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Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.
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Choose 001 Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position at the grade level(s) posted in this vacancy announcement.
Choose 002 - Reassignment or Non-Competitive Promotion if on a permanent basis, you currently hold or have previously held a position at the grade level(s) posted on this vacancy announcement and the position had promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level or above.
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Please answer yes or no to statement one. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-13 Consumer Safety Officer (Bio-research Monitoring) 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 GS-12 level in the Federal Service as described in the vacancy announcement.A. Yes
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696.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 two. Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirement for this position.
3. I have 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.A. Yes
Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.
4. Please select the appropriate response from the list below.A. I am currently serving in a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
Your response to the statement below will determine if you meet the area of consideration.
5. I am a current employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs.A. Yes
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. 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.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
6. Interpret and apply the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.
7. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.
8. Serve as the technical authority and principal contact to State and local government officials, other Federal agencies, private laboratories and industry in the area of bio-research activities.
9. Understand the organizational structures and interrelations of organizations and programs ensuring they relate to the functions in bio-research activities.
10. Review reports of inspections and investigations for violation to determine the sufficiency of the evidence and if investigations are complete or, if additional work is required.
11. Make recommendations to management officials as to whether or not a firm/individual is in compliance with regulatory procedures.
12. Manage the review of previously approved products determining whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria recommending a course of action is needed.
13. Acts upon the full range of violations within the area of expertise including emergency situations ensuring violation is corrected.
14. Maintain continuous crucial review ensuring that overall program plans are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible ensuring violations are corrected.
15. Advise on new advances in technology related to new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions and any new trends or scientific findings in the area of bio-research.
16. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, provide leadership, guidance and program strategies.
17. Conduct more complex, technical investigations and inspections of establishments preparing proposed or final endorsements.
18. Assist in long term investigations, grand juries, or multi-organization investigations with limited oversight directly monitoring or managing compliance programs for sample collection or inspections programs.
19. Perform investigations involving complaints of injury or death requiring special coordination and high degree of planning, decision making and directing the investigations.
20. Plan, conducts and directs highly technical, complex and multi-faceted inspections and in-depth investigations where there is limited guidance documents are available or, new regulations must be used.
21. Conducts inspections of both domestic and international bio-research establishments serving as a member of an international inspection cadre.
22. Advise on new advances in technology related to bio-research, new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions and any new findings involving bioresearch.
23. Collaborate with internal offices and governmental agencies coordinating investigations and emergency operations and advising on policy and programmatic directions relating to national public health.
24. Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public.
25. Handle hostile or uncooperative industrial officials with tact and firmness to obtain information needed.
26. Serves as an expert witness in area of expertise in court cases dealing with regulated products.
27. Prepare 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.
28. Research and prepare final background papers for approval/signature of upper management.
29. Develop and implement formal training programs for personnel, industry and state/local officials regarding technical and scientific matters, inspectional/investigational issues, policies and laws affective bio-research.