Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0401-0403-0415-1320-15


Vacancy ID: 883313   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CFSN-MP-13-883313   USAJOBS Control Number: 342540700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic education requirement for the GS-0401 position.

A. I possess a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)
B. I possess coursework equivalent to a major as shown in A above plus additional education or appropriate experience. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)
C. My education and/or experience is not reflected in choice A or B above.

2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic education requirement for the GS-0403 position.

A. I possess a degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology or other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent. (You must submit transcript that shows the related coursework at time of application submission)
B. I possess a 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. (You must submit transcript that shows the related coursework at time of application submission)
C. My education and/or experience is not reflected in choice A or B above.

3. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic education requirement for the GS-0415 position. If response A is selected, your transcript must clearly demonstrate 12 semester hours in toxicology. If the course(s) are not clearly identified as a toxicology class through the title or in the classification of the course as listed on your transcript, you must provide a course description, letter from the school, or other documentation that demonstrates the courses are in toxicology.

A. I possess a degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology. (You must submit transcript that shows the specific coursework at time of application submission)
B. I do not possess the education as described above.

4. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic education requirement for the GS-1320 position. If response A or B is selected your transcript must clearly demonstrate the differential and integral calculus and 6 hours of physics. If the course(s) are not identified with the same title, you must provide a course description, letter from the school, or other documentation that demonstrates the courses are equivalent.

A. I possess a degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. (You must submit transcript that shows the related coursework at time of application submission)
B. I possess courses equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus additional education or appropriate experience. (You must submit transcript that shows the specific coursework at time of application submission)
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

5. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service that included directing the development, implementation, and evaluation of biological, chemical, or toxicological studies on food safety risk assessments; developing, directing, or evaluating scientific studies in human food related risk assessments; and briefing scientific programs with senior Federal, state, or local public health officials on risk assessment activities. (this experience must be supported in your resume)

B. I do not possess the experience as described above.

Technical Competence: Chemical or toxicological studies on Food Safety Risk Assessments
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.

6. Lead and direct studies and programs that require scientific biological, chemical, or toxicological analysis.

7. Develop and implement policies and programs in scientific approaches to meet goals and objectives.

8. Evaluate program impacts on proposed laws and regulations.

9. Facilitate collection, analysis, and utilization of standardized baseline food contamination data to estimate exposure.

10. Design studies related to contamination in human food.

11. Create budget and resource proposals for new programs or initiatives.

12. Evaluate program or scientific studies for effectiveness in meeting goals and objectives.

13. Prepare complex reports that defend or support policy decisions on public health initiatives.

14. Direct senior staff and subordinates to implement new public health programs or initiatives.

15. Serve as an advisor or consultant to senior officials on issues pertaining to food contamination.

16. Prepare and deliver oral briefing and position papers to defend policy or scientific studies to senior federal or industry officials.

17. Develop reports and brief senior decision making officials on complex public health studies and programs related to human food.

18. Lead and direct the creation and implementation of programs, studies, analytical documents for complex or controversial public health programs.

19. Serve as a liaison to international agencies, Federal, state and local governments, or regulated industry, consumer groups and academia.

20. Compose scientific, technical, and complex documents.

21. Serve as office spokesperson, chairperson, or residing decision maker for focus groups or ad-hoc committees concerning public health, food processing or safety, or program initiatives.

22. Independently consult with other senior officials and experts to manage and coordinate the development of scientific studies or programs.

23. Evaluate performance of staff members.

24. Supervise scientific professionals, managers, and administrative personnel.

25. Are you a current FDA employee serving in a permanent, competitive position?

A. Yes (You must submit your SF-50 at time of application submission)
B. No