Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Competitive Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
1. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic qualifications for a Nutritionist, GS-0630.A. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Nutritionist, GS-0630 because I possess a degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. (YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR EDUCATIONAL CLAIMS. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING)
2. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the specialized experience for a Nutritionist GS-0630-14.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal service, advising on regulations and guidance (e.g. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act) for infant formula and medical foods; evaluating nutrition ingredient composition and requirements of infant formulas and medical foods; and planning and assigning work to be performed by team members.
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.
3. Resolve issues regarding scientific and legal concerns for infant formula and medical foods.
4. Identify developments that impact the regulatory status of infant formula and medical foods.
5. Evaluate available scientific evidence that supports label statements about roles of ingredients in infant formulas.
6. Identify infant formula and medical food issues that require policy development.
7. Assess the relevance of endpoint/outcome measures used in clinical studies of infant formulas and medical foods.
8. Assign and review work based on priorities, difficulty, assignment requirements, and individual capability.
9. Assure requirements for work quality are met by staff.
10. Plan work to be performed by team members including setting and adjusting short-term work priorities.
11. Deliver scientific presentations on the regulation of infant formula and medical foods, to the scientific and medical communities.
12. Defend scientific positions before Agency officials, industry, and national advocacy organizations.
13. Deliver presentations to train field investigators inspecting establishments producing infant formula and medical foods.
14. Deliver briefings to office and agency management on regulatory issues for infant formula and medical foods.
15. Prepare written responses to inquiries about infant formula and medical foods issues from public and private sector entities.
16. Prepare regulations, guidance, policy statements, and other documents related to FDA's regulation of infant formula and medical foods.
17. Develop nutrition reviews of premarket notifications for infant formula.
18. Formulate science-based assessments to support regulatory actions on infant formula and products labeled as medical foods.