Consumer Safety Officer


Vacancy ID: 825909   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-01-MP-13-825909   USAJOBS Control Number: 335900600

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 825909
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer
Consumer Safety Officer
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

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. The specialty code for this position is:


001 MP COMPETITIVE
002 MP 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:


241450031 Silver Spring, 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:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Basic Qualifications for 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Additional Qualifications for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14.
For the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service as described in the vacancy announcement.

A. 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-14 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

3. Are you a current HHS employee?

A. Yes
B. No

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Interpret and integrate regulatory policies and procedures.

5. Develop and implement programs to ensure uniform interpretation and application of activities to enforce regulations.

6. Design and develop studies to measure industry compliance with pertinent laws and regulations and to support regulatory actions.

7. Responsible for understanding the organizational structures and interrelationships of compliance organizations and programs ensuring they relate to area of responsibility

8. Provide advice/guidance to the field/district offices in processing legal actions and case
development.

9. Makes recommendations to management officials when a manufacturer of medical devices is not in compliance with good manufacturing practices.

10. Monitor, implement, evaluate and approve or disapprove corrective actions programs for noncompliant or defective products.

11. Manage and coordinate activities associated with administrative and regulatory action.

12. Provides written guidance to industry in determining regulatory responsibilities.

13. Prepares and develops reports, procedures, standards, and compliance guides. .

14. Prepares memoranda, briefings and other background material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions and proposed solutions to keep management and appropriate staff involved at key decision points.

15. Review reports of inspections and investigations for violations to determine the sufficiency of the evidence obtained.

16. Provides training to field offices in program areas.

17. Gives advice, counsel and instructions to employees on work and administrative matters.

18. Actively participates in meetings.

19. Negotiates with the medical device industry for acceptance of recommendations and requirements which involve substantial changes in established processes and activities and which may conflict with the desires and goals of the medical industry.