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Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review and Program Officer)

  • ... Dallas, Texas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 191900 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 17, 2024       Expires on: May 01, 2024

Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review and Program Officer)   

JOB TITLE:

Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review and Program Officer)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Texas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

As a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer), you will perform the following tasks:

  • Serve as a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer) responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization.
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in a major subject-matter area while coordinating the review activities of Grants Review Committee and Special Emphasis Panels.
  • Providing leadership and direction in the review of grants for programs of national and international scope and impact.
  • Developing policies and plans for strengthening agency and national programs of scientific and public urgency related to the review of various grant applications.
As a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will perform the following tasks:
  • Serve as a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization.
  • Providing technical leadership and direction to research in broad and important subject matter area of national interest.
  • Directing a major program with the attendant policy-making and budgetary authorities, to include the allocation of scarce resources among major competitive programs or areas of study.
  • Formulating and presenting new basic, translational and/or clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups.
  • Formulating and developing Funding Opportunity Announcements to achieve objectives.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.
    S.
    Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.
    S.
    National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education.
    Provide transcripts.
  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: telework, alternative work schedule.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration
  • This position is designated as a "non-emergency/teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/teleworker" employee.
    In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A, B or C below:

A.
possess a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in a major study in an academic field related to the behavioral sciences or social 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.
OR

B.
possess a combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge of one of more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR

C.
possess four (4) years of appropriate experience demonstrating the acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field AND

Grade Level Requirements GS-15: In addition to the education requirements, to qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.
This experience must meet either the Direct/Independent Research or the Research Administration/Extramural sections below.
Part-time work will be prorated accordingly.


A.
Direct/Independent Research Qualifying Experience - Applicants must meet all experience requirements in this section:
  • responsible for managing large and diverse health-related research programs having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact;
  • responsible for the development of plans to resolve major organizational and operational problems, and the allocation of funds among competing programs;
  • recognized as a distinguished scientist with major research experience and accomplishments, including membership in prestigious national professional organizations or societies;
  • serve as an organization's representative on permanent and ad-hoc committees established to evaluate research issues; and
  • publish extensively in leading scientific journals.
Typical qualifying positions include Professor and/or Department Chair, Laboratory Chief, Director of Research or equivalent.
OR

B.
Research Administration/Extramural Qualifying Experience - Applicants must meet at least three (3) experience requirements in this section:
  • establish criteria and standards for others to follow in planning and evaluating research projects;
  • evaluate the significance of emerging fields, trends and the quality of research within the field in meeting an organization's mission and objectives related to program planning or review administration;
  • initiate action among a variety of governmental or nongovernmental interests to bring research and research administration deficiencies, inadequacies, and new developments into sharper focus to redirect research programs and/or review efforts;
  • manage a unit focused on scientific programs or scientific review to include leading or supervising staff.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.


Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.


Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.
usastaffing.
gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12324655

Education

This position has an education requirement.
You are strongly encouraged to 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.
Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.
Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Additional information

  • NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people.
    Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • 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.
    Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • A newly appointed or reappointed individual may receive a recruitment incentive.
    Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • This announcement will be used to fill positions across NIH.
    We may subsequently advertise targeted announcements to fill specific positions if there is a need.
    To be considered under any other announcement we advertise, you must apply directly to those announcements.
  • 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.
    For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: https://ethics.
    od.
    nih.
    gov/topics/fd.
    htm.
  • At the discretion of the IC, this position may be eligible for local remote work, a position designation where onsite presence is required only on an irregular or infrequent basis, not to exceed two days or 16 hours every two weeks.
    Your worksite (e.
    g.
    , home residence) must be within the same geographically defined pay locality as the location in this announcement or the location(s) you choose to be considered for when applying.
    Visit OPM's page for pay locality definitions.
    Visit NIH's Remote Work page for more information and requirements.
  • Some positions in this announcement are eligible for remote work.
    Please select the "NIH US Locations" location when applying if you wish to be considered for remote work.
    All other location(s) are not eligible for remote work.
    Remote is a position designation where little to no onsite presence is required (e.
    g.
    , once or twice annually).
    You may work anywhere in the U.
    S.
    , including any of the territories.
    Worksites outside of the U.
    S.
    are prohibited.
    Your pay is determined by the geographically defined pay locality applicable to your approved worksite (e.
    g.
    , home residence).
    Reporting to an NIH location may also be required during the onboarding process.
    Visit NIH's Remote Work page for more information and requirements.
We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement.
By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s).
Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.

  • Benefits

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • #1.
    Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories applicable to social and behavioral science research
  • #2.
    Knowledge of policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to management and review of grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.
  • #3.
    Ability to communicate complex scientific topics.
  • #4.
    Skill in providing leadership to others.
  • #5 Ability to supervise others


If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
  • Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
Applicants determined to be Best Qualified will be referred for further consideration.
Preference eligibles in the Best Qualified category are referred before all other applicants.


To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire.
Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application.
We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time.
Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating.
Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy.
Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time.
Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.


To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry and substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.

  • Benefits

    Review our benefits

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS
    RESUME: Your resume must thoroughly describe 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.
    We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.


    To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder.
    If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:

    • Job title
    • Name of employer
    • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
    • Hours worked per week.
      We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated.
      We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
    • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
    • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)
    If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you must list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study.
    If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.


    Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.
    ) on your resume or cover letter.
    We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.
    For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.


    ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
    You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.


    Unless otherwise stated, we will only use the information above to determine your qualifications.
    Not providing the required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.
    g.
    , an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR PREFERENCE OR ELIGIBILITY CLAIMS
    To claim veterans' preference, career transition selection priority, Schedule A or military spouse eligibility, you must provide the documentation listed below AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire.
    • Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.
      )
      : Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims.
      Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15.
      In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation.
      For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are 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.
    • Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information and required documentation.
    • Visit our site on the Appointment of Certain Military Spouses for more information and required documentation to verify eligibility.
    • Schedule A Eligibility (Applicants with Disabilities) Applicants who are eligible to be considered under Schedule A must submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility.
      Documentation must be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.
      g.
      , a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.
      S.
      territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.
      e.
      , state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.
      S.
      territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
      The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed.
      Veterans' preference takes precedence in these appointments.
    The Schedule A and military spouse hiring authorities do not guarantee employment or give an individual preference in the hiring process.


    If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible, or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.


    Do not submit documentation that is not requested of you.
    To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please read and follow all instructions in this announcement, complete the online application, and submit the documentation specified in the "Required Documents" section.
    Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on 03/27/2024 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application.
      You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package.
      See the "Required Documents" section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.
    • Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly to any Eligibility you wish to claim.
      You will only be considered for those Eligibility questions (Status Applicant, Reinstatement, Schedule A, etc.
      ) you respond in the affirmative to, regardless of what documentation you submit.
      We cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a question based on other information in your application package.
    • Complete the assessment questionnaire.
      Applicants are asked all questions regardless of their consideration preferences.
      We will only consider you for the grades, series, locations, specialties, and other considerations that you self-identify as being qualified for or interested in.
      Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.
      usastaffing.
      gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12324655
    • Verify all required documentation is included in your application package, review your responses to the assessment questionnaire for accuracy, and then submit your application.
    In addition to the required documents, we encourage you to submit a cover letter, copy of your transcripts, and any applicable certifications or licenses.
    Even though this information is not required at the time of application, we may request this information later.
    We cannot assume responsibility or grant extensions for personal issues (e.
    g.
    , troubles navigating the application process, loss of internet, not understanding a question) when applying to our announcements.
    For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.
    gov.
    If you need any other accommodation or assistance with applying, please contact Cheryl Caponiti at caponitc@mail.
    nih.
    gov.


    Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made before the announcement closing date.


    NIH's EEO and Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement

    Visit the NIH's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion site for information on NIH's EEO program, Reasonable accommodation procedures, laws, policy statements, and the operation of the EEO complaint process.

    Agency contact information

    Cheryl Caponiti

    Email

    caponitc@mail.
    nih.
    gov

    Address

    National Institutes of Health
    6701 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    US

    Next steps

    HHS has a critical preparedness and response mission: HHS protects the American people from health threats, researches emerging diseases, and mobilizes public health programs with domestic and international partners.
    In support of this mission, HHS offers its employees the opportunity to volunteer to become Federal Civilian Detailees and contribute their unique skills through voluntary temporary assignments to humanitarian emergencies or Departmental priorities countering new and emerging health, safety, and security threats.


    Once you submit your application package, you will receive an acknowledgement email.
    You will be notified of the status of your applications via email.
    In addition, you can track the progress of your application package through your USAJOBS account.


    At the discretion of the agency, you may be contacted via phone or email for an interview or to provide additional information up to several months from the closing date of the announcement.
    Please ensure you have provided accurate contact information.
    To remain in consideration, you must respond in a timely manner to our correspondence and requests for documentation or information throughout the hiring process.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS
RESUME: Your resume must thoroughly describe 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.
We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.


To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder.
If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:

  • Job title
  • Name of employer
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
  • Hours worked per week.
    We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated.
    We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
  • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
  • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)
If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you must list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study.
If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.


Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.
) on your resume or cover letter.
We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.
For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.


Unless otherwise stated, we will only use the information above to determine your qualifications.
Not providing the required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.
g.
, an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR PREFERENCE OR ELIGIBILITY CLAIMS
To claim veterans' preference, career transition selection priority, Schedule A or military spouse eligibility, you must provide the documentation listed below AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire.
  • Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.
    )
    : Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims.
    Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15.
    In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation.
    For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are 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.
  • Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information and required documentation.
  • Visit our site on the Appointment of Certain Military Spouses for more information and required documentation to verify eligibility.
  • Schedule A Eligibility (Applicants with Disabilities) Applicants who are eligible to be considered under Schedule A must submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility.
    Documentation must be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.
    g.
    , a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.
    S.
    territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.
    e.
    , state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.
    S.
    territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
    The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed.
    Veterans' preference takes precedence in these appointments.
The Schedule A and military spouse hiring authorities do not guarantee employment or give an individual preference in the hiring process.


If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible, or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.


Do not submit documentation that is not requested of you.
To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • Military spouses

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

  • Individuals with disabilities

Clarification from the agency

You must be a U.
S.
Citizen or U.
S.
National.
Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 17, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

191900 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710911737-7751cb61328c3a2c50fc3fa721cc4c1c

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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Duties

As a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer), you will perform the following tasks:

  • Serve as a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer) responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization.
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in a major subject-matter area while coordinating the review activities of Grants Review Committee and Special Emphasis Panels.
  • Providing leadership and direction in the review of grants for programs of national and international scope and impact.
  • Developing policies and plans for strengthening agency and national programs of scientific and public urgency related to the review of various grant applications.
As a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will perform the following tasks:
  • Serve as a Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization.
  • Providing technical leadership and direction to research in broad and important subject matter area of national interest.
  • Directing a major program with the attendant policy-making and budgetary authorities, to include the allocation of scarce resources among major competitive programs or areas of study.
  • Formulating and presenting new basic, translational and/or clinical research concepts, projects and initiatives to appropriate advisory groups.
  • Formulating and developing Funding Opportunity Announcements to achieve objectives.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education. Provide transcripts.
  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: telework, alternative work schedule.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration
  • This position is designated as a "non-emergency/teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/teleworker" employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the requirements described in paragraphs A, B or C below:

A. possess a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in a major study in an academic field related to the behavioral sciences or social 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. OR

B. possess a combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge of one of more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR

C. possess four (4) years of appropriate experience demonstrating the acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field AND

Grade Level Requirements GS-15: In addition to the education requirements, to qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. This experience must meet either the Direct/Independent Research or the Research Administration/Extramural sections below. Part-time work will be prorated accordingly.

A. Direct/Independent Research Qualifying Experience - Applicants must meet all experience requirements in this section:
  • responsible for managing large and diverse health-related research programs having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact;
  • responsible for the development of plans to resolve major organizational and operational problems, and the allocation of funds among competing programs;
  • recognized as a distinguished scientist with major research experience and accomplishments, including membership in prestigious national professional organizations or societies;
  • serve as an organization's representative on permanent and ad-hoc committees established to evaluate research issues; and
  • publish extensively in leading scientific journals.
Typical qualifying positions include Professor and/or Department Chair, Laboratory Chief, Director of Research or equivalent. OR

B. Research Administration/Extramural Qualifying Experience - Applicants must meet at least three (3) experience requirements in this section:
  • establish criteria and standards for others to follow in planning and evaluating research projects;
  • evaluate the significance of emerging fields, trends and the quality of research within the field in meeting an organization's mission and objectives related to program planning or review administration;
  • initiate action among a variety of governmental or nongovernmental interests to bring research and research administration deficiencies, inadequacies, and new developments into sharper focus to redirect research programs and/or review efforts;
  • manage a unit focused on scientific programs or scientific review to include leading or supervising staff.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12324655

Education

This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to 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. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Additional information

  • NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • 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. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • A newly appointed or reappointed individual may receive a recruitment incentive. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
  • This announcement will be used to fill positions across NIH. We may subsequently advertise targeted announcements to fill specific positions if there is a need. To be considered under any other announcement we advertise, you must apply directly to those announcements.
  • 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. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: https://ethics.od.nih.gov/topics/fd.htm.
  • At the discretion of the IC, this position may be eligible for local remote work, a position designation where onsite presence is required only on an irregular or infrequent basis, not to exceed two days or 16 hours every two weeks. Your worksite (e.g., home residence) must be within the same geographically defined pay locality as the location in this announcement or the location(s) you choose to be considered for when applying. Visit OPM's page for pay locality definitions. Visit NIH's Remote Work page for more information and requirements.
  • Some positions in this announcement are eligible for remote work. Please select the "NIH US Locations" location when applying if you wish to be considered for remote work. All other location(s) are not eligible for remote work. Remote is a position designation where little to no onsite presence is required (e.g., once or twice annually). You may work anywhere in the U.S., including any of the territories. Worksites outside of the U.S. are prohibited. Your pay is determined by the geographically defined pay locality applicable to your approved worksite (e.g., home residence). Reporting to an NIH location may also be required during the onboarding process. Visit NIH's Remote Work page for more information and requirements.
We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • #1. Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories applicable to social and behavioral science research
  • #2. Knowledge of policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to management and review of grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.
  • #3. Ability to communicate complex scientific topics.
  • #4. Skill in providing leadership to others.
  • #5 Ability to supervise others


If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
  • Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Applicants determined to be Best Qualified will be referred for further consideration. Preference eligibles in the Best Qualified category are referred before all other applicants.

To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.

To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry and substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.

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  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS
    RESUME: Your resume must thoroughly describe 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. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.

    To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:

    • Job title
    • Name of employer
    • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
    • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
    • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
    • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)
    If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you must list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.

    Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.

    ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
    You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

    Unless otherwise stated, we will only use the information above to determine your qualifications. Not providing the required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.g., an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR PREFERENCE OR ELIGIBILITY CLAIMS
    To claim veterans' preference, career transition selection priority, Schedule A or military spouse eligibility, you must provide the documentation listed below AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire.
    • Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.): Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are 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.
    • Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information and required documentation.
    • Visit our site on the Appointment of Certain Military Spouses for more information and required documentation to verify eligibility.
    • Schedule A Eligibility (Applicants with Disabilities) Applicants who are eligible to be considered under Schedule A must submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility. Documentation must be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed. Veterans' preference takes precedence in these appointments.
    The Schedule A and military spouse hiring authorities do not guarantee employment or give an individual preference in the hiring process.

    If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible, or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.

    Do not submit documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please read and follow all instructions in this announcement, complete the online application, and submit the documentation specified in the "Required Documents" section. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on 03/27/2024 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. See the "Required Documents" section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.
    • Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly to any Eligibility you wish to claim. You will only be considered for those Eligibility questions (Status Applicant, Reinstatement, Schedule A, etc.) you respond in the affirmative to, regardless of what documentation you submit. We cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a question based on other information in your application package.
    • Complete the assessment questionnaire. Applicants are asked all questions regardless of their consideration preferences. We will only consider you for the grades, series, locations, specialties, and other considerations that you self-identify as being qualified for or interested in. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12324655
    • Verify all required documentation is included in your application package, review your responses to the assessment questionnaire for accuracy, and then submit your application.
    In addition to the required documents, we encourage you to submit a cover letter, copy of your transcripts, and any applicable certifications or licenses. Even though this information is not required at the time of application, we may request this information later.We cannot assume responsibility or grant extensions for personal issues (e.g., troubles navigating the application process, loss of internet, not understanding a question) when applying to our announcements. For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.If you need any other accommodation or assistance with applying, please contact Cheryl Caponiti at caponitc@mail.nih.gov.

    Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made before the announcement closing date.

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    Visit the NIH's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion site for information on NIH's EEO program, Reasonable accommodation procedures, laws, policy statements, and the operation of the EEO complaint process.

    Agency contact information

    Cheryl Caponiti

    Email

    caponitc@mail.nih.gov

    Address

    National Institutes of Health
    6701 Rockledge Drive
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    Next steps

    HHS has a critical preparedness and response mission: HHS protects the American people from health threats, researches emerging diseases, and mobilizes public health programs with domestic and international partners. In support of this mission, HHS offers its employees the opportunity to volunteer to become Federal Civilian Detailees and contribute their unique skills through voluntary temporary assignments to humanitarian emergencies or Departmental priorities countering new and emerging health, safety, and security threats.

    Once you submit your application package, you will receive an acknowledgement email. You will be notified of the status of your applications via email. In addition, you can track the progress of your application package through your USAJOBS account.

    At the discretion of the agency, you may be contacted via phone or email for an interview or to provide additional information up to several months from the closing date of the announcement. Please ensure you have provided accurate contact information. To remain in consideration, you must respond in a timely manner to our correspondence and requests for documentation or information throughout the hiring process.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS
RESUME: Your resume must thoroughly describe 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. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.

To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:

  • Job title
  • Name of employer
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
  • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
  • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
  • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)
If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you must list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.

Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

Unless otherwise stated, we will only use the information above to determine your qualifications. Not providing the required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.g., an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR PREFERENCE OR ELIGIBILITY CLAIMS
To claim veterans' preference, career transition selection priority, Schedule A or military spouse eligibility, you must provide the documentation listed below AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire.
  • Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.): Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are 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.
  • Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information and required documentation.
  • Visit our site on the Appointment of Certain Military Spouses for more information and required documentation to verify eligibility.
  • Schedule A Eligibility (Applicants with Disabilities) Applicants who are eligible to be considered under Schedule A must submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility. Documentation must be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed. Veterans' preference takes precedence in these appointments.
The Schedule A and military spouse hiring authorities do not guarantee employment or give an individual preference in the hiring process.

If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible, or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.

Do not submit documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • Military spouses

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Individuals with disabilities

Clarification from the agency

You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.

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