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Job Title:  Supervisory Program Analyst
Agency:  Consumer Product Safety Commission
Job Announcement Number:  4313EPDSI-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 22, 2013 to Friday, October 3, 2014
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Bethesda, MD   View Map
includes applicants who have never worked for the Federal Government; all current & former Federal employees; applicants eligible for noncompetitive appointments under Special Hiring Authorities; veterans who are a preference eligible or who have appointment eligibility under VRA; and Federal displaced employees in the commuting area.  (ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles)


Make a Career Connection!  We are looking
for individuals who would like to come to work
for a small, independent regulatory agency
dedicated to saving lives.  We work very hard to
protect the public from the unreasonable risk of
injury and death from consumer products.  Every
U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
employee is proud to be a part of a team that
works together to assure that the products you
use every day are safe.  Consider a position at
the CPSC as your career choice.

Join the Team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Directorate for Epidemiology,Division of Hazard & Injury Data Systems, Data Intake and Injury Information Branch. The Division is responsible for the management, operations, planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and quality control aspects of the injury data collection programs. Primary Branch functions are:
- coding, data entry, and quality control of data residing in CPSC's Risk Management System (CPSRMS) and Public Database including reports of harm submitted by consumers and others, reports from retailers and manufacturers, news reports, medical examiner reports, and death certificates;
- responding to outside requests for injury statistics and data from CPSC's injury data systems;
- notifying manufacturers, private labelers, and importers of reports of harm received by CPSC which involve their products; and
- providing customer support to users of CPSC's Business Portal.


  • Background Investigation Required.
  • U.S Citizenship Required.


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The Supervisory Program Analyst serves as the Branch Chief for the Data Intake & Injury Information Branch in the Division of Hazard and Injury Data Systems, Directorate for Epidemiology. The Branch Chief plans and coordinates staff work assignments, manages time and attendance, evaluates staff performance, makes recommendations for incentive awards, and provides opportunities for training and professional development.


The Branch Chief ensures timely and standardized coding of consumer product-related incidents reports collected from a variety of sources in a range of formats.  S/he oversees the evaluation of jurisdiction and eligibility for publication of incoming reports along with adjudicating claims of material inaccuracy.


The Branch Chief coordinates responses for requests for injury data applying analytical skills to develop algorithms for large datasets and conducting database searches to identify responsive records. S/he prepares documents and oral presentations to acquaint data users with the limitations of potential uses of Commission data.


The Branch Chief responds to inquiries from businesses concerning the use of CPSC’s business portal, procedural requirements for submitting comments and claims, and the business’ responsibilities and options in responding to incident and investigation reports.


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Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirements of the position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement. Examples of specialized experience includes: Experience managing, planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and the quality control of injury data collection programs.

There is no substitution for specialized
experience for this position.

Upon appointment, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.


After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed.  You will be placed in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined catagories: "best", "better", and "good". Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. Your resume must support your answers to the questionnaire, or your category may be changed. The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official and may be invited to an interview.

Please ensure your resume and your narrative response provides enough detail to support your answers to the questionnaire.

ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a catagory rating of "better".
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CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savigns Plan).  

CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To learn more, please click here:


CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.  

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for more information.

This position requires a one year supervisory probationary period.
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.


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This vacancy announcement is being advertised simultaneous to vacancy announcement 4313EPDSI-2014-0002 (Merit Promotion). Applicants who wish to be considered under both announcements must apply to each announcement separately.  

A complete application package includes the following: your resume; your answers to the vacancy specific questions; AND the supporting documentation required (click on Required Documents).

Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section.  Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.

You MUST apply on-line through Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. Uploaded resumes must include the following: applicant contact information and educational and professional background information including dates of employment and education, salary (and Federal grade level, if appropriate), and work schedule (i.e., FT/PT). Incomplete applications will not be considered and you will not be contacted to provide any missing information.

To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen.  Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at The help desk is available Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.


In addition to your resume, the documents needed for this position are subject to how you apply. List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

All current/reinstatement eligible Federal employees with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2) must submit: 1) a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility; and 2) their most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility.  If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form.  You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree or qualifying based on education, you must submit your college transcripts (official or unofficial).

ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility. You must annotate your questionnaire to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.  

All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1.  Download from your USAJOBS account; or
2.  Upload your file(s); or
3.  Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.


HR Specialist
Phone: 301-504-7925
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 301-504-7925
Agency Information:
4340 East West Highway
Office of Human Resources Management
Room 838
Bethesda, MD
Fax: 571-258-4052


After all packages have been received, your package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be interviewed.

You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBS and selecting "Application Status."

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