Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-05/07/09


Vacancy ID: 770409   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-13-770409   USAJOBS Control Number: 329248000

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770409
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-05/07/09
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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


05
07
09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Are you a PHS Commissioned Corps Officer currently employed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs?

 

You are required to submit documented proof of PHS Commissioned Corps Officer status and current employment with FDA/Office of Regulatory Affairs.


1 Yes
2 No

20. Occupational Specialties

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001 All US Citizens

21. Geographic Availability


192260153 Des Moines, IA
203080091 Lenexa, KS
297080510 Saint Louis, MO

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. Select the statement below that best describes how you meet the basic requirement to qualify for the Consumer Safety Officer position:

A. I have a bachelor's or higher 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 sciences, or a related scientific field that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work.
B. I have a combination of education and experience-courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in response A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not have the education and/or experience described in responses A or B above.

2. Select the statement below that best describes your specialized experience and/or education to minimally qualify for the GS-05 grade level:

A. I have a bachelor's or higher degree that included at least 24 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 sciences, or a related scientific field that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work.
B. I have a combination of education and experience-courses consisting of at least 24 semester hours in the fields of study described in response A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not have the education and/or experience described in responses A or B above.

3. Select the statement below that best describes your specialized experience and/or education to minimally qualify for the GS-07 grade level:

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-05 level in the Federal service, that included assisting in the inspection of plants employing a variety of manufacturing processes and utilizing typical equipment; inspecting for sanitation, labeling and packaging where applicable laws and regulations are well-defined; collecting samples, checking effectiveness of recalls, and following up routine consumer complaint; applying analysis and review techniques to handle scientific and regulatory drug manufacture data.
B. I have one year of graduate level education or meet the requirements under the superior academic achievement provision in a field related to the position to be filled. If you select this response, you must submit transcripts or course listing.
C. I have a combination of the education and experience listed above (A and B) in which my percentage of specialized experience and education totals to 100%. (If you are qualifying under this option, you must include your graduate level college transcripts).
D. My specialized experience and/or education are not reflected in the above choices.

4. Select the statement below that best describes your specialized experience and/or education to minimally qualify for the GS-09 grade level:

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-07 level in the Federal service, that included inspecting plants employing a variety of manufacturing processes and utilizing typical equipment; inspecting for sanitation, labeling and packaging where applicable laws and regulations are well-defined; leading the collection of samples of foods, drugs, cosmetics and hazardous substances; applying analysis and review techniques to handle scientific and regulatory drug manufacture data.
B. I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the position to be filled. (If you select this response, you must submit a graduate level college transcript or course listing.)
C. I have a combination of the education and experience listed above (A and B) in which my percentage of specialized experience and education totals to 100%. (If you are qualifying under this option, you must include your graduate level college transcripts).
D. My specialized experience and/or education are not reflected in the above choices.

In this section, you are asked to evaluate yourself on task items using the scale provided. When making your ratings, please do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. Ensure that all claimed experience can be verified by the information in your resume. Do not give yourself credit for having performed tasks you have not performed. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from employment with the organization. For each task, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.

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 normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Interpret and apply Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.

6. Responsible for understanding the organizational structures and interrelationships of compliance organizations and programs ensuring they relate to area of responsibility.

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

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

9. Make recommendations to management officials as to whether or not a firm/individual is in compliance with regulatory procedures.

10. Serve as a team leader or coordinator in the conduct of complex assignments requiring one or more investigators, analyst or outside experts and/or personnel from other Federal, State or Local governments.
Factor: Influencing/Negotiating

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

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

13. Conduct more complex, technical investigations and inspections of establishments preparing proposed or final endorsements.

14. Act upon the full range of violations within the area of expertise including emergency situations ensuring violations are corrected.

15. Review and evaluate test methods and new automated methods of processing and analyzing.

16. Advise on new advances in technology related new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions and any new findings.

17. 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.

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

19. Serve as witness in area of expertise in court cases dealing with regulated products.

20. Initiate contract with industry officials to obtain basic incomplete or missing information on regulatory and scientific documents.

21. Handle hostile or uncooperative industrial officials with tact and firmness in obtaining information needed.

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

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

24. Prepare reports, papers and other written documentation that support investigative findings and recommendations.

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