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Job Title: Food Safety Specialist Edgewood, MD

Department: Department of the Army

Agency: U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NEAG11410791D


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 03, 2011 to Wednesday, November 09, 2011




- - This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time




1 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
MD - Aberdeen Prvg Gd Edgewood Areas


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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

As a Food Safety Specialist you will serve in the Food Protection Program and manage the Food Safety operations of the military services' commercial food source sanitary inspection program. Approve all commercial facilities providing subsistence to DOD agencies and activities worldwide. Develop new or revised policies and procedures and functions t...

About the Position: To learn more, please visit the Public Health Command on the web at:

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is home to Over 60 tenant organizations that play multiple roles supporting America's war fighters. Their many and varied missions include testing, chemical and biological defense, research and development, installation restoration, systems analysis and evaluation, foreign intelligence, calibration, packaging, health services and preventive medicine. APG is also home to one of the finest teams of military and civilian scientists, research engineers, technicians, and administrators in the world.

US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD--Edgewood Area

Who May Apply: Click here for more information.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.

All U. S. citizens.



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As a Food Safety Specialist you will serve in the Food Protection Program and manage the Food Safety operations of the military services' commercial food source sanitary inspection program. Approve all commercial facilities providing subsistence to DOD agencies and activities worldwide. Develop new or revised policies and procedures and functions to ensure effective and uniform compliance with DOD, DA, regulations and policies, and other federal regulations. Address food safety issues and identify potential public health risks, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and procedures. Implement approved changes in the DOD commercial food source sanitary audit program. Conduct initial investigations and prepare Congressional replies to inquiries concerning commercial sanitary audits. Assign work and advise personnel of performance. Assist in the development, review, staffing, and implementation of policy and procedures related to food safety.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In order to qualify for this position, candidates must show in their resume that they have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service that provided each of the following:

(1) Indepth experience working with food chemistry and microbiology to include technical and regulatory aspects of food processing, procurement, receipt, storage, preparation, and sanitation.

(2) Knowledge of food safety procedures sufficient to assess, develop and implement a variety of program initiatives designed to support a large-scale organization.

(3) Experience conducting commercial food and bottled water audits or inspections.

(4) Experience providing executive-level advisory services to management regarding the execution and modification of food safety programs.

Note: Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance (including Interim) otherwise offer will be withdrawn.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using Category Rating procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-related skills, your resume will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

GS-12 and above: One year of experience directly related to the occupation and equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.



Other Requirements:
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Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

You may claim Military Spouse Preference.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.


Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance

Competitive salaries

Generous retirement programs

Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules

Paid employment related training and education

Possible student loan repayment

Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable

Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

Special Note to NSPS Applicants: If you apply for and accept a GS position, your GS pay will be set differently than if you transition out of NSPS with your organization. If you apply for and accept a position and your pay cannot be set within the GS grade range, you will not be eligible for pay retention. Be sure to refer to the NSPS web site ( ) for more details on how this might affect your specific situation.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 40 percent.

Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

Other Advantages: Because of the partnership with Picerne Military Housing, Department of Army civilian employees now have an option to rent family housing and enjoy the benefits of living on-post at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. There are various floor plans available. Selection is on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in this housing option, please contact the Picerne Military Housing Leasing and Relocation Center at 877-276-6659.


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Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.

Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants wishing to withdraw from consideration may contact the Central Resume Processing Center at (410) 306- 0137 or

Resume must be on file in our centralized database.

Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.

You must have an ACTIVE resume with the Army Centralized Resumix database before you submit your Self-nomination. If you do not have an ACTIVE resume on file, please click here to use the Army Resume Builder to create or update your resume.


You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: 410-306-0137
Agency Information:
Central Resume Processing Center
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using an automated system, (Resumix) which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. You can view the status of announcements that you applied for through our automated response system, ANSWER, accessed at

Agency Information:

Central Resume Processing Center
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

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