Deputy District Manager - Minneapolis, MN

Vacancy No.



Food Safety and Inspection Service


$84,992.00 to $130,570.00


05 to 05





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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Department Of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sub Agency:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Job Announcement Number:
Job Title:
Salary Range:
84,992.00 - 130,570.00 USD /year
Series & Grade:
Promotion Potential:
Open Period:
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 to Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Position Information:
Full-time Permanent
Duty Locations:
1 vacancy - Minneapolis, MN
Who May Be Considered:

1. Current status employees of the United States Department of

Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS),



2. USDA Career Transition Eligibles(CTAP).

Job Summary:

This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to join the next

generation of leaders in the Office of Field Operations (OFO). OFO

administers a nationwide program of public health regulatory

oversight and enforcement activities relating to meat, poultry and

egg products.


This Deputy District Manager(DDM)position is located in the

Minneapolis District Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The

Deputy District Manager is responsible for delivery of major aspects

of the Agency's food safety and public health regulatory mission.


Effective July 19, 2009, FSIS began operating under the PHHRS, a Pay

Banding and Pay for Performance Demonstration Project, in which non-

bargaining unit positions will be classified by career path,

occupational series, and pay bands rather than the traditional

General Schedule (GS) grades in the Federal Service.


The AP-5S pay band is equivalent to the GS-13/14 level.


PHHRS will allow FSIS the flexibility to offer exceptional

candidates higher salaries than most other Federal agencies. 

Additionally, employees will be eligible to receive an annual pay

increase based upon performance.


For more information on PHHRS, including information on its pay

tables and how it will benefit employees, please visit

Key Requirements:


Major Duties:

1. You will exercise complete responsibility and authority for

managing a full range of public health regulatory and other consumer

protection program activities in your District.


2. You will direct and oversee the review, implementation and on-

going assessment of the domestic meat, poultry and egg products

inspection program in your District, personally and through

subordinate managers, supervisors and staff.


3. You will formulate operational policies, procedures and programs

including long-range goals and priorities for program activities

within the District.


4. You will ensure that the activities of frontline personnel are

prioritized and appropriately directed to conduct inquiries or

assessments, document findings, and recommend action in response to

public health problem(s) and/or food safety issues.


5. You will exercise broad delegations of authorities and

flexibilities for assuring efficient and effective management of

extensive financial, human, and other resources in support of the

Agency's public health regulatory mission.


Applicants who wish to be considered for this position must meet the

following requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this



There are two basic components that defines your qualification for

this vacancy. These are Specialized Experience and Time-in-





In order to meet the specialized experience requirement, you will

need to have completed 52 weeks of progressively responsible

specialized experience at the next lower grade or band level within

30 days after the closing of this announcement. The specialized

experience must demonstrate responsibility for performing, planning,

and managing complex work involving the oversight and enforcement of

a full range of the Agency's public health and other consumer

protection regulatory requirements where the subordinate workforce

is multi-level, multi-disciplined and geographically dispersed, OR

equivalent experience.




In order to meet time-in-grade/band requirements, you will need to

have completed 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or band within

30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Merit Staffing

procedures which govern Status candidates. All are rated on the

extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant

to the duties of the position. An automated ranking system, based on

the online application process is used. Before a certificate can be

issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed carefully

by an HR Specialist to assure that (a) minimum qualification

requirements are met, (b) the resume supports the answers provided

to the job-specific questions, and (c) that your resume addresses

experience and education relevant to this position.


Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the applicant

assessment questions. High self-assessment in the applicant

questions that is not supported by information in your resume may

eliminate you from best-qualified status, and subsequent referral to

the selecting official.

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 requires a background investigation. Appointment will

be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background

investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully

meet these requirements could lead to adverse action proceedings

including possible termination.




STATES. FSIS utilizes E-Verify to verify identity and employment

eligibility by providing to the Social Security Administration (SSA)

and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work

authorization. E-Verify cannot be used to pre-screen job applicants

or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the

choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. If you have

concern that there has been a violation of the E-Verify program or

you feel you have been discriminated during the verification process

based on your national origin or citizenship status, contact the

Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

For more information on E-Verify you may contact DHS at 1-888-464-





Selectees must successfully complete a one year

supervisory/managerial probationary period if one has not been

completed previously.




Entitlement to the payment of relocation expenses will be determined

in accordance with the provisions outline in FSIS Directive 3820.2.




The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 (voice and TDD).  To file a complaint of discrimination, write

to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue,

W.W., Washington, D.C.  20250-9410, or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or

(202)720-6382 (TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and





This Agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with

disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part

of the application process, please notify the Agency prior to the

closing date. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will

be on a case-by-case basis.

How To Apply:

Applicants wanting consideration for lateral reassignment or

promotion must complete the full online application process.


1. Answers to all core questions (Completed when registering online

in USAJOBS as part of the initial application process)


2. Answers to all vacancy-specific questions (Completed for each



3. Your online resume. Resumes are entered into USAJOBS. Resumes can

be copied and pasted into the personal information area of your

application from other word processing documents at any time prior

to the closing date.


4. Any supplemental documents required.


5. Applicants who do not respond to the online vacancy questions and

who do not submit a supporting on-line resume will be rated



6. In order to receive consideration, your application and all

required supporting documentation must be received by midnight

(Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of the announcement.


7. Applicants must submit an online resume for this announcement in

order to be considered. Any applicant whose online application does

not have an associated resume will not be considered. In order to

ensure your resume contains the required information, please see the

Office of Personnel Management's Optional Forms 510 (Applying

for a Federal Job) and 612 (Optional Application for Federal

Employment),at OPM's website.


PLEASE NOTE: Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy


Required Documents:


DOCUMENTS FOR THIS VACANCY. (e.g SF-50, Transcripts, Performance

Appraisals, DD214, ETC.)


Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must be well

qualified for the position to receive consideration for special

priority selection. 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. For those

instances where the best qualified lists include applicants with

scores less than 85, the well-qualified score becomes the lowest

score on the best qualified list. CTAP 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) or equivalent that documents 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.

Click here: for more information.


If hard copy documents are being submitted by you for career

transition assistance, the documents must be received via fax during

the USAJOBS registration process.


Faxing Supporting Documentation:


The next step of the application process is to fax all the required

supporting documentation specified in the Required Documents section

of this vacancy announcement. You do not need to have all of your

supporting documentation submitted in order to continue with the

online portion of the application process.  Please carefully follow

the instructions below to ensure your supporting documents are

properly faxed and received. All required documents must be

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



***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







1.  If you have previously faxed supporting documentation the status

of those documents will indicate Received.  There is no need

to resubmit documents which show a status of received unless you are

submitting an updated copy. (If a document is resubmitted, it

replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document

is no longer available to the human resources office. If you are

adding to, rather than replacing, a previous submission, you must

fax both the old document and the new document for them both to be

accessible to HR.) 


2.  You must use a separate cover sheet for each category of

supporting documentation (i.e., transcripts, SF-50, DD-214). Choose

the document cover sheet(s) you would like to print by selecting the

appropriate check boxes in the Selected Documents column.


3.  Click the [Print Cover Sheets] button. A window will pop up

containing the fax cover sheet(s) you selected. Print the coversheet

(s). NOTE: You must be connected to a printer in order to print the

coversheets. Additionally, you must allow pop-ups.


4.  Once you have reviewed the list of documents and printed any

required fax cover sheets click on [Done]. You will be moved forward

in the application process.


5.  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 backgrounds will

not be legible upon receipt. Illegible faxed documents cannot be

used for qualification or verification purposes.


6.  Place the corresponding cover sheet on top of the document and

fax the cover sheet and document together to the fax number

specified on the cover sheet. NOTE: If you are faxing documents from

more than one category of supporting documentation, you must submit

them with the appropriate cover sheet. EACH DOCUMENT TYPE MUST BE

FAXED SEPARATELY under its corresponding cover sheet. DO NOT FAX ALL

DOCUMENTS TYPES UNDER ONE COVER SHEET.  (e.g., Transcripts are one

type of document; fax all pages of your transcript and other

education-related documents under the transcript cover sheet; the SF-

50 is another document type, if you are faxing more than one SF-50,

fax them all under the SF-50 cover sheet.)


7.  Be sure to save these cover sheets in the event you need to re-

fax your supporting documents. Each fax transmission includes a

unique identification number and bar code, which ensures your

document is processed correctly.


8.  You will receive an e-mail confirming the fax has been

successfully received by Human Resources. You should retain your e-

mail confirmation and confirmation of your fax transmittal report as

proof of submission.


Your application will be considered incomplete and YOU WILL BE

FOUND INELIGIBLE if you fail to submit the required documentation as

specified under the required documents section by midnight Eastern

Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Contact Information:
Thomas Mack
Phone: 612-659-8552
Fax: 612-370-2377
TDD: 800-877-8339
Or write:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Operations
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-370-2377
What To Expect Next:

You may check your status on USAJOBS. Applications are reviewed

after the announcement closing date and the best qualified

candidates are referred to the selection official.

EEO Policy Statement:
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:
Veterans Information:
Legal and Regulatory Guidance:
USAJOBS Control Number: 1706395

Control Number: 83967639


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




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