Consumer Safety Officer, 0696-13


Vacancy ID: 765346   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-765346   USAJOBS Control Number: 329477800

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 765346
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, 0696-13
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

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

8. Other Information

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

9. Languages

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

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


13

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

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

13. Test Location

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

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


17. Service Computation Date

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

18. Other Date Information

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

19. Job Preference

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

20. Occupational Specialties

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


001 Consumer Safety Officer

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:


240370033 College Park, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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

24. Personal Background Information

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

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13.

A. Degree: that included 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. Combination of education and experience -- 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 possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13.

A. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, developing, revising and interpreting regulations, ensures industry conformance with food safety, public health, and environmental requirements. Designing mechanisms and preparing statistically sound procedures for evaluating regulatory programs, and evaluating multiple unit industry operations.

B. I do not possess the specialized 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 or 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 regulations, model codes and Federal guidelines pertaining to retail-level food operations.

4. Interpret regulations, model codes and Federal guidelines pertaining to retail-level food operations.

5. Revise regulations, model codes and Federal guidelines pertaining to retail-level food operations.

6. Provide technical support/advisory assistance to regulatory partners in support of retail food program activities.

7. Provide advice to industry stakeholders regarding appropriate regulations for food safety.

8. Ensure uniform application of ordinances, codes, guides, and Federal regulatory policy under law for food safety and public health.

9. Apply knowledge of retail and food service operational practices in assessing risks and establishing retail food safety policy.

10. Develop risk management strategies and study designs based on science and technology through literature review and continuing education.

11. Evaluate research reports on topics related to foodborne illness prevention and environmental sanitation, and converts findings to practical applications.

12. Identify areas where additional research is needed and proposes studies where deemed appropriate.

13. Provide consult on the design and implementation of training workshops and courses.

14. Conduct retail food inspections for special security events.

15. Apply knowledge of food service inspectional protocols and its limitations to retail food safety policy development.

16. Provide consult on current industry practices in food service and retail stores on food safety.

17. Evaluate research reports on topics related to food safety, food borne illness prevention and environmental sanitation.

18. Oversee the completion of written sections of model code provisions, program documents, and technical reports related to retail food safety.

19. Use computer technology and Microsoft and other software applications for maintaining records and completing tasks related to retail food projects.

20. Prepare concise written communications regarding scientific, technological, and operational information related to food safety at retail.

21. Prepare technical reports and responses to correspondence requiring technical knowledge and background on the retail and food service industry.

22. Develop training materials related to food safety.

23. Address national audiences on retail food program issues.

24. Serve as trainer within training course advisory groups for the Agency courses on retail food safety.

25. Represent the Center at the Agency at Regional multi-state seminars.