Consumer Safety Officer


Vacancy ID: 839983   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-839983   USAJOBS Control Number: 337461900

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 839983
1. Title of Job

Supervisory 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 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

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

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 07.


07

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

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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 Merit Promotion
002 Non Competitive Merit Promotion

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 descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education that meets the basic qualifications for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-7.

A. Degree: that includes 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 provide knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 9 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 specialized experience that meets the additional qualifications for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-7. You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

A. 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.

B. 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.

C. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above


3. Are you a current Federal competitive status employee working with the Food and Drug Adnministration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance serving on a career/conditional appointment?

A. Yes, I am a current Federal competitive status employee working with the Food and Drug Adnministration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance serving on a career/conditional appointment?
B. No, I am a current Federal competitive status employee working with the Food and Drug Adnministration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance serving on a career/conditional appointment?


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. 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. Understands implications of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act for the CDER Office of Compliance.

5. Interprets Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act regulations that deal with regulatory issues and provides advice to industries/individuals regarding compliance.

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

7. Organizes and tracks assigned work, tasks, and projects.

8. Provides managers with information on the specifics of assigned work.

9. Reviews and evaluates test methods and new automated methods of processing and analyzing.

10. Participates in deliberations on policy questions.

11. Participates in work groups, professional meetings, and conferences.

12. Identifies and advises management of impending work related issues.

13. Develops written reviews, consultations, and opinion papers for managers.

14. Prepares responses to internal and external requests for technical and/or scientific information.

15. Prepares a variety of reports and case reviews in support of compliance activities.

16. Applies investigative methods to answer regulatory questions.

17. Finds informatioon through researching a variety of sources.

18. Reviews reports of inspections and investigations for violations to determine the sufficiency of the evidence.