Biologist, GS-401-13


Vacancy ID: 868215   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-DE-13-868215   USAJOBS Control Number: 340814100

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Biologist, GS-401-13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Biologist

21. Geographic Availability

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241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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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, select the one which best describes your
education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for
Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your
experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service, performing professional biological work in the activity, design and manufacture of regulated products (e.g. drugs, biologics, devices, veterinary medicines, foods, cosmetics, tobacco products).
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below
that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval
corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and
Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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.

3. Serve as a scientific expert and reviewer of systems biology and tobacco biomarker documents submitted for regulatory action or assessment.

4. Develop research projects to fill gaps in knowledge related to systems biology, tobacco biomarkers and regulatory decisions.

5. Analyze and determine the adequacy of tobacco biomarker research proposals, data and test submitted regarding the public health impact of regulated products.

6. Provide expertise by keeping abreast of new findings through review of scientific literature directly related to systems biology and tobacco, participating in professional meetings and undertaking independent research.

7. Recognize the need for, and initiation of, new and amended regulations, policies and procedures directly related to systems biology and tobacco biomarkers.

8. Perform quality assurance activities pertaining to the integrity and accuracy of scientific and regulatory information on systems biology and tobacco biomarkers.

9. Hands-on research experience with systems biology and tobacco biomarkers.

10. Hands-on experience analyzing and interpreting raw data on systems biology and tobacco biomarkers.

11. Evaluate effectiveness of an approach or methodologies associated with systems biology and tobacco biomarker research.

12. Prepare written comprehensive synopses of reviews of reports/applications/submissions on systems biology and tobacco, with recommendations for revision, acceptance or rejection.

13. Provide specific supporting reasons for recommended disposition and/or technical deficiencies regarding regulatory submissions or proposals on systems biology and tobacco.

14. Compile data or perform comprehensive literature reviews on the topic of systems biology and tobacco for written documentation in support of Agency needs, actions, or proposed actions.

15. Communicate regularly with team members based on needs of the project and individuals.

16. Explain or justify scientific decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.

17. Prepare and deliver scientific presentations at professional conferences or seminars.