Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Food and Drug Administration
Sub Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Job Announcement Number:
Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer
Salary Range: 115,317.00 - 149,000.00 USD per year
Open Period: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
to Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Series & Grade: GS-0696-15/15
Position Information: Full Time Permanent
Promotion Potential: NA
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Silver Spring, MD
Who May Be Considered:
of Compliance(OC)-Wide Career/Career-Conditional
Career/Career Conditional Appointment
Unit Position: No
Promotion Position: Yes
range listed includes locality pay
a part of the Department that touches the lives of every
At the Department of Health and Human Services you can
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
Position is located in the Department of Health and Human
(DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug
and Research (CDER), Office of Compliance (OC), Division
of New Drug & Labeling Compliance (DNDLC), Silver Spring, MD.
- US Citizenship
- Travel Required: NO
selected for this position, you will:
Apply knowledge of administrative and program management
principles and skills to carry out the mission of the
Seek and develop effective and fiscally responsible methods to
conduct and solve program problems.
Provide authoritative advice and assessments of the impact of
Administrative or Congressional actions on the programs,
functions, and activities of the Division.
Develop and implement Division policies and plans, and makes
decisions and provides expert advice and councel
and options in relation to Office and Center goals and
objectives and Federal budgetary and economic realities.
Evaluate budget, fiscal, and administratiive
controls to manage
programs and services.
Develop and make recommendations for the enhancement and
improvement of the mission and functions of the Division.
Direct the preparation of analyses of the impact of proposed
to Agency laws and regulations which affect the functions,
program segments, and activities of the Division.
Develop innovative approaches to regulatory and enforcement issues.
Lead the development of compliance policies and strategies
involving drug labeling and unapproved new drugs.
Advise on the activities of the Division including proposed and
ongoing litigation, industry compliance status and field
Identify, coordinate and ensure the development and initiation of
compliance programs, policies and procedures.
Coordinate and manage operations of the Division and monitors the
quantity and quality of work being performed.
Responsible for determining work priorities, issuing assignments
to staff members and reporting progress on Division
Responsible for providing staff evaluations, managing personnel
problems, recommending and monitoring personal
Ensure effective management of Division resources. Formulate and
execute plans and budgets for the Division. Provide
for Division on training needs, evaluating performance and
fostering career development.
Degree: that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a
of the following: biological sciences, chemistry,
physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical
engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or
scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related
to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours
to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included
principles, theory, or practical application of computers or
Combination of education and experience--courses consisting of at
30 semester hours in the fields of study described in A above,
plus appropriate experience or additional education.
ADDITION TO THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, YOU MUST
MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED BELOW FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL YOU
must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has
you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
successfully the duties of the position, and that is
typically in or related to the work of the position to
be filled. To
creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to
at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Government.
experience is experience related to the work to be
performed. It may be gained in the following ways:
Work performed in the Federal or state government or in a private
Specialized experience is defined as having demonstrated knowledge
regulatory and administrative policies and procedures to monitor
and enforce compliance of the industry.
Knowledge of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
Degree Note: All foreign degrees must be evaluated by a
nationally recognized Accrediting Agency. You must submit proof of
evaluation and/or conversion by the closing date of this
MUST ALSO MEET TIME IN GRADE RESTRICTIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF
appointed from this vacancy announcement may be required to
a probationary period of one-year including current Federal
employees and those with reinstatement rights.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
resume and responses to the self-assessment job questions are
integral part of the process for determining your basic and
specialized qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is
to support your responses to the applicant assessment
by providing examples of past and present experience
are several parts of the application process that affect the
evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of
your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the core
3. Your responses to the
self-assessment job-specific questions
4. Your supporting documents
self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported
information in your resume, essay responses, and/or supporting
will eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in
a lowered score.
details on the application process can be found at
the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.
be sure to allow yourself adequate time to apply for this
vacancy. We recommend that you preview the questions for
before you start the application process using the
"click here" link below.
To preview questions please click here.
may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits
program, with costs shared with your employer.
insurance coverage is provided.More Info
Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into
New employees are automatically covered by the Federal
Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from
agency and covered by CSRS, you may
continue in this program. More Info
You will earn annual vacation leave.More Info
You will earn sick leave.More Info
You will be paid for Federal holidays that fall within
regularly scheduled tour of duty.Mor Info
Alternative work schedule options are available.
If you use public transportation, part of your
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
in the Competitive service or have reinstatement
or who are currently in the Commissioned Corps, are
eligible to apply.) Veterans' Employment Opportunities
eligibles or veterans who have been separated
forces under honorable conditions after substantially
completing 3 or more years of continuous active service may
APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION,
NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, POLITICAL
AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT
selected for this position, you may be subject to a background
1. Veterans Information
2. Former Federal employee reinstatement eligibility
3. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Surplus
Employees CTAP criteria.
4. Displaced Federal employees ICTAP criteria.
How To Apply:
read the ENTIRE vacancy announcement to ensure that you
comply with the application procedures. Your application will be
as incomplete, if the Rockville
does not receive your application and all required
documentation, as specified in the "Supporting
section of this vacancy announcement, by 11:59 PM Eastern
Time (EST) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
application and all required supplemental documents must be
submitted in the manner specified in this section. Applications and
documents that are submitted in any other manner
prior approval from the agency point of contact will be
handled as incomplete and will not be considered.
complete the following three steps described below in order
to apply for this position online.
STEP ONE - (Online Resume -
create a user account and at least one Federal resume at
Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information
completed by all applicants. The information you provide
resume will become part of your application and will
be transferred to the HHS Careers system when you
After you finish submitting your resume from
you will automatically be taken to HHS Careers where you
will be asked to complete the next step of the application process.
edit your resume up until 11:59 PM EST of the announcement
STEP TWO - (Vacancy Specific
Questions - HHS Careers)
Careers, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary
evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you
are applying. When completed, the information you
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)
have completed the vacancy specific question and selected
"FINISH" button, a list of fax cover sheets will appear with
complete listing of the material that must be
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
will be requested upon completion of the Vacancy
Questionnaire. All applicable supplemental application
received at the appropriate fax number, shown on the fax
cover sheet, by 11:59 Eastern Time on the closing
Rockville Center HelpDesk
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to
disabilities. If you need a
reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please contact the
Center HelpDesk Telephone
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decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.
If applying online poses a hardship to you, the Rockville Center
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
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
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
materials(s) and the coversheet MUST be page one (1) of
supporting documents. All supporting
be faxed before 11:59 PM EST on the
closing date of the vacancy. You
will receive an email confirming receipt of your faxed
documents within 24 hours.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the document types listed will
you; only submit documents needed to complete your
For example, the Schedule A Certification document must
submitted by individuals applying based on eligibility for
appointment due to a disability. The SF-50 is a form current and
Federal employees submit to document their Federal employment
a list of supporting documents for this announcement. This
is not an all-inclusive list of supporting
documents. Please only
the documents that are APPLICABLE to you as an individual
Applicant is a current career or career-conditional Federal
or former Federal employee who has reinstatement
eligibility. As a
status applicant, you must fax a copy of your
of Personnel Action, SF-50, or equivalent showing
your full performance level or career ladder. The SF-50
verify current grade, promotion potential, reinstatement
eligibility or highest federal civilian grade. Please DO NOT
send Awards or Pay Adjustment SF-50s.
obtain a copy of your SF- 50 from your Human Resources
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:
Federal Records Center
National, Archives and Records Administration
Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or
or VISIT the NATIONAL ARCHIVES WEBSITE
You must fax copies of your college transcripts if
to qualify or if the position
requires positive education.
UNOFFICIAL COPIES ARE ACCEPTABLE at the application
you will be required to provide official transcripts
upon entry on
(See paragraph under education if you are currently in series
All foreign degrees must be evaluated by a nationally
You must submit proof of such evaluation and/or
see the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
This list, which may not be all inclusive, is for
purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of
--CTAP/ICTAP (FOR DISPLACED EMPLOYEES):
are applying under the Career Transition
Program (CTAP) or under the Interagency
Program (ICTAP), please FAX a copy of your SF-50 and RIF
dated within one year.
regarding the CTAP can be found by clicking
regarding the ICTAP can be found by clicking
are a veteran, please FAX a copy of your
DD214, which states the type of
discharge received. If you are a
veteran, please FAX a copy of your DD214, SF-15, and a copy
VA Disability Letter issued after 1991 or later documenting
a service-related disability.
regarding the eligibility requirements for 5-point and
10-point veterans' preference can
be found by clicking
If you encounter technical difficulties during the
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
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville HR Center
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7B-45
Rockville, MD 20857
What To Expect Next:
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will
that your submission was successful. Once the
announcement closes, we will review applications to
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
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:
Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville HR Center
5600 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, MD 20857
For questions about this job:
Rockville Center HelpDesk
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Control Number: 1363908