JOB TITLE: Research Health Science Specialist—Bran Health and Injury
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Pay Scale & Grade: GS14
Salary: $125,300 to $159,286 /per year
Appointment Type: Permanent
Education: Doctorate preferred
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible: May be available
Telework: May be available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required: Occasional travel. You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status: No
Promotion Potential: None -
Open & closing dates: The job announcement in USA Jobs will open 5/18/21 and close on 5/24/21
This position is located in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Central Office under the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) which is one of four components that comprise ORD. The goal of RR&D is to improve the quality of life of Veterans and their families through partial and where possible, complete restoration of physical, psychological, social, and vocational function.
The incumbent manages a rehabilitation research program that spans the continuum of health care research and supports the integration of research and practice linking the clinical aspects of patient care and service/management needs. The incumbent will serve as RR&D's principal advisor and point of contact for all programmatic and scientific issues related to rehabilitation issues for Brain Health and Injury. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Representing the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) in intra- and/or inter-agency meetings, conferences relevant to rehabilitation research related to Brain Health and Injury.
Developing procedures and criteria for the administration of RR&D rehabilitation research programs relevant to Brain Health and Injury.
Reviewing research project progress reports to assess investigators' compliance with RR&D's program guidelines relevant to Brain Health and Injury.
Identifying and recruiting VA and non-VA scientists to serve in RR&D's peer review committees relevant to Brain Health and Injury.
Assessing the special expertise needed to review RR&D's proposals relevant to Brain Health and Injury and makes appropriate reviewer assignments.
Conducting semi-annual review meetings relevant to Brain Health and Injury and providing policy guidance to applicants, reviewers, special interest observers, and non-VA counterparts.
Making recommendations regarding the appropriate assignment of research proposals to the various RR&D merit review committees.
Providing guidance to senior and mid-level RR&D program managers and support staff.
Responding to inquiries from field facilities regarding scientific/technical issues relevant to the Brain Health and Injury portfolio and making programmatic and policy determinations.
Conducting studies and analyzing data relevant to the Brain Health and Injury portfolio and presenting results through presentations and/or publications.
Serving as RR&D's principal advisor, and primary point of contact for all programmatic and scientific issues related to Rehabilitation research issues for Brain Health and Injury
Collaborating with research programs within VA and other federal agencies to enhance, coordinate and review policies and procedures relevant to Brain Health and Injury.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, TBD.
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 will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Physical Requirements: None, this is a primarily sedentary position.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
This announcement is opened to the public as well as internal candidates only.
***The job announcement will NOT open until 5/18/21 and close will close on 5/24/21***