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Chemist
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.This position is located in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), in Silver Spring, Maryland and Saint Louis, MO.Provided below is the salary range for the specified location.St. Louis, MO: $86,391.00 - $112,306.00Silver Spring, MD: $79,720.00 - $123,234.00This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-17-MP-1976422JL under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Duties As a Chemist, you will:Evaluate identification and characterization of drug substance's physical, chemical, biological and mechanical properties and their impact on the drug product;Evaluate manufacturing processes and facilities used by foreign and domestic manufacturers of drug substances and/or products;Apply mastery of chemistry principles, practices and procedures including Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to determine the adequacy of testing for raw materials and intermediates, the control of manufacturing processes, and the testing of the finished dosage forms;Participate in the facility inspections related to the evaluation of manufacturing processes and controls and in support of pre-approval and cGMP inspections.Travel RequiredNot RequiredRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.One year probationary period may be required.Transcripts required.QualificationsBasic Qualification Requirements for GS-1320, Chemist:A. Possess and degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by coursework in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.ORB. Possess a combination of education and experience--coursework equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 hours of chemistry, supplemented by coursework in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.In addition to the Basic Qualification Requirements you must also meet the following:Minimum Qualifications: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the federal service to include: 1) Participating in the review and analysis of chemical processes and/or formulation involved in the manufacturing of drugs; 2) Analyzing and evaluating written scientific and technical data in order to review drug applications and their amendments/supplements; and 3) Identifying problems and deficiencies within drug manufacturing processes.If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.Conditions of Employment:1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. 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: Yes12. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.13. Financial disclosure statement required: YesSecurity ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
Chemist
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.This position is located in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), in Silver Spring, Maryland and Saint Louis, MO.Provided below is the salary range for the specified location.St. Louis, MO: $86,391.00 - $112,306.00Silver Spring, MD: $79,720.00 - $123,234.00This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-17-MP-1976422JL under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Duties As a Chemist, you will:Evaluate identification and characterization of drug substance's physical, chemical, biological and mechanical properties and their impact on the drug product;Evaluate manufacturing processes and facilities used by foreign and domestic manufacturers of drug substances and/or products;Apply mastery of chemistry principles, practices and procedures including Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to determine the adequacy of testing for raw materials and intermediates, the control of manufacturing processes, and the testing of the finished dosage forms;Participate in the facility inspections related to the evaluation of manufacturing processes and controls and in support of pre-approval and cGMP inspections.Travel RequiredNot RequiredRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.One year probationary period may be required.Transcripts required.QualificationsBasic Qualification Requirements for GS-1320, Chemist:A. Possess and degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by coursework in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.ORB. Possess a combination of education and experience--coursework equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 hours of chemistry, supplemented by coursework in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.In addition to the Basic Qualification Requirements you must also meet the following:Minimum Qualifications: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the federal service to include: 1) Participating in the review and analysis of chemical processes and/or formulation involved in the manufacturing of drugs; 2) Analyzing and evaluating written scientific and technical data in order to review drug applications and their amendments/supplements; and 3) Identifying problems and deficiencies within drug manufacturing processes.If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.Conditions of Employment:1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 4. 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: Yes12. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.13. Financial disclosure statement required: YesSecurity ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummary Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Office of Process and Facilities (OPF) in Silver Spring, MD.The Office of Process and Facilities (OPF) assures that quality pharmaceuticals are consistently manufactured over the product life cycle through assessing design, technical adequacy and quality of manufacturing processes, controls and facilities described in drug application and manage the pre-approval inspections (PAI) program activities.This is a TERM appointment NOT to Exceed 2 years.This TERM appointment done not provide a permanent career-conditional appointment or reemployment right to a previous permanent appointment held. TERM appointments do not provide status in the competitive service.NOTE: The agency has the option of extending a term appointment up to the 4-year limit.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.DutiesProvide support to agency task forces establishing new or receiving regulations procedures and programs having national and internationalimpact.Thorough knowledge of, as well as the intent of, enabling legislation, policies, implementing regulations and procedures, organizational structures, and interrelationships of compliance organizations and programs with each other in relation to area of responsibility.Plan and conduct experimental analyses that result in new design guidelines, and have a profound effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures. Develops new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable.Prepare and present informal remarks at briefings, training sessions, and consumer industry workshops. etc.Travel RequiredNot RequiredRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.Only experience gained by closing date announcement will be considered.One year probationary period may be required.Transcripts may be required.QualificationsQualificationsBasic Requirements:A. Successful completion of a full 4 years courses of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor degree or higher degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific field that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principle, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.ORB. Combination of education and experience--courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.Minimum Requirements:In addition to the basic requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include advising management on a wide range of regulatory problems and recommending appropriate legal actions, developing new methods and techniques to address problems for which guidelines or precedents are not applicable, providing support to agency task forces and establishing new regulations procedures, and programs, and preparing and presenting informal remarks at briefings, training sessions, or consumer industry workshops.Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.Conditions of Employment:Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoIncentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.Bargaining Unit Position: NoAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.Financial disclosure statement required: YesPlease be advised that this position will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting this position.Security ClearanceNot Applicable
Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummary Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Office of Process and Facilities (OPF) in Silver Spring, MD.The Office of Process and Facilities (OPF) assures that quality pharmaceuticals are consistently manufactured over the product life cycle through assessing design, technical adequacy and quality of manufacturing processes, controls and facilities described in drug application and manage the pre-approval inspections (PAI) program activities.This is a TERM appointment NOT to Exceed 2 years.This TERM appointment done not provide a permanent career-conditional appointment or reemployment right to a previous permanent appointment held. TERM appointments do not provide status in the competitive service.NOTE: The agency has the option of extending a term appointment up to the 4-year limit.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.DutiesProvide support to agency task forces establishing new or receiving regulations procedures and programs having national and internationalimpact.Thorough knowledge of, as well as the intent of, enabling legislation, policies, implementing regulations and procedures, organizational structures, and interrelationships of compliance organizations and programs with each other in relation to area of responsibility.Plan and conduct experimental analyses that result in new design guidelines, and have a profound effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures. Develops new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable.Prepare and present informal remarks at briefings, training sessions, and consumer industry workshops. etc.Travel RequiredNot RequiredRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is required.Only experience gained by closing date announcement will be considered.One year probationary period may be required.Transcripts may be required.QualificationsQualificationsBasic Requirements:A. Successful completion of a full 4 years courses of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor degree or higher degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific field that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principle, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.ORB. Combination of education and experience--courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.Minimum Requirements:In addition to the basic requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include advising management on a wide range of regulatory problems and recommending appropriate legal actions, developing new methods and techniques to address problems for which guidelines or precedents are not applicable, providing support to agency task forces and establishing new regulations procedures, and programs, and preparing and presenting informal remarks at briefings, training sessions, or consumer industry workshops.Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.Conditions of Employment:Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoIncentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.Bargaining Unit Position: NoAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.Financial disclosure statement required: YesPlease be advised that this position will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting this position.Security ClearanceNot Applicable
Interdisciplinary Engineer
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryAbout the AgencyBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This is an Interdisciplinary announcement and may be filled in one of the following series: 0801 (General Engineer), 0830 (Mechanical Engineer), 0850 (Electrical Engineer), or 0858 (Biomedical Engineer). This position is located at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA wide.Duties As an Interdisciplinary Engineer in the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), you will be responsible for: Providing assistance to senior scientific reviewers by summarizing and making preliminary recommendations on a variety of medical device actions, including premarket approval applications (PMAs), product development protocols (PDPs), applications for investigational device exemptions (IDEs), and premarket notifications (510(k) submissions);Assisting in the review and interpretation of scientific data to determine its validity and scientific significance;Performing literature searches and reviewing reference materials related to device safety and efficacy; andPerforming various administrative duties associated with advisory panel activities, such as scheduling conference space, procuring equipment, preparing visual aids, and developing and maintaining milestone scheduling chartsTravel RequiredNot RequiredRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is requiredOnly experience gained by closing date will be considered.One-year probationary period may be requiredQualificationsIn order to qualify for the Interdisciplinary Engineer, 0801/0830/0850/0858-05 level, you must meet the following basic requirement (you must submit a copy of your transcripts). Basic Requirement: A. A bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.OR B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. (You must submit licensure for confirmation under this provision.) 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. 4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.In order to qualify for the Interdisciplinary Engineer, 0801/0830/0850/0858-07 level, you must meet the above basic requirement (you must submit a copy of your transcripts). AND one of the additional specialized experience/education requirements below.A. You must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service that included: Assisting in the review and evaluation of scientific data to determine its completeness or accuracy;Performing literature reviews to gather information used for regulatory or scientific purposes;Assisting scientists or researchers with the administrative aspects of their work; andEditing existing reports, memos, presentations, or correspondence related to the results of scientific tests or studies.B. A bachelor's degree in a professional engineering curriculum AND meet one of the following Superior Academic Achievement Provisions. 1. Maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 2. Maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. 4. Be a member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses. NOTE: GPA's are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.C. One year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education in engineering, physics, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the work of the position.D. A combination of specialized experience as described in 'A' and graduate level education as described in 'C' that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.E. Have successfully completed a five-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution.(This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume). IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.Conditions of Employment:Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoIncentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.Bargaining Unit Position: YesAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.Financial disclosure statement required: NoSecurity ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
Interdisciplinary Engineer
Job OverviewJob OverviewSummaryAbout the AgencyBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This is an Interdisciplinary announcement and may be filled in one of the following series: 0801 (General Engineer), 0830 (Mechanical Engineer), 0850 (Electrical Engineer), or 0858 (Biomedical Engineer). This position is located at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA wide.Duties As an Interdisciplinary Engineer in the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), you will be responsible for: Providing assistance to senior scientific reviewers by summarizing and making preliminary recommendations on a variety of medical device actions, including premarket approval applications (PMAs), product development protocols (PDPs), applications for investigational device exemptions (IDEs), and premarket notifications (510(k) submissions);Assisting in the review and interpretation of scientific data to determine its validity and scientific significance;Performing literature searches and reviewing reference materials related to device safety and efficacy; andPerforming various administrative duties associated with advisory panel activities, such as scheduling conference space, procuring equipment, preparing visual aids, and developing and maintaining milestone scheduling chartsTravel RequiredNot RequiredRelocation AuthorizedNo Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey RequirementsU.S. Citizenship is requiredOnly experience gained by closing date will be considered.One-year probationary period may be requiredQualificationsIn order to qualify for the Interdisciplinary Engineer, 0801/0830/0850/0858-05 level, you must meet the following basic requirement (you must submit a copy of your transcripts). Basic Requirement: A. A bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.OR B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. (You must submit licensure for confirmation under this provision.) 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. 4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.In order to qualify for the Interdisciplinary Engineer, 0801/0830/0850/0858-07 level, you must meet the above basic requirement (you must submit a copy of your transcripts). AND one of the additional specialized experience/education requirements below.A. You must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service that included: Assisting in the review and evaluation of scientific data to determine its completeness or accuracy;Performing literature reviews to gather information used for regulatory or scientific purposes;Assisting scientists or researchers with the administrative aspects of their work; andEditing existing reports, memos, presentations, or correspondence related to the results of scientific tests or studies.B. A bachelor's degree in a professional engineering curriculum AND meet one of the following Superior Academic Achievement Provisions. 1. Maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 2. Maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. 4. Be a member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses. NOTE: GPA's are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.C. One year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education in engineering, physics, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the work of the position.D. A combination of specialized experience as described in 'A' and graduate level education as described in 'C' that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.E. Have successfully completed a five-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution.(This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume). IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.Conditions of Employment:Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Pre-employment physical required: NoDrug testing required: NoLicense required: NoMobility agreement required: NoImmunization required: NoIncentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.Bargaining Unit Position: YesAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.Financial disclosure statement required: NoSecurity ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive
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