Health Science Specialist (National Enforcement Officer)

Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 25, 2020
Closes
Jul 25, 2020
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/18/2020. Basic Requirements: This position is covered by an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) that must be met before further consideration is given. Education: 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. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: broad knowledge of the theory and practices of clinical laboratory science in government or private sectors, as well as a knowledge of new developments or of experimental theories; familiar with clinical laboratory licensing, accrediting and certification policies, guidelines, processes, regulations and legislation; measuring patient care outcomes based upon laboratory tests, designing and implementing programs and policies which modify and/or enhance the methods of measuring patient outcome throughout laboratory systems; serving on advisory panels, review groups, and committees; serving as the spokesperson to internal/external organizations and individuals; supervising employees or providing oversight and guidance; and writing policies and procedures that are used to ensure quality laboratory services are provided and that the appropriate accreditation is maintained. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Manages and Organizes Information Lead or Supervise Clinical Laboratory Processes Organizational Awareness Decision Making 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary, requiring occasional standing or walking. Site visits and other meetings do require travel, which may create additional physical demands. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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