1. 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.
2. 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.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-11:
A. Applicants must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, reviewing, gathering and performing standard analysis of scientific data; evaluating scientific data for efficacy and safety; and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings primarily in foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.
B. Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled.
C. A combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-12:
Applicants must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, gathering and performing standard analyses of scientific data related to the laws and regulations protecting consumers from products that violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and related regulatory policy primarily in foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics; ensuring the accuracy and reliability of scientific data included in reports, applications, and/or other scientific documents; preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings and/or delivering presentations to various audiences on scientific or technical data related to enforcement and quality management programs.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-13:
Applicants must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, experience related to the laws and regulations protecting consumers from products that violate of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and related regulatory policy primarily in foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics; managing regulatory enforcement program activities carried out by subordinate units, such as consumer affairs, enforcement and quality management programs, which directly impact regulated industries.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-14:
Applicants must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service, providing authoritative guidance on the jurisdictional status of products regulated to Agencies, national, and international organizations in the regulated industry to interpret and implement existing laws, regulations, and management of regulatory enforcement program activities primarily in foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.
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: http://www.ed.gov.
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the cutoff date and/or closing date of the announcement.
NOTE: Initial cut-off will be 2 weeks from the announcements opening date.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required. Certain positions within FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings specifically FDA regulated financial holdings. This position could be subject to these restrictions. During the application and interview process, and prior to accepting this position, we advise applicants to seek additional information from the FDA Ethics Office at (301) 827-5511.
6. One-year trial period may be required.
7. Moving expenses authorized: Yes
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Recruitment/Relocation Bonus may be authorized: No
11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: Possible
12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: Possible
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. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Knowledge of Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, its regulations and policies, inspectional manuals and guidance to serve as an authority with internal and external customers primarily in foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics.
- Skill in analyzing and interpreting inspectional and analytical data concerning foods, feed, medical devices, clinical trials/research, drugs or biologics .
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing on a wide range of issues that are often highly complex.
- Experience related to foreign inspections, particularly including functioning as lead inspector on international inspections.
- Skill in communicating orally and in writing regarding federal public health regulatory matters.