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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer(Deputy District Director), GS-696-14

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-861357

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$109,022.00 to $141,726.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0696-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Queens, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Agency Employees Only-FDA Wide

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees nation-wide with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.  Current FDA employees serving under a Schedule A appointment are eligible for consideration.  Current FDA employees who have status serving under Title 42 appointments may also apply.

 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers currently employed with FDA interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred as (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

 

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (AND DD-214 IF APPLICABLE).

 

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Northeast Region, New York District Office, Jamaica, NY.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Travel required up to 30% of time.
  • Applicant must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must serve one year supervisory probationary period requirement.
  • Must meet time in grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date.

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:

Incumbent serves as the Deputy District Director and along with the District Director is responsible for the direction and leadership of all phases of the District's work including planning and managing the District's programs as well as evaluating the programs of the District Office. As a senior member of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) management team, participates in developing ORA program policies and objectives, short and long-term goals, program strategies, and operating policies. Provides direction and leadership of a work force engaged in investigations, inspections, compliance and administrative activities. Advises governmental and non-governmental agencies on policy as it relates to national public health and participates in the formulation, execution and oversight of the District Office's quality management system, enforcement actions and responses to emergencies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications:

The requirements of the Qualifications Standards for the Professional and Scientific positions for the Consumer Safety Officer's GS-0696 series:

 

A.  Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, which include at least 30 semester hours in or a combination of the following fields:  biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provide knowledge directly related to the consumer safety officer work.  The 30 semester hours can include application of computers or computer programming.  OR,

B.  Combination of education and experience - - courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the field of study described in A above plus, appropriate experience or additional education.

 

In addition to meeting the educational requirements, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade and must meet the time-in-grade requirement.

 

Specialized Experience:

Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of the position and it typically related to the work of the position to be filled.  To be creditable specialized experience must be equivalent to the next lower grade level.  Specialized experience can be identified through knowledge of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act  and regulated laws and regulations to manage, plan,  direct  and administer  the function of an office mission.

 

To be creditable applicant must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level.

 

Time in Grade Requirement:

Applicant must have one year (52 weeks) at the GS-13 grade level to be eligible for the GS-14 grade level.

 

 

Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.


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.

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled.  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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

 

3. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.

 

5. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

6. Drug Screening Required: No

 

7. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

 

8. Research position: No

 

9. Supervisory position: Yes

 

10. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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. Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 two categories:  Best Qualified or Qualified. 
 

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

1. Ability to plan, organize, lead, and oversee major initiatives, progress and programmatic results.

 

2. Ability to apply laws, guidance, consultation and interpretation of office policies.

 

3. Knowledge of management, administrative, supervisory, and teaming practices and procedures.

 

4. Ability to communicate orally.

 

5. Skill in written communication.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 861357.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866)-539-4484; or by email quickquestions@fda.hhs.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

  3. Other supporting documents:

  4.      - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

         - PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

         - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)

Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

 

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 01, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.


You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-861357

Control Number:

340598400