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These Direct-Hire positions are in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Enforcement and Import Operations (OEIO), Division of Food Defense Targeting (DFDT). DFDT Consumer Safety Officer (Reviewer/Investigator) represents the highest demonstrated level of expertise in one or more of DFDT’s program areas of concentration including determining compliance with prior notice related FDA laws and regulations and other applicable regulations.
- Research, analyze, evaluate, synthesizes information, and assess risks related to prior notice information on imported food/feed to determine if the commodity poses a terrorist threat or significant health risk to the US food/feed supply.
- Determine the risk and the recommendation to refuse/hold for forensic sampling and examination, or quarantine.
- Make recommendations for enforcement action relevant to Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following (A or B):
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; -OR-
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.
NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Qualifications.
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Additionally, you must provide a resume and any required supporting documentation listed on the announcement, and you must complete all assessment questionnaires BEFORE 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement, 12/23/2020. We recommend that you start the application process early enough that you can complete and submit your application before this deadline.
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