Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer(Director, Investigations Branch)


Vacancy ID: 829465   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-829465   USAJOBS Control Number: 336156100

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 829465
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer(Director, Compliance Branch)
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. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Competitive Merit Promotion
002 Reassignment/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:


RQ0930000 San Juan, PR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please answer yes or no to statement one. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-14, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (Director Compliance Branch) position.

1. 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 relate to the work of the position and equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service as described in the vacancy announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer yes or no to statement two. Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position.

2. I have 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

A. Yes
B. No

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for GS-0696, Consumer Safety Officer

A. I have 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 services, 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 programing.
B. I have a combination of education and experience - with courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study previously described, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

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

4. Please select the appropriate response from the list below.

A. I am currently servicing a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
B. I have previously served in a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
C. I am currently in or have held a permanent trainee position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
D. I have not held any of the grade levels as described in A, B, or C.

Your response to the statement below will determine if you meet the area of consideration.

5. I am a current career or career-conditional status employee with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA); PHS Commissioned Corps Officer currently working with the FDA/ORA. 

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. Note: Submissions of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

6. Directs the formulation and recommendation of plans and participates in the establishment of goals and priorities in assigned area.

7. Responsible for directing and coordinating the functions and program of the organization by directing, coordinating, integrating and guiding the work of others to ensure that the overall program plans are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.

8. Assists in carrying out the diverse responsibilities related to the mission of the organization ensuring timeframes are met and appropriate resources utilized.

9. Develops innovate ways of conducting business in meeting program goals and objectives.

10. Deploy and utilize assigned resources providing leadership, guidance and technical direction necessary to ensure effective accomplishments of the office programs.

11. Formulates and recommends plans to ensure establishment of goals, leadership, guidance and technical accomplishments.

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. Note: Submissions of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

12. Ensures applicable laws, guidance and policies are followed and implemented in accomplishing assigned tasks.

13. Responsible for interpretation and application of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.

14. Formulates recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.

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. Note: Submissions of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

15. Develops and interprets established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, establish goals, leadership, guidance, program strategies and technical accomplishments.

16. Direct all phases of the work of an office in planning and managing enforcement, quality management, and evaluation of the programs.

17. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunities (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure accomplishment of workforce diversity and affirmative action objectives are met.

18. Coordinates, investigations and inspections and the collection of samples for which the office has regulatory responsibility.

19. Conducts import operations involving entry review, field examination, and sampling, typically in conjunction with other agencies.

20. Determine the overall policies and approaches to successfully achieve the mission of the program.

21. Maintain crucial review of overall program ensuring applicable laws, guidance and policies are followed and implemented in accomplishing assigned tasks.

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. Note: Submissions of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

22. Executive the administrative and personnel management responsibilities to ensure the mission assigned is accomplished.

23. Direct and provide leadership through subordinate managers and supervisors a successful workforce engaged in establishment inspections, implementation of official programs including QMS, administrative support activities and establishing and maintaining a continuing affirmative action program.

24. Ensure district resources are appropriate allocated.

25. Plan organizational structures, staffing needs based on needs to accomplish mission of the organization.

26. Addresses and resolve personnel management policy matters as necessary to accomplish mission.

27. Formulates administrative management decisions regarding major changes in the internal work processes and resources to improve operating efficiency.

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. Note: Submissions of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

28. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with operating division, health organizations, other agencies, academic institutions, state and local health departments and congressional representatives operating with the area of the office.

29. Deals effectively with individuals or work groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view in meeting the objectives of the organization.

30. Serves as advisor to management regarding industry seminars and conferences.

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. Note: Submissions of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

31. Participates in the formulation of enforcement actions, plans response to emergencies, and collaborates with other offices and governmental state and local agencies in pursuing investigation and emergency operations.

32. Develop comprehensive short and long range work plans and budgetary proposals necessary for the work plan.

33. Develop managerial concepts, systems and techniques which substantially improve the posture of an office in accomplishing assigned program goals.

34. Provides leadership to cross-functional committees, workgroups or broader agency and program initiatives.