Health Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 14, 2018
Closes
Nov 14, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Position requires Education.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Minimum Education Requirement:
    • Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
    To qualify at the GS-11 level:
    • Have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field; OR
    • You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Government performing the following types of tasks: coordinating proposed biomedical research projects; assisting in developing and revising reports relevant to biomedical research; and organizing information and presenting findings involving medical and scientific subjects; OR
    • Have a combination of graduate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
    To qualify at the GS-12 level:
    • You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Government performing the following types of tasks: coordinating, evaluating and/or conducting research projects in neuroscience, neurology or related fields; analyzing biomedical research to assess effectiveness of research strategies; analyzing alternatives and recommending solutions to complex problems affecting conduct of research studies; and developing scientific material for presentations.
    To qualify at the GS-13 level:
    • You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Government performing the following types of tasks: planning, coordinating, and screening proposed research projects in neuroscience, neurology or related fields for their interest and appropriateness for funding by the organization; analyzing the effectiveness of scientific research strategies of proposed research projects; developing and monitoring research programs or study budgets; developing and presenting scientific material at conferences and workshops; and providing advice to other researchers on the performance, planning or management of research projects.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10325045

    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.

    If you qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, 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 packages. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    • - 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.
    • - This position is designated as a "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.
    • - At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: [telework].
    • - NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
    • - A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
    • - A newly appointed or reappointed individual may receive a recruitment incentive. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
    • - A current federal government employee may receive a relocation incentive if moving from a different geographic location. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
    • - If selected, you will be covered by a bargaining unit (union).
    • - A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • - PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
    • - We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement.
    • - 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.

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

    If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

    • - Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
    • - Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
    • - Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Applicants determined to be Best Qualified will be referred for further consideration. Preference eligibles in the Best Qualified category are referred before all other applicants. As part of the process, you may be asked to provide more detailed information about your experience and/or capabilities.

    To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.

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