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



SALARY RANGE:

68,809.00 - 119,935.00 USD /year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 25, 2010 to Thursday, March 25, 2010

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0696-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full TimeCareer/Career Conditional

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Site to be determined after selection is made

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

US Citizens and Status Candidates



JOB SUMMARY:

One or more positions may be filled in: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland

Salary for the Chicago area: $75,403 - $116,562

Salary for Indianapolis, IN: $69,122 - $106,853

Salary for Detroit, MI: $74,794 - $115,621

Salary for Cincinnati, OH: $71,455 - $110,459

Salary for Brunswick, OH: $71,533 - $110,580

Salary for Columbus, OH: $70,617 - $109,164

Salary for Philadelphia, PA: $73,408 - $113,478

Salary for Pittsburgh, PA: $70,141 - $108,428

Salary for Parsippany, NJ: $77,585 - $119,935

Salary for Baltimore, MD: $74,872 - $115,742

Salary for other locations: $68,809 - $106,369

Relocation expenses will be paid for current Food and Drug Administration employees.

25% travel is required.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)




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Duties

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

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet both basic AND additional requirements as noted below :

 Basic Requirements:

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.

Additional Requirements:

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.

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

 

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):

  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and guidelines related to food safety and environmental health.
  • Ability to analyze information to recognize deficiencies and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and conduct programs on a regional-scale.
  • Skill in communicating technical or scientific information.




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Benefits and Other Info



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:

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.




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How To Apply



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, 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 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)



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: philadelphia@opm.gov

Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
USA



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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