JOIN A GREAT FSIS TEAM!!
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health regulatory agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Our mission is to protect consumers by ensuring that the commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate commerce or exported to other countries is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
This position may be eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.
As of July 19, 2009 this position (non-bargaining unit) is covered by the Public Health Human Resource System (PHHRS) Demonstration Project. The AP-3 Pay Band is equivalent to the GS-9/11 grade levels. The AP-4 Pay Band is equivalent to the GS-12/13 grade levels. Why PHHRS? How does it benefit employees?
Relocation Expenses will not be paid
FSIS utilizes E-Verify to verify identity and employment eligibility
U.S. Citizenship is a requirement
Occasional travel required
The Administrative Services Division provides property and space management; physical security; information management; fleet management; procurement; and printing support services to Agency employees. The Property Management Branch is responsible for planning, directing, and administering overall Agency Personal Property, vehicle management, tort claims, supply management, and related activities.
This position provides agency-wide physical security status, analysis of FSIS occupied facilities, and the development of physical security policies, procedures, and safeguard mechanisms necessary to ensure efficient and effective protection for FSIS employees, property, and assets. Provides guidance to FSIS program offices, OM Divisions towards development and adaptation of related physical security processes. Conducts physical security surveys and compliance reviews at FSIS mission critical sites in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, interagency directives, and agency policies. Provides input and support to related security functions within FSIS where staff responsibilities overlap other security disciplines i.e., personnel security, information system security, emergency preparedness, and domestic counter-terrorism. Establishes and maintains direct interface and liaison with agency officials and representatives of other offices, agencies, and contractors. Utilizes these resources to provide professional advice, recommend policy, procedures, and corrective actions to ensure USDA, FSIS, and OM physical security goals and objectives are accomplished. Works with the Departmental Administration in providing input to department physical security regulations and policies to ensure FSIS compliance.
There is one basic component of your experience that defines the qualifications. These components are:
1. Specialized experience
To qualify at the AP-3 level (equivalent to the GS-9/11 in the Federal Service), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the AP/AO-2 level in the Federal Service AND IF you are a current Federal employee, you must have 52 weeks or more at the AP/AO-2 level or higher in the Federal Service to meet the time-in-grade/band requirement (the AP/AO-2 level is equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service).
Specialized experience: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of creditable specialized experience include:
Specialized experience is experience that is closely related or in the line of work of the position to be filled, Examples of work experience at this level include Conducting research, compiling data, assisting in analysis, assisting in developing policies and procedures, and safeguard mechanisms. Providing guidance to internal and external customers. Collaborating with staff in conducting surveys and compliance reviews in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and agency policies. Providing input and support to related functions within agency where staff responsibilities overlap other disciplines. When appointed, serving as a liaison with other offices, agencies, and contractors. Providing professional advice, recommend policy, procedures, and corrective actions to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished, and adhering to regulations and policies. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. Click here for more information .
To qualify at the AP-4 level (equivalent to the GS-12/13 in the Federal Service), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the AP-3 level in the Federal Service AND IF you are a current Federal employee, you must have 52 weeks or more at the AP-3 level or higher in the Federal Service to meet the time-in - grade/band requirement (the AP-3 level is equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service).
Specialized experience is experience that is closely related or in the line of work of the position to be filled, Examples of work experience at this level include developing new methods, approaches, and procedures in data gathering and analysis techniques; devising strategies on how to overcome significant problems; providing advisory and/or specialized services and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and laws; assessing and evaluating the impact of various studies, tests, and investigations in their respective specialty area that may have an impact on public health, safety and security; and interpreting complex laws and regulations. It also includes independently conducting security assessments and reviews in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, directives, and policies. Providing professional advice, recommending policy, procedures, and corrective actions to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished and providing advisory services to customers at multiple levels related to a variety of security issues. Competencies include: interpersonal skills, writing ability, analytical skills, and project management. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. Click here for more information .
All supporting documents in the "How to Apply" section must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants are evaluated in accordance with Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. All applicants are rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. An automated ranking system, based on the online application process is used. Before a certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed carefully by an HR Specialist to assure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met, (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions, (c) the resume addresses experience and education relevant to this position, and (d) copies of any required documents are submitted.
Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the applicant assessment questions. High self-assessment in the applicant questions that is not supported by information in your resume may eliminate you from best-qualified status and subsequent referral to the selecting official.
If you are found to be one of the top quality candidates or are eligible for special hiring authorities and will be referred to the selecting official for job consideration, you may be asked to develop a written response to narrative/essay type questions in the second round of the application process. If this applies to you, you will be contacted by an agency representative. Please keep your records updated with your current email address.
The automated system will place applicants in categories based on their responses to the online job related assessment questions, which are based on the duties and competencies required of the position. Competencies for this position include: language, mathematics, information processing, analytical, communication, leadership, personal characteristics (i.e. integrity and professional development), technical skills and knowledge, government laws/regulations, information technology fluency, and industry awareness. The categories are qualified, well qualified, and best qualified. Best qualified is the top category. Veterans who meet qualification requirements and have adjudicated veterans preference will be placed at the top of the category they fall into based on their answers to the assessment questions; this could be one of several categories, however, non-veterans cannot be selected over veterans that are in the same category. Only candidates in the top category are referred to the selecting official, unless categories are merged. Adjudicated veterans are those who meet the requirements for preference and submit legible documentation by the closing date of the announcement. A member 4 copy of the DD-214 must be submitted, or a letter from the Veterans Administration specifying eligibility as a disabled veteran, and in either case, documents must specify an honorable discharge. For disabled veterans, the SF-15 is requested; in the absence of an SF-15, the VA letter specifying eligibility for preference and an honorable discharge is sufficient, assuming all requirements for preference are met.
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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. For an overview, please visit: Benefits of Working for the Federal Government
We are a qualifying employer of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information on the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit: PSLF Program .
The majority of the work is performed in a normal office setting. The work is mostly sedentary; however, some walking, bending, lifting is required to perform some tasks.
FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. FSIS utilizes E-Verify to verify identity and employment eligibility by providing to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. E-Verify cannot be used to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. If you have concern that there has been a violation of the E-Verify program or you feel you have been discriminated during the verification process based on your national origin or citizenship status, contact the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515). For more information on E-Verify you may contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION STATEMENT
Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements could lead to adverse action proceedings, including possible termination. Applicants from outside FSIS will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on a resume or application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Multiple selections: This announcement may be used to fill additional, like vacancies should any occur.
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