Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-13


Vacancy ID: 807771   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CFSN-MP-13-807771   USAJOBS Control Number: 333625800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Basic Qualification Requirements

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the BEST answer that demonstrates your education related to this position.

A. Successful completion of a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's or higher 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. Successful completion of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. My experience is not reflected in choice A or B above.
 

Additional Qualification Requirements

2. From the descriptions below, please choose the BEST answer that demonstrates your experience related to this position.

A. I possess one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, developing policies, regulations, or guidance on issues related to small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages; collecting and interpreting data regarding the safety and quality of products from small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages; providing expert policy, scientific, or technical advice on the product safety of small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages; developing and evaluating programs related to small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages; implementing laws and regulations regarding small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages; etc.
B. My experience is not reflected in choice A above.

Technical Competence

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 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. Develop and implement policies and programs related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) affecting small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

4. Provide policy, scientific, or technical advice to the industry and to other Federal, state, or local public health officials on issues related to regulations affecting small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

5. Serve as an agency focal point for the development, evaluation, and implementation of programs, laws, or regulations regarding small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

Planning and Evaluating

6. Identify and assess standing, emerging, complex, or precedent-setting issues affecting an agency programs related to regulations affecting small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

7. Collect and interpret data regarding the safety, defense, composition, quality, or manufacture of products from small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

8. Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of programs related to small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

Writing

9. Develop policies, regulations, position papers, regulatory guidelines, compliance strategies, or advisory opinions on issues related to small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

10. Develop guidance or policies related to regulations affecting small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

11. Revise regulations on the legal sufficiency and procedural adequacy of proposed policy statements or policy initiatives for the safety of products from small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

12. Prepare replies to correspondence from the regulated community and other interested persons on food safety issues that are industry-wide in scope, have broad health implications, or that concern precedent setting interpretations of an agency's policies.

Oral Communication

13. Provide guidance and consultation on compliance and enforcement activities related to regulations affecting small or artisanal manufacturers of plant or plant derived foods and beverages.

14. Advise other professionals on procedures and methods for implementing new regulations for the safety of products from small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

15. Facilitate training to regulatory specialists and other professionals on the safety of products from small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.

16. Prepare and present informal remarks at briefings, training sessions, consumer industry workshops, etc. on the safety of products from small or artisanal manufacturers of plant and plant derived foods and beverages.