Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serve as a subordinate supervisor to a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer (SVMO) in a large slaughter/combination plant.
  • Ensure that regulated establishments produce a safe product by executing appropriate inspection methods, determining noncompliance with regulatory requirements, documenting noncompliance and initiating enforcement action, where warranted.
  • Monitor line inspection activities, assure appropriate breaks are provided and that relief inspectors are utilizes as necessary.
  • Provide training to new inspectors and to all inspectors as needed on new inspection procedures and techniques.
  • GS-10 (552) Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the day-to-day inspection activity on a particular shift in a large plant, assuring that Food Inspectors and Consumer Safety Inspectors follow the appropriate rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Independently performs Hazard Analysis Verification (HAV). HAV is an analytical review of establishments' production process in order to ensure regulatory obligations to conduct a food safety hazard analysis.
  • Review records, observe plant operations and conduct hands-on verification to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. You will prepare detailed documentation (Non-Compliance Records) of noncompliance with regulatory requirements.
  • You will determine when regulatory control action is necessary. You will assess whether the plant's corrective or preventative actions are acceptable and effective, if there are trends in noncompliance, or if enforcement action is warranted.
  • Conduct regulatory oversight activities inside plants in matters relating to other consumer protections (e.g., economic adulteration and misbranding).
  • Have contact with plant managers, owners and others to explain legal and regulatory requirements, discuss operation of the plants' SSOP, HACCP plan and other food safety programs.
  • You will communicate on and defend determinations on noncompliance issues and discuss plans for addressing noncompliance.
  • Work with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, clarify differences of interpretation concerning HACCP and other food safety or consumer protection requirements and will advise other Agency personnel on inspection and enforcement matters.
  • You may conduct various samplings, surveys and tests to obtain pertinent data on potential problem areas, industry trends, or other issues of current interest to the Agency.
  • You may perform direct, structured sampling involving Protein Fat Free (PFF), undeclared species, undeclared ingredients or suspected economic violations involving net weight or labeling.
  • You may be involved in performing health and safety verification sampling and tests for detection of specific microbes (e.g., salmonella, listeria, etc.), residues or contaminants.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current FSIS employee or USDA Career Transition and Assistance Eligible (CTAP).
  • Must meet Time-In Grade (TIG) by completing 52 weeks at next lower grade.
  • Must submit a resume documenting 52 weeks of specialized experience.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance. If selected you may be subject to a Moderate Risk Background Investigation (MBI).
  • Selectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Selectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one year supervisory probationary period.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • Since you have recently been selected for a position within our agency, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination within 60 days of your start date.
  • You will be required to follow FSIS safety protocols for not fully vaccinated individuals until you are fully vaccinated and have submitted the required documentation.
  • The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


Qualifications

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

Time-In-Grade/Time-In-Band: Applicants must meet requirements for one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade. (e.g. one year at the GS-09 grade level for consideration for the GS-10 grade level.)

Specialized experience:
(SCSI GS-10) Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent at least to the to the GS-09 level). There is no education substitution for this grade level.

Specialized experience includes: working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry and egg products; working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in order to verify plant HACCP and SSOP responsibilities; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures; and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions. Past or present supervisory experience will enhance your qualifications for this position.

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 view OPM's Qualifications Standards, Consumer Safety Inspector Series, GS-1862 .

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position requires a pre-employment physical. (Applicants hired under CTAP) Position Requirements .

All applicants (including FSIS employees) must provide a copy of their Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that includes tenure and career-conditional/career status, and preferably includes position title, series and grade.

If you are a current FSIS employee and a non-competitive applicant (reassignment, change to lower grade, or non-competitive re-promotion) wanting consideration for this position, you must complete the on-line application process.

Must be able to read, speak, write and effectively communicate in the English language.

This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty location(s).

- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployed Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : 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.

Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 every Federal employee is required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of that employee's choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility for all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

- 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. See more information at: CHCO Council.

Assignment Restrictions: FSIS Directive 4735.9, Office of Field Operations Assignment Restrictions and Rules on Gifts from Regulated Industry FSIS Directive 4735.9 Revision 2 (usda.gov) , sets out the Agency's specific procedures regarding ethical employee conduct, specifically related to employee assignment restrictions and gifts from regulated establishments. Please click on this link and read directive prior to applying.

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