CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER (REVIEWER) GS-696-7/9/11/12/13


Vacancy ID: 882578   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-882578   USAJOBS Control Number: 342465900

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 882578
1. Title of Job

CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER (REVIEWER)
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 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 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 07.


07
09
11
12
13

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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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 permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent on the permanent basis. 
  • An VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998) eligible: veterans who is preference eligible or who has 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-13 grade level or above, or is/was in a trainee position at the GS-7 level with a promotion potential to the GS-13 or above.
  • Candidate eligible for a VRA appointment (please attach DD-214 and SF-50)
  • PHS Commissioned Corps Officer - This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps (must attach orders).
  • Candidate eligible for a Schedule A appointment (please attach Sch-A certificate and SF-50)(For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)   
  • Displaced Federal employee 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
002 NONCOMPETITIVE

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location codes for this position are:


511220059 Herndon, VA

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:

1. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and meets the Basic Education Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696.

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. 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.

For statements 2-4 below, please select the response that best describes your experience and/or education. Select only one answer. You must respond to each question.

2. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-7. 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 one year 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 have one year of specialized experience but have a bachelor's degree and meet the definition of superior academic achievement as described in the vacancy announcement.
C. I do not have the one year of specialized experience but have one full year.
D. I have a combination of A, B and C as described above and that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
E. My experience and/or education does not meet any of the descriptions in A, B, C or D.

3. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of GS-696-9, Consumer Safety Officer.  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 one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 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 have one year of specialized experience but I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree (e.g. LL.B. or J.D.).
C. I do not have one year of specialized experience but I have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent.
D. I have a combination of A, B and C as described above and that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
E. My experience and/or education does not meet any of the descriptions in A, B, C or D.

4. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of GS-696-11, Consumer Safety Officer.  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 one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 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 have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

For statements 5-6 below, please answer yes or no to statement numbers below. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-696-12/13 Consumer Safety Officer position.

5. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of 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.

A. Yes
B. No

6. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of 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.

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 or 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.

7. Interpret Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act regulations that deal with regulatory issues and provide advice to industries/individuals regarding compliance.

8. Formulate recommendations based on background and understanding of policies, regulations, procedures and information.

9. Review policy and enforcement issues related to enforcement.

10. Evaluate case evidence to determine compliance with federal laws.

11. Perform review evaluation of inspection reports using federal food laws and policies to ensure consistency with guidelines as applied to foods and cosmetics.

12. Develop innovative compliance strategies for reducing public health risk.

13. Plan and conduct regulatory inspections and investigations of establishments preparing proposed or final endorsements.

14. Collects samples and conduct field analyses involving weighing, measuring and counting to determine degree of consistency with Good Manufacturing Practices and efficacy of quality controls.

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

16. Makes recommendations to management officials as to whether or not a firm/individual is in compliance with regulatory procedures.

17. Review and evaluate the adequacy of documented observations contained in inspection reports using scientific principles.

18. Provide advisory, liaison and consultative services to regulated industries, State and Federal agencies and management.

19. Provide testimony in court regarding condition of the manufacturer and circumstances surrounding samples/data collected.

20. Initiate contact with industry officials to obtain basic incomplete or missing information on regulatory and scientific documents.

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

22. Participates as an instructor providing on-the-job-training with sophisticated techniques employed in establishment inspections and investigations regarding regulations related to food.

23. 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.

24. Research and prepare final background and decision papers for the signature of upper management.

25. Prepare final reports, position papers and other written documentation that supports investigative findings and recommendations for assigned programmatic activities.