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Human Resources Specialist
Duties DutiesSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),Office of Operations (OO), Office of Human Resources (OHR), Division of Policy, Programs and Executive Resources located in North Bethesda, MD. The incumbent of this position performs a variety of duties and responsibilities in the areas of Executive Resources and Scientific Programs. This Program area includes the Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), Scientific Professional (ST), Title 42(f) Public Health Act, Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive, etc. Duties and responsibilities include staffing/recruitment, position classification and position management, organizational changes/reorganizations/realignments, pay administration and compensation, leave administration, performance management and employee development and training.ResponsibilitiesAs a Human Resources Specialist, at the full performance level, you will have the following responsibilities; - Conducts staffing/recruitment for a variety of executive-level positions. - Classifies SES/SL/ST and Title 42 positions and ensures effective position management. - Provides guidance and review for initial salary setting and pay adjustments to include performance-based pay adjustments. - Performs project management; provides HHS managers and employees with quality customer service; program accountability; problem resolution; and fosters a positive HR-HHS manager team effort. - Resolves difficult issues/problems requiring consideration of the total HR management program. - Provides advice on all types of appointing authorities as well as pay and compensation and incentives used to attract and retain high quality and skilled employees under Title 5 (SES/SL/ST) and Title 42 appointing mechanisms. - Advises managers and supervisors of the processes, procedures, policies, etc. regarding the SES/SL/ST and Title 42 hiring authorities, pay administration and compensation, leave administration, SES and SES-equivalent performance management and employee development and training. - Provides advice to clients for organizations with complex and controversial cases as well as organizations in transition as they respond to changing mission goals and reorganizations. - Advises and assists program officials in requesting the use of an assortment of recruitment, relocation and retention incentives as well as other incentives that are offered by the agency. - Assists in the development of policies, procedures, and guiding principles governing these programs. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... FDA Federal Employees on a Career or Career-Conditional Appointment in the Competitive Service Only. Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligible.Selective Service registration required for certain males based on DOB.Background check to determine suitability for Federal employment. QualificationsIn order to qualify for Human Resources Specialist, 0201, at GS - 12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11/08/2017. In order to qualify for a Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-12, you must meet the following: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include 1) Applying a comprehensive knowledge of HR management to advise on the full range of HR functions specific to Executive Resources (SES/SL/ST) OR Scientific Programs (Title 42); 2) Applying a wide range of HR concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques sufficient to solve HR problems and issues; and 3) Planning, gathering, and interpreting information and analyzing data to assess and resolve complex problems, issues and unusual circumstances.In order to qualify for a Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-13, you must meet the following: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include 1) Providing a variety of human resources services including management consulting and advisory functions specific to Executive Resources (SES/SL/ST), performance management, pay administration and compensation, leave administration, and executive level development and training, AND Scientific Programs (Title 42); 2) Developing new HR techniques and/or establishing new criteria or approaches for program implementation and evaluation; and 3) Utilizing project management techniques to resolve complex HR and related management issues. In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.Who May Apply (in detail):Federal FDA employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. EducationAdditional information How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/08/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Position Complexity 2. Recruitment and Placement 3. Human Resources/Management Consulting and Problem Solving Advisory Services 4. Position Classification 5. Compensation Services 6. Organizational Design Work Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:OtherResumeSF-50 "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:Resume "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.STATUS CANDIDATES - LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY ELIGIBILITY TYPECurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility! Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD). If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.? If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (11/08/2017)..Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10056362. Decisions for granting a 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.You will application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Human Resources Specialist
Duties DutiesSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),Office of Operations (OO), Office of Human Resources (OHR), Division of Policy, Programs and Executive Resources located in North Bethesda, MD. The incumbent of this position performs a variety of duties and responsibilities in the areas of Executive Resources and Scientific Programs. This Program area includes the Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), Scientific Professional (ST), Title 42(f) Public Health Act, Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive, etc. Duties and responsibilities include staffing/recruitment, position classification and position management, organizational changes/reorganizations/realignments, pay administration and compensation, leave administration, performance management and employee development and training.ResponsibilitiesAs a Human Resources Specialist, at the full performance level, you will have the following responsibilities; - Conducts staffing/recruitment for a variety of executive-level positions. - Classifies SES/SL/ST and Title 42 positions and ensures effective position management. - Provides guidance and review for initial salary setting and pay adjustments to include performance-based pay adjustments. - Performs project management; provides HHS managers and employees with quality customer service; program accountability; problem resolution; and fosters a positive HR-HHS manager team effort. - Resolves difficult issues/problems requiring consideration of the total HR management program. - Provides advice on all types of appointing authorities as well as pay and compensation and incentives used to attract and retain high quality and skilled employees under Title 5 (SES/SL/ST) and Title 42 appointing mechanisms. - Advises managers and supervisors of the processes, procedures, policies, etc. regarding the SES/SL/ST and Title 42 hiring authorities, pay administration and compensation, leave administration, SES and SES-equivalent performance management and employee development and training. - Provides advice to clients for organizations with complex and controversial cases as well as organizations in transition as they respond to changing mission goals and reorganizations. - Advises and assists program officials in requesting the use of an assortment of recruitment, relocation and retention incentives as well as other incentives that are offered by the agency. - Assists in the development of policies, procedures, and guiding principles governing these programs. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... FDA Federal Employees on a Career or Career-Conditional Appointment in the Competitive Service Only. Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligible.Selective Service registration required for certain males based on DOB.Background check to determine suitability for Federal employment. QualificationsIn order to qualify for Human Resources Specialist, 0201, at GS - 12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11/08/2017. In order to qualify for a Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-12, you must meet the following: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include 1) Applying a comprehensive knowledge of HR management to advise on the full range of HR functions specific to Executive Resources (SES/SL/ST) OR Scientific Programs (Title 42); 2) Applying a wide range of HR concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques sufficient to solve HR problems and issues; and 3) Planning, gathering, and interpreting information and analyzing data to assess and resolve complex problems, issues and unusual circumstances.In order to qualify for a Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-13, you must meet the following: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include 1) Providing a variety of human resources services including management consulting and advisory functions specific to Executive Resources (SES/SL/ST), performance management, pay administration and compensation, leave administration, and executive level development and training, AND Scientific Programs (Title 42); 2) Developing new HR techniques and/or establishing new criteria or approaches for program implementation and evaluation; and 3) Utilizing project management techniques to resolve complex HR and related management issues. In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.Who May Apply (in detail):Federal FDA employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. EducationAdditional information How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/08/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Position Complexity 2. Recruitment and Placement 3. Human Resources/Management Consulting and Problem Solving Advisory Services 4. Position Classification 5. Compensation Services 6. Organizational Design Work Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:OtherResumeSF-50 "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:Resume "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.STATUS CANDIDATES - LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY ELIGIBILITY TYPECurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility! Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD). If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.? If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (11/08/2017)..Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10056362. Decisions for granting a 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.You will application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Consumer Safety Officer
Duties DutiesSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Division of Compliance in Rockville, Maryland.Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous competitive career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; and individuals with disabilities.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), CTAP/ICTAP documentation, or Commission Corps documentation, Veteran documentation or Schedule A documentation or your application will be considered incomplete.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Responsibilities The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is an internationally recognized, high performance, public health organization. Our mission is to protect human and animal health. To achieve this, CVM reviews animal drug applications for safety and effectiveness, monitors animal drugs, animal foods, and devices on the market, reviews food additives for safety and utility, and conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals. CVM fosters human and animal health by approving safe and effective products for animals and by enforcing applicable provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other authorities. These include animals, from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee's contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. The Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OSC) has primary responsibility for: compliance-related actions, post-approval monitoring, and animal feed safety. OSC monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed drugs after they enter the market. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and State agencies, the Office monitors the occurrence of unsafe drug residues in meat, milk, and poultry products. OSC assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. The Office coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. The Office regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers. As a Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of Surveillance & Compliance, Division of Compliance, you will review export certificate packages and provides initial consultation on product classification, certification and qualification requirements, applicable regulatory authority, and any missing documentation. As well as, conduct technical analysis of export certificate packages and FDA inspection findings to identify and analyze the compliance of product labeling with appropriate laws, regulations and policies. Lastly, you will be responsible for advising firms on final certificate determinations regarding policy, guidance, and requirements for certificates as well as processes those in compliance. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (current/former Federal employees in the compettitive service eligible for reinstatement) and those who qualify for certain Special Hiring Authorities for disabled Veterans and persons with disabilities. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles and PHS Commisioned Officer Corps may also apply (see details in the Qualifications section). Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligibleSelective Service registration is required for certain males based on DOB.A background check to determine suitability for Federal employment QualificationsIn order to qualify for the , Consumer Safety Officer,GS069613you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11/17/2017 of this announcement..Basic Requirements: You must possess a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in quality assurance or a related degree that includes at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: consumer laws, biological sciences, food science, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, legal investigations, law enforcement, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics or course work that includes principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming. (OR) have a combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full four year course of study with a major in the appropriate fields.Minimum Qualifications for GS-13: You must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, experience includes: evaluating scientific and/or regulatory documents/data (e.g., industry submissions) to ensure quality and validity of information; formulating recommendations and responses based on background and understanding of scientific policies, procedures, or information; providing authoritative advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on applicable laws, policies, and regulations; determining if food or drug labeling is in compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and/or policies.This experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience. 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. Education Foreign Education: 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,click on . Additional informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 10/13/2017) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any kind of Veteran Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. .Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site.Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 10/13/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Interview Process: Structured interviews; may be asked scenario-based interview questions concerning core competencies. Method/tools used to evaluate applicants: work samples, conducting a presentation, reference checks, tests may be used.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.Consumer Safety ProficiencyInformation AnalysisRegulatory and Scientific AdvisementBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy: Cover LetterDD-214Veterans Affairs Preference LetterResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:ResumeTranscript "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.STATUS CANDIDATES - LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY ELIGIBILITY TYPECurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility! Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD). If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. Veterans: You will need to submit appropriate (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM for more information. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (10/13/2017)..Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: . Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement..You will receive application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds. Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about or Legal and regulatory guidance
Consumer Safety Officer
Duties DutiesSummaryBecome a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Division of Compliance in Rockville, Maryland.Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous competitive career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; and individuals with disabilities.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), CTAP/ICTAP documentation, or Commission Corps documentation, Veteran documentation or Schedule A documentation or your application will be considered incomplete.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.Responsibilities The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is an internationally recognized, high performance, public health organization. Our mission is to protect human and animal health. To achieve this, CVM reviews animal drug applications for safety and effectiveness, monitors animal drugs, animal foods, and devices on the market, reviews food additives for safety and utility, and conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals. CVM fosters human and animal health by approving safe and effective products for animals and by enforcing applicable provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other authorities. These include animals, from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee's contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. The Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OSC) has primary responsibility for: compliance-related actions, post-approval monitoring, and animal feed safety. OSC monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed drugs after they enter the market. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and State agencies, the Office monitors the occurrence of unsafe drug residues in meat, milk, and poultry products. OSC assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. The Office coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. The Office regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers. As a Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of Surveillance & Compliance, Division of Compliance, you will review export certificate packages and provides initial consultation on product classification, certification and qualification requirements, applicable regulatory authority, and any missing documentation. As well as, conduct technical analysis of export certificate packages and FDA inspection findings to identify and analyze the compliance of product labeling with appropriate laws, regulations and policies. Lastly, you will be responsible for advising firms on final certificate determinations regarding policy, guidance, and requirements for certificates as well as processes those in compliance. Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Status Candidates (current/former Federal employees in the compettitive service eligible for reinstatement) and those who qualify for certain Special Hiring Authorities for disabled Veterans and persons with disabilities. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles and PHS Commisioned Officer Corps may also apply (see details in the Qualifications section). Job family (Series) Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligibleSelective Service registration is required for certain males based on DOB.A background check to determine suitability for Federal employment QualificationsIn order to qualify for the , Consumer Safety Officer,GS069613you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11/17/2017 of this announcement..Basic Requirements: You must possess a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in quality assurance or a related degree that includes at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: consumer laws, biological sciences, food science, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, legal investigations, law enforcement, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics or course work that includes principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming. (OR) have a combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full four year course of study with a major in the appropriate fields.Minimum Qualifications for GS-13: You must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, experience includes: evaluating scientific and/or regulatory documents/data (e.g., industry submissions) to ensure quality and validity of information; formulating recommendations and responses based on background and understanding of scientific policies, procedures, or information; providing authoritative advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on applicable laws, policies, and regulations; determining if food or drug labeling is in compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and/or policies.This experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience. 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. Education Foreign Education: 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,click on . Additional informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 10/13/2017) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any kind of Veteran Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. .Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site.Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 10/13/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Interview Process: Structured interviews; may be asked scenario-based interview questions concerning core competencies. Method/tools used to evaluate applicants: work samples, conducting a presentation, reference checks, tests may be used.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.Consumer Safety ProficiencyInformation AnalysisRegulatory and Scientific AdvisementBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy: Cover LetterDD-214Veterans Affairs Preference LetterResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:ResumeTranscript "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.STATUS CANDIDATES - LIST OF DOCUMENTS BY ELIGIBILITY TYPECurrent and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility! Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD). If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis. Veterans: You will need to submit appropriate (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM for more information. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (10/13/2017)..Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: . Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD US Next steps Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement..You will 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
Program Analyst
Duties DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Communications and Project Management, Division of Communications, Web and Digital Media Branch, in Rockville, Maryland. Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States. ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement. The Office of Communications and Project Management (OCPM) provides ongoing oversight, evaluation, and analysis of policies and programs by ensuring effective communications and coordination. OCPM is responsible for managing critical cross-cutting ORA/agency-wide projects, ensuring that ORA products, procedures, and systems adhere to quality management guidelines, and developing and implementing communication strategies for ORA-wide initiatives including web-based programs, publications, and interactive events. In the Office of Regulatory Affairs, we're working to integrate our core values of accountability, commitment to public health, communication, diversity and inclusion, integrity and respect, and quality into our day-to-day operations. If you share these values and would like to further your career within our unique, complex, geographically-dispersed organization, here's an opportunity for you!ResponsibilitiesAs a Program Analyst, you will have the following responsibilities:Serve as program analyst performing a variety of highly complex and demanding analytical assignments requiring a mastery of the application of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program(s) effectiveness, particularly in regard to the utilization and effectiveness of ORA Web policies, programs and practices.Serve as an expert and authority in the development configuration, implementation and maintenance of ORA internet and Intranet Web sites with impact agency wide.Provide expert analysis, conducts execution and evaluation of ORA's Web operations, and coordinates and carries out multiple transactions as needed to ensure the effective operation of ORA business needs with all organizations including various functional elements within ORA.Provide technical assistance in the performance of project type assignments relating to the assessment and improvement of ORA and how information about its functions and programs is conveyed to internal and external audiences through its Intranet and Internet websites.Monitor and direct the ORA websites including content, design and usability, and Web strategy; represents ORA in intra and inter-agency Web policy activities.Monitor and coordinate the overall ORA Web information architecture and communications strategy, including developing and recommending strategies for overall design, content presentation, look and feel and structure of ORA Intranet and Internet web sites, to ensure high quality, user friendly, up-to-date content is effectively communicated across the organization and to both internal external Web audiences, while ensuring and/or facilitating compliance with all established policies and regulations.Analyze and evaluate, using appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques, the effectiveness of extremely complex program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.Perform unusually difficult and responsible assignments that require occupational expertise and judgment to support particularly complex program activities on a continuing and frequent basis and is responsible for providing the technical and administrative expertise and leadership necessary to resolve matters which are controversial, complex and set a general precedent.Collaborate with other specialists to create and maintain newsroom, online publications, social media tools and other short and long term internal and external communications projects and campaigns that align with ORA priorities.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligible. QualificationsIn order to qualify for Program Analyst, 0343, at GS - 14, you must meet all qualification requirements by 11/13/2017. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled which includes experience in developing configuration, implementation and maintenance of websites; leading projects and programs; analyzing report on various web analytics, including search and browsing behavior, modeling capability, and usability testing; and recommend/implement policies, methods, and technical applications to deliver regulatory content and various other information through the web. 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. For GS-14: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher. In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.Who May Apply (in detail): This is an internal agency vacancy which is open to current FDA ORA employees and FDA ORA PHS Commissioned Officers only.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.You must verify that you are a current FDA ORA employee or FDA ORA PHS Commissioned Officer, therefore, your most recent SF-50 will be required. EducationAdditional informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/13/2017) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/13/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates.Your qualification will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.Qualitative and/or quantitative methodsTechnical applicationsWeb TechnologyWritingOral communication.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:Cover LetterOtherResumeSF-50 "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:Resume "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.Current FDA ORA Employees and FDA ORA PHS Commissioned Officers: You must submit 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 you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement, which is 11/13/2017.Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10071042. Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs 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 expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.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
Program Analyst
Duties DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Communications and Project Management, Division of Communications, Web and Digital Media Branch, in Rockville, Maryland. Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States. ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement. The Office of Communications and Project Management (OCPM) provides ongoing oversight, evaluation, and analysis of policies and programs by ensuring effective communications and coordination. OCPM is responsible for managing critical cross-cutting ORA/agency-wide projects, ensuring that ORA products, procedures, and systems adhere to quality management guidelines, and developing and implementing communication strategies for ORA-wide initiatives including web-based programs, publications, and interactive events. In the Office of Regulatory Affairs, we're working to integrate our core values of accountability, commitment to public health, communication, diversity and inclusion, integrity and respect, and quality into our day-to-day operations. If you share these values and would like to further your career within our unique, complex, geographically-dispersed organization, here's an opportunity for you!ResponsibilitiesAs a Program Analyst, you will have the following responsibilities:Serve as program analyst performing a variety of highly complex and demanding analytical assignments requiring a mastery of the application of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program(s) effectiveness, particularly in regard to the utilization and effectiveness of ORA Web policies, programs and practices.Serve as an expert and authority in the development configuration, implementation and maintenance of ORA internet and Intranet Web sites with impact agency wide.Provide expert analysis, conducts execution and evaluation of ORA's Web operations, and coordinates and carries out multiple transactions as needed to ensure the effective operation of ORA business needs with all organizations including various functional elements within ORA.Provide technical assistance in the performance of project type assignments relating to the assessment and improvement of ORA and how information about its functions and programs is conveyed to internal and external audiences through its Intranet and Internet websites.Monitor and direct the ORA websites including content, design and usability, and Web strategy; represents ORA in intra and inter-agency Web policy activities.Monitor and coordinate the overall ORA Web information architecture and communications strategy, including developing and recommending strategies for overall design, content presentation, look and feel and structure of ORA Intranet and Internet web sites, to ensure high quality, user friendly, up-to-date content is effectively communicated across the organization and to both internal external Web audiences, while ensuring and/or facilitating compliance with all established policies and regulations.Analyze and evaluate, using appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques, the effectiveness of extremely complex program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.Perform unusually difficult and responsible assignments that require occupational expertise and judgment to support particularly complex program activities on a continuing and frequent basis and is responsible for providing the technical and administrative expertise and leadership necessary to resolve matters which are controversial, complex and set a general precedent.Collaborate with other specialists to create and maintain newsroom, online publications, social media tools and other short and long term internal and external communications projects and campaigns that align with ORA priorities.Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Who May ApplyThis job is open to... Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS Job family (Series)Similar jobs Requirements Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.Time-in-Grade must be met by announcement close to be considered eligible. QualificationsIn order to qualify for Program Analyst, 0343, at GS - 14, you must meet all qualification requirements by 11/13/2017. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled which includes experience in developing configuration, implementation and maintenance of websites; leading projects and programs; analyzing report on various web analytics, including search and browsing behavior, modeling capability, and usability testing; and recommend/implement policies, methods, and technical applications to deliver regulatory content and various other information through the web. 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. For GS-14: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher. In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.Who May Apply (in detail): This is an internal agency vacancy which is open to current FDA ORA employees and FDA ORA PHS Commissioned Officers only.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.You must verify that you are a current FDA ORA employee or FDA ORA PHS Commissioned Officer, therefore, your most recent SF-50 will be required. EducationAdditional informationIf you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/13/2017) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the site. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 11/13/2017), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates.Your qualification will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.Qualitative and/or quantitative methodsTechnical applicationsWeb TechnologyWritingOral communication.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Required Documents Required DocumentsThe following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:Cover LetterOtherResumeSF-50 "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:Resume "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.Current FDA ORA Employees and FDA ORA PHS Commissioned Officers: You must submit 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 you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How to Apply How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement, which is 11/13/2017.Instructions for applying to this job:You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can applyIf you are signed in, you can tap/click "Apply Online" to begin the process.USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS site.USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.Instructions for reviewing or editing your application:If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select "Applications".You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the "Update Application" button.You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email . (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10071042. Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Agency contact information FDA Applicant Help Desk PhoneEmailAddress FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs 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 expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.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
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