Interdisciplinary Scientist (Modeler), GS-401-403-415-1320-14


Vacancy ID: 906386   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CFSN-DE-13-906386   USAJOBS Control Number: 345191400

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1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary Scientist (Modeler), GS-401-403-415-1320-14
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

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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 Biologist
002 Microbiologist
003 Toxicologist
004 Chemist

21. Geographic Availability

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240370033 College Park, 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 description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Biological Science, GS-401.

A. I have a 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 description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Microbiologist, GS-403.

A. I have a degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and 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.
B. I have 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.
C. I do not possess the education/and or experience described above.

3. From the description below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Toxicology, GS-0415.

A. I have 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.
B. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

4. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320.

A. I have 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.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401/403/415/1320-14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service developing, implementing and evaluating quantitative food safety risk assessments of contaminants in food (for example, mathematical models used to assess the food safety risk of contaminants in food).
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.

6. Develop and evaluate quantitative risk assessments.

7. Develop mathematical models using a variety of platforms including "R" and other statistical analysis software applications such as Analytica.

8. Participate in planning, coordinating and evaluating risk assessments and related programs and policies.

9. Provide scientific direction to multi-disciplinary scientific and professional staff in the area of food safety risk assessments.

10. Assist in establishing and overseeing the implementation of an integrated program of advanced risk analysis and related activities.

11. Serve as a representative on interagency committees, task forces, and deliberations concerning the coordination of risk analysis and related activities.

12. Serve as a spokesperson for the organization on matters related to risk assessments.

13. Represent the organization on committees at professional scientific meetings, both national and international.

14. Prepare and publish risk assessment and related research in official reports or peer-reviewed scientific journals.

15. Review and approve risk assessment documents.

16. Develop and prepare authoritative information on critical problems and controversial issues.

17. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.