Health Specialist-NIAID-DE


Vacancy ID: 854841   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-854841   USAJOBS Control Number: 339703600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Health Specialist, (GS-601-13) 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. 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 basic qualification requirements for a Health Specialist, GS-0601-13 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 at least one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: planning, coordinating and implementing activities for research programs; managing and evaluating grant applications; monitoring the status of project applications and awards; monitoring awards of public health contracts, grants, and cooperative agreement; coordinating the work of other professional staff; assisting in managing research resources; assisting staff with grant related administrative activities including preparing funding plans and evaluating progress reports for funded projects; conducting initial scientific and administrative review of program project grant and training grant applications.
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 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.

1. Design or coordinate research projects.

2. Review data and evaluate the progress of research.

3. Develop timelines for research projects.

4. Use electronic databases to store and process research data.

5. Conduct programmatic analyses and provide advice on issues related to the program.

6. Coordinate multiple complex projects simultaneously.

7. Conduct literature searches to investigate scientific research topics.

8. Plan, implement and evaluate health prevention programs covering health hazards found in common environments.

9. Utilize computer based programs to manage data for scientific projects.

10. Coordinate quality control projects.

11. Select methods for use in quality control analysis.

12. Review and evaluate technical reports or documents.

13. Analyze data and progress reports, and implement corrective actions needed to achieve adequate research progress.

14. Identify inadequacies and inconsistencies in scientific data.

15. Develop procedures and methods for modifying research data.

16. Prepare written reports on research progress and performance.

17. Prepare and conduct briefings or presentations.

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

18. Have you led a team in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems?

A. Yes
B. No

19. Have you collaborated with individuals outside your working group or organization to accomplish specific tasks?

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.

20. Synthesize the results of technical studies for presentation to senior staff.

21. Present scientific or technical information, analyses, and proposals to various audiences.

22. Prepare written scientific or technical reports.

23. Prepare scientific or technical presentations.

24. Prepare summaries, reports of site visit findings, or minutes of meetings involving discussions of scientific issues or activities.

25. Prepare synopses based on literature searches in defined technical areas.

26. Disseminate the results of research projects through publications, summaries, manuscripts or reports.

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

27. Have you Interacted with a broad range of senior scientific, medical, and management staff within an organization?

A. Yes
B. No

28. Have you represented the organization at meetings involving discussions of research?

A. Yes
B. No

29. Have you prepared responses to requests for information from internal and external stakeholders?

A. Yes
B. No

30. Have you prepared reports pertaining to goals and scientific accomplishments of an 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.

31. Design and coordinate scientific projects for research programs.

32. Conduct scientific and administrative reviews of research programs.

33. Track contract work and deliverables related to scientific studies.

34. Coordinate the work of study personnel and prepare more complex aspects of the study.

35. Plan technical workshops.

36. Coordinate the presentation of technical or scientific workshops.

37. Analyze the methodology of scientific studies or projects.

38. Review research grants or contracts for completeness.

39. Evaluate research proposals to determine their relationship to research being done in the field.

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.

40. 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.