Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (Branch Chief)


Vacancy ID: 880989   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-880989   USAJOBS Control Number: 342281400

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 880989
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer
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 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.


6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 15.


15

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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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

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20. Occupational Specialties

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


001 Supv CSO

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:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education that meets the basic qualifications for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-15.

A. Degree: that includes 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 provide knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours can include up to 9 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.
B. Combination of education and experience--courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your specialized experience that meets the additional qualifications for the Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-15. You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.



Specialized experience is experience in supervisory role and familiarity with administrative policies, procedures, regulations; strategic initiatives and programs, principles and practices of the Agency necessary to serve as an expert in leading and improving Office wide program effectiveness and function.

A. Yes, I have at least one year of specialized experience described above.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience required for this position.

3. Are you a current Federal competitive status employee working with the Food and Drug Administration within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research serving on a career/conditional appointment?

A. Yes, I am a current Federal competitive status employee working with the Food and Drug Administration within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research serving on a career/conditional appointment.
B. No, I am not a current Federal competitive status employee working with the Food and Drug Administration within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research serving on a career/conditional appointment.

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.

4. Evaluates the appropriateness of existing strategies, plans, and program changes in the Division, Office, Center, and Agency.

5. Maintains current knowledge about drug legislation, regulations, guidance, internal polices, procedures and trends.

6. Reviews and evaluates regulatory requirements for program adjustments to meet CDER, Agency and Department needs and priorities.

7. Evaluates Team Leader's performance and ensures consistency and equity in managing and rating across the Branch.

8. Provides oversight and technical expertise to address program operation needs.

9. Leads and assigns work to Team Leaders and members.

10. Ensures completed and accurate work assignments and efficient work flow.

11. Negotiates and/or advocates with internal and external stakeholders to articulately represent compliance position, priorities, and initiatives.

12. Explains complex regulatory, scientific or technical information and considers the audience's level of understanding.

13. Communicates policies, procedures, and directives from higher level management to key staff.

14. Responds to correspondence from internal and external stakeholders.

15. Reviews proposals for regulations and policy statements and assures overall and regulatory consistency of written work products produced by the Branch, Division, and Office.

16. Drafts, reviews and edits a variety of documents, correspondences, and compliance actions.

17. Establishes guidelines methodologies and policies for the Branch, Division, Office, Center, and Agency in conjunction with the Division Director and Office Director.

18. Reviews and approves strategic projects developed by the Team Leaders for their program areas.

19. Knowledgeable of critical areas of drug compliance as it relates to the mission of the Branch, Division, and Office.

20. Develops standards of scientific and regulatory excellence and leads in strategic planning for the Branch, Division, and Office.