In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet the basic requirement:
A. Possess 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 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. - OR -
B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, planning and leading evaluations or audits of medical device/radiologic product manufacturing facilities to ensure they are in compliance with all rules and regulations; providing technical advice and guidance to external stakeholders (e.g. manufacturers, trade associations, researchers, etc.) on the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; drafting reports outlining the findings of facility inspections and recommended corrective actions; and delivering briefings on technical or regulatory information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. (Although veterans do not receive additional points, veterans' preference is still applied by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Technical Knowledge - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
- Planning and Evaluating
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication