Consumer Safety Officer (State Liaison), GS-0696-12/13

Vacancy ID: 763895   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-763895   USAJOBS Control Number: 328489500

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1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer (State Liaison), GS-0696-12/13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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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

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11. Miscellaneous Information

Do you intend to request consideration for a test accommodation for a disability qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended?
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 Merit Promotion
002 Non Competitive

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:

203080091 Lenexa, KS

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 an employee with the Food and Drug Administraton, Office of Regulatory Affairs?


2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education as it meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Consumer Safety Office, GS-696 series.

A. I have a degree that include at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer 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 - - courses consisting of a least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or 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. 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.

3. Develop and implement strategies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of FDA State program operations.

4. Coordinate the work performed by the States under contracts, partnership and grants by cooperatively planning and coordinating regulatory inspections and reviewing state inspection reports for adequacy and program compliance.

5. Manage the review of previously approved products determining whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria recommending a course of action if needed.

6. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, leadership, guidance and program strategies.

7. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.

8. Respond to questions and inquires from Federal, State and local agencies regarding FDA.

9. Plan and conduct regulatory inspections and in-depth investigations of various industry establishments.

10. Conduct inspections and investigations of facilities where only limited guidance documents are available or new regulations must be used in evaluating the industry.

11. Review reports of inspections and investigations for violations to determine the sufficiency of the evidence.

12. Schedule audits with the state, assigning the audits with the district, overseeing that the audits are performed and monitoring the audit classification in accordance with Field Management Directives.

13. Review and accept contract inspections in eSAF electronic State Access to FACTs, tracking inspectional accomplishments and reviewing state compliance activities with firms.

14. Recommend methods for performing data analysis or testing of scientific and technical products or designs; and/or prepare reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies.

15. Recognize and develop new procedures to solve critical or novel problems or, perform more refined analyses.

16. Prepare memoranda, briefings and other background material concerning substantive issues, findings conclusions and proposed solutions to keep management and appropriate staff involved at key decision points.

17. Design agenda and conduct training for new personnel including State and local government personnel.

18. Research and prepare final background and decision papers for the signature of upper management.

19. Extract and formulate information from multiple sources for comprehensive and informative reports.

20. Prepare final reports, position papers and other written documentation that supports investigative findings and recommendations for assigned programmatic activities.

21. Interact with and advise various levels of officials representing the establishments subject to regulatory review.

22. Initiate contact with industry officials to obtain incomplete or missing information on regulatory and scientific documents.

23. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public.

24. Provide advisory, liaison and consultative services to regulated industries, State and Federal agencies and management.

25. Participate in advisory panel meetings, staff meetings, training workshops or task groups and/or conversations to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions.

26. Consults with contacts as necessary exchanging information, resolving problems, providing advice and guidance on issues which may be controversial, coordinating District cooperative and partnership operations, and clarifying technical procedures and policy. 

27. Negotiate with State and industry officials regarding the findings and recommendations of inspectional/investigational reports and the implementation or regulatory initiatives.