Supervisory Health Science Policy Analyst

Montgomery County, Maryland
Jan 26, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as a first-level supervisor and spends time mentoring, supporting, and overseeing Neuroscience Content and Strategy Branch (NCSB) staff and activities, engaging in the full range of supervisory duties.
  • Directs the ongoing operations of NCSB programs and activities. Oversees the activities of NCSB staff, ensuring prompt, practical, and technically sound responses to requests for services and/or information.
  • Provides strategic coordination and communications planning for NINDS-supported neuroscience research programs.
  • Supports communication planning and related activities for NINDS and on behalf of trans-NIH neuroscience initiatives, including the BRAIN Initiative and NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.
  • Collaborates with NINDS and NIH neuroscience ICO leadership to lead trans-NIH coordination and staff support of high-level, trans-NIH neuroscience research programs.
  • Maintains knowledge of progress and issues in neuroscience research programs and policies through communication with program staff, participation at scientific meetings, NIH workshops, and other NINDS planning and implementation efforts.
  • Develops and/or reviews digital content, print materials, presentations, talking points, and other ONCE-produced products, ensuring that the information and messages are translated for the primary audience.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
  • Position requires education, you are strongly encouraged to provide transcripts.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement, including time in grade.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.


You qualify at the GS-14 level if you meet the following qualification requirements:

Basic Education Requirement:

You must possess a Bachelor's degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. (This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained).

Additional Qualifications Requirement:

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: leading the communications and coordination efforts for large scale scientific programs; analyzing and evaluating scientific policy issues affecting an organization and biomedical research community; implementing processes and policies for scientific program operations involving a variety of stakeholders and covering complex/controversial areas; monitoring advances and trends in science to identify opportunities for improvements in research program and agendas; translates research priorities into implementation plans and strategies.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Additional information

  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [telework (work from home on a regular basis or ad hoc basis but reports to the office at least once a week/two days a pay period), compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
  • This position is designated as a "Tier II non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • A one-year supervisory trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
  • Visit our Total Compensation page and this sample for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement, and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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