Department Of Health And Human Services Blaine , WA 98231
This position will be located within one of the five import divisions within the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations (OEIO), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (OGROP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
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First level supervisor over an Investigatory unit of Consumer Safety Officers in the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations (OEIO), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Food and Drug Administration.
Responds to queries from industry and consumers requiring scientific and technical advice, and uses judgment and a good knowledge of agency policies and priorities to set priorities for handling many unscheduled matters.
Develops advanced or specialized program concepts, determining accepted or recognized standards, or providing expertise in scientific regulatory programs.
Maintains liaison, plans and coordinates activities with State and local public health officials, representatives of other Federal agencies, marshals, U.S. Attorneys, and court officials.
Plans, organizes, and directs the unit?s activities; balances workload and provides advice, guidance, and direction on a wide range of program issues; plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0696 Consumer Safety
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Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. VIsit www.SSS.gov for more info.
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.
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.
Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are applying as a current Federal employee, you must meet the time-in-grade requirements described in the Qualifications section, generally, 52-weeks of comparable experience at the next lowest grade.
You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.
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.
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.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities.
The position of Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer falls under the 0696 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 10/01/2018.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: The education must have been obtained at a college, university, or an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
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.
In addition to meeting basic requirements, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
At the GS-13 Level: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes:
Leading/coordinating a program segment that performs technical, investigative, and professional work;
Providing technical expertise, guidance and information to technical personnel; and
Performing analysis and evaluation of a program segment.
In addition, the applicant must demonstrate in his or her work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop the qualities of successful supervision.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
SUPERVISORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: The candidate chosen for this position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period if s/he has not previously been a supervisor.
In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
If you are applying based on some other qualifying eligibility (i.e. you are not applying as a current Federal employee), you must meet the specific requirements of the eligibility you are claiming, and must have sufficient past experience to demonstrate that you are minimally qualified for this position. See Unique Hiring Paths on USAJOBS for more information about various ways you may be eligible to apply!
PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.
You must submit supporting documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. However, if you are applying as a Veteran, individual with a qualifying disability, or a displaced employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.
You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment. Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online. Please check your school website to obtain a copy quickly.
Foreign Education: 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
Note: Selectees will be required to provide official transcripts upon selection.