CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER (CONTRACT PROJECT SPECIALIST) GS-696-11/12


Vacancy ID: 822105   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-822105   USAJOBS Control Number: 335337400

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER (CONTRACT PROJECT SPECIALIST)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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)?


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 11.


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12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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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

Please review the description below and select the most appropriate category (you must choose one): 

Choose 001 - Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:

Choose 002-Non-Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

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:


241360031 Rockville, MD

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, GS-0696-11/12.

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. Please select one answer to the statement below. Your responses will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0696-11, Consumer Safety Officer (Contract Project Specialist) position.

A. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy an academic year of graduate study.
C. I have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
D. I do not have the education/experience as described above in A, B or C.

INSTRUCTION: Please answer yes or no to statement number below. Your responses will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0696-12, Consumer Safety Officer (Contract Project Specialist) position.

3. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer yes or no to statement number below. Your response will determine if you meet the time in grade requirement.

4. I have 52 weeks at the GS-9 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

A. Yes
B. No

5. I have 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

A. Yes
B. No

Your response to statement number below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.

6. Please select the appropriate response from the list below. Select only one answer.

A. I am currently serving in a position at the GS-13 grade level or above in the
Federal Service on a permanent basis.
B. I have previously served in a position at the GS-13 level or above in the
Federal Service on a permanent basis.
C. I am currently in or have held, on a permanent basis, a trainee position at the GS-11 level or above, which has promotion potential to the GS-13 or above in the Federal Service.
D. I am a current FDA/ORA Commissioned Corps Officer (please attach orders) OR I am a current FDA/ORA employee serving under Schedule-A appointment (please attach certification or SF-50).
E. I do not meet any of the conditions as described in A, B, C or D.

Please respond yes or no to the statement below. Your response will determine if you meet the area of consideration for this position.

7. I am a current employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs OR I am a FDA/ORA Commissioned Corps Officer.

A. Yes
B. No

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.

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.

8. Interpret Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act regulations that deal with regulatory issues and provide advice to industries/individuals regarding contracts or grants.

9. Review policy and guidance issues related to contracts or grants.

10. Evaluate evidence to determine compliance with relevant guidance, policy or regulation/law.

11. Develop innovative funding strategies for increasing federal state integration. 

12. Exercise responsibility for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating state contracts or grants on a nationwide basis.

13. Provide guidance, consultation and interpretation of the Agency's contracts or grants policies and overall programs with high-level executives in multiple State agencies to ensure complete coordination between the contract and all other cooperative Federal State programs.

14. Prepare contract or grant specifications detailing the work to be performed and additional documentation that may be required.

15. Serve as the focal point within the Agency to whom personnel turn for authoritative information on the specific State contracts or grant that are in the incumbent's responsibility.

16. Responsible for preparing summaries and statistical data on contracts and grants with the states and the work accomplished by State agencies for the FDA.

17. Provide technical direction to the awardees through written and oral communication as appropriate and serves as focal point providing information on specific state contracts or grants.

18. Oversee contracts resolving most conflicts that arise.

19. Interpret policy and establish deadlines to ensure objectives of the project are met.

20. Coordinate the work with others.

21. Provide guidance, consultation and interpretation of the Agency's policies and overall programs.

22. Provide authoritative advice relating to contracts or grants and participates in committee and other activities to support and improve mutual objectives.

23. Solicit the views of state program officials on current problems and recommends solutions.

24. Provide technical direction to the contract or grant program awardees through written and oral communications.

25. Prepare and issues internal guidelines to assure a coordinated Agency operation as it applies to the contract or grant programs.

26. Prepare summaries and statistical data on contract or grants with the states local agencies and the work accomplished there for the Agency, states and special requests, e.g., Secretary's Office, news media, congressional committees, etc.

27. Serve as Office contact on matters pertaining to contracts and grants budgeting or auditing.

28. Evaluate, implement and coordinate on joint FDA-State programs.