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Supervisory Interdisciplinary Statistician
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.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. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Office of Science (OS) will permanently relocate in Beltsville, Maryland; tentatively scheduled for spring 2018.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CTP-18-DE-2020526 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Supervisory Interdisciplinary StatisticianProvide scientific leadership on special projects that are inherently complex in regards to regulations and science. Manage research agenda, identifying and prioritizing population health-related research questions for regulatory priorities. Keep abreast of emerging and ongoing findings in the field of statistics and tobacco regulatory science. Perform review of tobacco product application reviews.Provide leadership, guidance, and/or regulatory expertise to address and solve regulatory issues consistent with new scientific evidence. Apply new concepts, theories, and methods for resolving problems.Serve as a Senior Advisor on matters pertaining to unsolved problems and research gaps in field of Statistics. Provide professional expertise in statistical analysis for public health issues related to tobacco products.Perform administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - 2% Domestic Travel Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.1 Year supervisory probationary may be requiredAdditional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.11. Bargaining Unit Position: NoPlease be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. QualificationsBasic Qualifications - Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15:A. I have earned 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.ORB. 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. Basic Qualifications - 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.ORB. 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.AND Minimum Qualifications - Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Interdisciplinary Statistician, (Mathematical Statistics and Statistics), GS-1529/1530-15:I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14, grade level in the Federal service, which includes providing scientific leadership on special projects, policies and procedures related to population health and tobacco regulatory science; providing statistical analysis advice for public health issues related to tobacco products.Documenting experience: 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.EducationAdditional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: 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. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures 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): 1. Technical Competency - Statistical Analysis2. Direct and Supervise Staff3. Oral Communication4. Written CommunicationBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *TranscriptApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-50Current and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, November 06, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Supervisory Interdisciplinary Statistician
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.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. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Office of Science (OS) will permanently relocate in Beltsville, Maryland; tentatively scheduled for spring 2018.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CTP-18-DE-2020526 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Supervisory Interdisciplinary StatisticianProvide scientific leadership on special projects that are inherently complex in regards to regulations and science. Manage research agenda, identifying and prioritizing population health-related research questions for regulatory priorities. Keep abreast of emerging and ongoing findings in the field of statistics and tobacco regulatory science. Perform review of tobacco product application reviews.Provide leadership, guidance, and/or regulatory expertise to address and solve regulatory issues consistent with new scientific evidence. Apply new concepts, theories, and methods for resolving problems.Serve as a Senior Advisor on matters pertaining to unsolved problems and research gaps in field of Statistics. Provide professional expertise in statistical analysis for public health issues related to tobacco products.Perform administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - 2% Domestic Travel Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.1 Year supervisory probationary may be requiredAdditional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.11. Bargaining Unit Position: NoPlease be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. QualificationsBasic Qualifications - Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15:A. I have earned 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.ORB. 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. Basic Qualifications - 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.ORB. 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.AND Minimum Qualifications - Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Interdisciplinary Statistician, (Mathematical Statistics and Statistics), GS-1529/1530-15:I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14, grade level in the Federal service, which includes providing scientific leadership on special projects, policies and procedures related to population health and tobacco regulatory science; providing statistical analysis advice for public health issues related to tobacco products.Documenting experience: 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.EducationAdditional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: 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. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures 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): 1. Technical Competency - Statistical Analysis2. Direct and Supervise Staff3. Oral Communication4. Written CommunicationBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *TranscriptApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-50Current and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, November 06, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Chemist, GS-1320-12
Duties DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration(FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Kansas City Laboratory Lenexa, KS.Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.Additional selections may be made.ResponsibilitiesAs a Chemist, GS-1320-12Before analyzing a sample, review the background material submitted with the sample, agency reports on similar samples or situations and pertinent regulations. Determine the approach, methods, and procedures to use to obtain the information requested, taking into consideration the requirements established by Agency regulations and Federal law. Prepares scientific reports identifying the sample and stating the methods and procedures used, any modifications of the method including validation data, and the results. Provide training for less experienced scientists on the precedents, analytical methods and instrumentation related to the particular scientific discipline of the position.Independently perform scientific analyses and tests on a broad range of official samples submitted to the field.Responsible for independently selecting established methods and procedures and then carrying out the analyses and tests to make determinations for regulatory monitoring and enforcement purposes.Assignments typically consist of applying established technology in routine ways to well-defined, moderate sized projects. May also work in support of larger projects using less established technology.Selects and makes minor adaptations to procedures and accepted practices and handles unexpected conditions arising in the normal course of the work.Participates in firm inspections with an experienced investigator to assist, observe and evaluate manufacturing processes, practices and conditions. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Domestic and International travel may be required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... United States Citizens Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade must be met by closing date to be considered eligible.All application materials must be recived by the closing date.One year probationary period may be required.Background security investigation may be required.College transcripts requiredAdditional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.11. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes QualificationsIn order to qualify for a Chemist GS-1320-12, you must meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 In the Federal service. Specialized experience is 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. This includes experience in either analytical, inorganic or organic or physical chemistry performing scientific analyses; interpreting and evaluating the results of scientific analyses in order to determine the validity and significance to ensure necessary information if obtained and experience preparing scientific reports.Documenting experience: 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.EducationEDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following: A. Degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differentials and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours in physics; -OR-B. 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. Foreign 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 further information, visit: .Additional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: 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. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures 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): Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies and proceduresAbility to analyze dataAbility to interpret scientific dataAbility to communicate in writingAbility to communicate orallyBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *TranscriptApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50Current and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, November 06, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Chemist, GS-1320-12
Duties DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration(FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Kansas City Laboratory Lenexa, KS.Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.Additional selections may be made.ResponsibilitiesAs a Chemist, GS-1320-12Before analyzing a sample, review the background material submitted with the sample, agency reports on similar samples or situations and pertinent regulations. Determine the approach, methods, and procedures to use to obtain the information requested, taking into consideration the requirements established by Agency regulations and Federal law. Prepares scientific reports identifying the sample and stating the methods and procedures used, any modifications of the method including validation data, and the results. Provide training for less experienced scientists on the precedents, analytical methods and instrumentation related to the particular scientific discipline of the position.Independently perform scientific analyses and tests on a broad range of official samples submitted to the field.Responsible for independently selecting established methods and procedures and then carrying out the analyses and tests to make determinations for regulatory monitoring and enforcement purposes.Assignments typically consist of applying established technology in routine ways to well-defined, moderate sized projects. May also work in support of larger projects using less established technology.Selects and makes minor adaptations to procedures and accepted practices and handles unexpected conditions arising in the normal course of the work.Participates in firm inspections with an experienced investigator to assist, observe and evaluate manufacturing processes, practices and conditions. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Domestic and International travel may be required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... United States Citizens Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade must be met by closing date to be considered eligible.All application materials must be recived by the closing date.One year probationary period may be required.Background security investigation may be required.College transcripts requiredAdditional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.11. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes QualificationsIn order to qualify for a Chemist GS-1320-12, you must meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 In the Federal service. Specialized experience is 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. This includes experience in either analytical, inorganic or organic or physical chemistry performing scientific analyses; interpreting and evaluating the results of scientific analyses in order to determine the validity and significance to ensure necessary information if obtained and experience preparing scientific reports.Documenting experience: 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.EducationEDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following: A. Degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differentials and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours in physics; -OR-B. 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. Foreign 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 further information, visit: .Additional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: 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. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures 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): Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies and proceduresAbility to analyze dataAbility to interpret scientific dataAbility to communicate in writingAbility to communicate orallyBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *TranscriptApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50Current and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, November 06, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Epidemiologist
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply: All US CitizensThis position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), Office of Pharmacovigilance (OPE), Division of Epidemiology I or II, located in Silver Spring, MD.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-18-MP-2020177 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs an Epidemiologist, GS-0601-14 you will:Design, plan, and execute epidemiologic studies, analysis, surveys, and investigations relating to health or medical products safety concerns.Serve as a project coordinator and recommend resources for epidemiologic process.Prepare comprehensive written scientific reviews/reports for internal and external audiences.Serve as a technical expert with respect to all phases of statistical interpretation relating to epidemiologic topics under consideration.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Domestic 5% Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... United States Citizens Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Only experience gained by closing date announcement will be considered.One year probationary period may be required.Background investigation is required. Transcripts are required for this position. Conditions of Employment: Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. Moving expenses authorized: No11. Relocation Incentive authorized: No12. Recruitment Incentive authorized: No13. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes14. Please be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. QualificationsIn order to qualify for the Epidemiologist, GS-0601-14 position, you must meet the basic requirements and the minimum qualification as listed below:BASIC REQUIREMENT: Have a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree with a major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the basic educational requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment to this position).Minimum Qualification: Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. You must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service to include planning and conducting epidemiologic research and analysis of health and medical products safety data; designing and performing observational studies of drug safety; and developing public health policies and objectives.Documenting experience: 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 EducationIf you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. 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. For further information, click on .Additional informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from the close of this announcement) 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy #4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see . Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed "surplus" or no longer needed, or an employee who has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated "well-qualified". Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP eligible, see: How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Category rating procedures 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 assigned to one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).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.1. Technical Knowledge-Epidemiological studies2. Planning and Evaluation3. Written Communications4. Oral CommunicationsBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required Documents All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *TranscriptApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-50Other Supporting Documents: (only submit if applicable) College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.The Vacancy ID Number (VIN) is 2020271Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 with the coversheet on top.If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 06, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items . Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package!Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement, which is TAG:Closing Date Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. Once this process is completed, you will be notified of your status via e-mail. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Epidemiologist
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply: All US CitizensThis position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), Office of Pharmacovigilance (OPE), Division of Epidemiology I or II, located in Silver Spring, MD.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-18-MP-2020177 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs an Epidemiologist, GS-0601-14 you will:Design, plan, and execute epidemiologic studies, analysis, surveys, and investigations relating to health or medical products safety concerns.Serve as a project coordinator and recommend resources for epidemiologic process.Prepare comprehensive written scientific reviews/reports for internal and external audiences.Serve as a technical expert with respect to all phases of statistical interpretation relating to epidemiologic topics under consideration.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Domestic 5% Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... United States Citizens Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Only experience gained by closing date announcement will be considered.One year probationary period may be required.Background investigation is required. Transcripts are required for this position. Conditions of Employment: Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. Moving expenses authorized: No11. Relocation Incentive authorized: No12. Recruitment Incentive authorized: No13. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes14. Please be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. QualificationsIn order to qualify for the Epidemiologist, GS-0601-14 position, you must meet the basic requirements and the minimum qualification as listed below:BASIC REQUIREMENT: Have a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree with a major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the basic educational requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment to this position).Minimum Qualification: Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. You must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service to include planning and conducting epidemiologic research and analysis of health and medical products safety data; designing and performing observational studies of drug safety; and developing public health policies and objectives.Documenting experience: 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 EducationIf you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. 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. For further information, click on .Additional informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from the close of this announcement) 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy #4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see . Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed "surplus" or no longer needed, or an employee who has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated "well-qualified". Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP eligible, see: How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Category rating procedures 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 assigned to one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).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.1. Technical Knowledge-Epidemiological studies2. Planning and Evaluation3. Written Communications4. Oral CommunicationsBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required Documents All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *TranscriptApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-50Other Supporting Documents: (only submit if applicable) College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.The Vacancy ID Number (VIN) is 2020271Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 with the coversheet on top.If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 06, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items . Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package!Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement, which is TAG:Closing Date Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. Once this process is completed, you will be notified of your status via e-mail. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
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