Research Health Scientist - Geriatrics

Veterans Health Administration Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Have you successfully completed 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.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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application will not be processed.) -AND- SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS14: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service.Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: conducting independent, rigorous research that is original, sound, and contributes to geriatrics and gerontology; solving important scientific, clinical, and/or health services problems that are related to gerontology and geriatrics; implementing theories, concepts, and methods related to aging that are required to successfully complete the research plan; collaborating with investigators from geriatrics, gerontology, and other health services. Preferred Experience:Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience following the doctorated degree You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
AccountabilityAnalysis and Problem SolvingCommunicationCreativity and Innovation IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.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; religious; 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. 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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Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition. 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