Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
1. Select the response below that best captures your education and/or experience to meet the Basic Requirements for this position.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.
2. Do you have at least one full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or higher in the Federal service) that included overseeing or managing compliance activities to ensure the quality of regulated biological products; developing policies and procedures for a regulated program; collaborating with program senior managers and advising on matters in the area of regulatory compliance; and providing supervision/leadership to a staff or team members?A. Yes (this specialized experience must be reflected in your resume)
For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
3. Provide advice and guidance on critical and significant regulatory and compliance policies and concepts.
4. Manage and direct regulatory activities within a program.
5. Participate in discussions and decisions concerning matters in the area of regulatory responsibility within the office program.
6. Manage the development of policies and procedures on all regulatory interpretations and analyses.
7. Develop effective and financially secured methods to conduct the regulatory evaluation of biological products.
8. Prepare implementation plans of proposed regulatory changes having an impact on a program.
9. Ensure short- or long-term goals and strategies are being achieved within various program areas.
10. Address and resolve unusual and often precedent setting issues associated with regulated programs.
11. Resolve inconsistencies in guidance among inspectional, enforcement, and regulatory programs.
12. Manage and direct programs as delegated by top management.
13. Provide supervision to employees who are conducting the work activities of a program.
14. Work with senior level management or director to ensure policies and procedures are consistent with all applicable laws and regulations for a program.
15. Facilitate meetings to discuss and/or make decisions regarding program issues or discrepancies.
16. Represent a program office or organization in dealing and negotiating with organizational representatives such as: Congress; other Federal agencies; state, local, and foreign governments; regulated industries, professional and industry organizations, and public interest groups.