Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which is within the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). BARDA's offices are located in the District of Columbia.<br /><br />Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Providing management, administration, and evaluation of a comprehensive advanced product development program for assigned medical countermeasures (MCMs) such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tools and/or medical devices.</li> <li>Providing technical direction and oversight for the manufacturing, testing, clinical and/or non-clinical evaluation of one or more vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tools, and/or medical devices.</li> <li>Performing complex acquisition processes and/or contract administration duties such as pre and post-award grant or contract activities, reviewing technical reports, monitoring contractor performance, negotiating agreements, etc.</li> <li>Managing personnel directly and/or through a staff of subordinate team or project leads, the planning, direction, and execution of assigned duties, including assigning work, hiring, performance, and personnel issues, etc</li> <li>Developing programmatic priorities and plans and developing implementation strategies that include long and short-range courses of action.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required</li> <li>Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)</li> <li>If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>One year probationary period may be required</li> <li>If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.</li> <li>All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.</li> <li>OGE 450 Financial Statement Required.</li> <li>Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.</li> <li>Bargaining Unit Position: No</li> <li>Drug Screening Required: No</li> <li>Recruitment incentives may be authorized.</li> <li>Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized.</li> <li>Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement: </strong>You must meet one of the items listed below (A or B):<br /> A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (Must provide transcripts)<br /> B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Must provide transcript)<br /><br /><strong>Minimum Qualifications:</strong><br /> <strong>GS-15:</strong> You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the <strong>GS-14</strong> level in the Federal service that included experience such as: <ul> <li>Applying sciences such as biology, microbiology, physical sciences, health sciences to advance the development or evaluation of one or more medical countermeasures (MCM) such as a vaccine, drug, biologic, diagnostic device or test, or a manufacturing platform.</li> <li>Leading MCM projects and/or programs, including coordinating and managing resources, monitoring schedule and contractor performance, and assessing costs, work performed and results.</li> <li>Providing scientific oversight for MCM projects or programs in one or more of the following areas: product development, manufacturing, clinical or nonclinical testing, regulatory and/or quality control aspects, licensure, or acquisition.</li> <li>Providing scientific and program management expertise in identifying, addressing and coordinating research initiatives and developing and implementing long and short-range goals and courses of action to achieve results</li> </ul> Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.<br /><br /><strong>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.<br /><br />This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.<br /><br /><strong>Special Instructions for Foreign Education</strong>: 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. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https: sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ .<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation:</strong> 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 see Agency Contact Information for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. You must contact the HR contact on the vacancy announcement at least three business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. For more information on disability employment, please visit https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/ <br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service – http: www.sss.gov <br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): </strong>For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http: opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Political appointment:</strong> Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent <strong>political appointee </strong>to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you <strong>MUST </strong>disclose that to the Human Resources Office.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online, please go to https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method.<br /><br />The Office of Personnel Management has determined that "difficult-to-fill" acquisition positions area shortage category under the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003. As such, individuals hired pursuant to this vacancy announcement may be reassigned to new duty stations for interim periods of time when incident response requires a deployment of Department staff. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>Direct Hire Authority:</strong> These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating and Veterans Preference will not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet .<br /><br /><strong>Veterans:</strong> Although the Direct Hire Authority permits hiring without regard to Veterans Preference, applicants who are eligible for Veterans Preference are still encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). View information on veterans' preference .<br /><br />We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you are qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.<br /><br />To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10487678 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online <strong>Application Package </strong>which includes: <ul> <li>Your <strong>Resume </strong>must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended as well as hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each position held. <strong>Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. </strong>Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial .</li> <li>A complete Assessment Questionnaire ( https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10487678 )</li> <li>Copy of unofficial transcripts.</li> </ul> You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />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.


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