SummaryThis position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of Chief Scientist (OCS) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.ResponsibilitiesOversee the planning and development of policies and objectives related to human subject protection for regulatory science and research activities.Provide advice, guidance and recommendations in the planning and development of overall policies and objectives to help facilitate human subject protection for FDAs regulatory science and research activities.Serve as a scientific consultant and technical advisor concerning health science, regulatory policy issues, multiple scientific disciplines, and other governmental agencies to organize, coordinate thorough, systematic and professional projects.Use technical, regulatory expertise, and direct sensitive coordination with various FDA components, and with other Federal agencies for potential impact on FDA programs and public health.Provide overall leadership, direction and subject matter expertise on support for human subject protection program activities.Provide advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, and recommendations to the Chief Scientist, Agency leadership, scientists, and others as necessary to develop new policies.Exercise independent judgment when handling critical and controversial issues.Identify issues and problems and devise innovative ways to address them.Address problems or issues affecting OCS activities for human subject research.Address problems or issues affecting OCS activities for human subject research.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsThe position of Health Scientist falls within the 0601 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-15, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 11/20/2020. Requirement below:Education Requirements for Health Scientist, GS-0601-15:Have a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.- ANDHave at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service, to include experience in developing and implementing communication strategies, training opportunities, central tracking capabilities and coordinating activities to promote and respect the rights, welfare, and well-being of human subjects in research. 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. 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. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. You must submit supporting documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy.For internal applicants an SF-50 will be required. If Educational requirements are listed, you must submit a Transcript, even if you occupy the series/grade in question. See the Required Documents section for full detailsEducationForeign 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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation. SUBMITTING YOUR TRANSCRIPTS:Positions which are scientific or technical in nature often have very specific educational requirements. A transcript is required to verify educational achievement. Pay careful attention to the Qualifications and Education sections to identify vacancies where a transcript is required. Even if you hold a similar position or are a current employee, you are not exempt from transcript requirements.Electronic Transcript Caution: If you have obtained your transcripts electronically, the file might contain security measures that could prevent our application system from reading the file. Therefore, you should consider asking the institution to provide the file in a non-secured electronic format. Alternatively, you could scan or take a photo of the printed copy of the transcript. If your uploaded transcript cannot be read by our system, you may receive consideration and credit for the information we can access.See the Application Manager Documentation for tips on submitting your paper-based documents.Additional InformationADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: We may make additional selections for similar positions across the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. There is no option to opt-out as your information will not be shared with other hiring agencies outside of HHS. Pre-employment physical required: NO Drug testing required: NO License required: NO Mobility agreement required: NO Immunization required: NO Bargaining Unit Position: NO If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/20/2020) 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. Political Appointees FAQ - OPM Financial disclosure statement, OGE-450, required: This position will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation. If you are hired, you may be required to divest of certain financial interests. You are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting any job offers. All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (11/20/2020); only education and experience gained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements throughout the hiring process.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.