Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-11/12


Vacancy ID: 827335   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-827335   USAJOBS Control Number: 335915600

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-11/12
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 11.


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12

11. Miscellaneous Information

Reasonable Accommodations for taking the online assessments are provided on a case-by-case basis only to qualified individuals with a disability covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

Do you have a disability (physical or mental) that you believe will interfere with completing the online assessments and require a Reasonable Accommodation?


801 Yes

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Consumer Safety Officer

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:


403550017 Oklahoma City, OK
404780143 Tulsa, OK
481730085 Dallas, TX
486090029 San Antonio, TX

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. I am currently employe with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs.

A. Yes
B. No

2. 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.

3. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-11/12.

A. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data; reviewing gathering and performing standard analysis of scientific data; reviewing and evaluating scientific data for efficacy and safety; and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings.

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 have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 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.

E. 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 or 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.

4. Interpret Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act regulations that deal with regulatory issues and provide advice to industries/individuals regarding compliance.

5. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.

6. Review policy and enforcement issues related to enforcement.

7. Evaluate case evidence to determine compliance with federal laws.

8. Perform review evaluation of inspection reports using federal food laws and policies to ensure consistency with guidelines as applied to foods and cosmetics.

9. Develop innovative compliance strategies for reducing public health risk.

10. Plan and conduct regulatory inspections and investigations of establishments preparing proposed or final endorsements.

11. Collects samples and conduct field analyses involving weighing, measuring and counting to determine degree of consistency with Good Manufacturing Practices and efficacy of quality controls.

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

13. Makes recommendations to management officials as to whether or not a firm/individual is in compliance with regulatory procedures.

14. Review and evaluate the adequacy of documented observations contained in inspection reports using scientific principles.

15. Provide advisory, liaison and consultative services to regulated industries, State and Federal agencies and management.

16. Provide testimony in court regarding condition of the manufacturer and circumstances surrounding samples/data collected.

17. Initiate contact with industry officials to obtain basic incomplete or missing information on regulatory and scientific documents.

18. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public.

19. Participates as an instructor providing on-the-job-training with sophisticated techniques employed in establishment inspections and investigations regarding regulations related to food.

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

21. Research and prepare final background and decision papers for the signature of upper management.

22. Prepare final reports, position papers and other written documentation that supports investigative findings and recommendations for assigned programmatic activities.