Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer District Director - Dallas, TX

Vacancy No.

PH-KB-307597-MPP/FDA WIDE

Department

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Salary

$117,738.00 to $153,061.00

Grade

15 to 15

Perm/Temp

Temporary

FT/PT

Full-time

Open Date

1/25/2010

Close Date

2/25/2010

Job Link

Apply Online

Who may apply

Public

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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

 

Job Title: Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (District Director)

Department: Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency: Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number: PH-KB-307597-MPP/FDA WIDE

 

Salary Range:

117,738.00 - 153,061.00 USD /year

Series & Grade:

GS-0696-15

Promotion Potential:

15

Open Period:

Monday, January 25, 2010 to Thursday, February 25, 2010

Position Information:

Full Time Agency Employees Only

Duty Locations:

1 vacancy - Dallas, TX

Who May Be Considered:

United States Citizens

Job Summary:
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.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEES ONLY

The person selected for this position will serve as District Director for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Region, Southwest Import District.  The Southwest Import District has two branches:  1) Investigations Branch, 2) Compliance; which encompasses the Sea, Air and Border Ports of the Southwest Region, Arizona and California.

The Director is responsible for the direction and accomplishment of the Field Office's imports program and is responsible for the effective utilization of resources consistent with agency program guidelines.  The import district is responsible for determining the compliance status of products examined and assures appropriate compliance actions against violated samples and products not in compliance.

The District Director supervises subordinate supervisors and employees responsible for performing the varied and broad regulatory and compliance functions of the District, which is subject to continual congressional and media scrutiny, and has a pervasive impact on the general public.

Commissioned Corps Officers and "qualified" commissioned corps candidates in the U.S. Public Health Service may be considered for internal merit placement provided they submit a cover letter indicating commissioned corps status, a curriculum vitae or resume, and all other documents required in the vacancy announcement.

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



Key Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • One-year supervisory probationary period
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Travel/Relocation expenses are authorized
  • You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit
  • Relocation bonus may be paid



Major Duties:

  • Carry-out program planning; and develop of policy formulation.
  • Provide leadership and direction to subordinate staff.
  • Develop and implement work plans and budget proposals.
  • Authorize changes in program plans and emphasis.
  • Approve the Office's Initiation of Legal Action.
  • Serve as liaison for cooperative relations with other agencies.
  • Conduct program review of the department's Management Information System.
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with the regulated industry and the Public.

 



Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for the Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (District Director) you must meet one of the following Basic Qualification Requirements:

A.        Degree: that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work.  The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming.

OR

B.        Combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e. 30 semester hours) in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work.  The 30 semester hours can include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming; PLUS appropriate experience or additional education.

Please Note:  The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of this position, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field.  In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify for the GS-15 grade level you must also meet the following additional qualification requirement (Education is not qualifying at this grade level to meet the Additional Qualification Requirement):

A.        At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service (can be obtained in the public or private sector) that equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform all of the following:  1) enforcing the laws that govern food, drugs, medical devices, and other products regulated by the Food and Drug administration; 2) carrying-out routine inspections of manufacturers and imported products, audits of recalls, complaint investigations, collection of samples; 3) federal inspection of products and the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated food products and poisonous patent medicines; 4) supervision of subordinate employees/supervisors and maintaining effective relationships; and 5) communicating effectively verbally and in writing.  

NOTES:

  • If using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts (need not be official) or a list of college courses showing the title of completed coursework, grade received, and semester or quarter hours earned to document that you meet the educational requirements for this position.
  • Your resume must support your claim of specialized experience.  If after reviewing your resume, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities or you will be found not qualified for this position.
  • Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period you will be credited with 6 months of experience).
  • For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.

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.

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:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

Conditions of Employment:  

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • You may be subject to completion of a one-year initial probationary period.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • You may be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Travel/Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
  • You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit

Supervisor Requirements:  Supervision and oversight at this level requires significant and extensive coordination and integration of a number of program segments which include scientific or technical work, and involves major recommendations which have a direct and substantial effect on the organization and projects managed.

You will make recommendations in significant internal and external program and policy issues affecting the overall organization, restructuring, reorienting, recasting immediate and long range goals, objectives, plans and schedules to meet substantial changes in legislation, program authority and/or funding; determinations of projects or program segments to be initiated, dropped or curtailed; changes in organizational structure, including the particular changes to be effected; and the optimum mix of reduced operating costs and assurance of program effectiveness, including introduction of automated processes, methods improvements of the similar.

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

Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.)



How You Will Be Evaluated:

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):

  1. Ability to enforce the laws that govern food, drugs, medical devices, and other products, that are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration
  2. Ability carry-out routine inspections of manufacturers and imported products, audits of recalls, complaint investigations, and collection of samples
  3. Conduct federal inspection of products and the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated food products and poisonous patent medicines
  4. Ability to supervise subordinate employees/supervisors
  5. Ability to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships
  6. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

 



Benefits:

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. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



Other Information:

 

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

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. 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.



How To Apply:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
         - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or
          former Federal service)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

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: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: PH307597.   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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf 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.



Required Documents:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
         - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or
          former Federal service)



Contact Information:

Karen R. Brown
Phone: (415)281-7083
Email: karen.brown@opm.gov

Or write:
Philadelphia Services Branch
San Francisco Federal Building
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-300
San Francisco, CA 94103


What To Expect Next:

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).



EEO Policy Statement:   http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:   http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Veterans Information:   http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:   http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg

Control Number: 1769477

 

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

 

 

 

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