Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0601/1529/1530


Vacancy ID: 909630   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-909630   USAJOBS Control Number: 345569200

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0601/1529/1530
2. Biographic Data

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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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15

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 Epidemiologist
002 Mathematical Statistician
003 Statistician

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:

Basic Qualifications for Epidemiologist, GS-0601-15

1. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-0601-15.

A. I have a degree: major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
B. I do not possess the education as described above.

Basic Qualifications for Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15

2. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15.

A. I have a degree: that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics or I have a combination of education and experience, at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
B. I have a combination of education and experience - at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

Basic Qualifications for Statistician, GS-1530-15

3. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Statistician, GS-1530-15.

A. I have a degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience as described above.

Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist GS-0601-15, Mathematical Statistician GS-1529-15, or Statistician GS-1530-15

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist GS-601-15, Mathematical Statistician GS-1529, or Statistician GS-1530 GS-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, applying professional expertise in the areas of health, allied, epidemiology and statistical science in the control of and prevention of diseases or injuries and/or tobacco research to include organizing, directing studies and defining the population aspects contributing to public health. Supervising a team of professionals who evaluate, lead and direct studies of the health or allied science, epidemiological, and statistical aspects of public health issues and problems.
B. I do not meet the experience described above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your eligibility for this position.

A. I currently work for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service OR I am 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).
B. I DO NOT currently work for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service AND I am not 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).

Ability to implement new science programs and revise existing science programs.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. 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. Oversee statistical and epidemiological development of science policies, regulations, and practices for consistency across program areas.

7. Develop and implement statistical and epidemiological science policies and programs involving the most complex and highest priority matters.

8. Participate as a statistical and epidemiological expert in complex and unprecedented science and research programs and regulatory operations.

Knowledge in product review and regulatory document development.

9. Serve as expert in the development of programs and procedures related to evaluation of FDA-regulated products.

10. Develop new concepts, principles and approaches in regulatory science to promote and protect public health.

11. Serve as statistical/epidemiological expert in contributing to development of regulations or guidance applicable to FDA-regulated products.

Ability to supervise and manage scientific staff.

12. Manage and assess the work of regulatory scientists.

13. Evaluate work products provided by scientists to ensure they are scientifically valid and consistent with FDA regulations and policies.

14. Plan and establish long- and short-range goals for the program area.

Skill in oral communication.

15. Advise staff on procedures and methods for implementing new legislation and regulations.

16. Make presentations at conferences and professional meetings before stakeholders on applicable regulations and policies.

17. Provide expert advice and counsel concerning approaches and options in relation to stated goals and objectives.

18. Represent an organization in dealing with individuals such as the Congress, Federal agencies, State, local and foreign governments, industry, professional organizations and public interest groups.

Skill in written communication.

19. Draft documents embodying science programs and program proposals and decisions related to the protection of public health.

20. Draft responses to public comments received on proposed science regulations.

21. Direct the preparation, clearance and finalization of an organization's responses to inquiries covering science programs issues.

22. Write articles, position papers, press releases, answers to frequently asked questions, summaries or briefs on scientific programs for non-scientific audiences.