CONSUMER SAFETY TECHNICIAN (OA), GS-0303-5/6/7


Vacancy ID: 856746   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-856746   USAJOBS Control Number: 339528600

Social Security Number

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.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 856746
1. Title of Job

CONSUMER SAFETY TECHNICIAN (OA)
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)?


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


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

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 05.


05
06
07

11. Miscellaneous Information

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

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

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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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

18. Other Date Information

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

19. Job Preference

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

20. Occupational Specialties

Please review the description below and select the most appropriate category (you must choose one): 

Choose 001 - Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:

  • A current or former federal employee who has not held a position at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent on the permanent basis. 
  • An VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998) eligible: veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; (please attach DD-214)

Choose 002 - Non-Competitive MP: This applies to the following candidates:

  • A current or former federal employee who either is currently or has previously held a permanent position at the GS-07 grade level or above, or is/was in a trainee position at the GS-05 or GS-06 level with a promotion potential to the GS-07 or above.
  • Candidates eligible for a VRA appointment (please attach DD-214 and SF-50)
  • Candidates eligible for a Schedule A appointment (please submit documentation)
  • Displaced Federal employees eligible for special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
  • Military Spouse (please submit documentation)

001 COMPETITIVE PROMOTION
002 REASSIGNMENT/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:


391610061 Cincinnati, OH

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:

For statements 1-3 below, please select the response that best describes your experience and/or education.  Select only one answer.  You must respond to each question.

1. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Consumer Safety Technician (OA), GS-05.  If you meet more than one choice, select the response that describes the highest level of experience/education that you possess.  You must fully meet the description in the response to select it.

A. I have at least 52 weeks 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-04 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not have experience but have completed four full years of education above high school level.
C. I have a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. My experience and/or education does not meet any of the descriptions in A, B or C.

2. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Consumer Safety Technician (OA), GS-06.  You must fully meet the description in the response to select it.

A. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

3. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Consumer Safety Technician (OA), GS-07.  You must fully meet the description in the response to select it.

A. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal Service by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

Please respond to the statement below.

4. I have the ability to type at least 40 words per minute.

A. Yes
B. No

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.

5. Develop, compile, interpret, monitor and evaluate information/data from various sources taking appropriate action or making recommendations as necessary.

6. Develop methods and procedures for office automation tasks by identifying work simplification applications, and solves problems in existing methods or procedures.

7. Schedule and maintain appointment calendars.

8. Monitor and screen incoming and outgoing correspondence and action documents.

9. Proofread correspondence for content, grammar and format.

10. Receive and determine disposition of telephone call and visitors.

11. Research, compile and assemble background information in advance of important meetings, conferences, discussions, and other events.

12. Perform logistical coordination for meetings, conferences, etc. by acquiring conference rooms, video equipment, auto visuals aids, conference phones, etc.

13. Enter and retrieve information from a variety of systems preparing reports and spreadsheets as required.

14. Develop tracking system for office correspondence to ensure deadlines are met.

15. Conduct studies of existing procedures and makes recommendations or independently revises and develops alternative procedures.

16. Perform an analysis of designated segments of work and initiates action as appropriate.

17. Prepare appropriate forms and paperwork as required upon completion of the sample collection.

18. Create and/or edit letters, memorandums and reports.

19. Respond to request for information and/or data providing status, advice and materials to various internal components and external organizations.

20. Train others in the conduct of staff support work in technical areas providing advice and guidance.

21. Communicate with supervisors, co-workers, visitors and customers concerning related policies, practices, procedures and precedent guidelines.

22. Respond to request for information and/or data providing status.