Consumer Safety Officer (National Standardization Officer)


Vacancy ID: 852022   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-0RA-MP-13-852022   USAJOBS Control Number: 339445700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 852022
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer
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

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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 14.


14

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 MP COMPETITIVE
002 MP 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:


130280121 Atlanta, GA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you  a current career or career-conditional employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southeast Region, or a PHS Commissioned Corps Officer assigned to FDA/ORA Southeast. 

A. Yes
B. No

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Basic Qualifications for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14.

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Additional Qualifications for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-14.
For the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service as described in the vacancy announcement.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

Please answer Yes or No.  Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position. 

4. I have 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service or will have within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

A. YES
B. NO

Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-comptetive referral

5. Please select the appropriate response from the list below:

A. I am currently serving in a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
B. I have previously sderved in a permament position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal service.
C. I am currenlty in or have hled a permanent trainee position at the GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal service.
D. I have not held any of the grade levels as described in A, B, or C 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.

6. Responsible for planning, development, and coordination of a comprehenisve Shellfish Sanitation Program based on knowledge of variey of regulatory food controls including Good Manufacturing Practices, Principles of Seafood HAACP and related laws and regulations.

7. Recommend most effective means of accomplishing program objectives by providing input into the development of compliance programs and national work plans.

8. Familiar with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) and its policy, providing evaluation and coordination.

9. Review, evaluate and analyze State Shellfish Sanitation Programs to ensure the programs and plans developed by State agencies comply with current regulations and guidelines set forth in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Model Ordinance.

10. Serve as an expert applying knowledge and expertise relating to food safety and the shellfish industry, both nationally and internationally.

11. Responsible for maintaining and expanding abilities to standardize field personnel and foreign offices on auditing.

12. Provide comprehensive investigational, inspectional and technical assistance and consultation to management and state officials concerning shellfish program.   

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

14. Review and evaluate the adequacy of survey reports relating to shellfish growing areas, mathematical models for predicting changes in water quality; harvesting control and enforcement activities and other areas of concern.

15. Determine principal causes of substantial deficiencies in state programs and make recommendations to state program officials as to needed improvements.           

 

16. Act upon the full range of violations within the area of expertise, including emergency situations, and ensuring violation is corrected.

17. Provide technical assistance and guidance to Sate Shellfish laboratories, academic libraries, and private laboratories relative to shellfish laboratory requirements.

18. Provide input and coordinate with the Centers conducting laboratory evaluations at State, academic and private laboratories providing support to the State shellfish programs and industry coordinating special studies relative to molluscan shellfish.
 

19. Apply guidance on technical inquiries from State, international. academic and industry regarding plant sanitation issues and interpret and advise on implementing ordinance requirements.

 

 

20. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, leadership, guidance and program strategies.


 

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

22. Review and evaluate tests, methods and new automated methods of processing and analysis.

23. Analyze results, decide when an investigation is complete or what additional work may be required providing timely and accurate feedback to management.

24. Prepares memoranda, briefings and other background material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions and proposed solutions to keep management and appropriate staff involved at key decision points.

25. Responsible for developing annual plans for the implementation of NSSP obligations, developing work schedules, monitoring program accomplishments and coordinating work assignments.

26. Develop formal training programs for personnel, industry and State/local officials regarding technical and scientific matters, inspectional/investigational issues, policies and laws affecting the shellfish program area.

27. Serve as a recognized expert and authority providing interpretation and recommendations to senior management, shellfish specialists and foreign shellfish control authorities.

28. Serve as principal advisor in connection with shellfish safety representing FDA in meetings.

29. Serve as principal trainer for shellfish training courses, training and standardizing shellfish specialists, State standardization officers as well as foreign officials on inspection procedures and policies


 

30. Represent the FDA position on all standardization issues demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to be considered uniform with the "Standard".

 

 

31. Provide extensive advisory, liaison and consultative services concerning shellfish and related areas to regulated industries, State agencies, Federal agencies and management.

32. Advise on new advances in technology related to shellfish products, new program, laws and regulations, significant court decisions and any new findings involving food products.

33. Conduct seminars for State officials as needed to enhance the State's shellfish knowledge.

34. Represent the organization in meetings with Federal, State, university and private groups and agencies pertaining to the Shellfish Sanitation Program.

35. Interact on a daily basis with representatives of State shellfish programs, industry, trade associations, academia, other Federal agencies, foreign governments and FDA field offices on issues regarding shellfish safety.