Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (Deputy District Director), GS-0696-14

Vacancy ID: 848541   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-848541   USAJOBS Control Number: 338518600

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 848541
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (Deputy District Director), GS-0696-14
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  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

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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

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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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

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:

080600031 Denver, CO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Your response to the statement below will determine if you are within the area of consideration for this position.

1. Are you a Status Career/Career Conditional employee currently employed with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs.   (This would include employees under Title 42 that have career status.)

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 will  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 response which best describes your education and/or experience that meets the basic qualification requirements for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696 series.

A. I have a degree that include 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. I have a combination or education and experience - with courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the field of study described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience 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. 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. Directs all phases of a district's work in planning and managing enforcement, quality management and evaluation of a district's program.

5. Direct and provide leadership on the overall direction for the operation of a district's investigative, compliance, administrative, consumer affairs and state contract functions.

6. Deploy and utilize assigned resources providing leadership, guidance and technical direction necessary to ensure effective acomplishments of district programs.

7. Maintain continuous crucial review ensuring that overall program plans are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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

9. Maintain crucial review of over program to ensure applicable laws, guidance and policies are followed and implemented in accomplishing assigned tasks.

10. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, establish goals, leadership, guidance, program strategies and technical accomplishments.

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

12. plan organizational structures, staffing needs based on needs to accomplish mission.

13. Ensure district resources are appropriately allocated.

14. Execute the administrative and personnel management responsibilities to ensure the mission assigned is accomplished.

15. Address and resolve personnel management policy matters as necessary to accomplish mission.

16. Authorize changes in program plans to optimize program accomplishments.

17. Direct through subordinate managers and supervisors a successful workforce engaged in establishment inspections, laboratory analysis, implementation of official programs including QMS, administrative support activities and, establish and maintain a continuing affirmative action program

18. Collaborate with internal offices and governmental agencies coordinating investigations and emergency operations and advising on policy and programmatic directions relating to national public health.

19. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public.

20. Develop and maintain cooperative relationship among variety of national and international public health organizations, government agencies, academic institutions and State and Local Health Departments ensuring liaison in maintained.

21. Develop managerial concepts, systems and techniques which substantially improve the posture of an office to accomplish assigned program goals.

22. Provide leadership necessary in developing and accomplishing meetings, workshops and seminars to support the mission of the district office.

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