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Job Title:Consumer Safety Technician (OA), GS-0303-05/06/07/08

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:FDA-CDER-14-DE-1088665

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,415.00 to $61,377.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0303-05/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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.

As a Consumer Safety Technician, in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance  you will utilize a diversity of work experience, training, skills, and knowledge to provide continuing responsibility for projects, questions or responsibilities that arise within an area of program or functional specialty.

  

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Must be able to type 40 words per minute

DUTIES:

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  • Provide assistance to the Office/Division/Branch Consumer Safety Officers and other professionals.
  • Establish and maintain comprehensive files on a wide variety of subject matters.
  • Provide assistance and support in the review and evaluation of reports.
  • Provide general administrative/clerical support to the office.

 

Depending on the grade selected, you may receive training in the form of developmental assignments, seminars, conferences etc. in order to prepare you for the duties described above.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this Consumer Safety Technician (OA) GS-0303-08 position you must meet the Basic Typing Requirement and the Minimum Qualification Requirement as listed below.

 

Basic Typing Requirement:

You must be able to type 40 or more words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five minute sample

 

Minimum Qualification:

GS-05:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service performing clerical/administrative duties which involved: gathering data and managing office files; assisting with office inventory and the ordering of office supplies; and answering basic telephone inquiries

or
 Completed four years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

or

a combination of specialized experience described in letter A above and post high school education described in letter B above in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) that totals at least one year. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.


GS-06:

One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in Federal service, performing duties which involved: providing assistance and support in the evaluation and review of reports; maintaining office equipment and supplies; and performing a variety of administrative tasks to resolve problems and complete work assignments

GS-07:

One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in Federal service, performing clerical/administrative duties which involved: providing assistance and support in the evaluation and review of reports; assisting other professionals in the issuance of inspectional assignments, laboratory investigations, compliance programs or special surveillance directives; and performing a variety of administrative tasks to resolve problems and complete work assignments

GS-08:

One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in Federal service, performing a variety a clerical duties to resolve technical and clerical problems; evaluating and interpreting information/data from various sources; monitoring the compliance and timeliness of program activities; and participating in segments of studies under the guidance of higher level employees


All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

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 job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé 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 résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

Qualified candidates will be assigned to the following quality categories:

 

Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.

 

Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position.

 

Qualified - Meet the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree. 

 

The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the required competencies listed below for this position.

  • Scientifice Review Techniques
  • Review Concepts, Principals, and Practices
  • Organization, Coordination, Management
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

 

 

Application of Veterans' Preference:  Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:View Assessment Questions


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.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see www.fedshirevets.gov. 

 

Career Transition Program:  This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified.  Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position.

For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit 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 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 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.

* 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 and click 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 @ https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login  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 complete a hard copy assessment questionnaire and submit it via fax: Do not complete the steps below if you have already applied online to the questionnaire for this position.

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to: 

1-478-757-3144



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • 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.
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)

  • College transcript (if qualifying on education)Veterans' Preference documentation (i.e. SF-15, DD-214, Statement of Service, Service Connected Disability Letter, etc.) 
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation

     

    If you are unable to upload supporting document(s) online, you can fax them by completing the following steps:

    1. Print out a Fax Cover Page @ http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and complete the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1088665

    2. Fax a Cover Page with each supporting document to 1-478-757-3144 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

     

    APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
    Phone: (757)441-6765
    Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
    Agency Information:
    HHS OPM
    1900 E St NW
    Washington, DC
    20415

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  


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    Job Announcement Number:

    FDA-CDER-14-DE-1088665

    Control Number:

    366182000