<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), Division of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software (DIDSR). DIDSR provides scientific expertise and carries out a program of applied research in support of CDRH regulation of radiation-emitting products, medical imaging systems, and other devices utilizing computer-assisted diagnostic technologies. </strong><br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>The incumbent serves as a Computer Scientist, is responsible for overseeing and modeling complex problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques.</li> <li>Operation of computational, storage and networking hardware and software infrastructure in support of scientific computing with the Center and across FDA.</li> <li>Serves as the expert consultant and focal point for the senior management and is responsible for the planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining databases and information systems as well as other regulatory databases.</li> <li>Provide technical guidance, resolving controversial problems and conflicts, and recommending technical solutions.</li> <li>Plans and conducts studies or applications involving several scientific and engineering disciplines that result in new guidelines, systems, tools, or techniques.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.</li> <li>FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.</li> <li>Selective Service Registration: All applicants born male, on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.</li> <li>Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.</li> <li>Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are applying as a current Federal employee, you must meet the time-in-grade requirements described in the Qualifications section, generally, 52-weeks of comparable experience at the next lowest grade.</li> <li>Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.</li> <li>You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.</li> <li>Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.</li> <li>Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>The position of Computer Scientist falls within the 1550 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade </strong>GS-<strong>14, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 06/05/2019.</strong><br /> 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.<br /><br /><b>To qualify for the Computer Science Series, GS-1550-14 you are required to meet A and B below:<br /><br />A. Individual Occupational Requirements</b><br /> <b>Basic Requirements:</b><br /> Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of mathematics and statistics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.<br /><br /><strong>B. Specialized Experience: </strong><br /> For the GS-14 level Computer Scientist, GS-1550, you must possess one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service that includes using programming languages and innovative techniques, and operating system functions to develop approaches to high-performance computer system and software design and development; system administration and daily operational support for Linux-based high performance computing environments; assisting applications programmers and general IT users and evaluating software; and partnering and presenting new information to management and staff.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>NOTE:</b> 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 <b>Application Status </b>link and then select the M<b>ore Information </b>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.<br /><br /><b>To return to an incomplete application</b>, log into your USAJOBS account and click <b>Update Application </b>in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong><br /><br /><strong>You must submit supporting documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy.<br /> 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.</strong><br /> See the Required Documents section for full details… <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>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.<strong> For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Pre-employment physical required:</strong> <strong>NO</strong></li> <li><strong>Drug testing required:</strong> <strong>NO</strong></li> <li><strong>License required:</strong> <strong>NO</strong></li> <li><strong>Mobility agreement required:</strong> <strong>NO</strong></li> <li><strong>Immunization required:</strong> <strong>NO</strong></li> <li><strong>Bargaining Unit Position: YES</strong></li> <li><strong>If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 06/05/2019) 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.</strong> 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 </li> </ul> <strong>All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (06/05/2019); only education and experience gained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements throughout the hiring process.</strong> <br /> Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide. <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 />Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 06/05/2019), 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 this internal position. Eligible internal candidates will be referred to the hiring official for consideration.<br /> <strong>Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.</strong> <br /><br /><strong>Basis of Rating:</strong> 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. <br /><br /><strong>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.</strong> <b>Computer Science System and Software Design and Development</b></li> <b>Partnering</b></li> <b>Problem Solving</b></li> <b>Project Management</b></li> <strong> To preview the application questionnaire, click the link below. <br /> https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10490335 </strong> <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 /><strong>These documents will be required for ALL applicants:</strong> <br /> <strong><ul><li>Resume</li><li>Transcript</li></ul></strong><br /> If you need instructions or assistance with submitting documentation, please see the Applicant Help Site – Documents page. <br /><br /><strong>These documents may be required for some applicants:</strong> <br /> <strong><ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>DD-214</li><li>OF-306</li><li>Professional License or Certificate, Performance Appraisals, Awards, etc.</li><li>VA Letter or other Veteran-supporting documents</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-15</li><li>SF-50</li><li>Transcript</li></ul></strong><br /> Documents in this list are being accepted from all applicants, but may be required for some. If you are unsure what documents might apply to you, please review the USAJOBS FAQ article: " What types of documents might I need to provide? " or contact the FDA Applicant Help Desk. <br /><br /><strong>TRANSCRIPTS:</strong> <br /> If a position lists a positive education requirement (found in the Qualifications or Education sections), you must submit a transcript so we can verify that you meet these requirements. <strong>Current employees must still provide transcripts when required by the position!</strong><br /> <strong>This link will take you to the Application Manager Documentation page, offering tips for submitting your document in alternative formats.</strong> <br /><br /><strong>RESUME REQUIREMENTS:</strong> The federal government has very specific resume requirements. If you have not written a federal resume before, you may want to watch this <strong> Resume Writing Tutorial </strong>video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful <strong> Resume Writing FAQ </strong> on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should,include in your resume. <strong> A CV (curriculum vitae) may not contain enough information to meet these resume requirements. </strong>At a minimum your resume should list the position title, employer, start and end dates (including month and year), salary (or grade and step), hours worked per week, and a list of duties performed or accomplishments, for EACH position listed.<br /><br /><strong> CURRENT & FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: </strong><br /> You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 ( Standard Form 50 – Notice of Personnel Action ) to verify your eligibility status.<br /> Your SF-50 must show: <li>Full position title;</li> <li>Appointment type;</li> <li>Occupational series;</li> <li>Pay plan, series, grade, and step;</li> <li>Tenure code; and</li> <li>Service Computation Date (SCD).</li> <strong> VETERANS PREFERENCE: </strong><br /> You must submit a DD-214 form (Certificate of Release or Discharge) that has the dates of service and discharge status. <ul> <li><strong>Active Duty Members: </strong> To claim status Under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to hire Heroes Act of 2011, submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package. </li> <li><strong>Parents of Deceased or Disabled Veterans:</strong> To claim status under Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015, you must submit a copy of the deceased or disabled veterans' DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status AND the SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. Please follow the instructions in the SF-15 on required documentation to be submitted. </li> <li><strong>Widow or Widower</strong>: To claim preference, you must submit a copy of the deceased or disabled veterans' DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status AND the SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. Please follow the instructions in the SF-15 on required documentation to be submitted. </li> <li><strong>Spouse of a Living Veteran: </strong> To claim preference, you must submit a copy of the veterans' DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that has the dates of service and discharge status AND the SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, and Documentation of Veteran's Inability to Work Because of a Service-Connected Disability. . See the Feds Hire Vets site for detailed information about documentation requirements. USAJOBS also maintains a help page for Veterans .</li> </ul> <strong>Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A):</strong> <br /> Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities, may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability 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. Learn more on the USAJOBS Individuals with Disabilities Site . <br /><br /><strong>Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP:</strong> <br /> 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.<br /> Learn more on the USAJOBS Career Transition Assistance Site . <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.