Consumer Safety Officer Food LACF HACCP Seafood - Tampa, FL

 

Vacancy No.

PH-FD-269908-MP

Department

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Salary

$80,402.00 to $104,525.00

Grade

13 to 13

Perm/Temp

Permanent

FT/PT

Full-time

Open Date

7/6/2009

Close Date

8/6/2009

Job Link

Apply Online

Who may apply

Status Candidates

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TAMPA, FL remove

 

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


Department: Department Of Health And Human Services Agency: Food and Drug Administration Job Announcement Number:
PH-FD-269908-MP


Consumer Safety Officer (Food-LACF/HACCP/Seafood)
Salary Range: 80,402.00 - 104,525.00 USD /year
Open Period: Monday, July 06, 2009
to Thursday, August 06, 2009
Series & Grade: GS-0696-13
Position Information: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
Promotion Potential: 13
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - TAMPA, FL
Who May Be Considered:
FDA Employees with Current Competitive Service
Job Summary:

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.

This position is located in an FDA Resident Post.

 

 

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM:  Current FDA Employees serving on Competitive Service positions.

IMPORTANT:  You MUST submit your most recent SF-50 in order to be considered for this position under Merit Promotion procedures.

RELOCATION EXPENSES:  will ONLY be paid to FDA employees.

TRAVEL PER MONTH:  approximately 11 days or more.

FDA Condition of Employment: Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings, specifically FDA regulated financial holdings.  This position could be subject to these restrictions.  During the application and interview process, and prior to accepting this position, we advise applicants to seek additional information from the FDA Ethics Office at (301) 827-5511.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:  This position is located IN the Bargaining Unit.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work of this position involves exposure to all kinds and extremes of weather and noise; requires the need to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds, and be able to walk, bend, stand, stoop, kneel and climb; requires the ability to maintain the vision, hearing, and olfactory requirements necessary to perform inspectional work.


Key Requirements:

  • U. S. Citizenship required.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License
  • Must be able and available to work long and possibly unscheduled hours
  • Must be able and available to travel approx. 11 or more days per month.
  • which may require the incumbent to be away from their regular duty station
  • for up to two to three weeks at a time.



Major Duties:

This position represents the highest level of expertise in a district for domestic and international high-risk food program areas.  These areas include: low acid (LACF) and acified food (AF) canning and thermal processing; fish/seafood HACCP processing and preservation; food safety issues to determine compliance with FDA laws and regulations; and criminal investigations.  The incumbent represents the primary source of expertise in an assigned geographical area having responsibility to resolve the most difficult, controversial, and complex inspectional problems which involve a combination of scientific and regulatory responsibilities.



Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:  In order to meet the BASIC qualifications for this position, you must possess ONE of the following:

1.  Must have successfully completed a four year course of study, at an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher 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----

2.  Possess courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in #1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledges, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of a CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER, and it is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the fields listed above.  The appropriate experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of a CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER. 

Note: Since this position has a specific education requirement, all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of an official college transcript with the application. If selected, you will be required to submit an original official transcript before being appointed.

                                                          AND

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to the basic qualifications stated above, you must also meet the following:

Applicants must possess at least one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, planning, conducting and directing highly technical, complex, multi-faceted inspections and in-depth investigations directly related to the production, control and testing of food products;  recommending compliance of establishments involved in food program areas including low acid and acidified food canning (LACF), seafood HACCP, thermal processing, food processing and preservation, and food safety issues to determine compliance with FDA laws and regulations; researching, reviewing and evaluating new advances in technology related to food products, new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions, and any new trends or scientific findings involving food products; managing the review of previously approved food products to determine whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria; developing and implementing formal training programs for food industry and state/local officials, and providing technical expertise to industry representatives. Must have interviewing skills and experience in criminal investigation techniques as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  

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.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show proof that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. For a listing of services that can perform this evaluation, see the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services website. This list, which may not be all inclusive, is for informational purposes only and does not imply and endorsement of any specific agency.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience, you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

 

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 application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. 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 of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

(a.) planning, conducting and directing highly technical, complex, multi-faceted inspections and in-depth investigations directly related to the production, control and testing of food products;

(b.) recommending compliance with FDA laws and regulations to establishments engaged in the production of high risk food programs to include such areas as low acid (LACF), and acidified food (AF), canning and thermal processing, fish/seafood HACCP processing and preservation, food processing and preservation, and food safety issues;

(c.) researching, reviewing and evaluating new advances in technology related to food products, new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions, and any new trends or scientific findings involving food products;

(d.) managing the review of previously approved food products to determine whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria;

(e.) developing and implementing formal training programs for food industry and state/local officials, and providing technical expertise to industry representatives;

(f.) interviewing skills and experience in criminal investigation techniques as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Veteran's Information:

Five-point veterans are those honorably separated veterans (this means an honorable or general discharge) who served on active duty (not active duty for training) in the Armed Forces:

  • during any war (this means a war declared by Congress, the last of which was World War II);
  • during the period April 28, 1952, through July 1, 1955;
  • for more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976;
  • during the Gulf War period beginning August 2, 1990, and ending January 2, 1992;
  • for a period of more than 180 consecutive days any part of which occurred during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last date of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or
  • in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized, such as El Salvador, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti.

Medal holders and Gulf War veterans who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered on active duty on or after October 14, 1982, without having previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty, must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.

Effective on October 1, 1980, military retirees at or above the rank of major or equivalent, are not entitled to preference unless they qualify as disabled veterans.

Ten-point preference veterans are:

  • those honorably separated veterans who 1) qualify as disabled veterans because they have served on active duty in the Armed Forces at any time and have a present service-connected disability or are receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs; or 2) are Purple Heart recipients;
  • the spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service-connected disability;
  • the unmarried widow of certain deceased veterans; and
  • the mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled.

Applicants claiming they are 10-point veterans must complete form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and submit the required proof indicated on the form. Veterans who are still in the service may must submit appropriate documentation that they are currently in the service, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.

For more information on Veterans Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.



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.opm.gov/ei61.asp


Other Information:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position . 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. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.
3. If you are applying under a special veteran appointing authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
  2. Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by Thursday, August 06, 2009.

Option A:  Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links   you used to begin as described above, or simply go to http://applicationmanager.gov/.

 Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper form, OPM Form 1203-FX.   Follow these steps:

  1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. Follow all instructions carefully when completing the Form 1203-FX. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
  3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents either by fax, by mail or in person.

By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure that all six (6) pages of the Form 1203-FX are on top of any other documents you are faxing. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-aside up.

 

Note: If you are only submitting supporting documents, see the Submitting Documents Instruction in Step 2, after Required Documents.

  • By mail or in person:
    Philadelphia Services Branch
    PH-FD-269908-MP
    US Office of Personnel Management
    600 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    USA
     


 

 

 

Instructions for completing the paper Assessment Questionnaire: 

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the on-line Applications Manager method, you will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.  You are encouraged to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and submit your documentation using the Application Manager method since it is the most efficient way to process your application . The method that we highly recommend is outlined under "OPTION A."   If you are unable to submit your responses online, please use the following step-by-step assessment questionnaire instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire on the OPM Form 1203-FX:

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number.  Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however, we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter PH269908


1. Title of Job

Enter Consumer Safety Officer (Food-LACF/HACCP/Seafood)


2. Biographic Data
3. E-Mail Address
4. Work Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
5. Employment Availability
6. Citizenship
Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
8. Other Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
9. Languages
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (13-13) you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
12. Special Knowledge
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
13. Test Location
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
14. Veteran Preference Claim
15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service
16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately.  Otherwise, you must provide the date you will be available for employment.  Please use this format:  (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
18. Other Date Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
19. Job Preference

If you are applying under Merit Promotion procedures, please select one of the following:


001 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
002 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
003 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
004 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
005 I am a Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
006 I do not meet any of the above.
20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position.  The specialty code for this position is:


001 Current FDA permanent employee in the competitive service
21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment.  The location code for this position is:


0147 TAMPA, FL
22. Transition Assistance Plan
23. Job Related Experience
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
24. Personal Background Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please carefully read each description of education and/or experience you need to possess in order to meet the ¿Basic Qualifications¿ requirement for this position. Select your response below each statement.

1. I have successfully completed a four year course of study, at an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher 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.

A. Yes
B. No

2. I possess courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in #1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience is sufficient to demonstrate that I possess the knowledges, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of a CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER, and it is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the fields listed above. The appropriate experience demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of a CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER.

A. Yes
B. No

In addition to the basic qualifications stated above, you must also possess the Additional Qualification Requirement for this position. Please carefully read the following description of experience and select your response below.

3. I qualify at the GS-13 level because I have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal government, performing ALL of the following: (a.) planning, conducting and directing highly technical, complex, multi-faceted inspections and in-depth investigations directly related to the production, control and testing of food products; (b.) recommending compliance with FDA laws and regulations to establishments engaged in the production of high risk food programs to include such areas as low acid (LACF), and acidified food (AF), canning and thermal processing, fish/seafood HACCP processing and preservation, food processing and preservation, and food safety issues; (c.) researching, reviewing and evaluating new advances in technology related to food products, new programs, laws and regulations, significant court decisions, and any new trends or scientific findings involving food products; (d.) managing the review of previously approved food products to determine whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria; (e.) developing and implementing formal training programs for food industry and state/local officials, and providing technical expertise to industry representatives; (f.) interviewing skills and experience in criminal investigation techniques as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

A. Yes
B. No

Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or education/training. Please select only one letter for each item and enter the letter corresponding to that statement. Your answers must be supported by the content of your resume. If it is not, your score could be lowered or considered ineligible.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training, but have never performed this task.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered by others to be an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Interpret and apply the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to the broad field of food.

5. Train and instruct others on the use of regulations pertaining to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

6. Use your knowledge of product regulations regarding anti-terrorism preparedness in order to make decisions or recommendations where public policy and/or safety are at issue.

7. Respond to queries from industry, consumers and other stakeholders concerning scientific and technical advice, agency programs and other issues related to FDA's Mission and the public concern.

Please describe your experience in interpreting and implementing the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. If your experience was gained through employment please list your employer, the position held and your specific role.

8. Provide authoritative advice on the principles, practices, and theories of food program activities including LACF and seafood HACCP.

9. Provide authoritative advice and assistance on extensive, complex, and complicated food product manufacturing processes and operations.

10. Provide authoritative advice and assistance on inspectional problems relative to the safety and effectiveness of food products.

11. Evaluate and recognize any discrepancies or inconsistencies between information reported and made available, and the true nature of the food product manufacturer being inspected or investigated.

12. Provide written analyses of data and in-depth fault analysis evaluations and product failures aimed at preserving and protecting the public health.

13. Carry out tasks related to the regulation of the food industry including production of food products and the devices used in the collection and processing of these products.

14. Coordinate the work of an inspection or investigation team which may include other consumer safety officers, inspectors, and scientific personnel (e.g. chemists or microbiologists) and insure that the final report and recommendations represent a unified view.

15. Coordinate a district¿s participation in nationwide investigations of major food related crises affecting the health and safety of the general population and involving major industries.

16. Evaluate the urgency and seriousness of reports of consumer injuries and deaths attributable to food products regulated by the FDA.

17. Plan, conduct, and direct highly technical, complex, and multi-faceted inspections and investigations related to the production, control, and testing of high risk food products.

18. Conduct inspections and investigations of facilities where proposed or new regulations must be used to evaluate the food industry.

19. Conduct inspections and investigations which may result in considerable attention and review in the media, Congress, or other organizations inside or outside the Agency.

20. Investigate and evaluate the adequacy of complex manufacturing practices to determine compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations.

21. Monitor compliance programs for sample collection programs or inspection programs.

22. Plan and decide how investigations should proceed, when the investigation is complete, and what reporting is required.

23. Analyze investigative results and decide what follow-up work may be required.

24. Provide timely and accurate feed back to Headquarters management as well as effective guidance to other district staff assisting in the investigation.

25. Interact with hostile or uncooperative food industry representatives to exchange information and to provide advice and guidance regarding application filings, amendments, supplements, or reports with emphasis on deficiencies.

26. Manage the review of previously approved products to determine whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current scientific safety criteria.

27. Research the latest advancements in food related science and industry.

28. Research and prepare final background and decision papers for higher level review/signature.

29. Prepare memoranda, briefings, and other background material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions, and proposed solutions to keep management and appropriate staff involved at key decision points.

30. Serve on task forces and study groups charged with considering problems, changes, and directions in the area of food programs.

31. Represent the agency on inter-agency review committees charged with reviewing Federal policies and making recommendations for consistency across agency lines.

32. Serve as an expert witness in the area of food programs and associated regulated industries in court cases dealing with regulated products.

33. Coordinate with state food inspecting agencies in planning and performing high-risk inspections and investigations.

34. Provide training and assistance to state counterparts in performing food inspections with an emphasis in high risk areas of LACF and Seafood HAACP.

35. Provide training to state food inspection personnel regarding inspection methodology, techniques, and interpretation/application of regulations.

36. Develop and implement formal training for organizational personnel, industry and state/local officials.

37. Conduct on-the-job training for lower graded Consumer Safety Officers.

38. Provide additional diversified training for investigators, supervisors, compliance officers, district/regional personnel, and industry concerning technical and scientific issues; inspectional/investigational issues; and laws affecting the food program area.


Required Documents:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Assessment Questionnaire for PH269908
  • Resume
  • Transcript(s)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation, (if applying under a veteran special appointing authority)
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnal Action, which shows you meet time-in-grade requirements, tenure, etc.

Step 2

Submitting Documents

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX  the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. 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 background will NOT be legible upon receipt. Illegible faxed documents cannot be used for qualification or verification purposes.

To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number PH269908
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your documents with the cover page to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number.
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement, they can be opened, copied and saved, then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:
-Vacancy Identification Number, title, series and grade for which you are applying.
Personal Information:
-Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code), and personal e-mail account.
-Country of Citizenship.
-If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
Education:
-High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.-Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
-Major field(s) of study.
-Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
-Job title.
-Duties and accomplishments.
-Number of hours worked per week.
-Employer's name and address.-Supervisor's name and phone number.
-Starting and ending dates of employment (month/day/year)
-Salary.
-Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Other Qualifications:
-Job-related training courses (title and year).
-Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
-Job-related certificates and licenses.-Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

Do not submit position descriptions, manuscripts, certificates, pictures, personal endorsements or copies of other unsolicited material or documents. SEND ONLY THE REQUESTED MATERIAL.

Note: If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested above and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for a job.


Contact Information:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: philadelphia@opm.gov
Or write:
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 your during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).



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.


 

 

Control Number: 81864097

 

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

 

 

 

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