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 12.
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 OR if you are a PHS Commissioned Corps Officer.
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-12/13, Consumer Safety Officer 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-11 level in the Federal Service as described in the vacancy announcement.A. Yes
2. 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
3. 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 acombination 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.
4. I have 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.A. Yes
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. I am a current employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Region, Los Angeles District.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.
8. Interpret and apply the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and related industry practices and regulations ensuring accuracy and completeness of objectives.
9. Work with States under contracts, partnerships and grants cooperatively planning and coordinating regulatory inspections and reviewing state inspections reports for adequacy and program compliance.
10. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of FDA District State program operations in meeting goals and objectives.
11. Respond to questions and inquiries from Federal, State, and local agencies regarding FDA.
12. Apply investigative methods and negotiating techniques in regard to auditing, planning inspections with and coordinating local FDA state program contract activities to obtain or reconstruct missing or withheld information.
13. Evaluate agency policies and priorities, and the provision and intent of State programs and regulations to make judgmental decisions and give advisory opinions.
14. Apply inspectional and investigative techniques to existing workload.
15. Recommend methods for performing data analysis or testing of scientific and technical products or designs; and/or prepare reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies.
16. Recognize and develop new procedures to solve critical or novel problems or perform more refined analyses.
17. Extract and formulate information from multiple sources for comprehensive and informative reports.
18. Prepare guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
19. Prepare final reports, position papers and other written documentation that supports investigative findings and recommendations for assigned programmatic activities.
20. Participate in advisory panel meetings, staff meetings, training workshops or task groups and/or conversations to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions.
21. Make contact as necessary exchanging information, resolving problems, providing advice and guidance on issues which may be controversial, coordinating District cooperative and partnership operations, and clarifying technical and policy.
22. Negotiate with State and industry officials regarding the findings/recommendations of inspectional/investigational reports and the implementation of regulatory initiatives.