Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector Ai - Cassville, MO

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Food Safety and Inspection Service


$45,095.00 to $64,403.00


04 to 04





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Department Of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sub Agency:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Job Announcement Number:
Job Title:
Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector-AI-1862-4
Salary Range:
45,095.00 - 64,403.00 USD /year
Series & Grade:
Promotion Potential:
Open Period:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 to Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Position Information:
Full-time Permanent
Duty Locations:
1 vacancy - Cassville, MO
Who May Be Considered:

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

   Employees Nationwide, or


2. USDA Career Transtion Eligibles (CTAP).

Job Summary:

This Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector (SCSI) position is an

excellent opportunity for those seeking a greater challenge and

responsibility in a position directly involved in improving and

protecting public health.



SCSI, AI-1862-4 (salary range $45,095-$64,403)

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


Work Schedule: Variable Work Hours, Monday-Friday.

Species: Poultry


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is a public health

regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Our

mission is to protect consumers by ensuring that the commercial

supply of  meat*, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate

commerce or exported to other countries is safe, wholesome and

correctly labeled and packaged.


* The "Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008", also referred to

as the "2008 Farm Bill", was signed into Law on June 18, 2008. The

Farm Bill amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) to include

Catfish as an amenable species under the Act.


FSIS is operating under the Public Health Human Resources System

(PHHRS), a Pay Banding and Pay for Performance Demonstration

Project.  Please visit

Key Requirements:

  • Probationary period required for Supervisory positions
  • Must be a CURRENT FSIS employee or CTAP eligible
  • Training program requirement is a condition of employment
  • Resume documenting 52 weeks of specialized experience
  • Meet time in grade (TIG) by completing 52 weeks at next lower grade level
  • Background Suitability Investigation

Major Duties:

As a SCSI you will be a subordinate supervisor to a Supervisory

Veterinary Medical Officer (SVMO)in a large slaughter plant. You


* monitor, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of line

Food Inspectors (FI) and off-line CSI's


* insure appropriate breaks are provided and that relief inspectors

are utilized as necessary


* provide training to new inspectors and to all inspectors as needed

on new inspection procedures and techniques


* verify regulatory compliance with the full range of Sanitation and

Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and with Hazard Analysis and

Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements


* verify corrective actions taken to deal with product contamination

and will prepare non-compliance documentation


To qualify at the AI-4 level, you must have at least 52 weeks of

specialized experience at the AI-3 or equivalent to the GS-9 in the

federal service.  You must have completed the 52 weeks of

specialized experience within 30 days after the closing date of this

announcement.  Specialized experience includes:


* working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products

Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry, and egg products


* working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in

order to verify plant HACCP and SSOP responsibilities


* performing basic mathematic and elementary statistical concepts

and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures and

experience reaching and interpreting conclusions


* Past or present supervisory experience will enhance your

qualifications for this position


This is a non-bargaining unit supervisory position. 


If you are a non-competitive applicant wanting consideration for

this position, you MUST complete the full on-line application



Only current FSIS Agency employees and CTAP eligibles are eligible

to apply to this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Merit Staffing

procedures which govern Status candidates.  An automated ranking

system based on the on-line application process is used.  We will

carefully review your resume and your answers to the questions, to

ensure you meet the minimum qualifications.  Your resume will be

reviewed to verify that it supports the answers you submitted and

that it address experience and education relevant to this position.

To preview questions please click here.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to

its employees. For an overview of all the benefits programs visit:

Benefit Information.

Other Information:

*  This position has a training program requirement as a condition

of employment.  If selected, you must successfully complete a 2-3

week training program at a designated location which may require

travel outside the duty location for an extended period.  The

training you will attend is called the Food Safety Regulatory

Essentials (FSRE).  The type of class you will attend will be based

on your assignment.  For example, if your assignment covers raw

products, you will attend the two week course for raw products.  If

your assignment covers not shelf stable, ready-to-eat/not ready-to-

eat products, you will attend the three week course.  You must begin

the training within 90 days of the effective date of your selection,

and you must successfully complete it within 12 months of the

effective date of your selection.  Failure to successfully complete

the training may result in returning you to your former position, or

like position at the same or lower grade (depending on availability

and the needs of the Agency) or removal from Federal Service.

*  A pre-employment physical may be required.

*  This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies

should any occur in the announced duty location.

*  If selected at the AI-3 level, and the position has promotion

potential to the AI-4 level, you may be promoted to the AI-4, upon

completion of 12 months of satisfactory performance.

*  Entitlement to the payment of relocation expenses will be

determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in FSIS


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

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

pay tables and locality pay information, see

*  Travel required may vary depending on geographical assignment.

*  EEO/DIVERSITY POLICY:  The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on

the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where

applicable, sex, marital status familial status, parental status,

religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political

beliefs, reprisal or because all or part of an individual's income

is derived from any public assistance program.  (Not all prohibited

bases apply to all programs).  Persons with disabilities who require

alternative means for communication of program information (Braille,

large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at

202-720-2600.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA,

Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW,

Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-

6382 (TDD).

*  This Agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with

disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part

of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. 

Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-

case basis.

How To Apply:

Begin the application process at  If you have not

registered, you will need to register with USAJOBS, answer all the

core questions, and build a resume. Your resume should include

detailed work experience, education and training relevant to this

position. You also need to answer all the job specific questions and

submit a resume on-line. Applicants who do not answer the questions

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

Applications must be complete and submitted on-line no later than

midnight, U.S. Eastern time zone, on the closing date.  If applying

on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, the contact person listed

on this announcement can provide assistance to help you apply or

provide alternative methods.

Required Documents:

Current FSIS Agency employees do not need to submit additional



Only CTAP eligibile applicants are required to provide a copy of

their most recent performance appraisal (at least "fully successful"

or equivalent), proof of eligibility (a RIF separation notice or

Certification of Expected Separation) and a SF-50 noting current

position, grade level and duty location.  CTAP documents must be

sent via fax during the USAJOBS on-line application process and must

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

vacancy announcement.  Before faxing CTAP documents, make sure they

are legible and all information is complete and signed.  Illegible

documents cannot be used for qualification or verification purpose. 

Use a separate cover sheet for each category of documentation. 

Select the cover sheet to print by selecting the appropriate check

boxes in the Selected Documents column.  Print the cover sheets.  A

window will pop up containing the fax cover sheet(s) you selected;

you must allow pop-ups.  After reviewing the list of documents and

printing the fax cover sheets, click Done.  You will receive an e-

mail confirming the fax has been successfully received by Human

Resources. You should retain your your e-mail confirmation and the

fax transmittal report as proof of your submission.

Contact Information:
Merri Stellburg
Phone: 800-370-3747 x8541
Fax: 612-370-2007
TDD: 800-877-8339
Or write:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Operations
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2007
What To Expect Next:

Applicant qualifications are evaluated after the position closes. 

The best qualified and non-competitive applicants will be referred

to the selecitng official for consideration.  You  will be able to

check your application status in USAJOBS by going to the MY


EEO Policy Statement:
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:
Veterans Information:
Legal and Regulatory Guidance:
USAJOBS Control Number: 1705555

Control Number: 83946160


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




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