CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER, GS-696-13


Vacancy ID: 774333   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-774333   USAJOBS Control Number: 329755900

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 774333
1. Title of Job

CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER, GS-0696-13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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)?


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 13.


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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

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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:  

Choose 001 – Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position at the grade level(s) posted in this vacancy announcement.

Choose 002 - Reassignment or Non-Competitive Promotion if on a permanent basis, you currently hold or have previously held a position at the grade level(s) posted on this vacancy announcement and the position had promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level or above; OR I am a current Commissioned Corps Officer; OR I am a current FDA employee serving under the Schedule A appointment. 

 


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location codes for this position are:


061980037 Los Angeles, CA
063260073 San Diego, CA
261260163 Detroit, MI
364170061 New York, NY
471620157 Memphis, TN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please answer yes or no to statement one.  Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0696-13, Consumer Safety Officer position.

1. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for GS-0696, Consumer Safety Officer.

A. I have 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. I have a combination of education and experience consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study as described in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

Please answer yes or no to the statement below.  Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position.

3. I have 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

Your response to the statement below will determine if you meet the area of consideration.

4. I am a current permanent employee of the Food and Drug Administration; OR I am a current FDA employee serving under the Schedule A appointment; OR I am a current PHS Commissioned Officer.

A. Yes
B. No

Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.

5. Please select the appropriate response from the list below.

A. I am currently serving in a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
B. I have previously served in a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
C. I am a current PHS Commissioned Officer (attach personnel order).
D. I do not meet any of the conditions as described in A, B, or C.

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.

6. Serve as a resource person in field-wide import/export training programs.

7. Provide guidance on the latest procedures and policies and recommends changes in such training programs to ensure programs meet the need of the field import personnel.

8. Provide a focal point to whom the headquarters and field units, other Agency components, other government agencies, the trade and foreign governments may turn for definitive guidance and consultation in the area of import/export policy and procedures.

9. Serve as liaison in the area of import/export enforcement activities.  As such, assists in the development and processing of import releases, detentions, and refusals to ensure they are brought to a proper conclusion consistent with Agency policy and procedure.

10. Review special and unusual problems submitted by various Centers and prepares proposed guidance to the Center and field unit involved to resolve the issues causing the problems.  Such issues may deal with interpretations of law, policy and procedures.

11. Maintain knowledge of relevant research and evaluation findings as well as legislative developments.

12. Provide counsel to the field in import and export matters.  Interprets policy, action decisions and recent court decisions; preparing proposed guidance on their application in the field.

13. Work with information technology staff, contractors, and field employees in the improvement of existing data systems, and the design, testing and deployment of new information technology systems.

14. Answer inquiry from other Federal agencies regarding FDA laws, regulations and policy.

15. Prepare and presents informal remarks and formal speeches at telephone conferences, briefings, training sessions, consumer and industry workshops, etc.

16. Participate as a subject matter specialist in the on site evaluation of field import/export enforcement areas. Identify areas which warrant further study or improvement and prepares reports covering the onsite visits.