Interdisciplinary Engineer

Company Name:
Department Of Health And Human Services
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting _Your___Health
Help protect public health by joining the FDA''s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE). From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
You must be a U.S. citizen or national to apply for this position.
As an Engineer, you will be responsible for:
Providing assistance to senior scientific reviewers by summarizing and making preliminary recommendations on a variety of medical device actions, including premarket approval applications (PMAs), product development protocols (PDPs), applications for investigational device exemptions (IDEs), and premarket notifications (510(k)s)
Assisting in the review and interpretation of scientific data to determine its validity and scientific significance;
Performing literature searches and reviewing reference materials related to device safety and efficacy; and
Performing various administrative duties associated with advisory panel activities, such as scheduling conference space, procuring equipment, preparing visual aids, and developing and maintaining milestone scheduling charts
In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet the basic requirement in one of the following ways:
A. Have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor''s or higher degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum. - OR -
B. Have successfully completed a four year course of study leading a Bachelor''s degree in professional engineering that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. - OR -
C. Possess a current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. - OR -
D. Have passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, and in addition, have a combination of education in the field of general engineering and professional engineering experience which totals at least four years. - OR -
E. Have completed at least 60 semester hours of course work in the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. This course work included differential and integral calculus, as well as courses in at least five of the seven areas listed in response (B). Also, have professional general engineering experience which, when combined with my education as described above, totals at least four years. - OR -
F. Have a Bachelor''s or higher degree in engineering technology, chemistry, physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, or another scientific field directly related to engineering. In addition, have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
In addition, in order to be qualified at the GS-07 level, you must possess one of the following:
A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service, assisting in the review and evaluation of scientific data to determine its completeness or accuracy; performing literature reviews to gather information used for regulatory or scientific purposes; assisting scientists or researchers with the administrative aspects of their work; and editing existing reports, memos, presentations, or correspondence related to the results of scientific tests or studies. - OR -
B. A bachelor''s degree in a professional engineering curriculum AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement Provisions. 1. Maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 2. Maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. - OR - 4. Be a member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses. NOTE: GPA''s are to rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society. - OR -
C. One year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education in engineering, physics, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the work of the position. - OR -
D. A combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in C that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. - OR -
E. Have successfully completed a five-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor''s degree in engineering from an accredited institution.
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. Degree requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this job announcement and your transcript(s) submitted must reflect this.
Foreign Education: 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. For further information, click onforeign education
All qualification requirements, other than education, must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Degree/coursework requirements (if applicable) must be met within 30 days of the close of the announcement.
1. Se curity and Background Requirements: 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. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: 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. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
5. One-year probationary period may be required.
6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
7. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
8. Drug Screening Required: No
9. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
10. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
11. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
Once the application process is complete, a review of the best-qualified applications will be conducted. The r sum and supporting documentation will be compared against the applicant''s responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if the applicant is qualified for this job. If, after reviewing the applicant''s r sum and supporting documentation, a determination is made that the applicant has inflated his/her qualifications and/or experience, the applicant may lose consideration for this position and/or the applicant''s score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect his/her skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: Eligible candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency. 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. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.)
Technical Knowledge - Engineering
Written Communication
Oral Communication
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onMonday, June 02, 2014
To begin the process , click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To verify your application is complete , log into your USAJobs account ( ) and select the Application Status link. Then, select the More Information 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.
To return to an incomplete application , log into your USAJobs account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJobs account or your application will be incomplete.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover using the following Vacancy ID:1122983. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. Your R sum : _Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment_2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, and/or other documentation to show how you meet the basic requirement
CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email or by mail (if no email address was provided by you during the application process) once this process is completed (generally 4 - 6 weeks).
The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees .
Veterans'' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans'' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans'' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit aStandard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans'' preference / .
Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed ''surplus'' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated ''well-qualified''. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go #ictap. Candidates must meet or exceed the Well-Qualified category (85) to be considered as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please /.

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