Job Title:Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) 5 / 7
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Food Safety and Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:FSIS-MCE-2014-0005
to $56,863.00 / Per Year
November 29, 2013 to Thursday, December 05, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
time - Permanent
vacancy - Queens,
WHO MAY APPLY:
vacancy is advertised under Delegated Examining (DE) procedures and is
open to all US Citizens.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service
(FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture
responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat,
poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
This position is located at Jamaica,
NY. The plant is a poultry slaughter plant assignment in Two Brothers for
Wholesale Chicken Inc. The work schedule is: 1st Shift from 7:00 am to 3:30
pm. This position rotates with other slaughter plants in Maspeth and
For more information about the agency, please visit FSIS.
Salary Range: GS-5 $35,309 to $45,898; GS-7 $43,738 to $56,863.
CURRENT U.S. CITIZENSHIP
MALES BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 MUST BE
REGISTERED WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACKGROUND
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A
TRAINING AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
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Examine food animals in privately-owned
meat or poultry plants.
Ensure that the product is fit to eat
and in compliance with Federal laws.
Perform inspection before and after
slaughter to ensure that the product is not contaminated and that
sanitation procedures are maintained.
Verify that a food safety system within
officially inspected slaughter and/or processing establishments is
operating in compliance with regulations and in a way that will result in
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There are several ways that you can
meet the basic qualification requirements for the Consumer Safety Inspector
(CSI) trainee position. They are:
A combination of education and
One full year of directly related
graduate education is qualifying for GS-7.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time of
the closing date of this announcement. Please view
OPM's Qualifications Standards: Consumer
Safety Inspector Series.
There are no educational requirements
for this position.
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 band/grade level; this requirement must be met by 11:59
P.M. Eastern Time of the closing date of this announcement.
This includes experience that provided you with knowledge of the properties
and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances, such as
meat, poultry, fish, eggs,or
other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as
pharmaceuticals. This experience should include several or all of the
following: skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and
performing field tests and examinations, skill in developing written
reports and reporting findings or results orally, and skill in maintaining
effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals. Such experience
may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or
inspection aid, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection
specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality
control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment,
or similar environment for other ingestible items. OR
For the GS-5:
Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a
bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours/credits in
any combination of coursework in the areas of: agricultural, biological, or
physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, home economics, pharmacy,
engineering, or nutrition. Specialized government or military training may
be creditable if it is related directly to this position.
For the GS-7:
One full year of directly related graduate education. OR
A combination of
education and specialized experience.
In this instance, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours
of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (with some related
coursework, as described in Education paragraph above) is creditable
towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience.
The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you
have 33% education, then you need 67% specialized
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants are evaluated in accordance
with Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating.
We will review your resume and transcript (if required) to ensure you meet
basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualifications you will
be placed in one of three quality categories; Best-Qualified;
Well-Qualified; or Qualified based on your answers to the on-line
occupational questions. These responses must be supported by your resume
and/or other documentation you provide. Responses that are not supported by
your resume and/or other documentation may eliminate you from consideration
and subsequent referral to the selecting official. Names of candidates in
the Best-Qualified category will be sent to the selecting official for
You will need to
respond to the questions which are designed to assess your possession of
the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s):
Language (ie. Written Communication)
Mathematics (ie. Basic Statistics)
Information Processing (ie. Technical
Analytical (ie. Problem Solving)
Communication (ie. Providing and Receiving Feedback)
Veteran's Preference: Preference eligible’s
will be listed at the top of their assigned category, before non-preference
eligibles in that category. Within each quality
category, veteran’s preference eligibles will
receive selection priority over non-veterans.
For additional information on entitlement click here for more information.
**REMINDER** Applicants - Be sure that experience/education as described on
your resume contains accurate and sufficiently detailed information to
clearly support the KSA’s. All information used to evaluate your application
must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Once the position
is closed, no additional information will be accepted.
To preview questions please click here.
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The Federal Government offers a
comprehensive benefits package. To find out more visit:
Working For The Federal Government.
We are a qualifying employer of the
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information on the Public
Student Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit: PSLF Program.
A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
ON THE JOB
REQUIRES A PRE-EMPLOYMENT
If you are selected, you may need to
complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being
appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize
a background investigation. False statements or responses on a resume or
application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary
action, including removal from Federal service.
A background investigation is a
requirement for this position. 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.
Employee will be required to complete
the Confidential Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450.
Probationary period unless prior
service is creditable.
Male applicants born after December 31,
1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System before they can
be employed by an Executive Agency of the Federal Government. Click here: for
This announcement may be used to fill
additional, like vacancies should any occur in the commuting area.
Selectee may be required to work
occasional weekends or holidays.
FSIS Utilizes E-verify to verify
identity and Employment Eligibility. What is E-Verify? Why is it required?
If you have a 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¬4218.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
U.S. Department of Agriculture NON-Discrimination
requirements and environmental factors
HOW TO APPLY:
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Applying to this announcement requires
the online submission of basic applicant information, responses to the
vacancy specific questions and submission of supporting documentation. You
will be found ineligible if you fail to submit the required documents. All
application materials/documentation will be accepted until 11:59 P.M.
Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
To submit a complete application:
Answer all core questions (completed
when registering online in USAJOBS and as part of the initial application
Answer all vacancy-specific questions
(completed for each job)
Submit 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.
Provide any supplemental documents
required. (such as transcripts)
Applicants who do not respond to the
online vacancy questions and who do not submit a supporting resume or
required supporting documents will be rated ineligible.
If you are unable to apply Online,
contact the number listed in the Agency Contact Information section prior
to the closing date. An application package will be mailed out. Prior to the closing of the
announcement your completed package along with any required supporting
documents must be received in the HR Office. Information received after the
closing date will not be accepted.
18 U.S.C. 1719 prohibits the use of Government franked envelopes for
In addition to submitting your resume
and addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must include the
When qualifying based on education or
when education is a requirement, all applicants must submit a copy of their
official transcripts. This information must include course title, school
name/location, date completed, grade, and number of credits earned. See
Policies for information on crediting education. If you are
selected, you will be required to have official transcripts sent directly
from your college, in paper form in a sealed envelope or in a secure,
certified official electronic format, to our Minneapolis Human Resources
Office, prior to reporting to duty.
Education completed in foreign colleges
or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the
applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education
is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in
the United States. It is required and is the responsibility of the
applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information,
visit: U.S. Network
for Education Information, Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.
To be well-qualified and exercise
selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be
rated at 85 or above. CTAP and ICTAP eligible’s
must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal (at least
"fully successful" or equivalent) and be able to perform the
duties of the position upon entry. One of the following is needed as proof
of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a
"Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) noting position, grade
level, and duty location or equivalent that documents separation. For more
Adjudicated veterans are those who meet
the requirements for preference and submit legible documentation by the
closing date of the announcement. A DD-214 that includes beginning and ending
dates of service and character of discharge (Member Copy 4) must be
submitted. For disabled veterans, a letter from the Veterans Administration
specifying eligibility as a disabled veteran, also the SF-15 is requested;
in the absence of an SF-15, the VA letter specifying eligibility for
preference and an honorable discharge is sufficient, assuming all
requirements for preference are met.
The next step of the application
process is to upload or fax all the required supporting documentation
specified in the Required documents section of
this vacancy announcement. You do not need to have all 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 or received.
DOCUMENTS OR TO FAX
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
USDA, FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Human Resources Operations Division
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
100 North 6th Street
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your status on USAJOBS.
Individual notifications will not be sent. Applications are reviewed after
the announcement closing date and the best qualified candidates are
referred to the selecting official.