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Consumer Safety Officer
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryAbout the AgencyThis HHS Position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is exempt from the hiring freeze. Become 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 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR) located in Silver Spring, MD. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDRH-17-MP-10009603AN under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion 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.Duties As an Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR), you will be responsible for: Maintaining personal contact with other organizational units within the Center and Agency, and the Regulated Medical Device Industry in order to inculcate the most advanced theories and practices in the medical devices field into the assigned team, Division and/or Office programs;Acting as the technical authority involving programmatic operations and activities related to the enforcement of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 including the Safe Medical Device Act of 1990 and 1992, and/or Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968;Training, assisting, and guiding individuals in the area of safety and effectiveness involving regulated medical devices and/or radiation emitting products;Developing and interpreting policy guidance in response to specific requests from the medical device and electronic product industries, trade associations, other Federal agencies, other countries, State agencies, and the general public; andFacilitating resolutions of difficult medical devices issues via rigorous scientific inquiry and interactions with internal and external constituents, including industry organizations and other agency components.Travel RequiredOccasional TravelYou may be expected to travel domestically for this position up to 5% of the time.Relocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is requiredOnly experience gained by the closing date will be consideredOne year probationary period may be requiredQualificationsIn order to qualify for the Consumer Safety Officer, 0696/14 level, you must meet the following basic requirement (you must submit a copy of your transcripts) AND specialized experience below. Basic Requirement: A bachelor's or higher degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.OR Combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.Specialized Experience: You must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that included: Negotiating with the medical device and/or radiological health industry for acceptance of recommendations and requirements which involve changes in established processes and activities, and conflict with the desires or goals of the medical industry;Identifying and working to resolve critical health issues that involve scientific and regulatory aspects related to the implications and impacts from the use of unsafe and dangerous consumer products; andInterpreting and implementing regulations, procedures, and policies of compliance organizations and programs in the medical device and/or radiological health area of unapproved and misbranded medical devices.(This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume). IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. 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 foreign education.Conditions of Employment:Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. 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 appropriate disciplinary action.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.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoIncentives 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.Bargaining Unit Position: YesAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.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.Security ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
Consumer Safety Officer
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryAbout the AgencyThis HHS Position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is exempt from the hiring freeze. Become 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 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR) located in Silver Spring, MD. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDRH-17-MP-10009603AN under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion 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.Duties As an Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR), you will be responsible for: Maintaining personal contact with other organizational units within the Center and Agency, and the Regulated Medical Device Industry in order to inculcate the most advanced theories and practices in the medical devices field into the assigned team, Division and/or Office programs;Acting as the technical authority involving programmatic operations and activities related to the enforcement of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 including the Safe Medical Device Act of 1990 and 1992, and/or Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968;Training, assisting, and guiding individuals in the area of safety and effectiveness involving regulated medical devices and/or radiation emitting products;Developing and interpreting policy guidance in response to specific requests from the medical device and electronic product industries, trade associations, other Federal agencies, other countries, State agencies, and the general public; andFacilitating resolutions of difficult medical devices issues via rigorous scientific inquiry and interactions with internal and external constituents, including industry organizations and other agency components.Travel RequiredOccasional TravelYou may be expected to travel domestically for this position up to 5% of the time.Relocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is requiredOnly experience gained by the closing date will be consideredOne year probationary period may be requiredQualificationsIn order to qualify for the Consumer Safety Officer, 0696/14 level, you must meet the following basic requirement (you must submit a copy of your transcripts) AND specialized experience below. Basic Requirement: A bachelor's or higher degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.OR Combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.Specialized Experience: You must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that included: Negotiating with the medical device and/or radiological health industry for acceptance of recommendations and requirements which involve changes in established processes and activities, and conflict with the desires or goals of the medical industry;Identifying and working to resolve critical health issues that involve scientific and regulatory aspects related to the implications and impacts from the use of unsafe and dangerous consumer products; andInterpreting and implementing regulations, procedures, and policies of compliance organizations and programs in the medical device and/or radiological health area of unapproved and misbranded medical devices.(This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume). IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. 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 foreign education.Conditions of Employment:Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. 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 appropriate disciplinary action.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.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoIncentives 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.Bargaining Unit Position: YesAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.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.Security ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryBecome 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 HHS position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is EXEMPT from the hiring freeze.**Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers working in FDA 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 appointment.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP or Commissioned Corps documentation.This is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year.This position is being advertised concurrently with FDA-CDRH-17-MP-1929809LL, Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.This position will be filled in one of the following occupational series: GS-401, Biologist; GS-403, Microbiologist; or GS-1320, Chemist.This position is located in The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), Division of Cardiovascular Devices (DCD), Cardiac Diagnostics Devices Branch (CDDB), Silver Spring, MD.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.DutiesServe as Branch Chief of the Cardiac Diagnostics Devices Branch.Provide leadership and judgment in the evaluation of complex issues involving devices which have a significant impact on the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products;Serve as a focal point, advisor and primary contact for medical device regulatory and scientific issues relative to various products/submissions;Provide expert and authoritative advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, consultations and recommendations to top level and senior Agency and Departmental officials, program directors, scientific and professional personnel and industry representatives;Participate in technical work groups where the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products are discussed;Coordinate the work of personnel, which include Scientists, Engineers, Consumer Safety Officers, Health Care Professionals and support personnel in the administrative, regulatory and scientific review of premarket notifications and petitions;Provide overall management and administrative direction to the clerical and professional staff;Confer with industry officials and medical and/or scientific experts in the various medical device arenas regarding the regulation of various device products.Travel RequiredOccasional Travel5% of the timeRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.QualificationsBasic Requirements for the GS-401 series, Biologist:Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.ORCombination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.Basic Requirements for the GS-403 series, Microbiologist:Degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.ORCombination 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.Basic Requirements for the GS-1320 series, Chemist:Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.ORCombination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.ANDIn addition to the basic qualification requirement, you must also meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service, serving as a scientific or engineering reviewer, supervisor or senior advisor in the area of medical device evaluation as relates to the review and evaluation of premarket notification submissions, premarket applications and/or investigational device exemptions for premarket approval prior to entry into the marketplace.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.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 foreign education.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: No6. Drug testing required: No7. License required: No8. Mobility agreement required: No9. 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.10. Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.11. A background investigation may be required.12. Bargaining Unit Position: No13. Financial disclosure statement required: NoSecurity ClearanceQ - Sensitive
Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryBecome 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 HHS position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is EXEMPT from the hiring freeze.**Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers working in FDA 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 appointment.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP or Commissioned Corps documentation.This is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year.This position is being advertised concurrently with FDA-CDRH-17-MP-1929809LL, Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.This position will be filled in one of the following occupational series: GS-401, Biologist; GS-403, Microbiologist; or GS-1320, Chemist.This position is located in The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), Division of Cardiovascular Devices (DCD), Cardiac Diagnostics Devices Branch (CDDB), Silver Spring, MD.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.DutiesServe as Branch Chief of the Cardiac Diagnostics Devices Branch.Provide leadership and judgment in the evaluation of complex issues involving devices which have a significant impact on the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products;Serve as a focal point, advisor and primary contact for medical device regulatory and scientific issues relative to various products/submissions;Provide expert and authoritative advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, consultations and recommendations to top level and senior Agency and Departmental officials, program directors, scientific and professional personnel and industry representatives;Participate in technical work groups where the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products are discussed;Coordinate the work of personnel, which include Scientists, Engineers, Consumer Safety Officers, Health Care Professionals and support personnel in the administrative, regulatory and scientific review of premarket notifications and petitions;Provide overall management and administrative direction to the clerical and professional staff;Confer with industry officials and medical and/or scientific experts in the various medical device arenas regarding the regulation of various device products.Travel RequiredOccasional Travel5% of the timeRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.QualificationsBasic Requirements for the GS-401 series, Biologist:Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.ORCombination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.Basic Requirements for the GS-403 series, Microbiologist:Degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.ORCombination 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.Basic Requirements for the GS-1320 series, Chemist:Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.ORCombination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.ANDIn addition to the basic qualification requirement, you must also meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service, serving as a scientific or engineering reviewer, supervisor or senior advisor in the area of medical device evaluation as relates to the review and evaluation of premarket notification submissions, premarket applications and/or investigational device exemptions for premarket approval prior to entry into the marketplace.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.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 foreign education.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: No6. Drug testing required: No7. License required: No8. Mobility agreement required: No9. 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.10. Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.11. A background investigation may be required.12. Bargaining Unit Position: No13. Financial disclosure statement required: NoSecurity ClearanceQ - Sensitive
Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryBecome 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 HHS position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is EXEMPT from the hiring freeze.**Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers working in FDA 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.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP or Commissioned Corps documentation.This is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year.This position is being advertised concurrently with FDA-CDRH-17-MP-1961591LL, Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.This position will be filled in one of the following occupational series: GS-801, General Engineer; GS-830, Mechanical Engineer or GS-858, Biomedical Engineer.These Branch Chief positions are located in The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices (DNPMD), Silver Spring, MD. Please see the Occupational Questionnaire for a list of the branches.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.DutiesServe as Branch Chief of the Neurodiagnostic and Neurosurgical Devices Branch or Neurostimulation and Psychiatry Devices Branch.Provide leadership and judgment in the evaluation of complex issues involving devices which have a significant impact on the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products;Serve as a focal point, advisor and primary contact for medical device regulatory and scientific issues relative to various products/submissions;Provide expert and authoritative advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, consultations and recommendations to top level and senior Agency and Departmental officials, program directors, scientific and professional personnel and industry representatives;Participate in technical work groups where the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products are discussed;Coordinate the work of personnel, which include Scientists, Engineers, Consumer Safety Officers, Health Care Professionals and support personnel in the administrative, regulatory and scientific review of premarket notifications and petitions;Provide overall management and administrative direction to the clerical and professional staff;Confer with industry officials and medical and/or scientific experts in the various medical device arenas regarding the regulation of various device products.Travel RequiredOccasional Travel5% of the timeRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.QualificationsBasic Requirements for the GS-801 series, General Engineer; GS-830 series, Mechanical Engineer or GS-858 series, Biomedical Engineer: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.ORB. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not allinclusive.)Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.ANDIn addition to the basic qualification requirement, you must also meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service, serving as a scientific or engineering reviewer, supervisor or senior advisor in the area of medical device evaluation as it relates to the review and evaluation of premarket notification submissions, premarket applications and/or investigational device exemptions for premarket approval prior to entry into the marketplace.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.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 foreign education.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: No6. Drug testing required: No7. License required: No8. Mobility agreement required: No9. 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.10. Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.11. A background investigation may be required.12. Bargaining Unit Position: No13. Financial disclosure statement required: NoSecurity ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryBecome 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 HHS position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is EXEMPT from the hiring freeze.**Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers working in FDA 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.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP or Commissioned Corps documentation.This is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year.This position is being advertised concurrently with FDA-CDRH-17-MP-1961591LL, Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.This position will be filled in one of the following occupational series: GS-801, General Engineer; GS-830, Mechanical Engineer or GS-858, Biomedical Engineer.These Branch Chief positions are located in The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices (DNPMD), Silver Spring, MD. Please see the Occupational Questionnaire for a list of the branches.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.DutiesServe as Branch Chief of the Neurodiagnostic and Neurosurgical Devices Branch or Neurostimulation and Psychiatry Devices Branch.Provide leadership and judgment in the evaluation of complex issues involving devices which have a significant impact on the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products;Serve as a focal point, advisor and primary contact for medical device regulatory and scientific issues relative to various products/submissions;Provide expert and authoritative advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, consultations and recommendations to top level and senior Agency and Departmental officials, program directors, scientific and professional personnel and industry representatives;Participate in technical work groups where the safety and effectiveness of various medical device products are discussed;Coordinate the work of personnel, which include Scientists, Engineers, Consumer Safety Officers, Health Care Professionals and support personnel in the administrative, regulatory and scientific review of premarket notifications and petitions;Provide overall management and administrative direction to the clerical and professional staff;Confer with industry officials and medical and/or scientific experts in the various medical device arenas regarding the regulation of various device products.Travel RequiredOccasional Travel5% of the timeRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.QualificationsBasic Requirements for the GS-801 series, General Engineer; GS-830 series, Mechanical Engineer or GS-858 series, Biomedical Engineer: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.ORB. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not allinclusive.)Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.ANDIn addition to the basic qualification requirement, you must also meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service, serving as a scientific or engineering reviewer, supervisor or senior advisor in the area of medical device evaluation as it relates to the review and evaluation of premarket notification submissions, premarket applications and/or investigational device exemptions for premarket approval prior to entry into the marketplace.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.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 foreign education.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: No6. Drug testing required: No7. License required: No8. Mobility agreement required: No9. 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.10. Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.11. A background investigation may be required.12. Bargaining Unit Position: No13. Financial disclosure statement required: NoSecurity ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
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