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1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-12/13.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. 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, to include experience with laws and regulations of a regulatory agency’s programs affecting product safety, food and/or feed safety; plans, coordinates and reviews state inspection reports for adequacy and program compliance; apply investigative methods and negotiating techniques in regard to auditing and planning state inspections; perform data analysis and prepare comprehensive and informative reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies; and participate in advisory panel meetings, training workshops to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions.
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-0696-13.A. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, to include experience with laws and regulations of a regulatory agency’s programs affecting product safety, food and/or feed safety; plans, coordinates and reviews state inspection reports for adequacy and program compliance; apply investigative methods and negotiating techniques in regard to auditing and planning state inspections; perform data analysis and prepare comprehensive and informative reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies; and participate in advisory panel meetings, training workshops to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions; and preparing reports.
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.
4. Develop and implement strategies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of FDA State program operations
5. Coordinate the works performed by the States under contracts, partnerships and grants by cooperatively planning and coordinating regulatory inspections and reviewing state inspections reports for adequacy and program compliance.
6. 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.
7. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, leadership, guidance and program strategies.
8. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.
9. Respond to questions and inquiries from Federal, State and local agencies regarding FDA.
10. Plan and conduct regulatory inspections and in-depth investigations of various industry establishments.
11. Conduct inspections and investigations of facilities where only limited guidance documents are available or new regulations must be used in evaluating the industry.
12. Review reports of inspections and investigations for violations to determine the sufficiency of the evidence.
13. Schedule audits with the state, assigning the audits within the district, overseeing that the audits performed and monitoring the audit classification (acceptance, needs improvement) in accordance with Field Management Directives.
14. Review and accept contract inspections in eSAF electronic State Access to FACTS), tracking inspectional accomplishments and reviewing state compliance activities with firms.
15. Recommend methods for performing data analysis or testing of scientific and technical products or designs; and/or prepare reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies.
16. Recognize and develop new procedures to solve critical or novel problems or perform more refined analyses.
17. Prepare memoranda, briefings and other background material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions and proposed solutions to keep management and appropriate staff involved at key decision points.
18. Develop and implement formal training programs for personnel, industry and state/local officials regarding technical and scientific matters, inspectional/investigational issues, policies, and laws affecting the food program area.
19. Design agenda and conduct training for new personnel to include State and local government personnel.
20. Research and prepare final background and decision papers for the signature of upper management.
21. Extract and formulate information from multiple sources for comprehensive and informative reports.
22. Prepare guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
23. Prepare final reports, position papers and other written documentation that supports investigative findings and recommendations for assigned programmatic activities.
24. Interact with and advise various levels of officials representing the establishments subject to regulatory review.
25. Initiate contact with industry officials to obtain basic incomplete or missing information on regulatory and scientific documents.
26. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public.
27. Provide advisory, liaison and consultative services to regulated industries, State and Federal agencies and management.
28. Participate in advisory panel meetings, staff meetings, training workshops or task groups and/or conversations to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions.
29. Consult with contacts as necessary exchanging information, resolving problems, providing advice and guidance on issues which may be controversial, coordinating District cooperative and partnership operations, and clarifying technical and policy.
30. Negotiate with State and industry officials regarding the findings/recommendations of inspectional/investigational reports and the implementation of regulatory initiatives.
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