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Job Title:Consumer Safety Technician

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-14-982938

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$46,745.00 to $60,765.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 28, 2013 to Friday, November 01, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies - Silver Spring, MD View Map


United States Citizens


The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting Your Health

Help protect public health by joining the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH).  From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.


One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)


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As a Consumer Safety Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing administrative-legal reviews of Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE), Pre-Market Approval (PMA), etc. submissions after scientific review and prior to final endorsement by the Division Director;
  • Reviewing routine device submissions, supplements, and amendments to ensure they comply with regulatory requirements;
  • Coordinating the review of IDEs and PMAs with the review team by setting up meetings and ensuring that time goals are reached; and
  • Preparing a variety of reports and correspondence which relate to the submission and review of IDEs, PMAs and related supplements, including Freedom of Information Act requests


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In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service reviewing various medical device submissions (i.e. 510(k)s, Investigational Device Exemptions, Pre-market Approval applications, etc.) for completeness and compliance with established policies, laws, and/or Standard Operating Procedures; tracking and coordinating workflow for a team to ensure work products are completed on schedule; gathering information for and coordinating the response to technical questions about policies, laws, and regulations; and using a variety of office automation equipment to prepare technical reports, memos, and other communications.


In addition, you must be able to type at least 40 words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five minute sample.


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Once the application process is complete, a review of 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. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  (Although veterans do not receive additional points, veterans' preference is still applied by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category.  Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 

  • Knowledge of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and related regulations
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication  


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


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

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.




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


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 select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account ( and select the Application Status link.  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.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 982938   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.



The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 

All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, November 01, 2013 


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. 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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