Science Policy Analyst
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Science Policy Analyst
***The closing date on the announcement is January 29, 2020 at Midnight EST! Only applications submitted to USAJOBS via the link below with all appropriate documentation (e.g. unofficial transcripts) will be considered:
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 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.
- Assist in providing guidance and/or regulatory recommendations to address and solve regulatory science issues consistent with technological developments new scientific evidence.
- Review and analyze project implementation plan for improvements of regulatory science programs, including rule-making and guidance development.
- Provide guidance and/or regulatory recommendations to address and solve challenging regulatory science issues consistent with technological developments or new scientific evidence.
- Evaluate methodology of past and proposed regulatory program options for achieving agency public health goals and assist subject-matter experts in the design of regulatory science programs conducted within the Center.
In order be eligible for the position of Science Policy Analyst, (GS-0601-9/11), you must meet the following requirements...
Applicants must meet the following requirements, and must provide transcript(s) at the time of application submission.
You must have a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree with a 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 (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
For the GS-9: You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Such experience includes: assisting with the planning, design and analysis of science programs; assisting with conducting studies on science programs; participating in the development and implementation of science programs; and preparing status reports.
Have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
For the GS-11: You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the Federal service. Such experience includes: assisting with conducting studies on science programs and drafting documents to present findings and recommendations; participating in the development and implementation of science programs; preparing status reports; and assisting in providing guidance and/or recommendations to address regulatory issues.
Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree