Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector Ai - Dardanelle, AR

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Food Safety and Inspection Service


$37,631.00 to $65,371.00


03 to 04





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Job Title: Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector-AI-1862-3/4

Department: Department Of Agriculture

Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service

Job Announcement Number: FSIS-MMP-2010-0491


Salary Range:

37,631.00 - 65,371.00 USD /year

Series & Grade:


Promotion Potential:


Open Period:

Friday, January 29, 2010 to Friday, February 12, 2010

Position Information:

Full-time Permanent

Duty Locations:

1 vacancy - Dardanelle, AR

Who May Be Considered:

CURRENT eligible Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Agency   
Employees Nationwide, or USDA Career Transtion (CTAP) Eligibles.

Job Summary:
This Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI) position is an
excellent opportunity for those seeking a greater challenge and
responsibility in a position directly involved in improving and
protecting public health.

SCSI, AI-1862-3/4 (salary range $37,075-$64,403)
Establishment: P 72, Tyson Foods Inc located in YELL County.
Work Schedule: 1st Shift, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Poultry Slaughter & Processing; Export Certification; Young Chicken.
Species: Chicken

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is a public health
regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Our
mission is to protect consumers by ensuring that the commercial
supply of  meat*, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate
commerce or exported to other countries is safe, wholesome and
correctly labeled and packaged.

* The "Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008", also referred to
as the "2008 Farm Bill", was signed into Law on June 18, 2008. The
Farm Bill amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) to include
Catfish as an amenable species under the Act.

FSIS is operating under the Public Health Human Resources System
(PHHRS), a Pay Banding and Pay for Performance Demonstration
Project.  Please visit

Key Requirements:

  • Probationary period required for Supervisory positions
  • Must be a CURRENT FSIS employee or CTAP eligible
  • Training program is a condition of employment (see Additional Information)
  • Resume documenting 52 weeks of specialized experience
  • Meet time in band/grade by completing 52 weeks at next lower band/grade
  • Background Suitability Investigation

Major Duties:
As a SCSI you will be a subordinate supervisor to a Supervisory
Veterinary Medical Officer (SVMO)in a large slaughter plant. You
* monitor, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of line
Food Inspectors (FI) and off-line CSI's

* insure appropriate breaks are provided and that relief inspectors
are utilized as necessary

* provide training to new inspectors and to all inspectors as needed
on new inspection procedures and techniques

* verify regulatory compliance with the full range of Sanitation and
Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and with Hazard Analysis and
Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements

* verify corrective actions taken to deal with product contamination
and will prepare non-compliance documentation

To qualify at the AI-3 level, you must have at least 52 weeks of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 in federal
service.  To qualify at the AI-4 level, you must have at least 52
weeks of specialized experience in federal service at the GS-9 or
AI-3 level.  You must have completed the 52 weeks of specialized
experience within 30 days after the closing date of this
announcement.  Specialized experience includes:

* working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry, and egg products

* working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in
order to verify plant HACCP and SSOP responsibilities

* performing basic mathematic and elementary statistical concepts
and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures and
experience reaching and interpreting conclusions

* Past or present supervisory experience will enhance your
qualifications for this position
This is a non-bargaining unit supervisory position.  

If you are a non-competitive applicant wanting consideration for
this position, you MUST complete the full on-line application

Only current FSIS Agency employees and CTAP eligibles are eligible
to apply to this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Merit Staffing
procedures which govern Status candidates.  An automated ranking
system based on the on-line application process is used.  We will
carefully review your resume and your answers to the questions, to
ensure you meet the minimum qualifications.  Your resume will be
reviewed to verify that it supports the answers you submitted and
that it address experience and education relevant to this position.To preview questions please click here.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to
its employees. For an overview of all the benefits programs visit:

Other Information:
*  This position has a training program requirement as a condition
of employment.  If selected, you must successfully complete a 2-3
week training program at a designated location which may require
travel outside the duty location for an extended period.  The
training you will attend is called the Food Safety Regulatory
Essentials (FSRE).  The type of class you will attend will be based
on your assignment.  For example, if your assignment covers raw
products, you will attend the two week course for raw products.  If
your assignment covers not shelf stable, ready-to-eat/not ready-to-
eat products, you will attend the three week course.  You must begin
the training within 90 days of the effective date of your selection,
and you must successfully complete it within 12 months of the
effective date of your selection.  Failure to successfully complete
the training may result in returning you to your former position, or
like position at the same or lower grade (depending on availability
and the needs of the Agency) or removal from Federal Service.
*  A pre-employment physical may be required.
*  This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies
should any occur in the announced duty location.
*  If selected at the AI-3 level, and the position has promotion
potential to the AI-4 level, you may be promoted to the AI-4, upon
completion of 12 months of satisfactory performance.
*  Entitlement to the payment of relocation expenses will be
determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in FSIS
*  Salaries in some locations may be higher than the salary listed
in this announcement due to locality pay.  For a listing of locality
pay tables and locality pay information, see
*  Travel required may vary depending on geographical assignment.
*  The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits
discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of
race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable,
sex, marital status familial status, parental status, religion,
sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal
or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any
public assistance program.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all
programs).  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means
for communication of program information (Braille, large print,
audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-
2600.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC
20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD).

How To Apply:
Begin the application process at  If you have not
registered, you will need to register with USAJOBS.  You need to
answer all the core questions, the job specific questions and submit
your resume on-line.  Your resume should include detailed work
experience, education and training relevant to this position.  
Applicants who do not answer all the questions and who do not submit
a supporting resume on-line will be rated ineligible.  You must
complete and submit your application on-line no later than midnight,
U.S. Eastern time zone, on the closing date.  If applying on-line
poses a hardship to any applicant, the contact person listed on this
announcement can provide assistance to help you apply or provide
alternative methods.

Required Documents:
Current FSIS Agency employees do not need to submit additional

Only CTAP eligibles applicants are required to provide a copy of
their most recent performance appraisal (at least "fully successful"
or equivalent), proof of eligibility (a RIF separation notice or
Certification of Expected Separation) and a SF-50 noting current
position, grade level and duty location.  CTAP documents must be
sent via fax during the USAJOBS on-line application process and must
be received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the
vacancy announcement.  Before faxing CTAP documents, make sure they
are legible and all information is complete and signed.  Illegible
documents cannot be used for qualification or verification purpose.  
Use a separate cover sheet for each category of documentation.  
Select the cover sheet to print by selecting the appropriate check
boxes in the Selected Documents column.  Print the cover sheets.  A
window will pop up containing the fax cover sheet(s) you selected;
you must allow pop-ups.  After reviewing the list of documents and
printing the fax cover sheets, click Done.  You will receive an e-
mail confirming the fax has been successfully received by Human
Resources. You should retain your e-mail confirmation and the
fax transmittal report as proof of your submission.

Contact Information:

Merri Stellburg
Phone: 800-370-3747 x8541
Fax: 612-370-2007
TDD: 800-877-8339

Or write:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Operations
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2007

What To Expect Next:
Applicant qualifications are evaluated after the position closes.  
The best qualified and non-competitive applicants will be referred
to the selecitng official for consideration.  You  will be able to
check your application status in USAJOBS by going to the MY

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Veterans Information:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:

Control Number: 1798956


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




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