Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0401-0405-0487-12


Vacancy ID: 866379   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-866379   USAJOBS Control Number: 340594400

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866379
1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0401-0405-0487-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


12

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

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Read the statements below to determine what options (01 and/or 02) you are eligible to apply.  You must enter at least one code.


01 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.)
02 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).

20. Occupational Specialties

Read the statements below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you would like to be considered for.  You must enter at least one code.  Please ensure that you submit the proper documentation to support your answer (see required document section).

 


001 Biology
002 Pharmacology
003 Animal Scientist

21. Geographic Availability


240900033 Laurel, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education and/or experience related to the Biological Sciences, 0401 series.

A. I possess a four year degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource. (You must submit a copy of your transcript at time of application submission)
B. I possess a combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (You must submit a copy of your transcript at time of application submission)
C. My education and/or experience is not reflected above.

2. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education and/or experience related to the Pharmacology, 405 series.

A. I possess a four year degree in a major in an appropriate biological, medical, veterinary, or physical science, or in pharmacy that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry and physiology and 12 semester hours in pharmacology. (Your transcript must demonstrate the 30 sh in chemistry and physiology AND the 12 semester hours in pharmacology)
B. My education is not reflected above.

3. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education and/or experience related to the Animal Science, 0487 series.

A. I possess a four year degree in animal science, dairy science, poultry science; or a related discipline or field of animal science that included at least 30 semester hours in the basic biological and agricultural sciences, and 20 semester hours in animal science. For animal scientist positions, at least 10 of the required 20 semester hours in animal science must have been in courses dealing with the breeding, feeding, production, and management of livestock, and the care and preparation of their products. (Your transcript must clearly demonstrate the required courses listed above).
B. I possess a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in the basic biological and agricultural sciences, including a minimum of 20 semester hours in appropriate animal science subjects, as described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Your transcript must clearly demonstrate the required courses listed above).
C. My education and/or experience is not reflected above.

4. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your specialized experience related to the GS-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience includes planning and conducting research in food producing animals.
B. My experience is not reflected above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 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.

5. Plan, coordinate, and conduct applied and basic research using large animal models and in vitro systems in support of current and evolving issues.

6. Develop and lead an independent research program.

7. Develop and/or utilize animal disease models to evaluate/confirm the safety and effectiveness of new and existing animal drugs in the target animal species.

8. Administer drug products, collecting samples and conducting physical examinations in large animals.

9. Develop analytical methods to support research studies.

10. Conduct in-depth scientific evaluations of highly technical data.

11. Develop and modify procedures to meet the goals of the research project.

12. Verify milk residue patterns from intramammary or other routes of drug administration.

13. Interact with scientists within an organization to identify and address specific scientific needs, as well as to support the mission.

14. Share results of completed studies with scientists within an organization through direct communication including briefings, meetings, seminars, etc.

15. Present scientific material at national and/or international meetings and conferences.

16. Write protocols in compliance with applicable Acts and Laws such as the Animal Welfare Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

17. Write scientific manuscripts for publication sharing results of completed studies.

18. Develop scientific reports, status reports, scientific evaluations or policy documents.

19. Develop and modify procedures to meet the goals of the research project.