Consumer Safety Officer (Regional Retail Food Specialist) GS-0696-12/13


Vacancy ID: 815640   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-815640   USAJOBS Control Number: 334558200

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1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer (Regional Retail Food Specialist) GS-0696-12/13
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 http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  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

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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13

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 (Regional Retail Food Specialist)

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:


99MTRO001 Chicago Metro Area, IL
175900081 Mount Vernon, IL
176850143 Peoria, IL
391610061 Cincinnati, OH
99MTRO010 Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
99MTRO011 Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA

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 (Retail Food Specialist), GS-0696-12/13.

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 which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer (Retail Food Specialist), GS-0696-12/13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data; ensuring the accuracy and reliability of scientific data included in reports, applications, and/or other scientific documents; preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings.

B. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data; ensuring the accuracy and reliability of scientific data included in reports, applications, and/or other scientific documents; preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings and/or delivering presentations to various audiences on scientific or technical data pertaining to retail food safety programs.

C. I do not possess the 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. 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. Interpret Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act regulations that deal with regulatory issues and provide advice to industries/individuals regarding compliance.

4. Provide comprehensive investigational, inspectional, and technical assistance and consultation to regulated industry concerning retail food safety programs.

5. Review policy and enforcement issues related to enforcement.

6. Conduct joint inspections with State officials to evaluate State inspection and enforcement practices and to determine sanitary condition in the industry.

7. Perform review evaluation of inspection reports using federal food laws and policies to ensure consistency with guidelines.

8. Serve as a technical authority providing advice to higher level officials, State, County and Local government, private laboratory and industry on retail food safety and related areas.

9. Review and analyze proposed and enacted state legislation affecting retail food safety.

10. Advise staff on the impact of legislation affecting retail food safety, and proposes alternatives to address the results of legislative changes.

11. Review personnel standardization packages for accurate application of violations of a jurisdiction food safety regulations determining the most appropriate public health action.

12. Discuss deficiencies found and formulate recommendations needed to improve the retail food safety programs based on background information and an understanding of policies, regulations, and procedures.

13. Provide comprehensive investigational, inspectional and technical assistance and consultation making recommendations to higher management officials whether or not an establishment is in violation of Voluntary Retail Food Program regulations and requirements.

14. Plan and coordinate the retail food safety program within area of responsibility.

15. Determine the effectiveness of the Retail Food Safety Program and coordinating work assignments to meet goals.

16. Evaluate effects of technological developments on national and regional program in the area of retail food safety and recommend appropriate policy and procedural changes.

17. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, leadership, guidance and program strategies.

18. Determine follow-up technical assistance and training needed to help jurisdictional officials resolve problems and program deficiencies.

19. Evaluate effects of technological developments on national and regional program in the area of retail food safety and recommend appropriate policy and procedural changes as necessary.

20. Perform equipment construction and installation plan reviews and new equipment evaluations based on knowledge of health and disease control.

21. Advise management, State and Local government and private industry on new advances in technology regulated to the retail food safety program.

22. Responsible for effectively interacting with individuals within/outside the organization with diplomacy and tact providing consultation and making presentations.

23. Serve as an instructor training regulated industries in retail food safety program areas.

24. Provide extensive advisory, liaison and consultative services for retail food safety programs to regulated industries, State agencies and other Federal agencies and management.

25. Review, evaluate and endorse State reports certifying compliance with program guidelines.

26. Evaluate and make recommendations on necessary regulatory actions preparing reply stating organizational concerns.

27. Develop and implement formal training programs for personnel, industry and state/local officials providing technical expertise as needed.
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