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 13.
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:
Choose 001 Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position at the grade level(s) posted in this vacancy announcement.
Choose 002 - Reassignment or Non-Competitive Promotion if on a permanent basis, you currently hold or have previously held a position at the grade level(s) posted on this vacancy announcement and the position had promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level or above.
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
Please answer yes or no to statement one. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0696-13, Consumer Safety Officer position.
1. I have at least one year 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
2. 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 the statement below. Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position.
3. I have 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.
4. I am a current employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs.A. Yes
Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.
5. 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.
Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.
6. Direct and coordinate the functions and program of the organization to ensure that the overall program plans are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.
7. Assist in carrying out the diverse responsibilities related to the mission of the organization ensuring timeframes are met and appropriate resources utilized.
8. Develop innovative ways of conducting business in meeting program goals and objectives.
9. Deploy and utilize assigned resources providing leadership, guidance and technical direction necessary to ensure effective accomplishments of the office programs.
10. Formulate and recommend plans to ensure establishment of goals, leadership, guidance and technical accomplishments.
11. Ensure applicable laws, guidance and policies are followed and implemented in accomplishing assigned tasks.
12. Interpret and apply the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.
13. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures, and information.
14. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, establish goals, leadership, guidance, program strategies and technical accomplishments.
15. Direct all phases of the work of an office in planning and managing enforcement, quality management, and evaluation of the programs.
16. Maintain crucial review of overall program ensuring applicable laws, guidance and policies are followed and implemented in accomplishing assigned tasks.
17. Coordinate investigations and inspections and the collection of samples for which the office has regulatory responsibilities.
18. Conduct import operations studies involving entry review, field examination, and sampling, typically in conjunction with other agencies.
19. Determine the overall policies and approaches to successfully achieve the mission of the program.
20. Execute the administrative and personnel management responsibilities to ensure the mission assigned is accomplished.
21. Direct and provide leadership through subordinate managers and supervisors a successful workforce engaged in establishment inspections, implementation of official programs including QMS, administrative support activities and establishing and maintaining a continuing affirmative action program.
22. Ensure district resources are appropriately allocated.
23. Plan organizational structures, staffing needs based on needs to accomplish mission.
24. Address and resolve personnel management policy matters as necessary to accomplish mission.
25. Formulate administrative management decisions regarding major changes in the internal work processes and resources to improve operating efficiency.
26. Prepare and deliver speeches to civic and industry groups expressing administration policy and guidance.
27. Develop comprehensive short and long range work plans and budgetary proposals necessary for the work plan.
28. Develop managerial concepts, systems, and techniques which substantially improve the posture of an office in accomplishing assigned program goals.
29. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with operating divisions and other agencies and congressional representatives operating with the area of the office.
30. Deal effectively with individuals or work groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view in meeting the objectives of the organization.
31. Serve as advisor to management regarding industry seminars and conferences.