This Program Analyst position is located within the Research Service at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. The primary purpose of this position is to plan and carry out all activities pertaining to the administration of the Medical Center's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).
-Serve as the Senior Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator and is responsible for the efficient management of the Human Studies Subcommittee/Institutional Review Board (HSS/IRB).
-Applying detailed and sometimes disparate regulations, policies, and procedures in order to ensure IRB, institutional, and investigator compliance as well as the protection of human subjects.
-Develops and maintains daily operational procedures for the efficient processing of research proposals involving the participation of human subjects in medical research as well as other grants and protocols submitted for approval without human subjects.
-Serves as a resource person regarding issues involving the implementation of policies and procedures for the review of research projects involving the participation of human subjects in medical research.
-Assists with the development and implementation of education programs or the research community.
-Reviews, evaluates and advises the committee regarding proposed changes to federal and state regulations affecting the use of human subjects.
-Performs pre-IRB committee analysis of research proposals.
-Applies extensive knowledge of regulations, policies, and guidelines to review and analyze completed research submissions.
-Oversees committee meeting schedules to ensure the presence of quorum.
-Develops meeting agendas, meeting minutes and maintains confidentiality of committee records.
-Provides consultation to investigators regarding regulations, policies and procedures governing the participation of human subjects in research.
-Reviews verifies, and analyzes submitted research proposals for consistency with program objectives and adherence to instructions and regulations.
-Researches, compiles, recommends, and summarizes information concerning committee review to the investigator and formulates an action plan.
-Performs other related duties as assigned.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Program Analyst #02337O
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
EXPERIENCE: Must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level that equipped you with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience consists of: Applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; directing, organizing, and exercising managerial skills to guide, train, and evaluate the efforts of other support staff and principal investigators, planning and setting priorities, and budget review; applying statistical, auditing analytical and evaluative methods and techniques and conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes; working with a variety of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and precedents which affect administrative operations of the organization; writing clear, precise, detailed, comprehensive and grammatically correct technical letters, memos, reports and training material; formulating administrative policies and procedures through research and knowledge of regulations and guidelines; use of computer systems/programs used in the medical center such as: Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Outlook, to retrieve electronic documents and files, develop and change spreadsheets, track and report data and develop computer presentations; adapting quantitative analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of program effectiveness and organizational productivity.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Must possess Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or must have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or LL.M., if related which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a combination of specialized experience and education as described above. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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: 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.
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.
Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information on about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
"Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.