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Consumer Safety Officer

This position is located in the is located at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). The ORA is responsible for protecting consumers and enhancing public health by maximizing compliance of FDA-regulated products and minimizing risks associated with those products.

The Office of Regulatory Affairs is recruiting for this position across the US. Please view each job opening below. Please note, each opening has vacancies in the different locations:

  • (**A Recruitment Incentive of $5,000 is authorized.**)

Open & closing dates: 05/12/2022 to 05/18/2022
  • This job will close when we have received 300 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
Salary: $47,097 - $61,227 per year
  • The salary listed in the vacancy announcement is at the base level. The geographic locality pay will be determined at the time of selection.
Pay scale & grade: GS 9

  • Plan and conduct regulatory inspections and in-depth investigations of various industry establishments; such as manufacturers, repackers, own label distributors, and importers.
  • Document and organize required evidence, data, and other information to support violations noted during inspections, investigations, sample collections or filer audits.
  • Prepare final reports, position papers and other written documentation that support investigative findings and recommendations.
  • Interact with various levels of officials representing the establishments subject to regulatory review.

The position of Consumer Safety Officer falls under the 0696 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-9, you must meet all requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 05/18/2022.

Basic Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.


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