Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector - Cassville, MO

Vacancy No.

FSIS-MMP-2009-0691

Department

Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

Salary

$51,345.00 to $66,747.00

Grade

10 to 10

Perm/Temp

Permanent

FT/PT

Full-time

Open Date

4/13/2009

Close Date

4/27/2009

Job Link

Apply Online

Who may apply

Status Candidates

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CASSVILLE, MO

 

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sub Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Job Announcement Number:
FSIS-MMP-2009-0691


Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector - GS-10
Salary Range: 51,345.00 - 66,747.00 USD per year
Open Period: Monday, April 13, 2009
to Monday, April 27, 2009
Series & Grade: GS-1862-10/10
Position Information: Full-time Permanent
Promotion Potential: 10
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Cassville, MO
Who May Be Considered:

1. CURRENT eligible Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Agency

   Employees Nationwide.

    or

2. USDA Career Transtion Eligibles (CTAP).


Job Summary:

This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking

a greater challenge and responsibility in a position directly

involved in protecting public health. Here's what to expect:

 

SPECIFIC VACANCY INFORMATION:  SCSI, GS-1862-10, SJ-552

Establishment: 13369, George's Processing, Inc. located in BARRY

County.

Work Schedule: Variable work hours, Monday-Friday.

Species: Poultry

 

As a Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI), you will serve as

a subordinate supervisor to a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer

(SVMO)in a large slaughter plant. You will assign, direct, review,

and evaluate the work of line Food Inspectors (FI) and off-line

Consumer Safety Inspectors (CSI).


Key Requirements:

  • THIS IS A SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL POSITION REQUIRING A PROBATION PERIOD
  • NON-COMPETITIVE ELIGIBLES MUST APPLY TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONSIDERATION
  • FSIS employees do not need to submit DD214, SF-50, or Performance Appraisal
  • FSIS UTILIZES E-VERIFY TO VERIFY IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY
  • A TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENT IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
  • THIS IS A PUBLIC TRUST POSITION REQUIRING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION



Major Duties:

As a Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector you will monitor line

inspection activities, assure appropriate breaks are provided and

that relief inspectors are utilized as necessary.

 

You will provide training to new inspectors and to all inspectors as

needed on new inspection procedures and techniques.

 

In your position as a SCSI, you will verify regulatory compliance

with the full range of Sanitation and Standard Operating Procedures

(SSOP) and with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)

requirements.

 

In addition, you will verify corrective actions taken to deal with

product contamination and will prepare non-compliance

documentation.



Qualifications:

For the Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI) positions,

there are two basic components of your experience that together

define the qualifications. These components are:

 

Time-in-Grade and

Specialized Experience

 

Time-in-Grade:

In order to meet time-in-grade, you will need to have

completed 52 weeks at the next lower grade level within 30 days of

the closing date of this announcement.

 

Specialized Experience for the Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector

(SCSI) positions: 

In order to meet the specialized experience requirement, you will

need to have completed 52 weeks of progressively responsible

specialized experience at the next lower grade level within 30

days after the closing date of this announcement.  Specialized

experience is experience working with the Federal Meat, Poultry,

and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry,

and egg products. This experience also includes working with basic

SSOP and HACCP principlesand 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 in reaching and interpreting

conclusions.  Past or present supervisory experience will enhance

your qualifications for the vacancy.

 

This is a non-bargaining unit position. 

 

If you are a non-competitive eligible you MUST APPLY to this

announcement in order to be considered.


How You Will Be Evaluated:

HOW WILL MY TOTAL APPLICATION BE EVALUATED?

There are several parts of the application process that affect the

overall evaluation of your application: the applicant assessment

questions, the core questions and your resume. This automated

application system simplifies the application process by replacing

the former KSA job-element

questions with the on-line applicant assessment questions.  Your

resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you

meet the basic qualifications of the position and whether you are

found to be best qualified. It is therefore important to explain

what you did and how you did it, rather than just listing your

current and former employers.

 

Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Merit Staffing

procedures which govern Status candidates.  All are rated on the

extent 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

can be issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed

carefully by an HR Specialist to assure that (a) minimum

qualification requirements are met, (b) the resume supports the

answers provided to the job-specific questions and (c) that your

resume addresses experience and

education relevant to this position.

To preview questions please click here.

Benefits:

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits

program, with costs shared with your employer. More info:

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB.

 

Life insurance coverage is provided. More info:

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

 

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees

Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another

agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More

info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr

 

You will earn annual vacation leave. More info:

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

 

You will earn sick leave. More info:

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

 

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your

regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info:

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI


Other Information:

Condition of Employment:

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.

 

This is a non-bargaining unit position.  If you are a non-

competitive eligible you must apply to this announcement in order to

be considered.

 

Multiple selections: This announcement may be used to fill

additional, like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty

location.

 

SELECTEE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SERVE A ONE YEAR SUPERVISORY

PROBATIONARY PERIOD UNLESS PRIOR SERVICE IS CREDITABLE.

 

ENTITLEMENT TO THE PAYMENT OF RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE DETERMINED

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OUTLINED IN FSIS DIRECTIVE 3820.2

 

The law prohibits political recommendation for employment or other

personnel actions (including promotion, reassignment, detail, etc.)

in the competitive service.  Federal agencies may not accept or

consider such recommendations (either oral or written) from members

of Congress, elected State and local government officials, political

party officials, or others based on political affiliation.

 

Salaries in some locations may be higher than the salary listed in

this announcement due to locality pay.  For a listing of locality

pay areas, pay tables and counties within the

locality pay areas: http://www.opm.gov/index.asp

 

A background investigation is a requirement for this position. 

Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion

of a background investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure

to successfully meeting these requirements could lead to adverse

action proceedings including possible termination. (Current

employees of the Food Safety and Inspection Service may already have

the required background investigation)

 

This position requires a pre-employment physical.  Applicants must

be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the job

functions, without hazard to themselves or others. These positions

require good vision (including color vision), hearing, touch and eye-

hand coordination. Applicants who use a prosthesis or mechanical aid

that satisfactorily compensates for an impaired function will be

considered. (Current employees of the Food Safety and Inspection

Service may already have a pre-employment physical)

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED MAY VARY DEPENDING ON GEOGRAPHICAL ASSIGNMENT.

 

 

EEO/DIVERSITY POLICY:

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.

 

This Agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants

with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation

for 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.

 

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).

 

FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN THE UNITED

STATES.  FSIS utilizes E-Verify to verify identity and employment

eligibility by providing to the Social Security Administration (SSA)

and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work

authorization.  E-Verify cannot be used to pre-screen job applicants

or 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

concern that there has been a violation of the E-Verify program or

you feel you have been discriminated during the verification process

based on your national origin or citizenship status, contact the

Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515). 

For more information on E-Verify you may contact DHS at 1-888-464-

4218.



How To Apply:

COMPLETED ON-LINE APPLICATION INCLUDES: 

 

Registration with USAJOBS, including answering any questions and

submitting an on-line resume with USAJOBS.

 

Answers to all vacancy-specific questions (Completed for each job).

 

Answers to core questions the first time you apply to our upgraded

system.

 

Applicants who do not respond to the on-line vacancy questions and

who do not submit a supporting resume will be rated ineligible.

 

Applicants can check their general status, as it is updated by going

to USAJOBS.  Because of these capabilities, the Human Resources

Division will no longer send email or hardcopy notifications ("non-

select letters") to applicants regarding the outcome of on-line FSJO

vacancy announcements.

 

Completed applications for this vacancy must be received 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 the announcement will provide assistance to help

you apply or provide alternative methods. Applicants may contact 

the servicing human resources office during core business hours

(8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. central time) prior to the closing date.


Required Documents:

WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED?

 

If you claim CTAP eligibility, please provide a copy of your

most recent performance appraisal (at least "fully successful"

or equivalent) and proof of eligibility, i.e., a RIF separation

notice or Certification of Expected Separation and a SF-50 noting

current position, grade level and duty location. 

 

If hard copy documents are being submitted by you for career

transition assistance, the documents must be received via fax during

the USAJOBS registration process.

 

Faxing Supporting Documentation:

The next step of the application process is to fax all the required

supporting documentation specified in the Required Documents section

of this vacancy announcement. You do not need to have all of your

supporting documentation submitted in order to continue with the

online portion of the application process.  Please carefully follow

the instructions below to ensure your supporting documents are

properly faxed and received.  All required documents must be

received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy

announcement. 

 

***Not all of the document types listed will pertain to you; only

submit documents needed to complete your application package.  For

example, Schedule A Certification document must only be

submitted by individuals applying based on eligibility for

appointment due to a disability.  The SF-50 is a form current and

former Federal employees submit to document their Federal employment

status. 

 

FAX INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  If you have previously faxed supporting documentation the status

of those documents will indicate Received.  There is no need

to resubmit documents which show a status of received unless you are

submitting an updated copy.  (If a document is resubmitted, it

replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document

is no longer available to the human resources office.  If you are

adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must

fax 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

the document cover sheet(s) you would like to print by selecting the

appropriate check boxes in the Selected Documents column.

 

3.  Click the [Print Cover Sheets] button.  A window will pop up

containing the fax cover sheet(s) you selected.  Print the cover

sheet(s).  NOTE: 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

is legible and all information is complete and signed, if

necessary.  Fax only documents which are clear and legible. 

Original documents with light or faded print and/or dark or

patterned backgrounds will not be legible upon receipt.  Illegible

faxed documents cannot be used for qualification or verification

purposes.

 

6.  Place the corresponding cover sheet on top of the document and

fax the cover sheet and document together to the fax number

specified on the cover sheet.  NOTE:  If you are faxing

documents from more than one category of supporting documentation,

you must submit them with the appropriate cover sheet. EACH

DOCUMENT TYPE MUST BE FAXED SEPARATELY under its corresponding

cover sheet. DO NOT FAX ALL DOCUMENTS UNDER ONE COVER SHEET.  (i.e.,

Transcripts are one type of document; fax all pages of your

transcript and other education-related documents under the

transcript cover sheet; the SF-50 is another document type, if

you are faxing more than one SF-50, fax them all under the SF-50

cover sheet.)

 

7.  Be sure to save these cover sheets in the event you need to re-

fax your supporting documents.  Each fax transmission includes a

unique 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-

mail confirmation and confirmation of your fax transmittal report as

proof of submission.

 

Your application will be considered incomplete and YOU WILL BE

FOUND INELIGIBLE if you fail to submit the required

documentation as specified under the required documents section by

midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy

announcement.


Contact Information:

Merri Stellburg
Phone: 800-370-3747 x 8541
Fax: 612-370-2007
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: merri.stellburg@fsis.usda.gov
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:

After the position closes, qualifications are evaluated. The best

qualified 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, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2007
For questions about this job:
Merri Stellburg
Phone: 800-370-3747 x 8541
Fax: 612-370-2007
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: merri.stellburg@fsis.usda.gov


Control Number: 1532114

 

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

 

 

 

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