Genetic Counselor-DE-NIAID


Vacancy ID: 855359   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-855359   USAJOBS Control Number: 339545800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Genetic Counselor, GS-601-12, 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 for a Genetic Counselor, GS-601-12 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position because I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
B. My education does not match the choice above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the additional qualification requirements for a Genetic Counselor, GS-0601-12 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-12 level because I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: discussing with patients and families the basis of clinical trials, roles of various team members, and protocol specifics; directing care of patients by identifying common coping mechanisms; providing psychosocial assessments of patients; analyzing research data concerning a medical diagnosis and guiding the patient to an understanding of his/her condition; and providing substantive technical advice and assistance to patients regarding an applicable medical research program.
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. Provide genetic counseling services to families and individuals with known or suspected inherited immune disorders.

2. Provide psychosocial assessments of patients.

3. Provide guidance to patients and families with inherited immune disorders on appropriate clinical and research resources, organizations and support groups.

4. Direct care of patients and families with inherited immune disorders by identifying common coping mechanisms

5. Gather family information and develop medical histories of patients to draw their pedigree in order to identify how a disease is passed between generations.

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

6. Are you certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling?

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.

7. Establish collaborative and working relationships with representatives of external organizations.

8. Serve as a point-of-contact resource for the clinical and research community on the topic of inherited immune disorders.

9. Coordinate clinical care with health care professionals.

10. Exchange research information with scientists and program officials.

11. Collaborate with others to share information and identify issues of importance.

12. Synthesize data and information from medical and behavioral science literature.

13. Develop reports, memoranda, and scientific manuscripts.

14. Conduct meetings or workgroups to discuss specific issues or problems.

15. Prepare and edit briefing documents and technical reports for use in reporting to management officials.

16. Make presentations of complex scientific or technical information and recommendations to senior officials.

17. Conduct briefings to propose new methods or ideas to senior management officials.

18. Present solutions for problems where previous methods were often inadequate.

19. Maintain detailed records of experiments for future use.

20. Analyze scientific results to determine accuracy and validity of data.

21. Make recommendations to physicians on molecular diagnosis of patients with inherited immune disorders.

22. Interpret and provide molecular genetics results to patients and their families.

23. Facilitate proper sample acquisition and handling for the molecular diagnosis of patients.

24. Research and interpret current laws and policies governing the acquisition and use of genetic information.

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.

25. 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.