Consumer Safety Officer (OVERSEAS), GS-696-11/12/13/14


Vacancy ID: 789478   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-OC-MP-13-789478   USAJOBS Control Number: 331549100

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1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer (OVERSEAS), GS-696-11/12/13/14
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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

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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 11.


11
12
13
14

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

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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

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:


001 Food Safety
002 Feed
003 Medical Devices
004 Biologics
005 Drugs
006 Clinical Trials/Research

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:


CH1050000 Beijing
CH2500000 Guangzhou
IN4700000 Hyderabad
MX5300000 Mexico City
IN6167000 Mumbai
IN6500000 New Delhi
CI8000000 Santiago
CH5800000 Shanghai

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

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-0696-11.

A. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, reviewing, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data; evaluating scientific data for efficacy and safety; and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings.
B. I have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy an academic year of graduate study.
C. I have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

3. 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-0696-12.

A. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data related to the laws and regulations protecting consumers from products that violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and related regulatory policy; ensuring the accuracy and reliability of scientific data included in reports, applications, and/or other scientific documents; preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings and/or delivering presentations to various audiences on scientific or technical data related to enforcement and quality management programs.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience related to the laws and regulations protecting consumers from products that violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and related regulatory policy, managing regulatory enforcement program activities carried out by subordinate units, such as consumer affairs, enforcement and quality management programs, which directly impact regulated industries.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

5. 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-0696-14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service, to include experience providing authoritative guidance on the jurisdictional status of products regulated to Agencies, national, and international organizations in the regulated industry to interpret and implement existing laws, regulations, and management of regulatory enforcement program activities.
B. I do not meet the requirements as 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. 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. Thorough knowledge of FDA, to include FDA laws, regulations, and policies and procedures related to foods, feeds, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.

7. Viewed as the focal point or liaison within public health agency or company to whom headquarters and field service may turn to for authoritative guidance and consultation regarding inspectional and investigational methods in the area of food, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs, or biologics.

8. Experience related to FDA inspections in foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.

9. Analyze the most complex records for high-risk, foods, feed, medical devices, or clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics manufacturing and recognize and document regulatory violations.

10. Experience as a lead investigator in foreign foods, feeds, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics investigation/inspection assignments.

11. Experience as a lead investigator in domestic food, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, or drug or biologicsĀ investigation/inspection assignments.

12. Working knowledge of inspectional/investigative and compliance follow-up for food, feeds, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.

13. Working knowledge of inspectional/investigative techniques and skill in evidence development and sample collection.

14. Ability to communicate orally and in writing on a wide range of food, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, biologics or drug-related issues that are often highly complex.

15. Technical knowledge of database analysis in the field of food, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.

16. Develop and implement formal training programs for personnel, industry representatives, foreign governments and/or local officials in food, feeds, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.

17. Provide technical expertise to industry representatives in the area of food, feeds, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.

18. Make recommendations that may affect the status or decision of the company as to the status of domestic or foreign products or to permit the entry of the inspected product food, feeds, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.