Internet Underage Tobacco Purchaser

Heitech Services Silver Spring, MD
Job Description

Job Title: Internet Underage Tobacco Purchaser

City: Silver Spring / State: Maryland

Position Summary

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products requires the assistance of minors age 16 – 17 to attempt the purchase of tobacco products from Internet retailers. The goal of the program is to ensure tobacco retailers are complying with Federal laws and regulations that prevent them from selling tobacco products to minors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Underage Purchasers will receive training from the Project Manager and the FDA Inspector prior to attempting a purchase

* Underage Purchasers will be driven to and from the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD by an assigned chaperone

* Underage Purchasers are required to complete a short report

* Upon request, Underage Purchasers will provide updates to contact information and will be available to testify in a hearing at FDA's request

Skills and Abilities Required

* Must be 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the assignment

* Must be a mature individual with a strong work ethic

* Must have parental / guardian consent to participate

* Must be a non-smoker and non-tobacco product user

* Must be flexible in terms of dates and times for assignments

* Must not have any prior law enforcement convictions

* Must be willing to consent to a background investigation

* Must carry valid identification with them at all times and be able to show valid identification when requested

* Must be willing to submit an updated photo prior to each assignment if last assignment was six months ago or more

* Must be able to provide two references from teachers or current/former employer

* Must be flexible to coordinate dates and times for assignments

* Must have access to email, Internet, and phone

* Must have access to a computer with camera for interview

Minimum Education and Experience Required

* No prior work experience required

* Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher demonstrated by transcript

* Must be able to work outside of school hours, most likely during school holidays/vacations

* Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Must be able to successfully complete a short training provided by the FDA

HeiTech Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws

Job Requirements

* Must be 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the assignment

* Must be a mature individual with a strong work ethic

* Must have parental / guardian consent to participate

* Must be a non-smoker and non-tobacco product user

* Must be flexible in terms of dates and times for assignments

* Must not have any prior law enforcement convictions

* Must be willing to consent to a background investigation

* Must carry valid identification with them at all times and be able to show valid identification when requested

* Must be willing to submit an updated photo prior to each assignment if last assignment was six months ago or more

* Must be able to provide two references from teachers or current/former employer

* Must be flexible to coordinate dates and times for assignments

* Must have access to email, Internet, and phone

* Must have access to a computer with camera for interview