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.
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)?
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty:
Choose 001 Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service announcement.
Choose 002 - Reassignment or Non-Competitive Promotion if on a permanent basis, you currently hold or have previously held a position at the GS-13 grade level or if you currently hold or heve previously held a trainee position at the GS-12 grade level with promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level or above; I am a current FDA employee serving under Schedule A appointment; OR I am a current Commissioned Corps Officer.
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location codes for this position are:
1. 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.
Please answer yes or no to statements below. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0696-12/13, Consumer Safety Officer position.
2. 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-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.A. Yes
3. 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
Please answer yes or no to the statement below. Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position.
4. I have at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.A. Yes
5. I have at least 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
Your response to the statement below will determine if you meet the area of consideration.
6. I am a current permanent employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs; OR I am a current PHS Commissioned Officer.A. Yes
Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.
7. 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.
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.
8. Responsible for interpretation and application of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.
9. Responsible for understanding the organizational structures and interrelationships of organizations and programs ensuring they relate to area of responsibility.
10. Formulates recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.
11. Serve as technical authority and principal contact to State and Local government officials, other Federal Agencies, private laboratories and industry on Emergency Response policies and procedures.
12. Conducts and coordinates a broad range of emergency response activities related to chemical and biological emergencies, bovine spongiform, encephalopathy, pandemic influenza, or radiological emergencies.
13. Provide expert advice based on policies and procedures to Agency, State and Local government officials and industry personnel on emergency response activities..
14. Assist in the integration of the national network of consumer regulatory agencies and is accessible by all available modern means of communication such as phone, pager, blackberry or e-mails.
15. Plans, monitors, and coordinates the District's response to national emergencies, natural disasters, man-made disasters, injury and illness complaints or reports of tampering, epidemiological investigations, and Agency emergency preparedness.
16. Responsible for carrying out the Emergency Response activities of an organization, setting priorities based on variety and urgency of emergency response situation.
17. Reviews and evaluates program operations developing recommendations or decision for program strategies, modifications, improvements and/or findings.
18. Makes recommendations for improving all levels of response including, but not limited to enhancements to training, equipment, organizations and operations.
19. Responsible for coordinating and communicating on a continual basis with various entities developing new approaches, mechanisms and process to enhance the response to varied types of emergencies.
20. Contacts are made to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide advice and guidance on issues which may be controversial providing clarification on technical and policy issues.
21. Provide comprehensive investigational, inspectional and technical assistance and consultation to the District and States concerning the Emergency Response Program.
22. Provide written recommendations to District management regarding emergency response operating procedures, policies and preparedness.
23. Make recommendations for improving all levels of local response to management.
24. Respond to requests from regulated industry, other organizations, general public and news media giving appropriate information in accordance with rules and guidelines.
25. Serve as district communication liaison with regional and HQ emergency coordinators on a routine basis serving as Federal point of contact during emergencies.
26. Represents the program on intra/interagency task forces, committees performing special assignments as required.
27. Work with state programs, District management, Regional and Headquarters' cooperatively planning, and coordinating outbreak, emergency response and Rapid response team activities.