These Direct-Hire positions are located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs program office. As an import or domestic investigator, the Consumer Safety Officer has demonstrated and is recognized for a high level of competence in the full range of commodities regulated within the boundaries of an FDA Program such as: human and animal foods, drugs, medical devices, medical products, imports, etc., or in a narrow specialty within a program area.
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- Applies consumer safety knowledge and experience to the assessment and inspection of FDA-regulated products to assure their safety and effectiveness.
- Monitors and/or manages compliance initiatives and serves as lead FDA representative on multi-agency or multi-organizational investigations.
- Reviews and evaluates evidence and findings to determine compliance with FDA-enforced laws and regulations.
- Evaluates and makes recommendations on necessary regulatory action required for complaints and product problem reports.
- Prepares correspondence stating Agency concerns in regulatory reviews.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
0696 Consumer Safety
Conditions of Employment
- Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.
- Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.
- Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
- FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
- Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
- Position requires occasional lifting of heavy objects up to 50 lbs. and may require work to be performed in extreme environmental conditions such as dust, cold, hot, noise, etc., for extended periods of time.
For some advertisements, the Food & Drug Administration receives hundreds, even thousands, of applications from job-seekers. Because of this high level of interest in positions with the FDA, the agency reserves the option of setting an application number limit.
When an application limit is set, USAJOBS will close the vacancy at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either:
(A) the day the limit is reached, -OR-
(B) the pre-defined closing date of 08/28/2020, whichever comes first.
If the limit is reached before 11:59 pm ET, all applications in excess of the limit will continue to be accepted until 11:59 pm ET.
The application limit for this advertisement is: 300
For more information about announcement closing, see: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/job-announcement/expiration/xqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst
The position of Consumer Safety Officer - Direct Hire falls under the 0696 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-11, you must meet the following:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following (A or B):
A. Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in quality assurance or a related degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: consumer laws, biological sciences, food science, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, legal investigations, law enforcement, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. The 30 semester hours may include up to 8 semester hours in statistics, or course work that included the principles, theory, or practical application of computers or computer programming; -OR-
B. Combination of education and experience--courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described in paragraph A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Qualifications.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicantsmust possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the Federal service. Such experience includes experience coordinating activities related to regulatory inspections and investigations; analyzing and evaluating scientific data; preparing written documentation that supports investigative findings; -OR-
Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree: -OR-
Combination of specialized experience and higher level graduate education in a field related to the duties of this position that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 08/28/2020. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.
You may be asked to provide additional information at a later time. All interview requests and selection decisions are at the full discretion of the hiring office.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date . To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.
Submitting Your Transcripts: Positions which are scientific or technical in nature often have very specific educational requirements. A transcript is required to verify educational achievement. Pay careful attention to the Qualifications and Education sections to identify vacancies where a transcript is required. Even if you hold a similar position or are a current employee, you are not exempt from transcript requirements.
Electronic Transcript Caution: If you have obtained your transcripts electronically, the file might contain security measures that could prevent our application system from reading the file. Therefore, you should consider asking the institution to provide the file in a non-secured electronic format. Alternatively, you could scan or take a photo of the printed copy of the transcript. If your uploaded transcript cannot be read by our system, you may only receive consideration and credit for the information we can access.
Substitution of Education: Substitution of education for specialized experience will be made in accordance with the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Applicants who are substituting education for specialized experience must upload a copy of all relevant unofficial or official transcripts prior to the announcement closing. The selectee will be required to provide official transcripts upon selection. NOTE: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school you attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If this information cannot be obtained from your school, we will consider
See the Application Manager Documentation for tips on submitting your paper-based documents.