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Job Title:  Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (Deputy District Director), GS-0696-14
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-937821

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$103,771.00 to $134,899.00 / Per Year
Friday, August 16, 2013 to Saturday, September 14, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO United StatesView Map
Current Status Employees with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs with Career/Career Conditional appointments


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), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.  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 to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.




This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Region, Denver District Office, duty location Denver (Lakewood), Colorado.



  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • 25% travel will be required.
  • Moving expenses may be authorized pending availability of funds.
  • Supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.


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Major Duties:

The incumbent in this position serves as the Deputy District Directors and participates fully with the District Director in planning, managing, organizing, and directing the activities of the District Office as carried out by subordinate supervisors/team leaders and highly trained and skilled staff of professionals organized into subordinate organizations responsible for carrying out the functions of the District Office.  Major duties include:


  • Fully participates with the District Director in all phases of program planning and policy formulation, sharing the District Director's responsibility for the development of substantive programs and plans.
  • Provide leadership and managerial direction necessary for the effective accomplishment of the Agency's policies and responsibilities for the District Office.
  • Develop comprehensive short and long range work plans and budgetary proposals necessary for a District Office's assigned portion of the nationwide and regional work plan.
  • Participates on the formulation, execution and oversight of the District's enforcement actions and responses to emergencies.
  • Develop and maintain liaison and cooperative relationships among a variety of national public health organizations, other government agencies, academic institutions, and state and local health departments.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public to foster understanding of the Agency's programs, activities and regulations.



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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.

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.

This position has an education requirement. If you are currently or were previously on a permanent appointment in this occupational series, you do not need to submit transcripts at this time of application. Instead, you should submit a SF-50 showing that you were on a appointment is this occupational series.  Otherwise, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of 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.  Official transcripts will be required prior to a selection for the position.  Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts on line - please check your school website to obtain a copy quickly.


 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:

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.

Certain positions within the Food and Drug Administration (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, the prior to accepting this position we advise applicants to seek additional information from the FDA Ethics Office at (301) 796-8435.

4. Moving expenses may be authorized pending availability of funds.

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

The selectee for this position will be required to serve a one-year supervisor/managerial probationary period unless this requirement was previously met.

10. Applicant must have a valid driver's license.

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


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.


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.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  For information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible see  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.


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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:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 937821.  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 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  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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 

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

         - College Transcripts, if applicable

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:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, September 14, 2013.


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


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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