COMPLIANCE INSPECTION AND SUPPORT OFFICER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2021
Closes
Sep 18, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Director, Component Office of Human Research Protections (COHRP), to promote the welfare and rights of human research subjects, facilitate excellence in human subject's research and provide oversight to the Air Force Human Research Protection Programs (HRPP).
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Responsibilities

  • Directs, manages, leads, plans, and coordinates oversight and compliance programs designed to independently assess and report AF Research Institutions' readiness, efficiency, effectiveness, and state of discipline to execute human subject's (con't)
  • (con't) research compliance oversight mission.
  • Leads, organizes and oversees the activities of the Component Office of Human Research Protections (COHRP); develops and executes goals, objectives and procedures in support of the AF/SG that integrates Air Force human subject's compliance (con't)
  • (con't) oversight to comply with federal and DoD regulations and align with Air Force and DoD goals/objectives.
  • Represents AF/SG in Federal, DoD, and Interagency committees concerned with human subject's research protection.
  • Evaluates and ensures regulatory compliance for AF human subject's research.


Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • A minimum of 15 years direct and substantive experience in human research protection is strongly preferred but not mandatory.
  • Work requires travel away from the normal duty station.
  • Professional certification in the field of human subject's research and/or regulatory oversight (for example, Certified IRB Professional) is strongly preferred but not mandatory.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • A Master's degree (or higher) from an accredited university program is strongly preferred, in an academic field related to privacy, civil liberties, law, informatics, business management, (con't)
  • (con't) regulatory science, biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, medical technology, etc.
  • This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions present a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, (con't)
  • (con't) national security, and public safety. It is required that you (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs and (b) if requested, submit to urinalysis testing.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series, 1801.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-14, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge required to manage and plan the technical implementation of human subject's research oversight and compliance programs and activities. Executive knowledge of advanced management and organizational principles and practices, including planning, coordinating, directing, and execution to meet established goals and objectives. The incumbent also possesses specific knowledge of budgeting, fiscal management, acquisition and programming necessary for program management. Knowledge of the organizational relationships, mission, and programs of the AF, Army, Navy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense and other Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), DHHS, OHRP, and the FDA, to ensure a harmonized research oversight approach is critical. In-depth knowledge of the organizational and procedural framework of AF Acquisition and Technology (AF/AQ), and AF/AQR, Acquisition Research management, HQ USAF, human subject's research committees, and other research-related programs with a complete understanding of the staffing/routing process for research protocols, status reports, funding requests, executive correspondence, and organizational taskings. Broad knowledge of specialty terminology (e.g., AF science & technology, emerging technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, nano-technologies, etc.) In order to understand significant research study concepts and to ascertain whether the studies are in compliance with applicable standards for the protection and care of human subjects. Operational knowledge of electronic research management systems or applications.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-14 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Extensive knowledge of advanced inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance work principles and practices with respect to research compliance oversight and familiar with best practices that secure desired compliance outcomes while maintaining supportive office oversight role and lines of communication with Institutions that support research involving human subjects.
2. Extensive knowledge of AF policy development principals, as well as a high degree of knowledge and understanding of Science and Technology (S&T) strategic plans and policies and S&T research portfolios. Extensive knowledge of advanced program management and organizational principles and practices along with the comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, and budget formulation, financial management principles, project management techniques, guidelines, and processes.
3. Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated extensive practical experience with DoD, AF, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal policy, regulations, and directives pertaining to research ethics and human subjects protection and related policy development for research oversight compliance.
4. Knowledge in analytical tools and methodology to provide a comprehensive knowledge of management issues and programs. Comprehensive knowledge and mastery of electronic Institutional Review Board application systems for managing and coordinating research protocols, reports, minutes, consent forms, etc.
5. Skilled in communication, both orally and in writing in order to give oral presentations and/or develop written communication products.
6. Ability to lead, plan, organize, and direct team/task force efforts, sometimes across organizational lines, including the ability to monitor progress to ensure that realistic objectives and milestones are established.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11225372.

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

BASIS OF RATING:
Your application will be rated under the Cut Point procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualification requirements. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran's Preference is considered where applicable.

Best Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements
Fully Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Basically Qualified Group: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 .
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service (honorable or general) and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
    Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

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