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 (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA).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. Interpret and apply the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.
7. Understand the organizational structures and interrelationship of compliance organizations and programs ensuring they relate to area of responsibility.
8. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.
9. Use appropriate official correspondence and agency information when bringing legal actions against a violator in a court of law.
10. Ensures documentation and practices of firms are in compliance with laws, rules and regulations in protecting public health.
11. Current in compliance area in order to utlize the latest technologies and skills when evaluating documentation.
12. Ensure non-compliant establishments make necessary changes to meet regulations and determines the most suitable course of action including recommendation of legal action.
13. Survey and follow-up with noncompliant industry establishments.
14. Perform analyses and evaluation of data samples and documented information gathered during inspections and investigations.
15. Analyze study results and determines whether an investigation is complete or additional work is required.
16. Advise various industry officials on official rules and regulations and recommends changes that must be made to be in compliance.
17. Prepares data samples and information during inspections and investigations into final format.
18. Reviews and evaluates evidence and findings indicating a possible lack of compliance with enforced laws and regulations.
19. Identify and request additional documentation as needed.
20. Respond to requests from regulated industry, other organizations, general public and news media giving appropriate information in accordance with rules and guidelines.
21. Respond to inquiries from Federal, State or local agencies, foreign missions, industry and importers regarding interpretations of enforced laws and regulations, case studies and enforcement policies.
22. Reviews, evaluates, and prepares proposed legal action to ascertain conformance and enforcement policy, regulatory objectives, jurisdiction and adequacy of evidence.
23. Conduct informational hearings with non-compliant establishments.
24. Plans, organizes and implements in cooperation with other components, industry education, training and technical advice programs.
25. Conduct discussions with industry representatives regarding safety, regulatory or compliance issues.
26. Serve as fact witness in court cases dealing with regulated products.
27. Maintain liaison with US Customs officials facilitating import inspections and regulations.