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, Supervisory 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, Pacific Region.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. Analyze and evaluate the impact of legislation, regulations, policies and/or procedures on the ability of a work unit to effectively execute science-based program activities.
7. Provide technical expertise in resolving issues that affect program administration.
8. Evaluate alternatives and disputed facts to arrive at sound, logical conclusions.
9. Make recommendations for the modification or improvement of policies and procedures to ensure that quality goals are met.
10. Separate issues of critical importance from those of routine importance for consideration by higher levels of supervision.
11. Plan work assignments to be accomplished by subordinates.
12. Set and adjust short-term work priorities.
13. Assign work based on the priorities and capabilities of employees.
14. Evaluate the work performance and quality of work outputs of subordinates.
15. Hear and resolve compliants from employees.
16. Find and implement ways to eliminate or reduce barriers to work accomplishments.
17. Identify developmental needs of subordinates and find ways to provide developmental opportunities to those individuals.
18. Coordinate and integrate two or more science-based work assignments, projects, or program segments.
19. Establish quality standards to ensure consistency of the products or services provided by a work unit.
20. Review work produced by individuals within a work unit to ensure conformance with formal standards or organizational policies.
21. Coordinate work efforts with other work unit supervisors to meet organizational goals and deal with requirements and problems.
22. Actively participate in conferences, meetings, hearings or presentations involving policy or procedural issues of consequence to an organization.
23. Influence, motivate or control individuals or groups to achieve a common understanding of policy issues and concerns to obtain compliance with established policies and regulations.
24. Explain provisions of applicable laws, regulations, and policies to individuals of varying ability of comprehension.
25. Conduct technical discussions and negotiations with individuals inside and outside of the organization.
26. Independently write comprehensive technical evaluations, reviews, reports, or instructional materials.
27. Write procedures for use by internal or external groups providing scientific or technical support services.
28. Provide program expertise, guidance and information in writing to technical personnel in other organizational components as well as other Federal, State, and local government agencies.