Consumer Safety Officer (Internal to HHS Employees/PHS Officers)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
October 2, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
$81,548 to $126,062 per year
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
This position is located in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Division of Disclosure and Oversight Management (DDOM), Congressional and Oversight Branch (COB). The branch is responsible for assignments that cut across many Office, Center, or Agency activities, organizations and programs, and requires coordination with key officials within and outside the Agency.
This announcement is open to current career/career-conditional Health and Human Services (HHS) Employees and PHS Commissioned Corp Officers Only.
Develop and coordinate comprehensive communications for the approval and or signature of key high level staff.
Develop and coordinate timely responses to correspondence and long term studies received from key high level staff and others on biological products and information pertaining to Agency activities.
Analyze and evaluate new and proposed legislation and determine its potential impact (on Office and Agency activities and programs, industry and consumer) relating to statutory requirements.
Utilize scientific knowledge to implement and ensure compliance of statutory requirements for the public release of information about highly technical scientific information.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
The position of Consumer Safety Officer falls within the 0696 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 10/22/2018.
This position has an education requirement. Please refer to the "Education" section below for information regarding transcripts which must be submitted with your application by the closing date of the announcement. The education must have been obtained at a college, university, or an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/) at the time the degree was obtained.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
A. Education: 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.
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.
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.
GS-12 Level: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service to include the following: strong communication skills demonstrating experience applying statutes and Agency policy to written Congressional responses, with an emphasis on investigational and licensed products related to biotechnology/biomedical science; familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and applicable statutes, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act regulations and policies.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: At the GS-12 Level: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher.
GS-13 Level: Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service to include the following: scientific knowledge to implement and ensure compliance of statutory requirements for the public release of information specific to investigational and licensed products related to biotechnology/biomedical science; familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and applicable statutes, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act regulations and policies.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: At the GS-13 Level: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher.
Internal Number: CBER-18-MP-10330650-HI
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