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Job Title:SUPERVISORY CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER, GS-0696-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-887682

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,664.00 to $116,562.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 06, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0696-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location(s):
Nashville, TN United StatesView Map
Birmingham, AL United StatesView Map
Chattanooga, TN United StatesView Map
Covington, LA United StatesView Map
Memphis, TN United StatesView Map
More Locations  (2)

WHO MAY APPLY:

FDA-Wide competitive status employees only

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 permanent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with  competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

 

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

 

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50.

 

These positions are located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southeast Region, 2 positions in the Nashville Branch, Nashville TN; 1 position based on space availability maybe filled in either of the following Resident Posts:  Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Covington, LA; Memphis, TN; Montgomery, AL and Nashville, TN.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • 50% travel may be required.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will:

 

-   Perform the administrative and personnel manageament functions relative to staff supervised.

-   Establish guidelines and performance expections for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.

-   Develop and implement team-building management techniques.

-   Provide input on subordinate staff to the next level management for consideration in strategic planning and budgets taking into account recommendations from team input.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In addition to meeting the educational requirements, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade:

 

GS-13:  52 weeks of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level.

  

Specialized Experience:  Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  Examples of specialized experience includes directing a program segment that performs technical, investigative, and professional work, planning work to be accomplished by subordinates.

 

Time-In-Grade Requirement:  Must be met within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

 

GS-13:  Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher.

 

Supervisory Qualification Requirement:

 

The candidate chosen for this position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period if she/he has not previously been a supervisor.

 

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.


Education Statement - Individual Occupational Requirement: 

 

This position has an education requirement.  You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or list your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement.  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to  beginning employment.  Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online - please check your school website to obtain a copy quickly.

 

If you have Federal status and have never been on an appointment in this occupational series, you must submit your transcripts as indicated above.  If you have Federal status and are currently or were previously on an appointment in this occupational series, you do not need to submit transcripts at the time of application.  Instead, you should submit a SF-50 showing that you were on an appointment in this occupational series.

 

Education Requirement:

 

Applicant must have successfully completed one of the following (A or B):

 

A.  Degree:  which includes 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 provide 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 includes principles, theory, or practical application of computer programming.  OR

 

B.  Combination of education and experience:  courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.  The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full four year course of study with a major in in the appropriate fields.

 

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. Relocation expenses will be paid: Yes

 

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.  Ability to communicate in writing. 

 


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 apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 27, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Please click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

1.   Your Resume - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder, ensure that all required information is in your resume, curriculum vatae, or any other written form you choose, then you must describe your job-relataed qualification that includes 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:

    -   Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of lastest personnel order

    -   College Transcript(s) (If the position has a positive education requirement)

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

 

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 887682.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 27, 2013  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

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).

Additional Duty Location Info

3 vacancies in the following locations:
Nashville, TN United StatesView Map
Birmingham, AL United StatesView Map
Chattanooga, TN United StatesView Map
Covington, LA United StatesView Map
Memphis, TN United StatesView Map
Baton Rouge, LA United StatesView Map
Montgomery, AL United StatesView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-887682

Control Number:

344578600