Lead Microbiologist


Vacancy ID: 867424   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-867424   USAJOBS Control Number: 341010200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 867424
1. Title of Job

Lead Microbiologist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
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 14.


14

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 Merit Promotion
002 Non-Competitive Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241360031 Rockville, 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. Degree:  Microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects relate to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra or their equivalent.

or

Combination of education and experience:  courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

 

A. Yes, I have a degree in the appropriate discipline
B. Yes, I have a combination of education and experience.
C. No, I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. Are you a current federal employee, within Food and Drug Admininstration, Office of Pharmaceutical Science, Office of Generic Drugs in the competitive service?

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. 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. Maintains knowledge of precedent setting cases, and merging problems in the microbiology field.

4. Researches problems in-depth, carries out studies and consults with other professionals.

5. Receive for resolution previously unresolved problems with scientific analysis.

6. Develops approaches and makes final decisions that become Office policy and procedure.

7. Trains team members and explains critical scientific concepts, and policy.

8. Ensures that the Office strategic plan and mission are communicated to the team and integrated into work.

9. Assigns and reviews work of others.

10. Sets and adjusts priorities and prepares schedules for work completion.

11. Gives advice and instruction to team members, finding ways to improve work quality.

12. Serves as a liaison with other-Agencies, providing consultation, opinions and endorsements.

13. Meets with representatives of regulated firms regarding problems in the discipline.

14. Develops propositions for study and speaks for the Office on scientific disciplines.

15. Participates in meetings related to products under review.

16. Lead or serves as a member of Office task forces to consider problems or direction.

17. Speaks for the Office and Center, and represents the discipline in the professional, academic and regulated industries.