Health Specialist - NIAID - DE


Vacancy ID: 858468   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-858468   USAJOBS Control Number: 340097100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Health Specialist, GS-601-11/12, 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 basic education requirement for the Health Specialist 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 a major study in an academic filed 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 Health Specialist, GS-0601-11 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: screening periodic reports of health science grantees or contractors to spot problems, ascertain progress, and identify information of value for reports, writing health science research grant applications; providing assistance to prospective health science grantees; assisting in the preparation of comprehensive reports of health science study results; assisting staff with the preparation of funding plans and gathering necessary support documentation from health science applicants or grantees; and coordinating the compilation and preparation of periodic reports related to health science research.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have a combination of graduate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. My experience or education does not match the choices above.

3. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a Health Specialist, 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 qualifying 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: conducting health research; evaluating health science grant or contractor proposals/applications for completeness, sufficiency of data, justifications for equipment and similar matters used to determine scientific merit; monitoring public health contracts, grants or cooperative agreements to ensure compliance with requirements; preparing comprehensive reports of health science study results; assessing the adequacy and quality of data from health science studies; preparing funding plans and evaluating progress reports for funded health science projects; conducting on-site reviews of the operation of health science programs; and providing guidance and technical assistance regarding policies and procedures to grantees, contractors, applicants and other interested parties.
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 the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience.

1. Have you provided assistance and operational advice to leadership regarding the management of scientific projects?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Have you provided support to monitor the performance of scientific research?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Have you enhanced your scientific expertise though reviewing scientific information and attending scientific meetings?

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.

4. Coordinate information and activities for scientific programs.

5. Prepare scientific materials such as reports, briefings, or workshop summaries.

6. Provide resources, information, and guidance to scientific staff.

7. Evaluate the significance or the scientific merit of research projects.

8. Retrieve and analyze scientific data using automated databases or other electronic systems.

9. Coordinate or evaluate requests for scientific resources or funding.

10. Ensure that action items are clearly identified and tracked to completion.

11. Assemble, track, and analyze expenditures to assess study related costs.

12. Integrate scientific findings from various projects.

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

13. Have you provided guidance to the biomedical research community or members of a research team regarding their compliance with policies and procedures?

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.

14. Coordinate with other groups to resolve operational, compliance, or other research related problems.

15. Formulate meeting agendas, background materials, and meeting summaries.

16. Plan and implement workshops, working groups, or other scientific meetings.

17. Gather and distribute background materials needed to facilitate scientific discussions.

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

18. Have you provided administrative or technical assistance to researchers applying for funding or preparing a manuscript for publication?

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.

19. Prepare reports on technical activities involving research projects.

20. Synthesize scientific material for a variety of presentations and briefings to senior staff.

21. Draft briefing materials or position papers on research programs or studies for presentation by senior staff.

22. Utilize software programs, including spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to record, analyze, and summarize scientific findings.

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.

23. 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.