Consumer Safety Inspector

Department Of Agriculture Everett, WA
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SPECIFIC VACANCY INFORMATION (Wakefield, NE):

Consumer Safety Inspector, GS-1862-10, SJ-519

Establishment: (G420, Michael Foods Egg Products Company, located in Dixon county)

Work Schedule: (Relief, Mon - Fri, 06:00 - 14:30, the position is utilized District wide to fill any vacancies needed. Hours and days vary depending on the assignment.

Activity: Slaughter/ Processing/Egg Products/Imports Assignments

Species: Multiple

Salary Range:

GS-10:$55,720 - $72,437

SPECIFIC VACANCY INFORMATION (Everett, WA):

Consumer Safety Inspector, GS-1862-10, SJ-519

Establishment: (M18235, Garden Fresh Gourmet Foods Inc., located in Snohomish county). Work Schedule: (1st Shift, Mon - Fri, 06:00 - 14:30, the position is utilized District wide to fill any vacancies needed. hours and days vary depending on the assignment.

Activity: Slaughter/Processing/Egg Products/Imports Assignments

Species: Multiple

Salary Range:

GS-10:$60,424 - $78,553

* 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.[Note: FSIS bargaining unit employees are exempted from this requirement in accordance with the Labor Management Agreement]

* This is a Bargaining Unit position covered by the National Joint Council (NJC) of Food Inspection Locals.

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Responsibilities

As a CSI you will 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. Here's what you will be assigned to do:

* Verify that meat and poultry slaughter and/or processing establishments' Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans meet regulatory requirements and are being executed effectively to prevent unsanitary conditions and adulteration of product.

* GS-10 (SJ-519) Involves working in a relief capacity in plants of all types, and often incorporating a district's entire geographic area. Addresses a variety of problems and issues for which there may be several possible courses of action contained in a wide range of established regulations, practices, 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 plants 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 non-compliance. You will also work with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, clarify differences of interpretation concerning HACCP and other food safety or consumer protection requirements and you will advise other Agency inspectors, supervisors and officers on inspection and enforcement matters for which you are involved. 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 be involved in performing health and safety verification sampling and tests for detection of specific microbes (e.g., salmonella, listeria, etc.), residues or contaminants. You may also perform direct, structured sampling involving Protein Fat Free (PFF), undeclared species, undeclared ingredients or suspected economic violations involving net weight or labeling.

Travel Required

75% or less - Travel required may vary, depending on geographical assignment.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10

Who May Apply This job is open to…

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

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

* Job family (Series)

1862 Consumer Safety Inspection

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a current FSIS Employee or USDA Career Transition Eligible (CTAP)

* Meet Time-In Grade (TIG) by completing 52 weeks at next lower grade

* Resume documenting 52 weeks of Specialized Experience

* Training As a Condition of Employment (TCOE) is required

* Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

If you are a current FSIS employee and a non-competitive applicant (reassignment, change to lower grade, or noncompetitive re-promotion) wanting consideration for this position, you must complete the on-line application process and/or apply to the Voluntary Reassignment System. In order to apply to the Voluntary Reassignment System, you must submit a hard copy of "Form 4335-3, Employee Request for Reassignment within Field Operations". The required form(s) must be filled out and mailed to:

USDA, FSIS, HROD

Butler Square West, Suite 420C

100 N Sixth Street

Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.

Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days after the closing date of the announcement, including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or 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-09 grade level for consideration for the GS-10 grade level.)

For the GS-10 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level) (Note: 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.

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.

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