Job Title:Health Science Policy Analyst-NIMHD-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIMHD-MP-13-829906

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 04, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)!  The NIMHD leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.  It plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health; conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships.  For more information, visit   http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/

 

This position is located in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Office of the Director (OD).

    KEY REQUIREMENTS


  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • If selected, a Confidential Financial Disclosure report is required.

DUTIES:

As a Health Science Policy Analyst for the NIMHD, you will serve a vital role in representing the Institute and coordinating with senior scientific management and/or scientific program staff to provide necessary scientific and programmatic information for relevant analyses, assessments, reports, and planning documents.  Some other responsibilities will include:


1. leading and promoting analysis, monitoring policy and other developments in areas of science as they affect NIMHD and NIH programs;
2. provide leadership and guidance to help identify and bridge the existing gaps in research and health care to minority and other health disparity populations;
3. identify potential policy and program implications and provide analysis of those issues;
4. develop position papers, special reports, recommendations for addressing gaps in research, and to contribute to strategic planning documents;
5. maintain knowledge of the cultural, environmental, social, economic, research and other factors that impact research programs to provide effective and up-to-date advice and assistance.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To be minimally qualified, you must meet the basic education requirement of a Bachelor's degree with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

 

AND 

 

In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, applicants must possess the following:You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  Planning, evaluating, and reporting on the effectiveness of scientific projects or research programs; analyzing the impact of current and proposed health science policies and practices; identifying and solving problems or providing alternative solutions for research  programs and /or initiatives;  analyzing data to develop summary reports, strategic plans, analyze facts, and draw conclusions; and presenting analyses with recommendations to management.

View Assessment Questions


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluation Method


BENEFITS:

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


HOW TO APPLY:

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 829906.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, February 08, 2013.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen M. Harris
Phone: (301)451-9374
Email: HARRISK@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, February 08, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.


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