Health Science Administrator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Feb 25, 2021
Closes
Mar 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

*** This Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) has been updated to extend the closing date to 03-MAR-2021 ***

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.


About the Position: The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense and US Army requirements.
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Responsibilities

  • Coordinate a diverse portfolio of medical Research and Development (R/D) projects in infectious diseases amongst a broadly dispersed international research network.
  • Manage cost, schedule and performance considerations and reporting to funders across HIV countermeasure development portfolio at the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at WRAIR.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and execution of HIV vaccine development across the product development continuum encompassing laboratory and clinical research.
  • Manage changes to the structure and content of research programs, exercising discretionary authority to approve the allocation and distribution of fund.
  • Engage in collaborative efforts with foreign governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, and U.S. government partners to execute military and civilian public health activities.
  • Identify opportunities to advance U.S. government objectives and improve Global Public Health in the area of infectious diseases.
  • Lead public health investigations, evaluations, and/or research initiatives in support of public health network for HIV and HIV-related diseases.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position about 5% of the time.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level 3 in the Acquisition Career Field of Science and Technology Manager.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position. Selectee must be an Acquisition Corps (AC) member at the time of permanent selection for the position or have been granted a waiver.
  • Incumbent must sign an Army Acquisition Corps three year tenure agreement to remain in this position, unless a waiver is granted.
  • This position has been designated Mission Essential.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense and US Army requirements and delivers lifesaving products including knowledge, technology and medical material to sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter.

WRAIR is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Personnel Demonstration Project (PDP). The DB-04 pay band is equivalent to the GS-15 step 1 to GS-15 step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within this pay band equivalent, may not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion) if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the pay band will be accomplished through the pay for performance management system.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

Degree: Bachelor's or graduate (or 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 the position. This degree must be from an educational program accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes:

(1) Experience executing funds intended to develop countermeasures for those at risk of infectious diseases;

(2) Experience providing operational management of biomedical research, vaccine development and/or public health programs; AND

(3) Experience providing program coordination of medical research strategic partnership efforts.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DB-03 / GS-14).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position.

This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet the position requirements for certification at Level 3 in Science and Technology Manager within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/).

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, individuals with entrance of duty dates prior to April 1, 2021 will have an additional 12 months from the date of Entrance on Duty (EOD) up to a total of 36 months.

Acquisition Corps (AAC) membership is required prior to appointment to a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP), except as noted in the paragraph below.

Acquisition Corp Members - Submit either your Acquisition Corps Membership Certificate; membership letter from the Agency's Director- Acquisition Career Management, Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) or other agency equivalent document.

Non-Acquisition Corps Members - Submit your transcripts.

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution and ONE of the following is required:

24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above. Credit hours within the person's career field may also satisfy the requirement for part or all of the 12 credit hours in the disciplines listed above. The same hours may be used to meet both requirements.

24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent (American Council on Education recommended credits) to 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above.

Selectees must sign an AAC written tenure agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least three years.

Information on Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce and AAC membership may be found at https://asc.army.mil/. Individuals with questions may contact an Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for Assistance.

Additional information

  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Extended Probationary Period: The length of the probationary period for the Engineers and Scientists Occupational Family will be three years. The probationary period for all other occupational families will be two years.
  • One year Supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Army Acquisition Corp (AAC) membership is required prior to appointment to a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). Information on AAC membership may be found at http://asc.army.mil/ . Individuals with questions may contact an Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for assistance.
  • Selectees must sign an AAC written tenure agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least three (3) years.
  • All candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be considered. Subject to proof of AAC membership, AAC members from other services will be accepted by Army without additional review. Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (AL&T) Workforce applicants must have an Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) on file in the Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System (CAPPMIS).
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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 .
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Eligible for situational telework only, including emergency and OPM prescribed unscheduled telework.
  • Student Loan Repayment, Advanced In-Hire, Relocation Incentive and/or Recruitment Incentives may be authorized.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

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.

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