Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sub Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Job Announcement Number:
Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector - GS-10
Salary Range: 51,345.00 - 66,747.00 USD per year
Open Period: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
to Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Series & Grade: GS-1862-10/10
Position Information: Full-time Permanent
Promotion Potential: 10
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - St. Joseph, MO
Who May Be Considered:
CURRENT eligible Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Agency
USDA Career Transtion Eligibles (CTAP).
is an excellent opportunity for those seeking
greater challenge and responsibility in a position directly
involved in protecting public health. Here's what to
VACANCY INFORMATION: SCSI,
31965, Triumph Foods LLC located in BUCHANAN County.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 2nd Shift (Night Shift) Shift begins
at 4:45 p.m.
a Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI), you will serve as
subordinate supervisor to a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer
(SVMO)in a large slaughter plant. You will assign, direct,
evaluate the work of line Food Inspectors (FI) and off-line
Safety Inspectors (CSI).
- THIS IS A
SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL POSITION REQUIRING A PROBATION PERIOD
ELIGIBLES MUST APPLY TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONSIDERATION
- FSIS employees do
not need to submit DD214, SF-50, or Performance
- FSIS UTILIZES
E-VERIFY TO VERIFY IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY
- A TRAINING PROGRAM
REQUIREMENT IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
a Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector you will monitor line
activities, assure appropriate breaks are provided and
that relief inspectors are utilized as necessary.
will provide training to new inspectors and to all inspectors as
needed on new inspection procedures and techniques.
your position as a SCSI, you will verify regulatory compliance
the full range of Sanitation and Standard Operating Procedures
and with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
addition, you will verify corrective actions taken to deal with
contamination and will prepare non-compliance
Experience for the Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector
order to meet the specialized experience requirement, you will
to have completed 52 weeks of progressively responsible
experience at the next lower grade level within 30
days after the closing date of this announcement. Specialized
is experience working with the Federal Meat, Poultry,
Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry,
and egg products. This experience also includes working
and HACCP principlesand practices in order to verify plant
and SSOP responsibilities, performing basic mathematic and
statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and
procedures, and experience in
reaching and interpreting
or present supervisory experience will enhance
your qualifications for the vacancy.
is a non-bargaining unit position.
you are a non-competitive eligible you MUST APPLY to this
announcement in order to be considered.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
WILL MY TOTAL APPLICATION BE EVALUATED?
are several parts of the application process that affect the
evaluation of your application: the applicant assessment
questions, the core questions and your resume. This
system simplifies the application process by replacing
former KSA job-element
questions with the on-line applicant assessment
is an integral part of the process for determining if you
the basic qualifications of the position and whether you are
found to be best qualified. It is therefore important to
you did and how you did it, rather than just listing your
current and former employers.
are evaluated in accordance with Merit Staffing
procedures which govern Status candidates. All are rated on the
and quality of experience, education and training relevant to
the duties of the position. An automated scoring system based on
the on-line application process is used. Before any certificate
be issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed
by an HR Specialist to assure that (a) minimum
requirements are met, (b) the resume supports the
provided to the job-specific questions and (c) that your
addresses experience and
education relevant to this position.
To preview questions please click here.
may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits
program, with costs shared with your employer. More
insurance coverage is provided. More info:
employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees
System (FERS). If you are transferring from another
agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this
will earn annual vacation leave. More info:
will earn sick leave. More info:
will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your
regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info:
position has a training program requirement as a condition of
selected, you must successfully complete a 2-3 week
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
type of class you will attend will be based on your assignment.
example, if your assignment covers raw products, you will attend
the two week course for raw products. If your assignment covers not
stable, ready-to-eat/not ready-to-eat products, you will
attend the three week course. You must begin the training within 90
of the effective date of your selection, and you must
complete it within 12 months of the effective
date of your selection.
Failure to successfully complete the
may result in returning you to your former position, or
position at the same or lower grade (depending on availability
and the needs of the Agency) or removal from Federal
is a non-bargaining unit position.
If you are a non-
eligible you must apply to this announcement in order to
selections: This announcement may be used to fill
like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty
WILL BE REQUIRED TO SERVE A ONE YEAR SUPERVISORY
PERIOD UNLESS PRIOR SERVICE IS CREDITABLE.
TO THE PAYMENT OF RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE DETERMINED
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OUTLINED IN FSIS DIRECTIVE 3820.2
law prohibits political recommendation for employment or other
personnel actions (including promotion, reassignment,
in the competitive service. Federal agencies may not accept or
such recommendations (either oral or written) from members
Congress, elected State and local government officials, political
party officials, or others based on political
in some locations may be higher than the salary listed in
this announcement due to locality pay. For a listing of locality
areas, pay tables and counties within the
pay areas: http://www.opm.gov/index.asp
background investigation is a requirement for this position.
will be subject to the applicant's successful completion
of a background investigation and favorable
successfully meeting these requirements could lead to adverse
action proceedings including possible termination.
of the Food Safety and Inspection Service may already have
required background investigation)
position requires a pre-employment physical. Applicants must
physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the job
functions, without hazard to themselves or others. These
good vision (including color vision), hearing, touch and eye-
hand coordination. Applicants who use a prosthesis or
satisfactorily compensates for an impaired function will be
considered. (Current employees of the Food Safety and
may already have a pre-employment physical)
REQUIRED MAY VARY DEPENDING ON GEOGRAPHICAL ASSIGNMENT.
USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits
in all its programs and activities on the basis of
color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable,
marital status familial status, parental status, religion,
orientation, genetic information, political beliefs,
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
for communication of program information (Braille, large
print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at
Agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants
If you need a reasonable accommodation
any part of the application and hiring process, please
notify the agency.
Decisions on granting reasonable
accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director,
of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Ave. SW, Washington,
or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD).
LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND
ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN THE UNITED
STATES. FSIS utilizes E-Verify to verify identity
by providing to the Social Security Administration (SSA)
if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work
E-Verify cannot be used to pre-screen job applicants
to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the
choice of documents presented for use on the Form
I-9. If you have
that there has been a violation of the E-Verify program or
feel you have been discriminated during the verification process
on your national origin or citizenship status, contact the
of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).
more information on E-Verify you may contact DHS at 1-888-464-
How To Apply:
ON-LINE APPLICATION INCLUDES:
with USAJOBS, including answering any questions and
submitting an on-line resume with USAJOBS.
to all vacancy-specific questions (Completed for each job).
to core questions the first time you apply to our upgraded
who do not respond to the on-line vacancy questions and
who do not submit a supporting resume will be rated
can check their general status, as it is updated by going
Because of these capabilities, the Human Resources
will no longer send email or hardcopy notifications ("non-
letters") to applicants regarding the outcome of on-line FSJO
applications for this vacancy must be received no later
than midnight, U.S. Eastern time zone, on the closing
on line poses a hardship to any applicant, the contact
listed on the announcement will provide assistance to help
you apply or provide alternative methods. Applicants may
servicing human resources office during core business hours
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. central time) prior to the closing date.
OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED?
you claim CTAP eligibility, please provide a
copy of your
recent performance appraisal (at least "fully successful"
equivalent) and proof of eligibility, i.e., a RIF
or Certification of Expected Separation and a SF-50 noting
current position, grade level and duty location.
hard copy documents are being submitted by you for career
assistance, the documents must be received via fax during
the USAJOBS registration process.
next step of the application process is
to fax all the required
documentation specified in the Required Documents section
of this vacancy announcement. You do not need to have
all of your
documentation submitted in order to continue with the
online portion of the application process. Please carefully follow
instructions below to ensure your supporting documents are
properly faxed and received. All required documents must be
by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy
all of the document types listed will pertain to you; only
submit documents needed to complete your application package. For
Schedule A Certification document must only be
by individuals applying based on eligibility for
appointment due to a disability. The SF-50 is a form current and
Federal employees submit to document their Federal employment
1. If you have previously faxed supporting
documentation the status
of those documents will indicate Received. There is no need
resubmit documents which show a status of received unless you are
submitting an updated copy. (If a document is resubmitted, it
the previous submission, which means the previous document
is no longer available to the human resources
office. If you are
to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must
both the old document and the new document for both of them to
be accessible to HR).
2. You must use a separate cover sheet for
each category of
supporting documentation (i.e., transcripts, SF-50, DD-214). Choose
document cover sheet(s) you would like to print by selecting the
appropriate check boxes in the Selected Documents
3. Click the [Print Cover Sheets]
button. A window will pop up
containing the fax cover sheet(s) you selected. Print the cover
You must be connected to a printer in order to
print the cover sheets.
Additionally, you must allow pop-ups.
4. Once you have reviewed the list of
documents and printed any
required fax cover sheets click on [Done]. You will be moved
forward in the application process.
5. Before faxing your document(s), take care
to ensure the document
legible and all information is complete and signed, if
only documents which are clear and legible.
documents with light or faded print and/or dark or
patterned backgrounds will not be legible upon
documents cannot be used for qualification or verification
6. Place the corresponding cover sheet on
top of the document and
the cover sheet and document together to the fax number
specified on the cover sheet. NOTE:
If you are faxing
from more than one category of supporting documentation,
you must submit them with the appropriate cover sheet.
TYPE MUST BE FAXED SEPARATELY under its corresponding
cover sheet. DO NOT FAX ALL DOCUMENTS UNDER ONE COVER
are one type of document; fax all pages of your
and other education-related documents under the
cover sheet; the SF-50 is another document type, if
are faxing more than one SF-50, fax them all under the SF-50
7. Be sure to save these cover sheets in the
event you need to re-
fax your supporting documents. Each fax transmission includes a
identification number and bar code, which ensures your
document is processed correctly.
8. You will receive an e-mail confirming the
fax has been
successfully received by Human Resources. You should
retain your e-
confirmation and confirmation of your fax transmittal report as
proof of submission.
application will be considered incomplete and YOU WILL BE
INELIGIBLE if you fail to submit the required
as specified under the required documents section by
Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy
Phone: 800-370-3747 x 8541
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Operations
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
What To Expect Next:
the position closes, qualifications are evaluated. The best
and non-competitive candidates are referred to the
selecitng official for consideration.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political
affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership
in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should
contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Send Mail to:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Operations
Butler Square West,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
For questions about this job:
Phone: 800-370-3747 x 8541
Control Number: 1485807