Basic Qualification Requirement
1. Select the statement below that best describes how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirement to qualify for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-9/11:A. I have a bachelor's or higher 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 sciences, or a related scientific field 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.)
Additional Qualification Requirement
2. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education and meet the Additional Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-09:A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, assisting in reviewing recommended regulatory actions involving food labeling issues; assisting in evaluating inspection, investigations and/or laboratory analytical reports of food labeling violations to determine the appropriate legal or corrective actions; assisting providing basic technical and policy advice/guidance concerning food labeling compliance to industry, Federal and State agencies and consumers; assisting in maintaining a database program, etc.
3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Consumer Safety Officer, GS-696-11:A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in Federal service, reviewing recommended regulatory actions involving food labeling issues; evaluating inspection, investigations and/or laboratory analytical reports of violations to determine the appropriate legal or corrective action and developing a consistent approach in interpreting agency policy and regulations; providing technical and policy advice and guidance concerning food labeling compliance to industry, Federal/State agencies and consumers; preparing draft responses to correspondence from consumers, industry, academics, government agencies regarding food labeling regulatory issues; advising other offices on procedures and methods for implementing new regulations and revising existing regulations on food labeling policies and initiatives.
In this section, you are asked to evaluate yourself on task items using the scale provided. When making your ratings, please do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. Ensure that all claimed experience can be verified by the information in your resume. Do not give yourself credit for having performed tasks you have not performed. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from employment with the organization. For each task, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
4. Develop and implement regulations and guidance related to food labeling compliance.
5. Maintain a database, e.g., food labeling/nutrition database.
6. Provide training with other professionals and/or communicate issues to stakeholders on matters relating to food, food labeling and/or compliance issues.
Planning and Evaluating
7. Review documentation/requests on food labeling and evaluating programs, laws and regulations regarding food labeling.
8. Evaluate documents for compliance regarding food labeling requirements and report findings to management.
9. Persuade industry officials, as needed, to comply with laws and regulations of food labeling programs on a voluntary basis.
10. Provide policy, scientific and technical assistance to internal/external stakeholders (e.g. industry, federal, state, other public health officials, consumers, etc.) on issues related to food labeling and compliance issues.
11. Present or train at meetings/conferences regarding food labeling issues.
12. Prepare and present briefings, training sessions, consumer industry workshops etc. on matters regarding food labeling issues to internal/external stakeholders.
13. Revise/develop documents on Agency policy, food labeling and compliance issues.
14. Prepare responses to letters and other inquiries from consumers, industry, academia and other government agencies regarding regulatory issues related to food labeling.
15. Prepare position papers and/or research papers on Agency issues, including food labeling.