Consumer Safety Technician - San Antonio, TX

SALARY RANGE: 32,418.00 - 52,203.00 USD /year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, January 04, 2010 to Thursday, February 04, 2010


SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional



DUTY LOCATIONS:   vacancy(s) in one of the following locations:   1 vacancy - FORT WORTH, TX; 1 vacancy - SAN ANTONIO, TX


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:   United States Citizens



Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

Are you interested in a career with real growth potential? Do you want the freedom to work as a team member on exciting and relevant projects? Are you interested in improving food safety?  If so, perhaps you would be interested in a career with the Food and Drug Administration.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Bargaining Unit Position.
  • Recruitment bonus will not be paid.
  • Non-supervisory position.


Additional Duty Location Info:  1 vacancy - FORT WORTH, TX; 1 vacancy - SAN ANTONIO, TX



  • Develop, compile, interpret, monitor and evaluate information/data
  • Conduct studies of existing procedures, recommend and develop alternative procedures
  • Request, receive and respond to requests for information/data
  • Enter and retrieve information from a variety of systems (e.g., recall, emergency, consumer complaint, DEI, FSIS Residue Violation System, samples and management control/tracking)
  • Collect a variety of non-complex samples; e.g., certain types of consumer complaint and import samples
  • Use software programs such as word processing, database, spreadsheet, electronic mail in order to create and/or edit letters, memos and reports
  • Maintain inspectional equipment and materials, calibrate equipment and arranging for repairs, perform general office work such as mailing, filing, maintaining calendars of activities and appointments, travel arrangements and schedules, timkeeping, answer phones and greet visitors
  • Collection of non-complex samples requires some travel




To qualify at the GS-05 level, you should have an education and/or experience level that meets one of the following:

A.) One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service performing clerical/administrative duties which involved: receiving visitors/phone calls, directing caller to appropriate staff; maintaining files; maintaining policies/procedures/documents for ready reference; maintaining office supplies; arranging equipment repair, and/or office moves; performing travel-related duties; reconciling leave/overtime or similar related duties.
B.) 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.
C.) 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.

To qualify at the GS-06 level, you should have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service performing clerical/administrative duties which involved: compiling information; searching files, HR, security, travel, training, files management, budget, supplies and inventory, property accountability, or space management; developing/implementing office procedures, maintaining employee records, performance appraisals, job descriptions, etc.

To qualify at the GS-07 level, you should have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service performing clerical/administrative duties which involved: performing a variety of administrative assignments including: managing key staff activities; coordinating large meetings; providing complex information to customers; researching data for complex correspondence and reports on variety of administrative matters.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR 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:


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


Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  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 rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Knowledge of Administrative Regulations, Procedures and Guidance.
  • Ability to Make Decisions and Problem Solve.
  • Knowledge of Computer Software.
  • Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing.


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