Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14


Vacancy ID: 823490   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-823490   USAJOBS Control Number: 335446800

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 823490
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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

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 14.


14

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.  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).


001 Consumer Safety Officer-Competitive
002 Consumer Safety Officer-NonCompetitive

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

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 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.

B. I do not possess the specialized 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. 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.

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.