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  • October 26, 2020 08:49 | Kin Wong (Administrator)



    Marine Machinery Mechanic, WG-5334-10

    Vacancy Announcement: 

    Open Period: 10/21/2020 to 10/30/2020

    Salary Range:  $33.02 to $38.47 per hour

    Position Location:  Alameda, CA

    You will be responsible for performing major overhaul and/or repairs on all types of machinery and mechanical equipment aboard Coast Guard vessels and stations.

    Typical duties include:

    * Executing independent and small work crew performance of multi trade preventative maintenance and repair on small boats, along with support, of new or replacement equipment installations.

    * Removing machinery from boats, ships, or stations, for repairs or modifications.

    * Disassembling, repairing, testing, installing and aligning machinery replacement or reinstalling parts as necessary.

    * Installing and repairing other types of ship machinery such as weight handling machinery, hydraulic systems and components, anchor windlasses, boat davits, cranes and other deck machinery.

    * Performing work involving the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and modification of production machinery, equipment and systems such as standard and numerically controlled machine tools, woodworking and metalworking machines used in the production of goods.

    To review basic job requirements and to apply to this vacancy please visit: and click Apply or and enter 20-1266-WE-MP-D-R3 in the keyword search.

  • October 24, 2020 09:51 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Office of Program Audits and Evaluations (PAE) and/or Office of Information Technology Audits and Cyber (ITC)

    Location:  Arlington, VA.  

    Position:  Auditor (Audit Specialist), CG 511-13

    Opening/Closing dates:  10/23/2020 – 11/5/2020 (This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.)

    Announcement No:  2020-OIG-0022

    Please see link to the announcement below:

    Shaun Stever

    Human Resources Specialist

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Office of Inspector General

    3501 Fairfax Drive, VS Room E-9010

    Arlington, VA  22226

    703-562-6310 (phone)

    571-438-1156 (cell)

  • October 23, 2020 10:20 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Job Announcement # NESDIS-AA-2021-0001 [MAP - Current or former competitive service federal employees, individuals with disabilities, Federal Employees who meet the definition of a 'surplus' or 'displaced' employee,  military spouses, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Vista, Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed here but defined in the federal hiring authorities, Veterans) 

    Job Announcement # NESDIS-AA-2021-0002 (DE - U.S. Citizens/Nationals; and/or Federal Employees who meet the definition of a 'surplus' or 'displaced' employee): 

    POSITION TITLE:  International Relations Specialist

    AGENCY/OFFICE:  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data & Information Service (NESDIS) International & Interagency Affairs Division (IIAD)

    LOCATION:  Silver Spring, MD

    SALARY:   $72,030 to $112,240 per year

    FEDERAL GRADE:  This position is a ZA-3 under the Commerce Alternative Pay System (CAPS), which is equivalent to a General Schedule (GS) 11/12


    DUTIES:  As an International Relations Specialist, the successful candidate will perform the following duties:

    • Serve as a focal point for assigned countries, regions and/or organizations in coordination with the Division Director, Deputy Director and team leads to support partnerships to implement National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) goals for effective partnerships. Coordinate cooperative activities, monitor developments in partner policies and programs, monitor agency contributions, and support the development, negotiation and implementation of agreements.
    • Monitor national and international Earth observation policies, projects and programs, and analyze and advise on changes in policies and/or resources that impact NESDIS partnerships and goals.
    • Support the organization of international and inter-agency meetings and conferences including supporting NESDIS participation, coordinating across NOAA and with other agencies, preparing briefing materials and presentations, advising on protocol, and ensuring timely preparation of reports. Brief and staff senior leadership for meetings and foreign travel.
    • Support NESDIS participation in NOAA and U.S. government international and/or intergovernmental science and technology efforts.  Coordinate and consult with officials of other agencies and across NOAA to refine objectives, develop strategies, and coordinate negotiating tactics.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:To qualify for the 0131 series:

    A. Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
    B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
    C. Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.

    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.

    To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service.
    • Assisting in development and implementation of international partnerships, including supporting negotiations, coordinating and tracking contributions, and drafting reports;
    • Monitoring science and technology policies;
    • Supporting planning for international meetings including foreign visits and travel; and
    • Assisting in the development of policy positions and briefing materials.
  • October 22, 2020 16:00 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    USAID's Center for Innovation and Impact 

    CII is a small but dynamic team located in the Global Health Bureau, and seeks to apply business-minded approaches to the development, introduction and scale-up of health interventions to accelerate impact against the world's most important health challenges. 

    I am reaching out to let you know that we are currently recruiting for a Senior Innovative Finance Advisor to play a key role identifying and building innovative financing mechanisms to bring life-saving products and services to the people who need them most. Please see here for a link to the posting. 

    Tori Fessenden, Program Assistant 

    USAID Contractor

    Bureau for Global Health, Center for Innovation and Impact

    500 D Street, SW

    Washington, DC 20547

    Cell phone: 908-917-1495


  • October 22, 2020 12:22 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    The National Institutes of Health is recruiting for the position of Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  A description of the position, location, qualification requirements, and application procedures are posted on the NIH Executive Careers website at:  Please share this vacancy announcement with individuals whom you feel could provide the leadership and professional excellence required of the position.         


    This vacancy is being advertised as a nation-wide recruitment.  Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET), December 21, 2020.  Questions regarding application procedures should be addressed to Ayanna Vest at:  or by calling 301-496-6157.

  • October 16, 2020 10:00 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    The Forest Service Chief Information Office is NOW HIRING!!

    This is a great opportunity for YOU to come work with the CIO team! If you’re interested in applying or finding out more about this position, follow the link below:

    CIO- Information Resource Management, Information, Data and Performance Branch

    Vacancy Announcement: GS-2210-9 , 21-ASCSVJUL-CIO-734501U-AA

    Location to Be Determined at Selection

    Apply at this link: USAJOBS

    Applications accepted from10/14/2020 to 10/20/2020

  • October 14, 2020 13:02 | Kin Wong (Administrator)


    The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service,

    National Animal Disease Center, Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit

    In Ames, Iowa, is seeking a permanent, full-time Research Veterinary Medical Officer. A Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree is required. 

    The incumbent’s responsibilities would be to utilize comparative genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and systems biology approaches to identify molecular determinants of pathogenesis,characterize functional genomics of the host response to respiratory infection by Mycoplasma spp., identify differentially expressed genes through messenger RNA and protein profiles, associated with a challenge with Mycoplasma spp., utilize comparative immunologic approaches to elucidate host-mycoplasma immune responses in order to improve the understanding of host-species susceptibility and resistance differences, disease pathogenesis, and tissue tropisms, and develop assays to measure serum and mucosal antigen-specific antibody responses to further characterize host immunity to Mycoplasma mycoides.

    Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon scientific

    impact of the selected person. Research positions have an open-ended promotion potential. Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. Please view the complete text announcement and application instructions using the following link:

    This vacancy announcement is open from October 8, 2020, to November 6, 2020. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Eduardo Casas, Ph.D.

    Research Leader,

    Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit,

    National Animal Disease Center,


    515-337-6356 (Office)

    515-337-7428 (Fax)

  • October 06, 2020 13:32 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Director, Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies

    Department of Health and Human Services

    National Institutes of Health

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 

    Office of the Director

    Office of Science Management and Operations

    Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies


    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to be the director, Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies (ODSET). ODSET provides centralized leadership in coordinating, planning, and executing bioinformatics and related omics and emerging technology programs, initiatives, and activities across NIAID. The goal of this centralized leadership is to enhance NIAID's capabilities to accelerate scientific discoveries and facilitate clinical translational research and applications to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. 


    The ODSET director serves as the principal advisor to the NIAID director and senior leadership on the development of a strategic framework for the expanding data sets generated by NIAID-funded basic and clinical research; represents NIAID as the senior bioinformatics and data science leader at national and international meetings and workshops; and oversees and manages office operations and staff. In addition, as an expert advisor on identifying and implementing key scientific priorities and initiatives for NIAID in data science, including data management infrastructure and advanced computational tools, the incumbent serves as the associate director for data science reporting to the NIAID director.


    The ODSET director provides senior scientific expertise in data science, bioinformatics, omics, clinical informatics, mathematical modeling, predictive signatures of health and disease, and precision medicine and related technologies and uses experience in applying this expertise to infectious and/or immune-mediated diseases to leverage large-scale and diverse data and expedite new knowledge to turn basic and clinical research discoveries into clinical applications. The incumbent has the following responsibilities:


    • Leads the development of data-driven solutions with multidisciplinary teams to understand clinical needs and diseases, using predictive modeling and analytics to enhance clinical decisions 
    • Provides leadership in U.S. and international data sharing, access, and release efforts related to findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) principles, security, privacy, and data ownership
    • Creates an environment for sharing basic and clinical data sets for scientists, clinicians, and patients


    The successful candidate will be an intellectual leader on a broad range of evolving data science, biomedical informatics, and related emerging technologies as applied to infectious and/or immune-mediated disease research in NIAID’s complex portfolio. The successful candidate will also have a vision for future directions and potential that data science and bioinformatics have to transform and improve public health. 



    • M.D. or Ph.D. in a biomedical science with demonstrated scientific expertise that spans multiple disciplines including microbial and host genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and emerging technologies (e.g., sequencing, proteomics, structural genomics, clinical biomarker discovery, biomedical informatics, metabolomics)
    • Experience in the application of concepts, practices, requirements, and policies of data science, bioinformatics, omics, and related emerging technologies to infectious and/or immune-mediated disease research
    • Experience developing data infrastructure, platforms, and knowledge-based solutions; recommending data-driven solutions using predictive modeling and analytics; coordinating bioinformatics and emerging technology programs; and designing infectious, immunologic, and allergic disease databases
    • Leadership experience in organizing and managing multidisciplinary groups in developing data science and data sharing strategies and initiatives
    • Experience in establishing successful partnerships with a broad range of agencies and non-federal organizations
    • Experience in establishing and implementing guiding principles and policies for rapid public release of diverse data sets for the biomedical community’s easy access to data sets and tools


    To Apply

    Provide your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two- to three-page statement explaining your reasons for being interested in the position and the specific scientific and leadership expertise and experience you will bring to the position. Submit your application by email to  


    Applications will be accepted from October 30 to November 3, 2020. Up to three letters of professional reference may be required as the recruitment process progresses. 


    Email with questions or for more information about the position. 


    All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by individuals authorized by NIAID as part of the recruitment. The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a thrift savings plan (401K equivalent).


    Visit NIAID Careers to learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization.


    HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.




    Colleen Kelly  
    Management Analyst 
    Human Capital Branch

    Office of Administrative Services

  • October 06, 2020 13:27 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    CIO- Natural Resource Manager

    Vacancy Announcement: GS-2210-12 , Information Technology Project Manager

    Location to Be Determined at Selection

    Apply at this link:  USAJOBS

    Applications accepted from10/6/2020 to 10/13/2020

  • September 29, 2020 13:59 | Kin Wong (Administrator)









    Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade


    $46,000 to $88,000 per year

    (Salary level will be commensurate with education, position-related experience, and professional accomplishments.)

    Administratively Determined, Full-Time, Term-Appointed Position

    (The initial term of appointment is one year and is renewable at the Commission’s option. The position is not covered by provisions of 5 USC that apply to Executive Branch employees regarding appointment, termination, competitive service selection, and pay related rules and regulations.)

    Washington, DC

    Open to all qualified U.S. Citizens

    Applicants must be eligible for a security clearance. Upon appointment, the selectee will be required to undergo a background investigation, and during the employment period may also be required to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance up to the Top Secret/SCI level. An active clearance is not a prerequisite for applying for or initiating employment.

    September 17, 2020 to October 8, 2020 Email:

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    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.


    In accordance with its mandate, the Commission focuses its work and study on the following eleven areas: proliferation practices, economic transfers, energy and natural resources, foreign investment, military and security affairs, cyber activities, economic conditions, foreign affairs, compliance and enforcement, freedom of information, and product safety.

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