Vacancy ID: 830678   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-830678   USAJOBS Control Number: 336290800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select one statement below that best describes your education and experience to qualify for this position.

A. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher 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. (Note: 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. I have successfully completed courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc.
C. My background is not reflected in the above statements.

2. From the responses below please select the one that best describes your experience to qualify for this position at the GS-13 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service, that included: providing recommendations regarding inspection and investigation methods and procedures necessary to accomplish compliance, enforcement, and regulatory objectives; incorporating agency policy into applicable laws and regulations; and utilizing knowledge of industry and business practices to develop effective guidance and policy pertaining to new drugs, devices, and/or feed intended for animal use.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Develop regulations, policies and/or procedures to address emerging issues related to animal drugs and feed.

4. Apply knowledge of precedent setting issues involving consumer safety.

5. Utilize applicable laws (e.g. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, National Environment Policy Act) when performing consumer safety processes.

6. Develop new procedures to solve problems or perform a more refined analysis.

7. Obtain information from web-based sources (e.g. Code of Federal Regulations, Animal Drugs, Federal Register) in support of approval processes.

8. Compile administrative records on submissions, resubmissions, and other amendments (e.g. Investigational New Animal Drugs, New Animal Drug Applications, Food Additive Petitions, Animal Feed submissions) in support approval process and research activities.

9. Obtain information from multiple databases (e.g. Reportable Food Registry, Submission Tracking and Reporting System, Mission Accomplishments and Regulatory Compliance Services, Veterinary Emergency Response Network, Drug Experience Reports Module, Drug Product Listing) in support of approval processes and research activities.

10. Review labeling for animal drugs, foods, and other regulated articles to determine compliance with applicable labeling laws and regulations.

11. Evaluate submissions for conformance with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.

12. Interpret regulations and/or policies to propose new methods or policies in animal drug and feed submission procedures.

13. Make recommendations regarding methodologies to use in achieving work goals and objectives.

14. Serve as a resource to other CSOs, staff, and stakeholders (e.g., other government agencies, general public) in areas related to consumer safety.

15. Participate in the development of regulations and policies pertaining to new drugs, devices, and/or feed intended for animal use.

16. Recommend the approval or disapproval of new animal drug and feed submissions.

17. Participate in the decision making process concerning actions taken regarding deficiencies (e.g. labeling, record keeping, manufacturing).

18. Respond to inquiries or sponsor submissions of deficiencies which have been recognized and recommend actions.