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Pharmacist - Direct Hire
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. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people hear and around the world. *There are not any pharmacists positions available in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.Cut off dates are October 31, 2017 and November 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Applications received after the cut-off dates will receive consideration through the closing date.Responsibilities This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority. Positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Montgomery County, MD, and may be filled in the following Centers: These positions are located throughout the FDA Centers:Center for Biologics & Evaluation Research (CBER) - Regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. To ensure the safety, purity, potency, and effectiveness of biological products.Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) - Provide regulatory oversight for investigational studies during drug development and making decisions regarding marketing approval for new (innovator or non-generic) drugs, including decisions related to changes to already marketed products.Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) - Facilitate medical device innovation by advancing regulatory science, providing industry with predictable, consistent, transparent, and efficient regulatory pathways, and assuring consumer confidence in devices marketed in the U.S.Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Responsible for the safety of the nation's domestically produced and imported foods, cosmetics, drugs, biologics, medical devices, and radiological products.Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) - Set performance standards review premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) - Inspects regulated products and manufacturers, conducts sample analyses of regulated products and reviews imported products offered for entry into the United States.National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) - Provides the field offices with coordinated direction, assistance, and management for investigational activities in international arenas.Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) - Conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals; and monitors the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs on the market.As a Pharmacist you will:Serve as a senior reviewer, reviewing, evaluating, and contributing to decisions on the approvability of regulatory submissions and applications for new drugs, generic drugs, and studies submitted for consideration.Assesses the analyses, studies, and recommendations in the therapeutic area for which the reviewer is responsible for scientific validity and for potential influence on organizational objectives and program goals of the Division, Office or Center.Applies expert knowledge of the design and analysis of human pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies to reviews and evaluations of approvability of regulatory submissions.Stays abreast of complex, long-range, and emerging problems of drug safety, efficacy and dosing and conflicts in the therapeutic area as applied to the products being regulated.Meets with representatives of the regulated industry to discuss particular problems pertaining to the specific therapeutic area, and maintains clear communication in these meetings.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... All U.S. Citizens Job family (Series)Similar jobs 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.Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.Transcripts required.Background investigation is requiredA valid license must be submitted at time of application to be considered.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.License required: Except for research positions that do not entail patient care, all applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.Bargaining Unit Position: May vary by centerTravel, transportation, and relocation expenses: may be paid.Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: NoFinancial disclosure statement: may be required.One-year probationary period: may be required.Drug Screening Required: NoAll qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 12/31/17. QualificationsIn order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess the basic education requirement, medical requirement, licensure and specialized experience as defined below:Basic Education Requirement: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. AND Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.AND Medical Requirement: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.Additional Qualification Requirements for the GS-14: Applicants must possess one have one (1) year of specialized professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the GS -13 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped me with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully in this position may involve, but not limited to include: work involved in compounding, formulating preparing, selecting, and dispensing prescriptions. Preserving drugs medicines, chemicals and maintaining records of medication. Research medical and clinical data and provide valid explanations to inquiries. Advising on drug therapy and usage in a hospital, clinic or a facility in the pharmaceutical health industry. EducationFour-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on . Additional informationVeteran'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. USAJOBS Veterans Site.Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the Selective Service Registration 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. Disability Employment.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. Workforce Restructuring. 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 12/31/17), 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.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy: "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: veteran eligibility documentation (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. Certified verification of a disability 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 OPM Guide to Career Transition 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. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/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.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.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. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA Office of Operations 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 12/31/17.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
Pharmacist - Direct Hire
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. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people hear and around the world. *There are not any pharmacists positions available in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.Cut off dates are October 31, 2017 and November 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Applications received after the cut-off dates will receive consideration through the closing date.Responsibilities This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority. Positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Montgomery County, MD, and may be filled in the following Centers: These positions are located throughout the FDA Centers:Center for Biologics & Evaluation Research (CBER) - Regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. To ensure the safety, purity, potency, and effectiveness of biological products.Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) - Provide regulatory oversight for investigational studies during drug development and making decisions regarding marketing approval for new (innovator or non-generic) drugs, including decisions related to changes to already marketed products.Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) - Facilitate medical device innovation by advancing regulatory science, providing industry with predictable, consistent, transparent, and efficient regulatory pathways, and assuring consumer confidence in devices marketed in the U.S.Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Responsible for the safety of the nation's domestically produced and imported foods, cosmetics, drugs, biologics, medical devices, and radiological products.Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) - Set performance standards review premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) - Inspects regulated products and manufacturers, conducts sample analyses of regulated products and reviews imported products offered for entry into the United States.National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) - Provides the field offices with coordinated direction, assistance, and management for investigational activities in international arenas.Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) - Conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals; and monitors the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs on the market.As a Pharmacist you will:Serve as a senior reviewer, reviewing, evaluating, and contributing to decisions on the approvability of regulatory submissions and applications for new drugs, generic drugs, and studies submitted for consideration.Assesses the analyses, studies, and recommendations in the therapeutic area for which the reviewer is responsible for scientific validity and for potential influence on organizational objectives and program goals of the Division, Office or Center.Applies expert knowledge of the design and analysis of human pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies to reviews and evaluations of approvability of regulatory submissions.Stays abreast of complex, long-range, and emerging problems of drug safety, efficacy and dosing and conflicts in the therapeutic area as applied to the products being regulated.Meets with representatives of the regulated industry to discuss particular problems pertaining to the specific therapeutic area, and maintains clear communication in these meetings.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... All U.S. Citizens Job family (Series)Similar jobs 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.Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.Transcripts required.Background investigation is requiredA valid license must be submitted at time of application to be considered.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.License required: Except for research positions that do not entail patient care, all applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.Bargaining Unit Position: May vary by centerTravel, transportation, and relocation expenses: may be paid.Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: NoFinancial disclosure statement: may be required.One-year probationary period: may be required.Drug Screening Required: NoAll qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 12/31/17. QualificationsIn order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess the basic education requirement, medical requirement, licensure and specialized experience as defined below:Basic Education Requirement: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. AND Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.AND Medical Requirement: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.Additional Qualification Requirements for the GS-14: Applicants must possess one have one (1) year of specialized professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the GS -13 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped me with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully in this position may involve, but not limited to include: work involved in compounding, formulating preparing, selecting, and dispensing prescriptions. Preserving drugs medicines, chemicals and maintaining records of medication. Research medical and clinical data and provide valid explanations to inquiries. Advising on drug therapy and usage in a hospital, clinic or a facility in the pharmaceutical health industry. EducationFour-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on . Additional informationVeteran'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. USAJOBS Veterans Site.Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the Selective Service Registration 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. Disability Employment.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. Workforce Restructuring. 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 12/31/17), 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.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy: "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: veteran eligibility documentation (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. Certified verification of a disability 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 OPM Guide to Career Transition 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. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/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.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.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. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA Office of Operations 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 12/31/17.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
Ethics Specialist
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply (Detail):  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Operations, Division of Ethics and Integrity, Rockville, Maryland. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-OO-17-DE-2012589CA under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Ethics Specialist, in the Division of Ethics and Integrity, you will perform the following duties:-Participate in the development and implementation of systems for collecting, evaluating, and monitoring of the public and confidential financial interest statements filed by regular FDA employees. -Participate in the evaluation of individual reports to determine compliance to applicable laws and regulations.-Participate in the development and implementation of sound ethical policies and practices by consulting with program and management officials throughout the Agency and Department. -Provide individual advice and guidance to FDA personnel concerning complex and routine issues, current interpretations of laws, regulations, etc., and how these impact upon the individuals.-Assist in the development and administration of training programs on various aspects of program integrity, including Government wide statutes, OGE Standards of Ethical Conduct, DHHS Supplemental Standards of Conduct, FDA's conflict of interest regulations and additional applicable laws relating to conflict of interest.-Review case analysis regarding interagency personnel agreements, co-sponsorship and other agreements and make recommendations of any COI situations.-Provide COI oversight on the Agency's outside activity programs.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.SF-50 showing grade and step is required.Suitaility for Federal employment determined by background investigation.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 QualificationsIn order to qualify for Ethics Specialist, GS-0301-9, you must meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 In the Federal service, assisting in research, interpreting, collecting and analyzing ethics and/or legal data (e.g. financial disclosure, recusals, gifts and gift exceptions or procurement integrity); assessing the effectiveness of program operations; and 3) assisting in presenting and/or advising on resolutions to conflicts or potential violation of ethics. ORA Master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of, progressively higher level graduate experience leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D.In order to qualify for Ethics Specialist, GS-0301-11, you must meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 In the Federal service, assisting in the development and administration of training programs on various aspects of program integrity; participating in the development and implementation of systems for collecting, evaluating, and monitoring of the confidential financial interest statements filed by employees.ORPh.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if relatedDocumenting 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.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies regarding Conflict of Interest Statues and Standard of Conduct.2.  Ability to review evaluate and respond to and preserving confidential documents, disclosure forms and reports and other sensitive information in order to identify, respond and/or resolve legal or ethical issues.3.  Ability to communicate in writing to formulate the Agency's position in formal comments and opinions for top decision makers.4.  Ability to communicate in to provide interpretive guidance, answer inquiries, provides training and deal tactfully with senior officials.Background 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 Veterans Document   *SF-15   *SF-50   *TranscriptCurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Tuesday, October 10, 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
Ethics Specialist
Duties DutiesSummaryWho May Apply (Detail):  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, CTAP, or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Operations, Division of Ethics and Integrity, Rockville, Maryland. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-OO-17-DE-2012589CA under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Ethics Specialist, in the Division of Ethics and Integrity, you will perform the following duties:-Participate in the development and implementation of systems for collecting, evaluating, and monitoring of the public and confidential financial interest statements filed by regular FDA employees. -Participate in the evaluation of individual reports to determine compliance to applicable laws and regulations.-Participate in the development and implementation of sound ethical policies and practices by consulting with program and management officials throughout the Agency and Department. -Provide individual advice and guidance to FDA personnel concerning complex and routine issues, current interpretations of laws, regulations, etc., and how these impact upon the individuals.-Assist in the development and administration of training programs on various aspects of program integrity, including Government wide statutes, OGE Standards of Ethical Conduct, DHHS Supplemental Standards of Conduct, FDA's conflict of interest regulations and additional applicable laws relating to conflict of interest.-Review case analysis regarding interagency personnel agreements, co-sponsorship and other agreements and make recommendations of any COI situations.-Provide COI oversight on the Agency's outside activity programs.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.SF-50 showing grade and step is required.Suitaility for Federal employment determined by background investigation.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 QualificationsIn order to qualify for Ethics Specialist, GS-0301-9, you must meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 In the Federal service, assisting in research, interpreting, collecting and analyzing ethics and/or legal data (e.g. financial disclosure, recusals, gifts and gift exceptions or procurement integrity); assessing the effectiveness of program operations; and 3) assisting in presenting and/or advising on resolutions to conflicts or potential violation of ethics. ORA Master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of, progressively higher level graduate experience leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D.In order to qualify for Ethics Specialist, GS-0301-11, you must meet the following:Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 In the Federal service, assisting in the development and administration of training programs on various aspects of program integrity; participating in the development and implementation of systems for collecting, evaluating, and monitoring of the confidential financial interest statements filed by employees.ORPh.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if relatedDocumenting 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.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies regarding Conflict of Interest Statues and Standard of Conduct.2.  Ability to review evaluate and respond to and preserving confidential documents, disclosure forms and reports and other sensitive information in order to identify, respond and/or resolve legal or ethical issues.3.  Ability to communicate in writing to formulate the Agency's position in formal comments and opinions for top decision makers.4.  Ability to communicate in to provide interpretive guidance, answer inquiries, provides training and deal tactfully with senior officials.Background 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 Veterans Document   *SF-15   *SF-50   *TranscriptCurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.Other Supporting Documents:College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)Veteran's Preference documentation [e.g., DD-214 which shows type of discharge/character of service (Member Copy#4), SF-15, VA letter, etc.]CTAP/ICTAP documentation [e.g., letter of separation, RIF notice, separation SF-50 etc.]This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration for this position you must submit a complete application (including all required documents) by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (Tuesday, October 10, 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
Management Analysis Officer
Duties DutiesSummaryWHO MAY APPLY: This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Management (OM) ONLY. Current FDA/ORA/OM employees serving under a SCHEDULE A appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action). Current FDA/ORA/OM Commissioned 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. LOCATION: The position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management, Division of Management Operations located in Rockville, MD.Salary range listed above includes locality pay. TYPE OF POSITION: The position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.  SUPERVISORY PROBATION: First time supervisors/managers are required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This is not career-ladder position; GS-14 is the full performance level. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Management Analysis Officer, you will have the following responsibilities:Serve as a first line supervisor to provide occupational specific technical and administrative direction 35 percent or more of the time to three or more subordinate employees performing the work and functions of the organization. Manage and coordinate all human capital and administrative support services associated with Human Resources administrative services for ORA and all executive resources and Title 42 support services as well as reengineering and organizational structure assignments. Establish, lead, and facilitates work teams (committee, work groups, etc.) to analyze a wide variety of issues that affect human capital management programs, to include workforce planning and analysis, manpower utilization, organizational review and analysis, position management, allocation and control, and related advisory services. Develop briefing papers for presentation to senior officials.Represent the Branch in meetings and communicate administrative and program management human capital issues to all levels of ORA. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Supervisory probationary period may be required.Conditions of Employment:   1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled.  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 2.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 3.  Bargaining Unit Position: No4.  Drug Screening Required: No  5.  One-year supervisory probationary period may be required. 6.  Please be advised that this position may be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests.  Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. If you have questions, please contact the Deputy Ethics Counselor or Ethics Coordinator for your office, which you can find here: .  QualificationsIn addition to meeting the educational requirements, applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:GS-14: one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 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. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in conducting complex studies, and analyses of management programs and operations; developing and implementing programs and special initiatives; overseeing and coordinating program administrative support functions; performing supervisory duties; and providing guidance in interpreting policies, procedures and regulations on administrative program. 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. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the specialized experience requirement, applicants must meet the following time-in-grade requirement by the closing date of this announcement. GS-14: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher.  Education Additional 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. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp 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 Atlanta Customer HelpDesk (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@CDC.GOV. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 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. 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.  Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):1.  Ability to direct and supervise staff.2.  Knowledge of the mission and goal structures, functions, and work processes.3.  Ability to communicate orally.4.  Ability to communicate in writing.   Background 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:   *Other   *SF-50Current FDA/ORA/OM 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.Other Supporting Documents:  (only submit if applicable)College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must be submit a copy of latest personnel orderThis 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 (Friday, October 20, 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 stepsOnce 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
Management Analysis Officer
Duties DutiesSummaryWHO MAY APPLY: This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Management (OM) ONLY. Current FDA/ORA/OM employees serving under a SCHEDULE A appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action). Current FDA/ORA/OM Commissioned 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. LOCATION: The position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management, Division of Management Operations located in Rockville, MD.Salary range listed above includes locality pay. TYPE OF POSITION: The position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.  SUPERVISORY PROBATION: First time supervisors/managers are required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This is not career-ladder position; GS-14 is the full performance level. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.ResponsibilitiesAs a Management Analysis Officer, you will have the following responsibilities:Serve as a first line supervisor to provide occupational specific technical and administrative direction 35 percent or more of the time to three or more subordinate employees performing the work and functions of the organization. Manage and coordinate all human capital and administrative support services associated with Human Resources administrative services for ORA and all executive resources and Title 42 support services as well as reengineering and organizational structure assignments. Establish, lead, and facilitates work teams (committee, work groups, etc.) to analyze a wide variety of issues that affect human capital management programs, to include workforce planning and analysis, manpower utilization, organizational review and analysis, position management, allocation and control, and related advisory services. Develop briefing papers for presentation to senior officials.Represent the Branch in meetings and communicate administrative and program management human capital issues to all levels of ORA. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required.Time in Grade (TIG) must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Supervisory probationary period may be required.Conditions of Employment:   1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled.  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 2.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 3.  Bargaining Unit Position: No4.  Drug Screening Required: No  5.  One-year supervisory probationary period may be required. 6.  Please be advised that this position may be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests.  Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position. If you have questions, please contact the Deputy Ethics Counselor or Ethics Coordinator for your office, which you can find here: .  QualificationsIn addition to meeting the educational requirements, applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:GS-14: one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 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. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in conducting complex studies, and analyses of management programs and operations; developing and implementing programs and special initiatives; overseeing and coordinating program administrative support functions; performing supervisory duties; and providing guidance in interpreting policies, procedures and regulations on administrative program. 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. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the specialized experience requirement, applicants must meet the following time-in-grade requirement by the closing date of this announcement. GS-14: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher.  Education Additional 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. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp 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 Atlanta Customer HelpDesk (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@CDC.GOV. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 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. 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.  Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):1.  Ability to direct and supervise staff.2.  Knowledge of the mission and goal structures, functions, and work processes.3.  Ability to communicate orally.4.  Ability to communicate in writing.   Background 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:   *Other   *SF-50Current FDA/ORA/OM 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.Other Supporting Documents:  (only submit if applicable)College transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must be submit a copy of latest personnel orderThis 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 (Friday, October 20, 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 stepsOnce 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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