Share:
http://plse.co/1nn4j

Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (Eiao)
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Lombard, Illinois
Closed
No longer open

Permanent - Full-Time

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: May 15, 2019 ()
    Close: May 28, 2019 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: FSIS-19-MMP-10496819-JM
  • Organization Details
    Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Department of Agriculture
  • Salary Information
    $98,198.00 - $127,654.00 Per Year
    39% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-13/13
  • Who Can Apply?
Position Summary
USAJOBS - Job Announcement family-of-overseas-employeesfederal-employees-competitivefederal-employees-exceptedfederal-employees-transitionindividuals-with-disabilitiesCreated with Sketch.internal-to-an-agencyCreated with Sketch.land-mgmtCreated with Sketch.military-spousesCreated with Sketch.national-guardCreated with Sketch.native-americansCreated with Sketch.peace-corpspublicsesse-otherstudentsgraduatesveteransspeical authoritiesland-mgmt Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (EIAO) Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Help Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    05/15/2019 to 05/28/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Salary

    $98,198 to $127,654 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Help Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Lombard, IL
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

Help This job is open to Clarification from the agency

Current permanent Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) agency employees and USDA CTAP/RPL eligibles.

Print Share Save Announcement number

FSIS-19-MMP-10496819-JM

Control number

533799300

  • Duties Help Duties

    The Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (SCSO) serves in a regulatory program including inspection and enforcement and is responsible for managing, coordinating, and directing food safety assessments and other verification activities of subordinate CSO's.

    Learn more about this agency
    • Participates with District management in the formulation of operational policies, procedures and programs including long-range goals and priorities for program activities within the assigned area.
    • On an on-going basis, determines the adequacy and accessibility of resources and information to enable subordinates to function together as part of a cohesive food safety team.
    • Supervises several CSO's who perform investigations and analysis regarding administrative civil enforcement matters pertaining to commercial establishments, including managing the collection of information pertaining to public health concerns.
    • Supervises and coordinates assessment of a plant's overall food safety assessment (FSA) of product considering all food safety aspects from farm to table. Provides guidance to CSO's on advanced methods/tools used during assessments.
    • Makes recommendations to help District management in improving the quality of FSA reviews, by assuring assessments are comprehensive, contain a thorough analysis of facts, and are completed consistently with Advanced EIAO methods.
    • Analyzes and reviews reports and data in order to evaluate compliance with HACCP and other regulatory requirements, ensuring that inspection resources are appropriately focused on food safety priorities.
    • Supervise complex inquiries associated with in-plant administrative or civil enforcement matters. Reviews evidence and develops testimony to support Agency enforcement actions. Reviews investigative findings and makes final recommendations.
    • Supervises and manages the collection of information and records regarding potential adulterated or misbranded products at issue and prepares Agency's official response. Assures accurate and timely information is provided to District management.
    • As a member of the recall committee, contributes authoritative expertise in determining the necessity of recall proceedings and appropriate classification. Determines the number of effectiveness checks needed during a recall and prepares findings.
    • Manages and leads the workforce, conducts performance reviews, develops and mentors team members, and addresses employee and labor relations issues.

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • Requirements Help Requirements
    • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
    • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
    • Subject to completion of a self-certification medical statement verifying their physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Subject to satisfactory completion of a 4 week Consumer Safety Officer training unless prior service is creditable.
    Qualifications
    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in grade restrictions, specialized experience and education, as defined below.

    Time in grade:
    Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration for the GS-13 grade level.)

    Specialized experience: Your 52 weeks of specialized experience must have been gained as an independent and regular responsibility for verifying safety systems for the production of products intended for consumption (e.g. food, pharmaceuticals, drinking water, biological specimens, etc.). In addition, your experience may come from food processing, manufacturing practices, statistical process control, microbiological testing, laboratory analytical procedures, and/or other technical areas that might affect food safety.

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: GS-0696 Series

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

    Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Please Note: The Consumer Safety Officer Educational Qualifications letter and worksheets previously issued to FSIS employees does not meet the requirement to submit copies of transcripts for this announcement. USDA Policy is to require copies of transcripts from all applicants for positions with a positive educational requirement. USDA Policy supersedes previous FSIS policy in this regard; please submit copies of your transcripts. You may include the FSIS letter or worksheet with copies of your transcripts to assist in highlighting your qualifying coursework.

    This position has a minimum education requirement that all applicants must meet in order to receive consideration. In order to meet the basic educational requirements for the GS-0696 series, applicants must have:

    1. 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.
    2. 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
    1. 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.

    • For more information regarding the physical requirements of this position, click here: Functional Requirements
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployed Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/). To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applications must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
    • This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
    • This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
    • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. To see more information click here (http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6465).
    • E-Verify: Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
    • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
    • More information on applying under special hiring authorities (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/hiring-authorities/) 30 percent disabled veterans may be found on the USAJOBS website (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/search/?q=special+hiring)

    You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

    • Information Processing
    • Leadership
    • Technical Skills and Knowledge
    • Information Technology Fluency
    • Communication (Oral/Written)
    • Analytical abilities
    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Non-Competitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process.
    To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.To view the application form, visit:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10496819

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents Help Required Documents

    - Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

    - College Transcripts: If education is required or you are using education to meet qualification requirement, you must submit a legible copy of your college transcripts. The transcript must include your name, the name of the college, and the date a degree was awarded. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

    You must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:

    - Current and Former Federal Employees:
    1. Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND

    2. Most recently completed performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. [Note: FSIS bargaining unit employees are exempted from this requirement.] For more information click Competitive Hiring.

    - Veteran Hiring Authorities: VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty showing dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. Disabled veterans must include VA letter & SF-15 if claiming 10 pt. preference. Current active duty members must submit certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after date the certification is submitted. Veterans Preference Information.

    - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act:
    a. Copies of Notification of Personnel Action(s) (SF-50s) showing the employee has served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break between appointments of two or more years. (Include initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and separation SF-50s for each period of work).
    b. Documentation of Acceptable Performance for Service Time:
    1. Performance rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards their eligibility, signed by supervisor(s); or
    2. If documentation of rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from the employee's supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards their eligibility; or
    3. Applicants who do not provide a performance appraisal or other performance documentation for any period that they are using for eligibility under the LMWFA, shall provide:
    a. A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available; and
    b. A statement that their performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, their most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and they were never notified that they were not eligible for rehire based on performance. This shall be in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals.

    - Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment: Sch A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). See eCFR Part 213.

    - Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP Priority: Proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

    - Other Special Hiring Authorities: If claiming eligibility under a Special Hiring Authority not listed above submit appropriate supporting documentation. See Hiring Authorities.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

  • Benefits Help Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply Help How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship please contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

    If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment office, or another establishment that provides internet service to complete online application and the assessment questionnaire. If this is not an option, refer to the Alternative Methods for Applying section below for specific instructions.

    Alternative Methods for Applying: If you are unable to apply using the internet, please fax your request for an application package along with your name and mailing address to: 612-370-2060.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

    To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

    NOTE: You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.

    The following documents are required for your application to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

    Agency contact information James Morrin Phone

    612-659-8601

    Email

    James.Morrin@fsis.usda.gov

    Address

    Food Safety and Inspection Service
    1400 Independence Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20250
    US Learn more about this agency

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting the public's health by ensuring the safety of the Nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit FSIS.

    Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

    Log into your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.

    EEO Policy Statement: Click here

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Click here

    Veterans Information: Click here

    Legal and Regulatory Guidance: Click here

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in

Qualifications
Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in grade restrictions, specialized experience and education, as defined below.

Time in grade:
Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration for the GS-13 grade level.)

Specialized experience: Your 52 weeks of specialized experience must have been gained as an independent and regular responsibility for verifying safety systems for the production of products intended for consumption (e.g. food, pharmaceuticals, drinking water, biological specimens, etc.). In addition, your experience may come from food processing, manufacturing practices, statistical process control, microbiological testing, laboratory analytical procedures, and/or other technical areas that might affect food safety.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: GS-0696 Series

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Duties

The Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer (SCSO) serves in a regulatory program including inspection and enforcement and is responsible for managing, coordinating, and directing food safety assessments and other verification activities of subordinate CSO's.

Learn more about this agency
Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Apply Now