Consumer Safety Officer

Vacancy ID: 830357   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-01-MP-13-830357   USAJOBS Control Number: 336403200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 830357
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer
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  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

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

8. Other Information

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

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 13.


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

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

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

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

18. Other Date Information

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

19. Job Preference

Please select from the list below at least one Branch in which you are interested.  You may select more than one.  The Branch(es) you select will determine the position(s) for which you will be considered.
01 Division of Cardiovascular Devices (DCD), Cardiac Diagnostics Devices Branch (CDDB)
02 Division of Cardiovascular Devices, Peripheral Interventional Devices Branch (PIDB)
03 Division of Cardiovascular Devices, Circulatory Support Devices Branch (CSDB)
04 Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices (DNPMD), Neurostimulation Devices Branch (NSDB)
05 Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices, Physical Medicine and Neurotherapeutic Devices Branch (PNDB)
06 Division of Orthopedic Devices (DOD), Joint and Fixation Devices Branch 2 (JFDB2)
07 Division of Orthopedic Devices, Anterior Spine Devices Branch (ASDB)
08 Division of Surgical Devices (DSD), General Surgery Devices Branch 2 (GSDB2)
09 Division of Surgical Devices, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Devices Branch 2 (PRSB2)
10 Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices (DOED), Contact Lenses and Retinal Devices Branch (CLRDB)
11 Division of Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Infection Control and Dental Devices (DAGID), Respiratory Devices Branch (RDB)
12 Division of Reproductive, Gastro-Renal, and Urological Devices (DRGUD), Gastroenterology Devices Branch (GRDB)

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:

241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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

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 Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696.

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 Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13.

A. I have one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, evaluating and reviewing technical or procedural data; evaluating scientific and technical data for efficacy and safety; recommending methods for performing data analysis or conducting multi-disciplinary administrative activities, collecting and analyzing data from a variety of sources, preparing reports on administrative or performance acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies and/or delivering presentations to various audiences on scientific, personnel or technical data.

B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

3. Are you a permanent Food and Drug Administration employee?

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.

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. Evaluate the effectiveness of project short and long-term program goals and objectives.

5. Analyze and review personnel, scientific and technical data while evaluating scientific and technical efficacy and accuracy.

6. Review personnel and technical data submitted with respect to accuracy and consistency.

7. Make a judgment on whether the supporting data or information provided is sufficient to complete guidelines or monitor operating procedures.

8. Perform administrative evaluations, which include evaluating and implementing managerial, administrative or regulatory actions or policies.

9. Participate in the review of cases/projects where a multi-disciplinary team is required.

10. Develop and manage programs and systems for tracking and evaluating the progress of goals and objectives of the team.

11. Provide administrative and technical assistance to various team members.

12. Identify, investigate and resolve urgent programmatic issues impacting the team and other staff members.

13. Write and evaluate guidelines, summaries or scientific policies to ensure consistency and adherence to Agency or company requirements.

14. Prepare replies stating concerns or findings based on a technical/scientific review of the information or data.

15. Write recommendation reports, information and/or research reports for use by others.

16. Collect and manage data to coordinate responses to appeals, petitions, applications or requests.

17. Make presentations to the medical and scientific experts, managers, outside organizations or those who serve as panel members on committees or other working groups.

18. Conduct discussions with industry scientists and/or management officials regarding project or program status.

19. Serve as a primary liaison or representative communicating with domestic and/or international groups or individuals, consumers, consumer groups or other government agencies.