Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
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)?
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 14.
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty:
Choose 001 Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position at the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service announcement.
Choose 002 - Reassignment or Non-Competitive Promotion if on a permanent basis, you currently hold or have previously held a position at the GS-14 grade level or above; OR I am a current FDA employee serving under Schedule A appointment; OR I am a current Commissioned Corps Officer.
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location codes for this position are:
Please answer yes or no to the statement below. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-14 position.
1. 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.
2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for GS-0696, Consumer Safety Officer.A. I have 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.
Please answer yes or no to statement number below. Your response will determine if you meet the time in grade requirement.
3. I have 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.
Your response to statement number below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.
4. Please select the appropriate response from the list below. Select only one answer.
Please respond yes or no to the statement below. Your response will determine if you meet the area of consideration for this position.
5. I am a current permanent employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs; I am a current FDA/ORA employee serving under Schedule-A appointment; OR I am a current FDA/ORA Commissioned Officer.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.
Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.
6. Knowledge of FDA related laws, regulations, and policies, practices and procedures regarding the importation of food products.
7. Based on analysis and interpretation of data, determine the appropriate parties involved and next steps in response to an emergency involving FDA regulated products or incident of national significance.
8. Formulate short and long term goals and participate with managers in planning the work of the organization.
9. Review, analyze, and evaluate complex information and make recommendations related to food products, including animal feed, imported or offered for import into the US.
10. Endorse the appropriate actions, based on recommendations made by their subordinates and work to manage personnel, budget, and logistics necessary to maintain a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week operation.
11. Responsible for most, if not all of the following: selecting and disciplining employees; approving leave requests; evaluating employee performance; evaluating the training needs of subordinates; assigning work; and providing performance recognition.
12. Communicate effectively to provide leadership, guidance and technical direction necessary for effective program accomplishment
13. Communicate effectively to provide leadership, guidance, day to day direction to subordinate employees.
14. Give advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.
15. Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing for and arranging for needed development and training.
16. Find effective ways to improve production, procedures, or increase the quality of work directed in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, directives, or guidance.
17. Plan, organize, budget, set work priorities, manage and adjust workflow to accomplish program objectives.
18. Communicate effectively orally and in writing regarding FDA regulatory matters.
19. Work closely with representatives of the law enforcement and intelligence community and provide information to the Director and FDA senior management as directed in the form of a "One Pager" on situations as they relate to food defense and the safety of foods (and animal feeds) being imported or offered for import into the US.
20. Act in conjunction with the Director and is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.