Consumer Safety Officer (Resident in Charge) GS-0696-12


Vacancy ID: 749597   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-12-749597   USAJOBS Control Number: 326838200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 749597
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer (Resident in Charge) GS-0696-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.


12

11. Miscellaneous Information

Do you have a disability (physical or mental) that you believe will interfere with completing the online assessments and require a Reasonable Accommodation?

Please note that Reasonable Accommodations for taking the online assessments are provided on a case-by-case basis only to qualified individuals with a disability covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. If you do not have a disability as defined above or have a disability that would not interfere with completing the online assessments, please do not check the "Yes" box.


801 Yes

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Competitive Merit Promotion
002 Non Competitive Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


480330453 Austin, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently employed with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs?

A. YES
B. NO

2. From the description below, select the response which best describes your education and/or experience as it meets the required educational level for this position.

A. I have a degree that includes at least 30 semester hours in biological science, chemistry, pharmacy, physical science, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provide knowledge directly related to consumer safety office work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.
B. I have a combination of education and experience which include courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not posses the education and/or experience described in A or B above.

3. From the description below, select the response that best describes your experience as it meets the specialized qualification requirements for the Consumer Safety Officer (Resident In Charge), GS-696-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to interpret and implement rules and regulations, skill in adapting and applying investigative methods and negotiating techniques in conducting inspections and investigations and the ability to lead and plan the activities of a team.
B. I do not meet the requiremenrs as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Responsibility for the interpretation and application of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices to ensure accuracy and completeness.

5. Understands the organizations structure and relationships with compliance organizations and programs.

6. Provides regulatory, technical and advice to senior management, public health agencies, state and regulated industries.

7. Plan and conduct regulatory inspections and investigations of various industry establishments.

8. Served as a team leader or coordinator in conducting complex assignments.

9. Managed the administrative functions associated with the operations of an office (i.e. administrative practices, procurement, etc.) 

10. Developed and interpret operating polices and procedures to make plans, provide leadership, guidance and program strategies.

11. Conduct inspections and investigations where only limited guidance is available or, newly established regulations must be used.

12. Assist in log term investigations, grand juries or multi-organizations investigation with limited oversight which can involve injury or death. 

13. Review and evaluate methods of processing and analyzing.

14. Provides advice and guidance on non-routing compliance issues involving inspections and investigations which are complex and unprecedented.

15. Manages the review of previous approved products and make recommendation if they should be continued  based on current scientific safety criteria.

16. Provides advisory, liaison and consultative services to regulated industries, State and Federal agencies and management.

17. Handles hostile or uncooperative industrial officials.

18. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public of which can be hostile and uncooperative on occasions.

19. Develop and provide training for subordinates, industry and state/local officials on technical and scientific issues, inspections/investigations, policies and law effecting the food program area.

20. Prepares reports, briefings and other documents concerning issues, findings, conclusions and solutions relating to the functions of an assigned area of responsibility.