Department Of Health And Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:
Policy Analyst (Food Allergen Coordinator)
120,830.00 - 153,200.00 USD /year
Series & Grade:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
to Thursday, October 15, 2009
Full Time Career/Career Conditional
Few vacancies - College Park, MD
Who May Be Considered:
US Citizens and Status Candidates
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.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE
ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Merit Promotion Candidates
In addition to
competitive referral lists, separate referral lists will be generated for
candidates who are eligible under merit promotion procedures. You are
eligible under merit promotion procedures if you meet one of the following
employees with career or career-conditional appointments
in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based
on previous career or career-conditional appointments
in the competitive service; displaced Federal employees requesting
special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition
Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are
preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable
conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service; individuals
eligible for VRA appointments; and individuals
with disabilities. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 AND/OR DD 214 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED
UNDER MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES.
The requirement to
submit a SF-50 DOES NOT APPLY to current
Officers in the Public Health Service and "qualified"
commissioned corps candidates may be considered for internal placement
provided they submit a cover letter indicating commissioned corps status,
a current resume or curriculum vitae, and provide all other required
information specified in the vacancy announcement.
for a non-competitive appointment must provide appropriate documentation
as proof of their eligibility.
provide transcripts if there is a Basic Requirement stating that a
college degree or minimum college credits in a specialty field is
One or more
positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
Please read this
entire announcement in order to follow the specific instructions for
This position is
located in the Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and
Applied nutrition. As Policy Advisor to the Director, Office of
Food Additive Safety, the incumbent advises the Director
on matters relating to planning, organizing, managing, coordinating, and
evaluating the Office's program priorities related to food allergen
- U. S. Citizenship required.
- 1 to 5 days of travel per
month may be required.
The incumbent serves as a Senior
Policy advisor and is responsible for providing leadership in the area of
the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA). To
accomplish this task, the following duties are performed.
manages the review of all notifications, petitions, publications,
presentations, etc on food allergens programs.
assignments involving the most difficult problems and extremely complex
issues related to Office and CFSAN programs, strategies and activities.
and advises other FDA Centers, other government agencies and industry on
scientific/regulatory matters involving food allergens.
in shaping short and long-range program goals and understanding of
CFSAN’s responsibilities for developing and enforcing standards and
regulations to protect the consumer.
-Serves as the
consultant responsible for developing, recommending, coordinating, and
implementing regulations development procedures related to FALCPA
implementation designed to ensure consistency and balance throughout the
Center for the purpose of responding to complex, long-range, and often
defends the policies and positions of the Office before other FDA
organizations, government agencies, State and Local governments,
industry, academia, consumer organizations, Congress, and national and
international organizations and the scientific community.
To qualify for this
position you must have one (1) year of specialized experience comparable
to at least a GS-14 in the Federal Service which equipped me with all of
the following types of experience and/or knowledge: serving as a policy
advisor and providing leadership in a complex area of food regulation;
formulating and guiding a broad-scale initiative on extraordinarily
complex, high priority issues involved with legislation, regulations, and
guidance documents associated with a complex area of food regulation;
managing the establishment of overall operating policies, priorities, and
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.
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.
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:
1. Mastery of the
principles, theories, and practices pertaining to the statutory,
regulatory, scientific and resource requirements that enables the incumbent to serve as senior
advisor and consultant on program activities of the Office of Food
Ability to develop, implement, and apply Agency policy, guidelines,
regulations and Federal Laws pertaining to Food and Cosmetics.
Skill in designing and evaluating studies and initiatives
Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of professionals,
both internal and external to the Agency
preference is given to 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
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.
is given to:
- 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 10-point preference 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 be granted 5 points tentative preference on
the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must
produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to
Note: Reservists who
are retired from the Reserves but are not receiving retired pay are not
considered "retired military" for purposes of Veterans'
For more information
on Veterans Preference, please
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
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 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.
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 severally 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 and submit appropriate documentation.
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:
- Your responses to the
Assessment Questionnaire, and
- Your résumé and any other
documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job
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, October 15, 2009.
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/.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any
supporting documents either by fax, by mail or in person.
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
If you are only submitting supporting documents, see the Submitting
Documents Instruction in Step 2, after Required
- By mail or in person:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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:
View Occupational Questionnaire
documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this
- Assessment Questionnaire
- Transcript(s), if
qualifying based on education
- Veterans Preference
Documentation, if applicable (For preference or applying for
consideration under a special veteran appointing authority)
- SF-50, Notification of
Personnel Action (If applying as a status candidate with
current or former Federal service)
- Transcripts if the position
has a Basic Educational Requirement
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
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 PH280392
- 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
- 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.
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.
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:
-Vacancy Identification Number, title, series and grade for which you
-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
-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
-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)
-Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
-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
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.
Philadelphia Services Branch
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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
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
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