Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-05/07/09


Vacancy ID: 837612   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-13-837612   USAJOBS Control Number: 337145400

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1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-05/07/09
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.)


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 05.


05
07
09

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 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:


170740031 Bensenville, IL
99MTRO001 Chicago Metro Area, IL
176850143 Peoria, IL
178220167 Springfield, IL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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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-0696-5/7/9

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 descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications as described above qualify for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-05/7/9.

A. I meet the basic qualification requirements for the GS-05 as described above.

B. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data; and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings.

C. One year of graduate level education from an accredited college and/or university. 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.

D. A bachelor's degree as described in the Basic Qualification Requirements above and meet Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) criteria. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

E. 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.

F. I have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data; reviewing and evaluating scientific data for efficacy and safety and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings.

G. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate 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.

H. I do not possess the experience and/or education 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.

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

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

5. Advise on new technology related to new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions and any new findings.

6. Respond to questions and inquiries from Federal, State and local agencies regarding FDA.

7. Conduct regulatory inspections and investigations.

8. 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.

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

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

11. Review and evaluate test methods and new automated methods of processing and analyzing.

12. Prepare memoranda, briefings and other background material.

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

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

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.