Consumer Safety Officer (Compliance Officer) – Bensenville, IL

 

Department: Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency: Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number: PH-DG-10-331471-OC



SALARY RANGE:

75,403.00 - 116,562.00 USD /year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 to Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0696-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full TimeCareer/Career Conditional

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Bensenville, IL; 1 vacancy - CHICAGO, IL

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

United States Citizens



JOB SUMMARY:

This announcement is open to any U.S. Citizen.

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies may in the FDA Chicago District Office or the Bensenville, Illinois FDA Resident Inspection Post.

This position may be filled at the GS-12 or GS-13 grade level.  Relocation expenses may be paid.

This is a bargaining unit position.

This position is responsible for surveying and following-up with non-compliant industry establishments and seeking voluntary compliance from others with respect to the laws, rules and regulations of the industries regulated.   The Compliance Officer uses informal and formal means to obtain compliance with regulations or to enforce the use of such regulations when compliance is not voluntarily offered.

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 the How To Apply section.)
  • Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Travel, up to 50% of the time, is required.




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Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:

 

1 vacancy - Bensenville, IL; 1 vacancy - CHICAGO, IL

 

At the GS-12 grade level, the selectee will:

  • Review and evaluates evidence and findings that may indicate a possible lack of compliance with Agency-enforced laws and regulations.
  • Determines the most suitable course of action based on the results of inspections and investigations and, if necessary, recommends legal action to the appropriate legal authorities.
  • Interacts with various levels of officials representing the establishments subject to regulatory review and exchange information and provide advice and guidance regarding those aspects of review with deficiencies.
  • Ensure that non-compliant establishments make the necessary changes to meet applicable regulations.
  • Prepare for and conducts hearings with non-compliant establishments.
  • Seek compliance by industry establishments via court-enforced legal actions when voluntary compliance does not occur.

 

At the GS-13 grade level, the selectee will:

  • Review and evaluate evidence and findings that may indicate a possible lack of compliance with Agency-enforced laws and regulations.
  • Determine the most suitable course of action based on the results of inspections and investigations and, if necessary, recommends legal action to the appropriate legal authorities.
  • Interact with various levels of officials representing the establishments subject to regulatory review and exchange information and provide advice and guidance regarding those aspects of review with deficiencies.
  • Ensure that non-compliant establishments make the necessary changes to meet applicable regulations.
  • Prepare for and conduct hearings with non-compliant establishments.
  • Seek compliance by industry establishments via court-enforced legal actions when voluntary compliance does not occur.
  • Advise industry officials on rules and regulations and recommends changes to ensure industry compliance.
  • Answer inquiries regarding interpretations of Agency-enforce laws and regulations, case status, and enforcement policies.
  • Maintain liaison with Customs officials to facilitate import inspections and to institute and coordinate detentions of products offered for import that are in violation of regulations.
  • Plan, organize and implement industry education, training, and technical advice programs to promote voluntary compliance and self-regulation.




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Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirements:

A.  A degree 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

B.  A combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

 

Specialized Experience:

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must possess at least one full year of qualifying specialized experience applying a knowledge of, and skill in selecting, adapting, and applying investigative methods and negotiation techniques; knowledge of legal and regulatory concepts necessary to enforce applicable laws; and applying a knowledge of communication practices and principles needed to prepare and present reports, findings, and recommendations.

 

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess at least one full year of qualifying specialized experience applying a knowledge of medical, scientific and technical evaluative and analytical techniques to a category of products or a functional specialty that is complicated or has little to no regulatory precedent; knowledge of legal and regulatory concepts necessary to enforce applicable laws and evaluate their interrelationships with compliance programs; skill in selecting, adapting, and applying investigative and negotiation techniques to develop evidence and extract information; and applying a knowledge of communication practices and principles to prepare and present reports, findings and recommendations intended to overcome resistance to change and show the merits of findings and recommendations.

 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? 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.



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, and skill in selecting, adapting, and applying investigative methods and negotiation techniques
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory concepts necessary to enforce applicable laws
  • Knowledge of communication practices and principles needed to prepare and present reports, findings, and recommendations




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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
         

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 14, 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: PH331471.   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 



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).

Agency Information:

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

Questions about this job:

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

Job Announcement Number:
PH-DG-10-331471-OC

Control Number: 1848840

 

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