Vacancy ID: 855140   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-855140   USAJOBS Control Number: 339300600

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 855140
1. Title of Job

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 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)?

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


11. Miscellaneous Information

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:  

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.



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:

240050510 Baltimore, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please answer yes or no to statement one.  Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0696-13, Consumer Safety Officer (Food-LACF/HACCP/Seafood) 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
B. No

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.
B. I have a combination or education and experience - with courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study previously described, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience describe above.

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
B. No

Please respond yes or no to the statement below.  Your response will determine if you meet the area of consideration for this position.

4. I am a current employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs.

A. Yes
B. No

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

5. 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.
B. I have previously served in a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
C. I do not meet the conditions 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.
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.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 coworker to ensure compliance with proper
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior
E- I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task
due to my expertise in this area.

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

7. Review reports of inspections and investigations for violations to determine the sufficiency of the evidence.

8. Manage the review of previously approved products to determine whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria and recommend a course of action if needed.

9. Act upon the full range of violations within area of expertise, including emergency situations, to ensure violations are corrected.

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

11. Responsible for interpretation and application of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.

12. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to provide leadership and guidance, as well as recommend plans and program strategies.

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

14. Review and evaluate tests method and new automated methods.

15. Conduct inspections and investigations of facilities where only limited guidance documents are available or new regulations must be used in evaluating the industry.

16. Conduct complex, technical investigations and inspections of establishments.

17. Assist in long term investigations, grand juries, or multi-organization investigations with limited oversight, directly monitoring or managing compliance programs for sample collection or inspection programs.

18. Perform investigations involving complaints of injury or death requiring special coordination and a high degree of insight planning and directing of the investigation.

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

20. Plan, conduct and direct highly technical, complex and multi-faceted inspections and in-depth investigations related to the production, control and testing of food products.

21. Meet with industry representatives to exchange information and to provide advice and guidance regarding those aspects of review with deficiencies.

22. Handle hostile or uncooperative industry officials with tact and firmness to obtain required information.

23. Provide extensive advisory, liaison and consultative services for food programs to regulated industries, State agencies, Federal agencies and management.

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

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

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

27. Negotiate with tact and diplomacy when interacting with media and personal contacts.

28. Serve on task forces and study groups charged with considering problems or directions in the area of food programs making recommendations for consistency across lines.

29. Serve as expert witness in area of expertise in court cases dealing with regulated products.

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

31. Develop and implement formal training programs for personnel, industry and state/local officials regarding technical and scientific matters, inspectional/investigational issues, policies and laws affecting the food program area.

32. Research and prepare final background and decision papers for management review and approval.