U.S. Army Medical Command Health Science Program Administrator in Fort Sam Houston, Texas

U.S. Army Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 2 Years

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) asset and is collocated with the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The USAISR is dedicated to BOTH laboratory and clinical trauma research. Its mission is to provide requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured service members, from self-aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations; provide state-of-the-art trauma, burn, and critical care to Department of Defense beneficiaries around the world and civilians in our trauma region; and provide Burn Special Medical Augmentation Response Teams.

USAISR is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Personnel Demonstration Project (PDP). The DB-03 payband is equivalent to the GS-13, step 1 to GS-14, step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within this payband equivalent, will not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion) if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the payband will be accomplished through the pay for performance management system.

This is a contingent (TERM) appointment, NTE 2 years. Individuals selected for this term position may be eligible for conversion to career-conditional appointment at a later date. To be converted, the employee must (1) have been selected for the contingent position under competitive procedures, (2) must have served 2 years of substantially continuous service in the contingent appointment, (3) be selected under merit promotion procedures for the permanent position, and (4) have a current rating of "B" or better.

This is a TERM position for 2 years and may be extended to maximum of 5 years.MRMC Command is authorized to extend a contingent appointment one additional year.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


As a Health Science Program Administrator, you will: Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), which involves representing the Contracting Officer as described in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Manage combat casualty care research and program operations to ensure deliverables and milestones are achieved while maintaining adherence to governmental policies, procedures, and regulations; Coordinate between local resources and research directorates for contracting, budgeting, logistics, facilities, personnel, program management, and Information Technology/Information Management Office; Act as a Liaison between local and external agencies; Plan, design, and conduct research in blood product development.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel may be required 5% of the time
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement: Full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree that included major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

In addition to the basic requirement, applicants must meet the experience requirement listed below.

Experience Required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Experience assisting with developing and executing a medical research program emphasizing blood product development in support of combat casualty care; (2) budgeting a medical research program; and (3) managing medical research program resources.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DB-02/GS-12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of Medical Research Policies and Regulations
  2. Skill in Coordinating Medical Research
  3. Ability to Communicate

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Extended Probationary Period: The length of the probationary period for the Engineers and Scientists Occupational Family will be three years. The probationary period for all other occupational families will be two years.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel Background Investigation
  • This position requires the incumbent to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08) Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
  • This position requires Acquisition Level II certification.
  • Transcripts are required at the time of application.
  • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information with your application package.


Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at – http://www.op.gove/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accrd/index.html

On your resume, please include college, university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major file of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses hours in your major, if utilizing combination to qualify. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary Range: $84,443.00 to $129,723.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: DB-0601-03/03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452267100

Job Announcement Number: NEBB164868751815136D