Biologist

Employer
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
$86,335.00 - $133,465.00
Posted
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Summary

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products.  CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history. 

The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is responsible for implementing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This law gives FDA authority over tobacco products by adding a new chapter to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The Tobacco Control Act gives FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and manufacturers based on the best available science and CTP is responsible for both assessing and fostering that science-base. CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.

This Direct Hire position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Job Duties:

  • Develops plans for biology projects including estimates of personnel, equipment, materials, and schedules required to carry out plans.
  • Establishes new criteria or extends existing methodology to adapt and modify the established guides, precedents and methods.
  • Plans and conducts studies and investigations concerning biological and toxicological processes that affect biology resources.
  • Develops and writes reports that include recommendations for major changes, elimination, or improvement of operations and program plans.
  • Serves as a technical advisor on matters related to exposure and health determinations as it relates to tobacco exposure.

Qualifications

The position of Biologist falls under the 0401 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet the following:

 

Basic Requirements

  1. Have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. 

OR 

  1. Have a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

 

NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Qualifications.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

GS-12:

Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, that includes assisting with the development of scientific experiments, conducting biological and environmental studies/investigations and following established experimental protocols.

GS-13:

Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, that includes investigating or analyzing scientific data from biological and/or environmental studies using new methodologies or existing techniques and preparing synopsis of data submitted for review.

 

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 08/25/2020. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.

 

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