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Consumer Safety Officer (Emergency Response Coordinator)

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American.
 At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country, by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere! HHS is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

 Join FDA and serve on the frontlines protecting our nation's public health safety within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). At ORA, we work in a range of program areas and locations, with 227 offices and 13 laboratories throughout the nation or around the world. Our employees inspect product facilities; investigate criminal violations; analyze lab samples; provide administrative services, and much more. Be a part of ensuring that the thousands of products we use every day are safe and effective.

This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration and is located in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Division of Human and Animal Food Operations, which is responsible for a host of activities as they related to the nations' domestically produced and imported human and animal foods and cosmetics. 

  • Serves as a point of contact for all emergency coordination activities and during emergencies functions as the office's federal, primary point of contact for local and state governments and private industry.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and direction to management in developing, recommending, and implementing emergency response policies and procedures for the assignment area.
  • Provides oral and written recommendations to management regarding emergency response operating procedures and policies.
  • Makes contacts to exchange information, resolve problems, provide advice and guidance, and clarifies technical and policy issues.

Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.

The position of Consumer Safety Officer falls under the 0696 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements 
 Applicants must meet one of the following requirements. 
A. 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.

B. 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.


C. 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.