Interdisciplinary Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 24, 2018
Closes
Jun 01, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement.
  • Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service OR have an approved exemption.
  • FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the problem.
  • Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will require passing a background investigation. Not meeting this requirement may be grounds for personnel action. If hired, you may be subject to a background check at a later time.
  • Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning qualification for employment is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • Direct Deposit: You will be required to have your federal salary payments electronically deposited into an account with a financial institution of your choice.
  • You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered.
  • In order to qualify for Interdisciplinary Scientist, 0401/0403, at GS - 13, you must meet the following:

    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

    All applicants must meet the following education requirement:

    Series 0401: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

    OR

    Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Series 0403: Degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.

    OR

    Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:

    IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, ALL APPLICANTS MUST ALSO:

    In order to qualify for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-0401/0403-13, you must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service which include experience performing human cell or gene therapies research that included human cell or gene therapies publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national scientific conferences.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 05/29/2018) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointee FAQ - OPM
    • 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.
    • Pre-Employment Physical: NO
    • Drug Testing Requirement: NO
    • License Requirement: NO
    • Immunization Requirement: NO
    • Mobility Agreement Required: NO
    • Bargaining Unit Position: YES 3591
    • Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any time of Veterans Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. USAJOBS Veterans Site.
    • Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the Selective Service Registration site.
    • Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Disability Employment
    • Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Workforce Restructuring.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 05/29/2018), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position.
    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 need not respond to the KSA's directly, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies.

    1. Scientific knowledge in human cellular or gene therapy product development and manufacturing
    2. Analysis and interpretation of complex scientific data in the areas of human cellular or gene therapy products
    3. Oral Communication
    4. Written communication
    To preview the application assessment questions, use the link below:
    https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10208292

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