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Job Title: Health Science Officer
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Counseling, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Health Science Officer
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible: No Authorized
Telework: Yes
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 00267-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is a collaborative consortium of seven divisions located in VA Medical Centers throughout the country that advances scientific understanding of PTSD and provides scientific input to policy-makers and program managers throughout the Veterans Health Administration. NCPTSD is on the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention's organizational chart. This individual will oversees and directs NCPTSD-related research projects, educational programs, strategic planning, and other national programs such as the VA Prolonged Exposure Training Program. The Director of the D&T Division is co-equal with the Directors of NCPTSD's Behavioral Sciences, Women's Health, Clinical Neurosciences, and Evaluation Divisions, who all report to the Executive Director of NCPTSD

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
  • Develops Division research and educational priorities and assesses Division-wide adoption of priorities.
  • Makes educational presentations about trauma and PTSD at national meetings for VA, other federal and non-federal agencies, universities, and professional societies.
  • Oversees 80 to 115 staff members working in the Division. Directly or indirectly supervises 40 to 45 employees, including 3 GS-14 and 17 to 20 GS-13 doctoral-level principal investigators and team leads. Indirectly oversees another 40 to 50 research staff, contractor workers, and trainees working under the direction of the principal investigators and team leads.
  • Fosters research collaborations with other National Center for PTSD Divisions and with other organizations and academic departments.
  • Provides expert guidance, consultation, and leadership in developing methodologies to analyze and evaluate both PTSD research and education/implementation activities related o trauma and PTSD, technologies, and implementation science.
  • Makes educational presentations about trauma and PTSD at national meetings for VA, other federal and non-federal agencies, universities, and professional societies.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, .
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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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. 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. 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.

Basic Requirement:

Degree: A 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. [TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED. CONFERRAL OF DEGREES EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS OK.]

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, the applicant must also possess:

Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing education/training initiatives.
  • Monitoring key activities in programs and projects for timeliness, accomplishing key milestones, and supporting the overall objectives outlined in Directives and other VHA publications.
  • Provides expert guidance, consultation, and leadership in developing methodologies to analyze and evaluate both Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research and education/implementation activities related to trauma and Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), technologies, and implementation science.
  • Designs, formulates, ensures implementation of, and oversees all Division scientific research, analytical, educational, and programmatic activities to maximize Veterans 'functioning and promote their recovery from Posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD.
(THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE WILL DOCUMENT IN YOUR RESUME.)
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Teaching Others


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Time-in-grade restrictions MUST be met by the closing date.***
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Physical Requirements:

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume (Required for ALL applicants)
  • DD-214 (If applying as a Veteran)
  • Other Veterans Documents (If applicable - e.g. VBA Letter)
  • SF-15 (If Veteran claiming 10 point preference)
  • Non-Award SF-50 (Required for VA, other Federal Employees, and Reinstatement eligibles)
  • Schedule A Letter (If applying as a Schedule A applicant)
  • Transcripts (If using education to qualify)
In addition to the above documents, applicants may also submit the following:
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment (Required if selected)
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, .
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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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. 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. 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.

Basic Requirement:

Degree: A 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. [TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED. CONFERRAL OF DEGREES EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS OK.]

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, the applicant must also possess:

Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing education/training initiatives.
  • Monitoring key activities in programs and projects for timeliness, accomplishing key milestones, and supporting the overall objectives outlined in Directives and other VHA publications.
  • Provides expert guidance, consultation, and leadership in developing methodologies to analyze and evaluate both Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research and education/implementation activities related to trauma and Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), technologies, and implementation science.
  • Designs, formulates, ensures implementation of, and oversees all Division scientific research, analytical, educational, and programmatic activities to maximize Veterans 'functioning and promote their recovery from Posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD.
(THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE WILL DOCUMENT IN YOUR RESUME.)
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Teaching Others


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.
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