Job Title: Consumer Safety Officer (Retail Food Specialist)
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number: PH-DH-322010-COMP-MP
Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Site to be determined after selection is made
· Provides comprehensive investigational, inspectional, and technical assistance and consultation on Retail Food Program related issues.
· Evaluates the effects of technological developments on national and regional programs to recommend appropriate procedural or policy changes.
· Serves as a technical authority on Federal food service health code regulations.
· Recommends to state and local health officials new enforcement approaches.
· Conducts on-site inspections and surveys to evaluate sanitary conditions in the industry and to evaluate the effectiveness of state and local programs.
· Certifies State Food Service Officers.
· Conducts various seminars or training courses on Retail Food Protection Program areas.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Applicants must meet both basic AND additional requirements as noted below :
1. Degree - successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree that included at least 30 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
2. Combination of education and experience -- successfully completed courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For the GS-12 level, one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level of the Federal service, conducting portions of on-site visits to evaluate state inspection and program control practices related to food safety and sanitation; analyzing existing legislation, policies, or procedures related to food safety to identify deficiencies or areas of non-compliance and recommend solutions; presenting seminars or training classes on retail food protection programs or procedures; and assisting in the development of short-range plans for food service health or environmental health programs of a regional nature.
For the GS-13 level, one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level of the Federal service, conducting on-site visits to evaluate state inspection and program control practices related to food safety and sanitation; analyzing legislation, policies, or procedures related to food safety to identify deficiencies or areas of non-compliance and recommend solutions; presenting seminars or training classes on retail food protection programs or procedures; and assisting in the development of long-range plans for food service health or environmental health programs of a regional nature.
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.
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.
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):
Benefits and Other Info
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
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter
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
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 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: PH322010. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. Your Résumé
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
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)
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