The Food Science Consultant coordinates the development of general
guidance for industry on hazards and preventive controls for foods subject
to the preventive controls rule. Must have technical knowledge and
expertise in food safety and food technology. Helps format the technical
information developed into FDA guidance documents for industry on specific
food types. Demonstrates expertise in developing FDA’s guidance on
validation of preventive controls and to ensure consistency of
FDA-developed draft PC rule guidance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily
functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work,
supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation,
cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals
through organization, positive oral/written communication skills,
leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action,
reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of
Services in support of OFS to develop guidance documents related to the PC
rule. The activities of the consultant are anticipated to cover the areas
listed in the tasks below of current and active interest to OFS.
Develops guidance on how to conduct a hazard analysis and develops
preventive controls in accordance with the Preventive Controls for Human
Foods rule. The work product shall be a document suitable for public
distribution that will provide guidance on hazards associated with foods
and preventive controls that can be used to mitigate the hazards.
Works with subject matter experts in OFS to format the technical
information developed into draft FDA guidance documents for industry on specific
Provides input to the Validation Guidance working group, including drafting
sections of the guidance, reviewing sections developed by other working
group members, and helping to format the final draft guidance.
Helps format other FDA-developed guidance related to the PC rule (e.g.,
food allergen control, to ensure consistency).
Provides monthly oral status reports and bi-annual (every 6 months) written
status reports that document the work that has been accomplished, the
activities performed during the period, and the activities planned for the
next period, as well as any barriers to success. Should be available to
discuss with the Task Order COR any current or anticipated problems.
Provides drafts of guidance documents as they are developed and on request
by the Task Order COR for discussion, review and revision.
Provides all written reports in electronic format with read/write
capability using applications that are compatible and provided with the
Government furnished property (Microsoft Office applications).
Provides monthly oral status reports by the 15th of the month. If these
days fall on a weekend, the reports are due on the following Monday.
Provides draft documents ongoing and on request. Provides written status
reports every 6 months.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and
receptive to any training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job
description. and Supervisor's instruction in such away as to maximize output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly
condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.
Will rely on any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate
supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe
conditions as the best of own ability.
Doctoral degree in Science (preferably food science) and twenty (20) years
of experience in food safety and food technology, with at least five (5) of
years of experience in the food industry. Must have expert knowledge of
food safety and food technology.