Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-9/11


Vacancy ID: 908379   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CFSAN-DE-13-908379   USAJOBS Control Number: 345425000

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908379
1. Title of Job

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-9/11
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240370033 College Park, MD

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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.)
B. I have a combination of education and experience-courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in response A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not have the education and/or experience described in responses A or B above.

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.
B. I have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study described under the Basic Qualification Requirements above.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

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.
B. I have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the fields of study described under the Basic Qualification Requirements above. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered an academic year of graduate study.
C. I have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
D. I do not possess the experience and or experience above.

Technical Competence

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.
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 normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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.

Oral Communications

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.

Writing

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.