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Supervisory Microbiologist
Duties DutiesSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This position is located in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of New Drugs (OND), Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP), Division of Anti-infective Products (DAIP) located in Sliver Spring, MD.Who May Apply: Current FDA Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; and individuals with disabilities.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesReview and evaluate scientific submissions focusing on nonclinical, clinical, microbiology and animal studies.Review and evaluate the results of the microbiology and/or immunology studies submitted by the drug sponsor/applicant.Prepare comprehensive summaries and integrated summaries of data presented for review.Assign work to subordinates based on priorities and evaluate the performance work by subordinates.Perform other duties as assigned.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Positive education is required.One year Supervisory Probationary period may be required.Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement. 5. Pre-employment physical required: No 6. Drug testing required: No 7. License required: No 8. Mobility agreement required: No 9. Immunization required: No 10. Moving expenses authorized: No 11. Relocation Incentive authorized: No 12. A background investigation may be required. 13. Recruitment Incentive authorized: No 14. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 15. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No 16. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No 17. Bargaining Unit Position: No 18. Financial disclosure statement required: Yes Qualifications In order to qualify for the Supervisory Microbiologist, GS-0403-15, you must meet the basic requirements and the minimum qualifications as listed below:Basic Requirements: Have a degreewith a major study in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that include 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 a Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (you must provide a copy of your transcripts)Minimum Qualifications: In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must also have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 In the Federal service, to include experience evaluating and making recommendations on approval of regulatory submissions or applications for FDA approval. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience. Education If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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. For further information, click on . Additional informationThe Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. 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. Only experience gained by the closing date of the announcement will be considered. 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 veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualifications 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-09 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's. 1. Evaluates scientific information related to microbiology 2. Technical Knowledge in Microbiology. 3. Ability to communicate scientific information orally and in writing. 4. Providing training, consultation, or other guidance to others. Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required Documents You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 1. If you are unable to apply online or would like to apply offline or have further questions please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . 2. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email: . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . 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 . 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below: The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/10/2017 to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US Next steps If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Supervisory Microbiologist
Duties DutiesSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This position is located in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of New Drugs (OND), Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP), Division of Anti-infective Products (DAIP) located in Sliver Spring, MD.Who May Apply: Current FDA Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; and individuals with disabilities.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesReview and evaluate scientific submissions focusing on nonclinical, clinical, microbiology and animal studies.Review and evaluate the results of the microbiology and/or immunology studies submitted by the drug sponsor/applicant.Prepare comprehensive summaries and integrated summaries of data presented for review.Assign work to subordinates based on priorities and evaluate the performance work by subordinates.Perform other duties as assigned.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Positive education is required.One year Supervisory Probationary period may be required.Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement. 5. Pre-employment physical required: No 6. Drug testing required: No 7. License required: No 8. Mobility agreement required: No 9. Immunization required: No 10. Moving expenses authorized: No 11. Relocation Incentive authorized: No 12. A background investigation may be required. 13. Recruitment Incentive authorized: No 14. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 15. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No 16. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No 17. Bargaining Unit Position: No 18. Financial disclosure statement required: Yes Qualifications In order to qualify for the Supervisory Microbiologist, GS-0403-15, you must meet the basic requirements and the minimum qualifications as listed below:Basic Requirements: Have a degreewith a major study in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that include 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 a Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (you must provide a copy of your transcripts)Minimum Qualifications: In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must also have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 In the Federal service, to include experience evaluating and making recommendations on approval of regulatory submissions or applications for FDA approval. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience. Education If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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. For further information, click on . Additional informationThe Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. 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. Only experience gained by the closing date of the announcement will be considered. 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 veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualifications 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-09 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's. 1. Evaluates scientific information related to microbiology 2. Technical Knowledge in Microbiology. 3. Ability to communicate scientific information orally and in writing. 4. Providing training, consultation, or other guidance to others. Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required Documents You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 1. If you are unable to apply online or would like to apply offline or have further questions please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . 2. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email: . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . 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 . 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below: The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/10/2017 to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US Next steps If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Supervisory Health Scientist
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Office of Science (OS) will permanently relocate in Beltsville, Maryland; tentatively scheduled for spring 2018.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CTP-18-DE-2020562under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Responsibilities As a Supervisory Health ScientistProvide scientific leadership on special projects that are inherently complex in regards to regulations and science. Manage research agenda, identifying and prioritizing population health-related research questions for regulatory priorities. Keep abreast of emerging and ongoing findings in the field of health science and tobacco regulatory science. Perform review of tobacco product application reviews. Provide leadership, guidance, and/or regulatory expertise to address and solve regulatory issues consistent with new scientific evidence. Apply new concepts, theories, and methods for resolving problems.Serve as a Senior Advisor on matters pertaining to unsolved problems and research gaps in field of health science. Provide professional expertise in health science for public health issues related to tobacco products. Perform administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Provide advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - 2% Domestic travel Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.1 Year probationary supervisory period may be requiredAdditional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. 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.11. Bargaining Unit Position: NoPlease be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. QualificationsBasic Qualification Requirements for Health Scientist, GS-601-15: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 at the time the degree was obtained. ANDMinimum Qualifications that meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Health Scientist, GS-601-15:I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14, grade level in the Federal service, which includes providing scientific leadership on special projects, policies and procedures related to population health and tobacco regulatory science; providing health science advice for public health issues related to tobacco products. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.EducationAdditional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.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.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Technical Competency - Health Science2. Direct and Supervise Staff3. Oral Communication4. Written CommunicationBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *ResumeApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-50 *TranscriptCurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . 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 . 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, November 06, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Supervisory Health Scientist
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Office of Science (OS) will permanently relocate in Beltsville, Maryland; tentatively scheduled for spring 2018.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CTP-18-DE-2020562under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Responsibilities As a Supervisory Health ScientistProvide scientific leadership on special projects that are inherently complex in regards to regulations and science. Manage research agenda, identifying and prioritizing population health-related research questions for regulatory priorities. Keep abreast of emerging and ongoing findings in the field of health science and tobacco regulatory science. Perform review of tobacco product application reviews. Provide leadership, guidance, and/or regulatory expertise to address and solve regulatory issues consistent with new scientific evidence. Apply new concepts, theories, and methods for resolving problems.Serve as a Senior Advisor on matters pertaining to unsolved problems and research gaps in field of health science. Provide professional expertise in health science for public health issues related to tobacco products. Perform administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Provide advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - 2% Domestic travel Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.1 Year probationary supervisory period may be requiredAdditional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No9. A background investigation may be required.10. 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.11. Bargaining Unit Position: NoPlease be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. QualificationsBasic Qualification Requirements for Health Scientist, GS-601-15: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 at the time the degree was obtained. ANDMinimum Qualifications that meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Health Scientist, GS-601-15:I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14, grade level in the Federal service, which includes providing scientific leadership on special projects, policies and procedures related to population health and tobacco regulatory science; providing health science advice for public health issues related to tobacco products. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.EducationAdditional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.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.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Technical Competency - Health Science2. Direct and Supervise Staff3. Oral Communication4. Written CommunicationBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *ResumeApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-50 *TranscriptCurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . 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 . 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, November 06, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneFax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply (Detail): Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), Office Generic Drug Policy (OGDP), Division of Legal & Regulatory support (DLRS) located in Silver Spring, MD.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-18-DE-2021026 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Advisor: you will have the following responsibilities: 1. The Division Director is responsible for management and direction of a professional, highly trained technical staff involved in the development and implementation of policies that are consistent with statutory and regulatory, requirements and existing policies.2. Coordinate and evaluate the division's overall legal and regulatory efforts.3. Resolve a range of issues concerning the application of FDA-related legislation, pertinent regulation, and/or general legislation related to generic drugs.4. Initiate decision-making process and documents, and participate fully in discussions, and decisions concerning Office of Generic Drug plans, programs, and activities in strategic planning and in the determination, allocation, and administration of Center program segments, functions, and activities.5. Supervise regulatory counsels and other subordinate staff in handling highly complex and difficult assignments of national and international scope and significance.6. Participate in conferences, meetings, hearings, and presentations involving problems and issues of considerable consequence and importance to the mission of the Division.7. Ensure regulations and policies are developed and/or applied in the assigned area that are consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements and have adequate scientific and medical support where applicable.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Additional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No Qualifications9. A background investigation may be required.10. 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.11. Bargaining Unit Position: No Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement to be considered eligible for the position.Please be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position.Minimum Qualifications:Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include serving as the Division Director responsible for managing the development of petition responses, initiating new regulations, drug policy efforts, reviewing, and evaluating regulatory requirements of policy teams for generic drug products. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.EducationAdditional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.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.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Regulatory policies and procedures2. Planning and Evaluating3. Leadership4. Oral Communication5. WrittenBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *SF-50Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *TranscriptCurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . 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 . 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Tuesday, November 07, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneTDD (866)539-4484 Fax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply (Detail): Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), Office Generic Drug Policy (OGDP), Division of Legal & Regulatory support (DLRS) located in Silver Spring, MD.This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-18-DE-2021026 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Advisor: you will have the following responsibilities: 1. The Division Director is responsible for management and direction of a professional, highly trained technical staff involved in the development and implementation of policies that are consistent with statutory and regulatory, requirements and existing policies.2. Coordinate and evaluate the division's overall legal and regulatory efforts.3. Resolve a range of issues concerning the application of FDA-related legislation, pertinent regulation, and/or general legislation related to generic drugs.4. Initiate decision-making process and documents, and participate fully in discussions, and decisions concerning Office of Generic Drug plans, programs, and activities in strategic planning and in the determination, allocation, and administration of Center program segments, functions, and activities.5. Supervise regulatory counsels and other subordinate staff in handling highly complex and difficult assignments of national and international scope and significance.6. Participate in conferences, meetings, hearings, and presentations involving problems and issues of considerable consequence and importance to the mission of the Division.7. Ensure regulations and policies are developed and/or applied in the assigned area that are consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements and have adequate scientific and medical support where applicable.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Additional Conditions of Employment: 1. Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. Pre-employment physical required: No5. Drug testing required: No6. License required: No7. Mobility agreement required: No8. Immunization required: No Qualifications9. A background investigation may be required.10. 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.11. Bargaining Unit Position: No Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement to be considered eligible for the position.Please be advised this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position.Minimum Qualifications:Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include serving as the Division Director responsible for managing the development of petition responses, initiating new regulations, drug policy efforts, reviewing, and evaluating regulatory requirements of policy teams for generic drug products. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.EducationAdditional informationIn the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, If you served or you are currently serving 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.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on Employment for People with Disabilities please visit Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible see: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.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.Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Regulatory policies and procedures2. Planning and Evaluating3. Leadership4. Oral Communication5. WrittenBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsACCEPTED & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *SF-50Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *TranscriptCurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . 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 . 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Tuesday, November 07, 2017Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's USA Staffing system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by USA Staffing and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's USA Staffing system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.To preview the assessment questionnaire for this job, visit this link: Agency contact information FDA Applicant Helpdesk PhoneTDD (866)539-4484 Fax (478)757-3144 EmailAddress HHS FDA Center 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
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