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Health Scientist

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates08/31/2020 to 09/04/2020 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $91,231 to $118,603 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties SummaryThis position is located in the Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), Jefferson, AR. ORS provides strategic leadership and support for high quality, collaborative, scientific research conducted at ORA laboratories that advances regulatory science and addresses public health concerning FDA-regulated products. The incumbent serves as a senior health scientist and technical expert in coordinating, implementing and evaluating complex health science programs, assignments, and innovative projects.ResponsibilitiesProvide expert guidance and technical advice to employees and specialists within the organization in the performance of assigned or related assignments.Design, formulate, and manage research plans and programs within ORS.Responsible for the timely completion of health project activities and attainment of project objectives with established and specified regulatory plans and performance goals.Represent ORS and/or FDA at HHS and other government agency/private sector scientific and technical meetings.Plan and conduct briefings to leaders and other organizations concerning ORS scientific projects and programs.Apply knowledge in current management information technology business applications to create custom content, variables, formulations, work flows, or coding for data analytics.Travel Required25% or less - 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Requirements Conditions of EmploymentCitizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.Selective Service Registration: All applicants born male, on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are applying as a current Federal employee, you must meet the time-in-grade requirements described in the Qualifications section, generally, 52-weeks of comparable experience at the next lowest grade.Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities.Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process. QualificationsThe position of Health Scientist falls within the 0601 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 09/04/2020.INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: This position requires a degree or completion of specific courses in order to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the Basic Qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this, you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent. Degree requirements must be met by the closing date of this job announcement and your transcript(s) submitted must reflect this. If you are selected for the position, an official transcript sent directly from your educational institution will be required for verification prior to appointment.All applicants must meet the following education requirement:Degree: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and can be demonstrated thorough knowledge of science, laws and regulations of the Agency. Specialized experience includes reviewing and evaluating regulatory requirements; planning, conducting, and analyzing scientific studies or surveys related to public health programs; managing and tracking scientific projects.GS-13: One year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.NOTE: There is no education substitution for experience at the GS-13 grade level.In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.You must submit supporting documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy.For internal applicants an SF-50 will be required. If Educational requirements are listed, you must submit a Transcript, even if you occupy the series/grade in question. See the Required Documents section for full details...EducationForeign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.SUBMITTING YOUR TRANSCRIPTS:Positions which are scientific or technical in nature often have very specific educational requirements. A transcript is required to verify educational achievement. Pay careful attention to the Qualifications and Education sections to identify vacancies where a transcript is required. Even if you hold a similar position or are a current employee, you are not exempt from transcript requirements.Electronic Transcript Caution: If you have obtained your transcripts electronically, the file might contain security measures that could prevent our application system from reading the file. Therefore, you should consider asking the institution to provide the file in a non-secured electronic format. Alternatively, you could scan or take a photo of the printed copy of the transcript. If your uploaded transcript cannot be read by our system, you may receive consideration and credit for the information we can access.See the Application Manager Documentation for tips on submitting your paper-based documents.Additional informationADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:We may make additional selections for similar positions across the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. There is no option to opt-out as your information will not be shared with other hiring agencies outside of HHS. Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoBargaining Unit Position: Yes; National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 09/04/2020) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointees FAQ - OPMFinancial disclosure statement, OGE-450, required: This position will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation. If you are hired, you may be required to divest of certain financial interests. You are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting any job offers.All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (09/04/2020); only education and experience gained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements throughout the hiring process.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 09/04/2020), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for this internal position. Eligible internal candidates will be referred to the hiring official for consideration.If you are referred to the hiring manager for consideration, you may be further evaluated based on an interview; review of requested work samples, writing samples, most recent performance evaluation(s), or professional references; or results of an oral presentation or work-related test. Failure to comply with any of the additional assessment requirements will result in removal from further consideration. These assessment methods/tools may also be listed under Key Requirements.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.Technical CompetenceProject ManagementOral Communication WritingTo preview the application questionnaire, click the link below.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required No This job is open to Internal to an agency Current federal employees of this agency. Clarification from the agency Open to Current FDA Employees in the Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) Only

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