Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14

Vacancy ID: 796825   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-796825   USAJOBS Control Number: 332347200

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1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14
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  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 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 Consumer Safety Officer

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:

240370033 College Park, MD

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 descriptions below, select the one which best describes your 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 in program management or enforcement in one or more of the following areas: HAACP (seafood or juice), good manufactoring practices, labeling, dietary supplements, produce, foreign inspections, work planning, compliance policy, or data quality.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience 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.

3. Possess mastery of the FD&C Act, FSMA, implementing rules and policies applied to the area of responsibility.

4. Demonstrate thorough understanding of food industries; current trends, best practices and emerging issues.

5. Apply new regulatory/scientific developments to novel and critical problems that cannot be solved by the use of conventional methods.

6. Assure that inspectional, analytical, legal and administrative operations are consistent with current authorities and policies.

7. Demonstrate technical expertise to convey instruction to the field including work plan, compliance programs, assignments, import bulletins, etc.

8. Provide leadership in shaping short and long range goals that support risk-based work in work planning, assignments, and FSMA.

9. Establish and review assignments that support compliance programs and other guidances that align with the agency priorities and facilitate efficient field activities.

10. Analyze and evaluate on both a quantitative and qualitative level the accuracy and validity of the work generated to support and evaluate program and regulatory activities.

11. Utilize expertise to identify anomalies and areas for improvement.

12. Engage in addressing concerns and solving complex problems.

13. Represent Office on Agency-wide and Center-wide workgroups, committees tasked with working on various high-priority projects.

14. Develop highly technical and complex assignments or data reports that are well synthesized for the targeted audience.

15. Communicate effectively and frequently with branch members and management, and keep branch and management abreast of status of work products, challenges and deadlines.

16. Conduct briefings and presentations efficiently and effectively conveying the problems, results of the information related to assignments, compliance programs or data collection, and make recommendations for improvements.

17. Demonstrate expert knowledge necessary to assess and interpret assignments, work planning and/or accomplishment data.

18. Demonstrate technical proficiency with FDA data systems.

19. Demonstrate the ability to conduct market research and data analysis to evaluate program areas with agency policies and procedures.

20. Prepare clear and concise complex data summaries with program specific analysis.

21. Provide guidance and expert advice to branch/division staff on best practices relating to assignments, compliance programs or work planning strategies.

22. Collaborate with other Agency offices to foster a working relationship and develop mechanisms to improve assignments, compliance programs or the work planning strategies.

23. Set goals and objectives for assigned projects and responsibilities.

24. Identify milestones and target dates to accomplish goals, and operational policies needed to accomplish work successfully.

25. Act as a role model by training, mentoring or coaching employees within the branch.

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