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 13.
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.
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
Please answer yes or no to statement one. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-13 Consumer Safety Officer (Imports) 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.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. Interpretation and application of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, related industry practices, laws and regulations and Customs and Border Protection regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.
7. Responsible for understanding the organizational structures and interrelationships of organizations and programs to ensure they relate to area of responsibility.
8. Assures consistent and coordinated policy implementation, ensuring consistency, uniformity and fairness in the application of laws and regulations.
9. Serves as an Imports Program Expert advising regulated industries, State agencies and agency management on new advances in technology relating to imports, new programs laws and regulations and any new trends or scientific findings involving imports.
10. Serves as subject matter expert providing extensive advisory, liaison and consultation services for the Import Program.
11. Responsible for applying concepts, principles and practices pertaining to the importation of regulated commodities.
12. Responsible for establishing, coordinating and reviewing local and national initiatives in the Import program assuring local initiatives are scientifically supported, risk-based factoring in the entire life-cycle of the imported products.
13. Makes recommendations to management officials, States, Counties and Local jurisdictions concerning the import program formulating recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations procedures and information.
14. Responsible for assuring through the independent development of recommended criteria for import and national screening and ensures import tracking is scientifically supportable and risk based.
15. Maintain crucial review of overall program to ensure applicable laws, guidance and policies are followed and implemented in accomplishing assigned tasks.
16. Manages the review of previously approved products to determine whether they should continue to be permitted based on new criteria.
17. Plan, conducts and directs highly technical, complex and multi-faceted imports inspections and in-depth investigations making recommendations to higher management officials as to whether or not an establishment is in compliance with FDA and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations.
18. Provides input into short and long-range plans, policies and prepares work plans for all or part of the imports program.
19. Monitors import programs to completion ensuring program obligations are met using superior knowledge of industry, product availability, growing seasons, science-based evaluation of potential hazards and office priorities.
20. Evaluates the most complex manufacturing and warehousing operations against appropriate agency/CBP requirements independently conducting investigations where the information is difficult to be obtained and may be deliberately concealed or falsified.
21. Develop and interpret established operating policies and procedures in order to formulate and recommend plans, leadership, guidance and program strategies.
22. Determines follow up, technical assistance and training needed in helping jurisdictional officials help resolve problems and program deficiencies.
23. Evaluates effects of technological developments on national and regional program in the import area.
24. Responsible for meeting with industry representatives to exchange information and provide advice and guidance on the imports program using tact and firmness with those representatives who are sometimes hostile or uncooperative.
25. Serves on task forces and study groups charged with considering problems or directions in the import program consulting with staff members at all levels of the organization achieving consensus on issues and resolving any disagreements on standards.
26. Responsible for effectively interacting with individuals within/outside the Agency with diplomacy and tact.
27. Conducts training for investigators, supervisor, compliance officers, district or regional personnel and industry regarding inspectional/investigational issues, policies and laws affecting the import program.
28. Serves as ad hoc team leader responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting Field domestic and/or imports inspections/investigations.
29. Provides extensive advisory, liaison and consultative services for the import program to regulated industries, State agencies and other Federal agencies and management.
30. 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.
31. Research and prepare final background papers for approval/signature of upper management.