Safety Officer Food Lacf Haccp
Health & Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
$77,670.00 to $100,976.00
13 to 13
Who may apply
Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Applications will be accepted from FDA employees only.
Applications will be accepted from Career Transition Assistance
FDA Commissioned Corps candidates may apply.
Tenure:Career/Career Conditional Appointment
Bargaining Unit Position:Yes
Merit Promotion Position:Yes
Recruitment Bonus: No
Salary range listed includes locality pay
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 FDA, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA),
Field Office, SE Region, Florida District Office,
Certain positions within FDA are subject to strict restrictions on
financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings). To determine
whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek
additional information during the interview process from the Ethics
and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of
Management at (301) 827-5511 prior to accepting such a position.
A valid driver's license is required.
If selected for this position, you will:
Plan, conduct and direct highly technical, complex and multi-faceted
inspections and in-depth investigations related to the production,
control and testing of food products, is highly skilled in interview
techniques as well as criminal investigation techniques and routinely
make recommendations to regional and district management officials as
to whether or not a firm/individual involved in food products is in
compliance regarding Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
As a principal source of expertise within a geographical area provide
extensive advisory, liaison and consultative services for food
programs to regulated industries, State agencies, other Federal
agencies and Agency management.
Manage the review of previously approved products to determine
whether they should continue to be permitted in light of current
scientific safety criteria.
Research and prepare final background and decision papers for the
signature of the Director. Prepare memoranda, briefings, and other
background material concerning substantive issues, findings,
conclusions and proposed solutions to keep the Director and
appropriate staff involved at key decision points.
Assignment cover the largest manufacturers in the District and some
smaller firms where new or unusual features are present. The
investigator conduct inspections and investigations of facilities
where only limited guidance documents are available.
Independently perform invesigations involving complaints of injury or
death attributable to products regulated by the FDA.
Serve as a principal advisor or team leader in a field of regulatory
and compliance expertise.
For the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have one year of
specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal
The position of Consumer Safety Officer requires that you possess a
degree which includes 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 sciences 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
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.
All requirements including time-in-grade, must be met within 30 days
of the closing date of this announcement.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment job questions are
an integral part of the process for determining your basic and
specialized qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is
important to support your responses to the applicant assessment
questions by providing examples of past and present experience
There are several parts of the application process that affect the
overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the core questions
3. Your responses to the self-assessment job-specific questions
4. Your supporting documents
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported
by information in your resume, essay responses, and/or supporting
documents will eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in
a lowered score.
Additional details on the application process can be found at
the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.
Please be sure to allow yourself adequate time to apply for this
vacancy. We recommend that you preview the questions for this
announcement before you start the application process using the
"click here" link below.
To preview questions please click here.
You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits
program, with costs shared with your employer.
Life insurance coverage is provided.
Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your
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.
You will earn annual vacation leave.
You will earn sick leave.
You will be paid for Federal holidays that fall within your
regularly scheduled tour of duty.
Alternative work schedule options are available.
If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs
may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional
information on how this program is run.
(Status applicants, persons who have a career or career-conditional
appointment in the Competitive service or have reinstatement
eligibility or who are currently in the Commissioned Corps, are
eligible to apply.) Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act --
Preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from
the armed forces under honorable conditions after substantially
completing 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION,
COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, POLITICAL
AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT
If selected for this position, you may be subject to a background
More Employment Information:
Please read the ENTIRE vacancy announcement to ensure that you
comply with the application procedures. Your application will be
as incomplete, if the
(RHRC) does not receive your application and all required
supplemental documentation, as specified in the "Supporting
documents" section of this vacancy announcement, by 11:59 PM Eastern
Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Your application and all required supplemental documents must be
submitted in the manner specified in this section. Applications and
supplemental documents that are submitted in any other manner
without prior approval from the agency point of contact will be
handled as incomplete and will not be considered.
You must complete the following three steps described below in order
to apply for this position online.
STEP ONE - (Online Resume - USAJOBS)
You must create a user account and at least one Federal resume at
USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information
completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your
Federal resume will become part of your application and will
automatically be transferred to the HHS Careers system when you
apply on-line. After you finish submitting your resume from
USAJOBS, you will automatically be taken to HHS Careers where you
will be asked to complete the next step of the application process.
You may edit your resume up until 11:59 PM EST of the announcement
STEP TWO - (Vacancy Specific Questions - HHS Careers)
In HHS Careers, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary
to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you
are applying. When completed, the information you provided at
USAJOBS and the answers to the HHS Careers questions will become
your application. You may edit your answers by 11:59 PM EST of the
announcement close date.
STEP THREE - (Submit Supporting Documents - HHS Careers)
After you have completed the vacancy specific question and selected
the "FINISH" button, a list of fax cover sheets will appear with
instructions. A complete listing of the material that must be
submitted to the HR office is provided in the "Supporting documents"
section of this announcement. Review this section for which
documents are applicable to you and how to submit. Most of these
documents will be requested upon completion of the Vacancy
Questionnaire. All applicable supplemental application material
must be received at the appropriate fax number, shown on the fax
cover sheet, by 11:59 Eastern Time on the closing date.
For additional Information:
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 5:00PM EST
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
application and hiring process, please contact the
Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340, TTY/TDD (800)-877-8339;
email firstname.lastname@example.org. The decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
applying online poses a hardship to you, the
HelpDesk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to
ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date.
You must contact the Rockville Center HelpDesk prior to the closing
date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of
operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 5:00PM EST
Your application will be considered INCOMPLETE if you do not FAX all
required supporting documentation by 11:59 PM EST on the closing
date of this vacancy announcement. Our Fax number is 571-258-4052.
During the online application process, you will encounter a webpage
which lists the available fax coversheets. There will be several
options available. However, you only need to print and submit the
fax coversheets that are applicable to you as an applicant. You
must submit a coversheet for each type of supporting documentation.
Only the fax coversheet will ensure the proper receipt of your
materials(s) and the coversheet MUST be page one (1) of the
corresponding supporting documents. All supporting documents must
be faxed before 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of the vacancy. You
will receive an email confirming receipt of your faxed supporting
documents within 24 hours.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the document types listed will pertain to
you; only submit documents needed to complete your application
package. For example, the 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
Below is a list of supporting documents for this announcement. This
is not an all-inclusive list of supporting documents. Please only
submit the documents that are APPLICABLE to you as an individual
A Status Applicant is a current career or career-conditional Federal
employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement
eligibility. As a status applicant, you must fax a copy of your
Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, or equivalent showing
your full performance level or career ladder. The SF-50
MUST verify current grade, promotion potential, reinstatement
eligibility or highest federal civilian grade. Please DO NOT
send Awards or Pay Adjustment SF-50s.
You may obtain a copy of your SF- 50 from your Human Resources
Office or HHS employees may download a copy from here
Electronic Personnel Folder
If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may
obtain a copy of your SF-50 via:
CPR.CENTER@NARA.GOV, or VISIT the NATIONAL ARCHIVES WEBSITE
You must fax copies of your college transcripts if using education
to qualify or if the position requires positive education.
UNOFFICIAL COPIES ARE ACCEPTABLE at the application phase; however,
you will be required to provide official transcripts upon entry on
duty. (See paragraph under education if you are currently in series
All foreign degrees must be evaluated by a nationally recognized
Accrediting Agency. You must submit proof of such evaluation and/or
conversion. see the National Association of Credential Evaluation
This list, which may not be all inclusive, is for informational
purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of any specific
If you are applying under the Career Transition
Assistance Program (CTAP) or under the Interagency Career Transition
Notice dated within one year.
Information regarding the CTAP can be found by clicking
Information regarding the ICTAP can be found by clicking
If you are a veteran, please FAX a copy of your DD214, which states
the type of discharge received. If you are a disabled veteran,
of your VA Disability Letter issued after 1991 or later documenting
a service-related disability.
Information regarding the eligibility requirements for 5-point and
10-point veterans' preference can be found by clicking
If you encounter technical difficulties during the faxing process
please call the Rockville Center HelpDesk at 1-888-478-4340 Monday
through Friday, 7:30AM to 5:00PM EST (excluding Federal holidays).
Rockville Center HelpDesk
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an
acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Once the
announcement closes, we will review applications to identify the
best qualified candidates. Due to a high volume of phone calls
and emails, please use MYUSAJOBS WEBSITE to check the status of your
application. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to
the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
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