Computer Scientist-NLM-DE


Vacancy ID: 856087   Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-13-856087   USAJOBS Control Number: 340853900

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Vacancy Identification Number

856087
1. Title of Job

Computer Scientist-NLM-DE
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

001 Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

240130031 Bethesda, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service?

For information on who is required to register for the Selective Service, please visit The Who Must Register Page


1 Yes
2 No
3 No, but I have an approved exemption
4 Not Applicable

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Scientist, GS-1550-13 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 basic education requirement for the Computer Scientist, GS-1550 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 degree in Computer Science.
B. 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 degree which included 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours were in a combination of statistics and mathematics courses that included differential and integral calculus.
C. My education does not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the additional qualification requirements for the Computer Scientist, GS-1550-13 as described in the Qualification section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-13 level because I have at least one 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: developing specific requirements and design criteria for new information management software systems; researching and evaluating the suitability of information management software tools to meet user needs; researching the performance and operating characteristics of new information management technologies; developing new techniques for displaying, controlling, and disseminating data through information management systems; and managing the software life cycle of new and existing information management systems.
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. Identify system requirements that incorporate data communications technology.

2. Analyze system performance data to identify areas in need of change or improvement.

3. Recommend changes or improvements to enhance system performance.

4. Identify and recommend commercially available software for possible use.

5. Develop innovative software solutions to integrate applications of biomedical systems.

6. Identify, recommend and integrate custom and commercially available biomedical software systems.

7. Develop subsystems or components to complete phases of software projects.

8. Apply techniques of parallel computing to computationally intensive tasks that are encountered in bioinformatics applications.

9. Review the work of others for technical accuracy.

10. Assign work to others to ensure that projects are completed appropriately.

11. Adjust team member work assignments in accordance to program priorities.

12. Monitor and report on the status and progress of a team's work.

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

13. Have you led a team of engineers or scientists in completing phases of projects?

A. Yes
B. No

14. Have you worked as a project manager for IT projects?

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.

15. Prepare analytical narrative reports that summarize information and present conclusions and recommendations.

16. Conduct technical briefings for scientists, ensuring that information presented is clear and concise.

17. Conduct technical briefings for laypersons, ensuring that information presented is clear and understandable.

18. Provide training or technical guidance on scientific computing matters.

19. Make presentations at scientific or technical meetings.

20. Negotiate the resolution of problems among software project collaborators.

21. Provide technical guidance in the area of biomedical database design and implementation.

22. Modify existing software to help solve scientific computing problems.

23. Troubleshoot problems involving complex technical issues related to the design, development, and administration of biomedical applications.

24. Conduct theoretical studies of integrated computerized information systems.

25. Respond to user inquiries and problem reports regarding complex hardware and software issues.

26. Design and conduct tests of software function and performance in the area of biomedical information processing.

27. Investigate software architectures and methods development to identify where software reusability and portability can be improved.

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.

28. 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.