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Regulatory Health Information Specialist
Duties DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of the Center Director (OCD) in Silver Spring, Maryland. 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.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Regulatory Health Information Specialist, you will have the following responsibilities:Serving as the Data Coordinator for Regulatory Science and Engineering in External Expertise and Partnerships within the OfficeCreating a variety of regulatory and engineering data to provide analysis of current and projected project performanceInterpreting new regulations, policies, and guidelines to determine their impact on existing program operationsOverseeing database operations, including assessing performance and ensuring changes are made in a timely mannerCreating new tools and/or implementing new technologies to help streamline the regulatory processTravel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... All U.S. Citizens Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizneship is required for federal employment.Only experience gained by the announcement closing date will be considered.A 1-year probationary period may be required for some positions.Selective Service registration is required for certain males based on DOB.A background check to determine suitability for Federal employment.Additional 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 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: NoBargaining Unit Position: YesIncentives 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.Financial disclosure statement, OGE-450, required: NoAll qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 11/13/2017. QualificationsIn order to qualify for Regulatory Health Information Specialist, 0601, at GS - 12, you must meet the following:You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0601-11 in the Federal service, assisting in the evaluation of the effectiveness or efficiency of scientific, technical, or regulatory program operations; maintaining technical databases for use across an office; researching medical device laws and regulations in order to provide guidance to staff; and preparing a variety of written reports and presentations for delivery to management. .EducationBasic RequirementsEducation: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. 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 informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/13/2017) 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. Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any time of Veterans Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. .Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site.Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/13/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. 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.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 veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification 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-9 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.Technology ApplicationProblem SolvingWritten CommunicationPlanning and EvaluatingBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:Cover LetterDD-214Other Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript"Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents, if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:ResumeTranscript"Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO QUALIFY FOR SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES:Veterans: (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the for more information. 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 assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position, you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (11/13/2017)..Instructions 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. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.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 Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided 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 Application Manager 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.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 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 . (If you request by e-mail, please replace the blank space in the body with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, which is:10073858.) Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US 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 strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement (11/13/2017).You will receive application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. 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
Regulatory Health Information Specialist
Duties DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of the Center Director (OCD) in Silver Spring, Maryland. 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.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Regulatory Health Information Specialist, you will have the following responsibilities:Serving as the Data Coordinator for Regulatory Science and Engineering in External Expertise and Partnerships within the OfficeCreating a variety of regulatory and engineering data to provide analysis of current and projected project performanceInterpreting new regulations, policies, and guidelines to determine their impact on existing program operationsOverseeing database operations, including assessing performance and ensuring changes are made in a timely mannerCreating new tools and/or implementing new technologies to help streamline the regulatory processTravel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... All U.S. Citizens Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizneship is required for federal employment.Only experience gained by the announcement closing date will be considered.A 1-year probationary period may be required for some positions.Selective Service registration is required for certain males based on DOB.A background check to determine suitability for Federal employment.Additional 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 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: NoBargaining Unit Position: YesIncentives 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.Financial disclosure statement, OGE-450, required: NoAll qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 11/13/2017. QualificationsIn order to qualify for Regulatory Health Information Specialist, 0601, at GS - 12, you must meet the following:You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0601-11 in the Federal service, assisting in the evaluation of the effectiveness or efficiency of scientific, technical, or regulatory program operations; maintaining technical databases for use across an office; researching medical device laws and regulations in order to provide guidance to staff; and preparing a variety of written reports and presentations for delivery to management. .EducationBasic RequirementsEducation: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. 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 informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/13/2017) 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. Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any time of Veterans Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. .Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site.Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/13/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. 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.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 veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification 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-9 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.Technology ApplicationProblem SolvingWritten CommunicationPlanning and EvaluatingBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:Cover LetterDD-214Other Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript"Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents, if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:ResumeTranscript"Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO QUALIFY FOR SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES:Veterans: (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the for more information. 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 assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position, you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (11/13/2017)..Instructions 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. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.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 Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided 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 Application Manager 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.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 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 . (If you request by e-mail, please replace the blank space in the body with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, which is:10073858.) Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US 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 strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement (11/13/2017).You will receive application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. 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
Consumer Safety Officer
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 Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Division of Compliance in Rockville, Maryland.Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous competitive 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; and individuals with disabilities.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); CTAP or ICTAP documentation; Commission Corps documentation, Schedule A documentation or Veteran documentation or your application will be considered incomplete. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Responsibilities The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is an internationally recognized, high performance, public health organization. Our mission is to protect human and animal health. To achieve this, CVM reviews animal drug applications for safety and effectiveness, monitors animal drugs, animal foods, and devices on the market, reviews food additives for safety and utility, and conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals. CVM fosters human and animal health by approving safe and effective products for animals and by enforcing applicable provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other authorities. These include animals, from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee's contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. The Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OSC) has primary responsibility for: compliance-related actions, post-approval monitoring, and animal feed safety. OSC monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed drugs after they enter the market. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and State agencies, the Office monitors the occurrence of unsafe drug residues in meat, milk, and poultry products. OSC assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. The Office coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. The Office regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers. As a Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of Surveillance & Compliance, Division of Compliance, you will review export certificate packages and provides initial consultation on product classification, certification and qualification requirements, applicable regulatory authority, and any missing documentation. As well as, conduct technical analysis of export certificate packages and FDA inspection findings to identify and analyze the compliance of product labeling with appropriate laws, regulations and policies. Lastly, you will be responsible for advising firms on final certificate determinations regarding policy, guidance, and requirements for certificates as well as processes those in compliance. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (current/former Federal employees in the competitive service eligible for reinstatement) and those who qualify for certain Special Hiring Authorities for disabled Veterans and persons with disabilities. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles and PHS Commisioned Officer Corps may also apply (see details in the Qualifications section). Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligible.Selective Service registration required for certain males based on DOB.Background check to determine suitability for Federal employment.Additional 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 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: NOBargaining Unit Position: YESFinancial disclosure statement (OGE-450) required: YES. Please be advised that this position will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting this position.All qualification requirements (including time-in-grade) must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement (11/17/2017). QualificationsIn order to qualify for Consumer Safety Officer, 0696, at GS - 11/12, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11/17/2017.Basic Requirements: You must possess a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in quality assurance or a related degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: consumer laws, biological sciences, food science, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, legal investigations, law enforcement, 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) have a combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full four year course of study with a major in the appropriate fields.ANDMinimum Qualifications for GS-11 You must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service, experience includes: evaluating scientific and/or regulatory documents/data (e.g., industry submissions) to ensure quality and completeness of information and/or to identify gaps that would warrant requests for additional data; and researching and responding to internal stakeholders on matters involving consumer safety using understanding of scientific policies, procedures or information. This experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience.OR Possess three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy an academic year of graduate study.Minimum Qualifications for GS-12 You must possess one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, experience includes: evaluating scientific and/or regulatory documents/data (e.g., industry submissions) to ensure quality and completeness of information and/or to identify gaps that would warrant requests for additional data; formulating recommendations and responses based on background and understanding of scientific policies, procedures, or information; and providing advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on applicable laws, policies, and regulations. This experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying 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.Who May Apply (in 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) or 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);Individuals with disabilities who quality for a Schedule A appointment.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.You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. However, if you are applying based as a Veteran, person with a disability, or a displaced former employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.Education 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 informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/17/2017) 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. Requirements Continues: 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.Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any kind of Veteran Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. .Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site.Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/17/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. 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.Interview Process: Structured interviews; may be asked scenario-based interview questions concerning core competencies. Method/tools used to evaluate applicants: work samples, conducting a presentation, reference checks, tests may be used.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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). 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.Consumer Safety ProficiencyInformation AnalysisRegulatory and Scientific AdvisementBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:Cover LetterDD-214CTAP / ICTAP, PHS Commission Corps and Schedule documentation.Veterans Affairs Preference LetterResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:ResumeTranscript "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.STATUS CANDIDATES - LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY ELIGIBILITY TYPECurrent 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. Veterans: You will need to submit appropriate (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under ICTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM for more information. 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 assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (11/17/2017)..Instructions 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. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.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 Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided 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 Application Manager 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.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 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 . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10057018. Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US 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 strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. 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
Consumer Safety Officer
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 Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Division of Compliance in Rockville, Maryland.Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous competitive 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; and individuals with disabilities.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); CTAP or ICTAP documentation; Commission Corps documentation, Schedule A documentation or Veteran documentation or your application will be considered incomplete. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Responsibilities The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is an internationally recognized, high performance, public health organization. Our mission is to protect human and animal health. To achieve this, CVM reviews animal drug applications for safety and effectiveness, monitors animal drugs, animal foods, and devices on the market, reviews food additives for safety and utility, and conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals. CVM fosters human and animal health by approving safe and effective products for animals and by enforcing applicable provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other authorities. These include animals, from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee's contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. The Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OSC) has primary responsibility for: compliance-related actions, post-approval monitoring, and animal feed safety. OSC monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed drugs after they enter the market. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and State agencies, the Office monitors the occurrence of unsafe drug residues in meat, milk, and poultry products. OSC assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. The Office coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. The Office regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers. As a Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of Surveillance & Compliance, Division of Compliance, you will review export certificate packages and provides initial consultation on product classification, certification and qualification requirements, applicable regulatory authority, and any missing documentation. As well as, conduct technical analysis of export certificate packages and FDA inspection findings to identify and analyze the compliance of product labeling with appropriate laws, regulations and policies. Lastly, you will be responsible for advising firms on final certificate determinations regarding policy, guidance, and requirements for certificates as well as processes those in compliance. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (current/former Federal employees in the competitive service eligible for reinstatement) and those who qualify for certain Special Hiring Authorities for disabled Veterans and persons with disabilities. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles and PHS Commisioned Officer Corps may also apply (see details in the Qualifications section). Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligible.Selective Service registration required for certain males based on DOB.Background check to determine suitability for Federal employment.Additional 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 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: NOBargaining Unit Position: YESFinancial disclosure statement (OGE-450) required: YES. Please be advised that this position will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting this position.All qualification requirements (including time-in-grade) must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement (11/17/2017). QualificationsIn order to qualify for Consumer Safety Officer, 0696, at GS - 11/12, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11/17/2017.Basic Requirements: You must possess a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in quality assurance or a related degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: consumer laws, biological sciences, food science, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, legal investigations, law enforcement, 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) have a combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full four year course of study with a major in the appropriate fields.ANDMinimum Qualifications for GS-11 You must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service, experience includes: evaluating scientific and/or regulatory documents/data (e.g., industry submissions) to ensure quality and completeness of information and/or to identify gaps that would warrant requests for additional data; and researching and responding to internal stakeholders on matters involving consumer safety using understanding of scientific policies, procedures or information. This experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience.OR Possess three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy an academic year of graduate study.Minimum Qualifications for GS-12 You must possess one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, experience includes: evaluating scientific and/or regulatory documents/data (e.g., industry submissions) to ensure quality and completeness of information and/or to identify gaps that would warrant requests for additional data; formulating recommendations and responses based on background and understanding of scientific policies, procedures, or information; and providing advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on applicable laws, policies, and regulations. This experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying 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.Who May Apply (in 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) or 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);Individuals with disabilities who quality for a Schedule A appointment.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.You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. However, if you are applying based as a Veteran, person with a disability, or a displaced former employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.Education 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 informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/17/2017) 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. Requirements Continues: 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.Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any kind of Veteran Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. .Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site.Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/17/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. 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.Interview Process: Structured interviews; may be asked scenario-based interview questions concerning core competencies. Method/tools used to evaluate applicants: work samples, conducting a presentation, reference checks, tests may be used.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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). 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.Consumer Safety ProficiencyInformation AnalysisRegulatory and Scientific AdvisementBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:Cover LetterDD-214CTAP / ICTAP, PHS Commission Corps and Schedule documentation.Veterans Affairs Preference LetterResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:ResumeTranscript "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.STATUS CANDIDATES - LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY ELIGIBILITY TYPECurrent 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. Veterans: You will need to submit appropriate (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under ICTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM for more information. 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 assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (11/17/2017)..Instructions 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. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.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 Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided 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 Application Manager 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.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 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 . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10057018. Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US 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 strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.You will application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. 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 IT Specialist, GS-2210-14
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 Resources (DHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT), Office of Enterprise Portfolio Management. North Bethesda, MD.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesThe Supervisory IT Specialist has the responsibility of managing day to day activities and providing technical direction and oversight for the Performance Monitoring and Oversight Team or the Enterprise Project Management Team within the Office of Enterprise Portfolio Management. This includes implementing day-to-day activities related to Capital Planning activities, the IT Portfolio, IT Policies, FITARA compliance, IT Performance lifecycle program, IT Cost model program and Enterprise Projects Management.Major Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Plans work to be accomplished by team members, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and ensures completion of the work. Adjusts staffing levels or work assignments within the team to manage resources and support team objectives.Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of team members. Oversees Contracting Officer Representatives and Contracts to ensure performance and deliverables are within negotiated scope, budget and schedule.Develops financial objectives by estimating requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.Develops strategies and tactical plans to support the FDA Mission and Strategic Plans. Supports the development and execution of the FDA IT Portfolio. Ensures execution of capital planning activities in support of OMB Capital Planning and FITARA guidance. Provides direction for executing the HHS/FDA Enterprise Performance Lifecycle and associated IT Management policies.Responsible for completing and/or supervising the planning, organization, and implementation of various IT projects, as well as identifying the need for advanced Agency and/or Office-wide solutions to business needs. Develops technical briefings, estimates, statistics and recommendations to support IT senior management decisions. Monitors performance of all IT services supported by the team and provides leadership direction to team members to ensure compliance with performance objectives and/or key performance indicators.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Current Federal Employees Only. 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.Supervisory probationary period may be required.Background security investigation may be required.Current SF-50.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: 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: No QualificationsBasic Requirements: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; (1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when planning, developing, and carrying out vital tasks in managing IT projects and other IT business functions; (2) Customer Service - assisting others in the resolution of issues affecting hardware, IT systems applications, or business applications; (3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; (4) Problem Solving - conducting extensive investigation and analysis to determine the nature and scope of problems and devise solutions. Note: your resume must demonstrate you have all 4 competencies to qualify for this position. Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic requirement stated above, applicants must also possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience includes planning, managing, directing, coordinating, facilitating, developing, and using state-of-the-art information technology to support and manage center and office objectives; Leading or supervising the planning, organizing, and implementation of various IT projects, as well as identifying the need for advanced Agency and/or Office-wide information systems and/or associated IT policies. 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. IT Technical Competency2. Project/Program Management3. Leadership/Supervisory Skills4. 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: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50Current 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 13, 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 IT Specialist, GS-2210-14
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 Resources (DHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT), Office of Enterprise Portfolio Management. North Bethesda, MD.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesThe Supervisory IT Specialist has the responsibility of managing day to day activities and providing technical direction and oversight for the Performance Monitoring and Oversight Team or the Enterprise Project Management Team within the Office of Enterprise Portfolio Management. This includes implementing day-to-day activities related to Capital Planning activities, the IT Portfolio, IT Policies, FITARA compliance, IT Performance lifecycle program, IT Cost model program and Enterprise Projects Management.Major Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Plans work to be accomplished by team members, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and ensures completion of the work. Adjusts staffing levels or work assignments within the team to manage resources and support team objectives.Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of team members. Oversees Contracting Officer Representatives and Contracts to ensure performance and deliverables are within negotiated scope, budget and schedule.Develops financial objectives by estimating requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.Develops strategies and tactical plans to support the FDA Mission and Strategic Plans. Supports the development and execution of the FDA IT Portfolio. Ensures execution of capital planning activities in support of OMB Capital Planning and FITARA guidance. Provides direction for executing the HHS/FDA Enterprise Performance Lifecycle and associated IT Management policies.Responsible for completing and/or supervising the planning, organization, and implementation of various IT projects, as well as identifying the need for advanced Agency and/or Office-wide solutions to business needs. Develops technical briefings, estimates, statistics and recommendations to support IT senior management decisions. Monitors performance of all IT services supported by the team and provides leadership direction to team members to ensure compliance with performance objectives and/or key performance indicators.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Current Federal Employees Only. 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.Supervisory probationary period may be required.Background security investigation may be required.Current SF-50.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: 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: No QualificationsBasic Requirements: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; (1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when planning, developing, and carrying out vital tasks in managing IT projects and other IT business functions; (2) Customer Service - assisting others in the resolution of issues affecting hardware, IT systems applications, or business applications; (3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; (4) Problem Solving - conducting extensive investigation and analysis to determine the nature and scope of problems and devise solutions. Note: your resume must demonstrate you have all 4 competencies to qualify for this position. Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic requirement stated above, applicants must also possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience includes planning, managing, directing, coordinating, facilitating, developing, and using state-of-the-art information technology to support and manage center and office objectives; Leading or supervising the planning, organizing, and implementation of various IT projects, as well as identifying the need for advanced Agency and/or Office-wide information systems and/or associated IT policies. 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. IT Technical Competency2. Project/Program Management3. Leadership/Supervisory Skills4. 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: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50Current 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 13, 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
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