Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - 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: 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. Please read the following question carefully and select the one response that best describes your education as it pertains to the basic requirements for an Epidemiologist GS-601 position. You must select one response. Remember, if your answer is 'A' below, you MUST provide a copy of your college transcript.A. I have a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position, such as biochemistry, pharmacology, chemistry, epidemiology, or other related biological and medical sciences. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)
2. Please read the following question carefully and select the one response that best describes your experience as it pertains to the specialized experience required for this Epidemiologist GS-601-14 position. Your response will be verified for accuracy. You must select one response.A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal Service (experience may have been gained outside the government): developing strategies to improve epidemiologic studies related to medical devices; and representing the agency on controversial epidemiologic issues at professional meetings and conferences.
In this part, you will respond to questions about experience you have had that is related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the level descriptions listed below. For each statement, select the ONE response description that best describes your experience and record your selection.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Review post-market medical device performance and clinical outcomes data.
4. Develop and implement epidemiologic and statistical methods for medical devices.
5. Develop policy for improving post-approval and postmarket surveillance programs, study designs, and analytical methods or procedures.
6. Serve as a focal point within a program on the evaluation of medical devices.
7. Evaluate the adequacy of study protocols and the appropriateness of analytical tests and procedures.
8. Develop strategies to improve overall epidemiologic evaluations of medical devices.
9. Adapt existing methods and techniques to resolve problems and fulfill objectives.
10. Oversee the quality and technical approaches for evaluating post approval and postmarket surveillance studies.
11. Render judgment on conclusions made in special hearings, conferences, and court appearances.
12. Negotiate acceptable epidemiologic approaches for resolving controversial claims made by medical device manufacturers.
13. Present results to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.
14. Contribute to national/international research organizations on clinical study design and epidemiology issues.
15. Provide counseling and training of epidemiologic concepts and methods to staff.