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 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.
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 14.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. Please review the description below and select the method you wish to be considered for this position:
Choose 001 - Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:
· A current or former federal employee who either is currently or has previously held a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent, with no higher promotion potential.
· An VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998) eligible: veteran who is preference eligible or who has been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; (please attach DD-214)
· Military Spouses (please submit documentation)
Choose 002 - Non-Competitive MP: This applies to the following candidates:
· A current or former federal employees who either is currently or has previously held a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level or above.
· PHS Commissioned Corps Officer - This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps (please attach orders).
· A current employee serving under a Schedule A appointment (please attach Sch-A certificate and SF-50)(For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)
· Displaced Federal employee requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14.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.
2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14.A. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service, implementing Quality Management Systems to develop quality programs influencing regulatory correctness and responsiveness; designing studies to measure program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; and negotiating enhancements to policies, practices and procedures necessary to implement the quality goals of an organization.
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.
3. Develop programs that plan, develop, and implement quality provisions aimed to prevent and correct unsatisfactory conditions and elements affecting transactions and services.
4. Monitor quality programs and indicators designed to prevent erroneous transactions and ineffective work practices.
5. Conduct investigations work transactions, business processes and delivery of services to recommend necessary compliance actions.
6. Facilitate the development of new quality business practices for an organization.
7. Design strategies to identify necessary improvements to customer service and process quality.
8. Develop sampling techniques and/or reporting procedures in identifying problem areas or inherent weaknesses in a program's work processes and procedures.
9. Analyze adverse quality trends or conditions to initiate corrective actions within an organization.
10. Develop indicators to provide objective evidence of the effectiveness of quality procedures and controls.
11. Collaborate with managers and technical specialists to develop quality programs aimed to resolve business issues.
12. Consult managers in the development of strategies to apply quality management to core program areas.
13. Negotiate with managers the acceptance and implementation of recommendations on organizational improvements or program effectiveness.
14. Provide technical guidance on industry best practices and quality program management methods to managers and staff.