FOOD TECHNOLOGIST


Vacancy ID: 758917   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-12-758917   USAJOBS Control Number: 327908800

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 758917
1. Title of Job

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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.)


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

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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 FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

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:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the basic requirement for Food Technologist GS-1382-12

A. I have a Bachelor's Degree in food technology, or dairy technology, microbiology, biology, chemistry, physics, or a related discipline or field of biological or physical science. The course work is comprised of at least 30 semester hours in the basic biological and physical sciences, and included at least 20 semester hours in food technology and closely related subjects, or 20 semester hours in subjects that can be applied directly to food technology.
B. I have a Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, including the course work comprised of at least 30 semester hours in the basic biological and physical sciences, and included at least 20 semester hours in food technology and closely related subjects, or 20 semester hours in subjects that can be applied directly to food technology, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in A or B.

2. From the descriptions below, in addition to meeting the Basic Requirement stated above, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the minimum qualifications Food Technologist
GS-1382-12

A. I have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS 11 or equivalent band level of responsibility drafting policies and programs involving complex and high priority scientific matters affecting policies and programs related to the safety of foods, providing guidance and/or training to professionals on matters relating to food safety, and collecting and interpreting datat and food safety information from a variety of sources and preparing recommendations accordingly.

B. I do not possess the experience described above.


For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. 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.

3. Collect and interpret data and food safety information from a variety of sources and prepares recommendations accordingly.

4. Coordinate meetings and workshops to maintain dialogue with internal and external food safety representatives regarding pressing food and nutrition problems.

5. Provide policy and program advice in response to evolving, policy, foodborne illness outbreaks, education/outreach programs, and risk-based research needs for the safety of foods.

6. Serve as liaison, committee member, or similar point of contact with internal and external representatives.

7. Provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of procedures, methods and strategies for obtaining and using data which describe the prevalence of major health risks.

8. Provide guidance and/or training to professionals on matters relating to food safety.

9. Draft and implement policies and programs involving complex and high priority scientific matters affecting policies and programs related to the safety of foods.

10. Draft replies to correspondence from interested persons on food safety issues that have broad health implications.

11. Write issue/background papers and a variety of reports with respect to food safety and technology.