Job Title:Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) 5 / 7
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Food Safety and Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:FSIS-MCE-2013-0036
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to
Saturday, March 30, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
New York - Bronx, NYView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All current U.S. Citizens; current or former Federal employment is not required.|
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health regulatory agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Our mission is to protect consumers by ensuring that the commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate commerce or exported to other countries is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
ABOUT THIS POSITION This position has promotion potential to the GS-7 level. Establishment #: 04037 M; Plymouth Beef Company, Inc. Shift: Monday - Friday 05:00 - 13:30, Species: Varies. Position rotates with 3 other circuits. There is slaughter and processing.
This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking a greater challenge and responsibility in a position directly involved in protecting public health. As a trainee, you will be learning and performing the following duties in a developmental capacity with supervision and training.
As a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI), you will ensure that regulated Meat and Poultry establishments produce a safe product by executing appropriate inspection methods, determining noncompliance with regulatory requirements, documenting noncompliance, and initiating enforcement action, where warranted.
- RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
- FSIS UTILIZES E-VERIFY TO VERIFY IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
- THIS POSITION REQUIRES A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL.
- A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS POSITION.
- A TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENT IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
There are several ways that you can meet the basic qualification requirements for the Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) trainee position. They are:
- Work Experience.
- Education and Training.
- A combination of education and specialized experience.
- One full year of directly related graduate education is qualifying for GS-7.
1. Work Experience:
To qualify based only on work experience, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the experience that would have been gained if working in this position or a similar, closely related position at the next lower level. See specialized experience definition.
- Specialized Experience: In order to meet the specialized experience requirement, you will need to have completed 52 weeks of progressively responsible specialized experience equivalent to the experience that would have been gained if working in this position at the next lower grade level within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement, OR the appropriate education substitution listed above. This includes experience that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs,or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals.
- This experience should include several or all of the following: Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations, skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally, and skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals. Such experience may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or inspection aid, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment, or similar environment for other ingestible items. OR
2. Education and Training:
Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours/credits in any combination of coursework in the areas of: agricultural, biological, or physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, home economics, pharmacy, engineering, or nutrition. Specialized government or military training may be creditable if it is related directly to this position. OR
3. A combination of education and specialized experience.
In this instance, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (with some related coursework, as described in number 2 above) is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% education, then you need 67% specialized experience.
4. One full year of directly related graduate education is qualifying for GS-7.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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- Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. All applicants are rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. If qualified, applicants will be placed into a quality category based on how well their background demonstrates the following competencies: Language (ie. Written Communication), Mathematics (ie. Basic Statistics), Information Processing (ie. Technical Comprehension), Analytical (ie. Problem Solving), Communication (ie. Providing and Receiving Feedback), Personal Characteristics (ie. Integrity). An automated ranking system based on the online application process is used. Before a certificate of names can be issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed carefully by an HR Specialist to assure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met, (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions, c) that your resume addresses experience and education relevant to this position, and (d) copies of any required documents need to be submitted.
- Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the applicant assessment questions. High self-assessment in the applicant questions that is not supported by information in your resume may eliminate you from best-qualified status and subsequent referral to the selecting official.
- If you are found to be one of the top quality candidates or a non-competitive referral and will be referred to the selecting official for job consideration, you may be asked to develop a written response to narrative/essay type questions in the second round of the application process. If this applies to you, you will be contacted by an agency representative. Please keep your records updated with your current email address.
- The automated system will place applicants in categories based on their responses to the on-line job related assessment questions, which are based on the duties and competencies required of the position. These categories are qualified, well qualified, and best qualified. Best qualified is the top category. Veterans who meet qualification requirements and have adjudicated veterans preference will be placed at the top of the category they fall into based on their answers to the assessment questions; this could be one of several categories, however, non-veterans cannot be selected over veterans that are in the same category. Only candidates in the top category are referred to the selecting official, unless categories are merged.
- Adjudicated veterans are those who meet the requirements for preference and submit legible documentation by the closing date of the announcement.
- A Member 4 copy of the DD-214 click here must be submitted, or a letter from the Veterans Administration specifying eligibility as a disabled veteran, and in either case, documents must specify an honorable discharge. For disabled veterans, the SF-15 is requested; in the absence of an SF-15, the VA letter specifying eligibility for preference and an honorable discharge is sufficient, assuming all requirements for preference are met.