Job Title: Regulatory Counsel, GS-301-14Job Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CFSN-MP-13-868491
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Food and Drug Administration
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 to
Monday, April 15, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
College Park, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
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: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.
This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of the Director (OD), Office of Regulations, Policy, and Sciences (ORPS), located in College Park, Maryland.
This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-DE-13-868237 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent provides legal/regulatory support to the program offices. Works collaboratively with staff and management of the Center to maximize the legal/regulatory strength of the Center's programs and actions.
As a legal/regulatory expert, works with the team and the Office to develop and revise policies, programs, regulations, and guidance documents involving the most complex and highest priority matters affecting food and cosmetic compliance.
Serves as a recognized government-wide expert in legal/regulatory matters related to his or her areas of responsibility and is frequently called on to advise others concerning Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statutes and regulations.
Drafts or reviews proposals for new regulations and policy statements. These regulations and policy statements often result from the need to implement new legislation or from new interpretations of existing legislation.
Works as a part of established work groups to develop regulations and guidance advising on compliance with FDA's Good Guidance Practice regulations and other legal/regulatory issues, as well as interfacing with science and regulatory personnel to ensure that regulations and guidance are well-written and consistent with all applicable legal/regulatory/administrative requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience analyzing and interpreting statutory and regulatory procedures in order to develop and revise policies, programs, regulations, and guidance documents affecting food and cosmetic compliance.
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.
Conditions of Employment:
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 closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required. Certain positions within the 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 probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
9. Drug Screening Required: No
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 on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of food drug law or similar complex regulatory statutes, administrative law and procedures.
2. Skill in written and oral communication to effectively provide direction on sensitive and sometimes controversial issues.
3. Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate complex regulatory and legal information.