program who is not performing to the expectations of the program.

21. Write proposals, or oversee the proposal-writing process, to procure resources from sources within and outside of your organization.

22. Write project study/research results in a wide range of venues such as point papers, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, and special reports.

23. Review and edit scientific reports of other peers.

24. Present research study results to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.

25. Collaborate with other research program contacts outside of your organization.

26. Coordinate efforts with other laboratories to share resources for a research project.