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Job Title:Consumer Safety Officer (State Liaison), GS-0696-12/13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-13-872850

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$73,848.00 to $114,158.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 22, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0696-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

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.

 

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Denver District Office located in Denver, CO.

 

The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy.  ORA supports FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-872856 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.



This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Travel required 25%
  • Transcripts required.
  • A Valid driver's license is required

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will interact with counterpart State and local officials to help promote cohesive and uniform policies and activities in food and drug related matters and who will serve as liaison for information transfer between FDA and state, territorial, tribal, and local agencies.  Develop, institute and coordinate all aspects of the District/State program including but not limited to: planning, coordinating, training, monitoring and auditing.  Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of FDA District State program operations in meeting goals and objectives.  Reviews state inspection reports for adequacy, prepares endorsements summaries of those reports and facilitates input into the IT system as needed.

 

Oversees state contracts within the District.  Reviews state contract work in order to determine the acceptability of the work.  Monitors the timeliness of state reports submissions and monitors the District's time frames.  Monitors the state audit process to include scheduling the audits with the state, assigning the audit within the district, overseeing that the audits are performed and monitoring the audit classification (acceptable, needs improvement) in accordance with Field Management Directives.

 

Identifies, and ensures state and local officials are advised of, training opportunities.  Designs instructional curricula and/or materials to address gaps and shortcomings.  Ensures that the state training requirements have been met, and that the FDA auditors have also met the training requirements.  Serves as the district's coordinator for providing training to new state employees on the e SAF system and provide ongoing training to current state employees on the eSAF system. Represents the District Office at State invited training, seminars and other State sponsored functions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:

  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.

    OR

  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 requirements:

 

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience with laws and regulations of a regulatory agency’s programs affecting product safety, food and/or feed safety; plans, coordinates and reviews state inspection reports for adequacy and program compliance; apply investigative methods and negotiating techniques in regard to auditing and planning state inspections; perform data analysis and prepare comprehensive and informative reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies; and participate in advisory panel meetings, training workshops to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions.

 

GS-13:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience with laws and regulations of a regulatory agency’s programs affecting product safety, food and/or feed safety; plans, coordinates and reviews state inspection reports for adequacy and program compliance; apply investigative methods and negotiating techniques in regard to auditing and planning state inspections; perform data analysis and prepare comprehensive and informative reports on performance, acceptability and/or scientific deficiencies; and participate in advisory panel meetings, training workshops to discuss ongoing program issues, problems and/or solutions; and prepare reports.


 

 

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. 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) 796-8435.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: May be

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

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.  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):

 

1. Knowledge of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and related laws and regulations.

 

2. Knowledge of investigative methods and negotiating techniques.

 

3. Ability to communicate in writing.

 

4. Ability  to communicate orally.


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:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

 

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

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



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 872850.  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 Customer HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email quickquestions@psc.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.      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

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

 

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 Monday, May 13, 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-DE-13-872850

Control Number:

341481100