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.
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Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.
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1. Are you a current employee with the Food and Drug Administration?A. YES
The GS-696 series, Consumer Safety Officer positions have a positive education requirement. The educational requirement for this series under the Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions are:
A. Degree: that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following; biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical science, 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 or computer or computer programming.
B. A combination of education and experience - courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the field of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
2. From the description below, select ONE response that best describes how you meet the Basic Requirements for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-13 position.A. I have a degree in the behavioral of science as described in Part A of the Qualification Standards for the GS-696 series.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate your level of knowledge, skill, or ability for this position. For each item, choose the statement from the list (A-E) that best reflects your level of experience and/or training in that area.
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.
3. Assist in carrying out carrying out the diverse responsibilities related to the mission of the organization ensuring timeframes are met and appropriate resources utilized.
4. Developed innovative ways of conducting business in meeting program goals and objectives.
5. Provide leadership, guidance and technical direction to ensure accomplishments of the office programs.
6. Assures consistency and coordination of office policy implementation, ensuring uniformity, and fairness in the application of laws and regulations.
7. Responsible for the interpretation and application of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, related industry practices and regulations enduring accuracy and completeness.
8. Responsible for the interpretation of established operating policies and procedures.
9. Serves as primary source in interpreting established operating policies and procedures in order to develop plans, establish goals, leadership, guidance and program strategies.
10. Provides direction in the planning and management of enforcement, quality management and evaluation of the office programs.
11. Coordinates, plans and controls the overall workload and the quality of work product setting priorities to ensure the work is completed accurately meeting deadlines as necessary.
12. Coordinates the investigations, inspections and the collection of samples for which the office have overall responsibility.
13. Conducts import operations, involving entry reviews, field examination and sampling, typically in conjunction with other agencies.
14. Formulate administrative management decisions regarding major changes in the internal work process and resources to improve operating efficiency.
15. Activiely participates or initiates in management meetings
16. Address and resolves personnel management policy matters making sound recommendations and resolving issues.
17. Ensure district resources are appropriately allocated.
18. Develops and maintains effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public.
19. Researches, drafts and advises management in the development and implementation of management policies.
20. Serves as an advisor to management regarding industry seminars and conferences.
21. Prepares and deliver speeches to civic and industry groups providing guidance and interpretation of agency policies and regulations.
22. Develops comprehensive work plans and budgetary proposals.
23. Develop managerial concepts, systems and techniques which substantially improve the operation of the office to accomplish program goals.