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Centralized Positions: GS-14 & Above


The VA Office of Research and Development (ORD) evaluates research scientists positions funded by ORD for assignment at General Schedule (GS)-14 and above. This covers Title 5 and Title 38 hybrid research scientists including appointments in Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service (BLR&D), Clinical Sciences Research and Development Service (CSR&D), Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D), Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), and the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP).

Refer to Program Guide 1200.03: Centralized Positions of Research Scientists, GS-14 and Above, and the documents provided here for guidance regarding the submission and approval of these positions. This program is distinct from the Research Career Scientist program (see Reasearch Career Scientist Program Guide 1200.20).

Documents

Instructions for Preparation and Submission for Title 5 Position Nominations


Instructions and Required Documentation for Hybrid Title 38 Occupations


Cover Sheet for New Appointments


Cover Sheet for Current Employees


OPM Research Grade Evaluation Guide


OF8: Position Description


VA Form 4670: https://tinyurl.com/5e8xxwe8 - If you have intranet access, copy and paste the link into your browser.


ORD Classification form 2020-1


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Webinar Recording and FAQ:

Contact information:

BLR&D/CSR&D:

Carol Fowler, Ph.D.
Telephone: 202-497-6815
E-mail: carol.fowler@va.gov

HSR&D:

Robert Small
Telephone: 202-443-5743
E-mail: robert.small@va.gov

RR&D:

Ricardo Gonzalez
Telephone: 202-443-5761
E-mail: ricardo.gonzalez@va.gov



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