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 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.
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13.A. I have successfully completed a full four year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-13.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience managing regulatory enforcement program activities carried out by subordinate units, such as consumer affairs, enforcement and quality management programs, which directly impact regulated industries.
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.
3. Direct and provide leadership of a program segment or organizational unit performing technical, investigative, and professional oversight on product/regulatory issues that are usually legally/scientifically difficult and sensitive.
4. Describe methodologies to use in achieving goals and objectives and in determining other management strategies.
5. Utilize assigned resources providing leadership, guidance and technical direction necessary to ensure effective accomplishments of the project, program segment(s) or organizational unit(s).
6. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, establish goals, leadership, guidance, program strategies and technical accomplishments.
7. Oversee the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information useful to higher level managers in determining goals and objectives.
8. Execute the administrative and personnel management responsibilities to ensure the mission assigned is accomplished.
9. Responsible for the technical and administrative supervision of all unit employees which includes planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating work and performance of those employees and establishing guidelines and performance expectations.
10. Adjust staffing levels or work procedures within the organizational unit to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at higher echelons.
11. Address and resolve personnel issues as necessary to accomplish mission.
12. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, other Federal agencies, State, local and foreign governments, industry and professional organizations, public interest groups and the general public.
13. Assign work to subordinates, evaluates performance and gives advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative manners.
14. Participate in conferences, meetings, hearings or presentations involving problems or issues of considerable consequence or importance to program or program segment(s) managed.
15. Collaborate with organizations in coordinating investigations and emergency operations and advising on policy and programmatic directions relating to national public health.
16. Develop comprehensive short and long range work plans and budget proposals necessary for the organization's work plans.
17. Prepare memoranda, briefings, and other background material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions and proposed solutions to keep upper management and appropriate staff involved with key decision points.
18. Justify, defend or negotiate in representing the project, program segment(s) or organizational units directed in obtaining or committing resources and in gaining compliance with established policies, regulations, and/or contracts.
19. Develop and implement formal training programs for personnel regarding technical and scientific matters, inspection/investigational issues, policies and laws affecting the food program area.
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