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Consumer Safety Inspector

Food Safety and Inspection Service Hope, AR
  • Posted: March 04, 2019
  • Full-Time

  • Duties
This is a NPIS establishment
CSI, GS-1862-09/10, SJ-519a/519
Establishment: P7156, Tyson Foods, Inc., located in Hempstead County
Work Schedule: Relief, Mon-Fri. This is a District Wide Relief position. Shift days and hours may vary.
Activity: Slaughter/Processing
Species: Multiple
Salary Range:
GS-09: $51,440 to $66,868
GS-10: $56,647 to $73,637
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Execute Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans effectively to prevent unsanitary conditions and adulteration of product.
  • GS-9 (SJ-519a) Perform the full range of duties associated with verifying plant HACCP and SSOP plans, sampling, and related activities regarding a multitude of commercial operations and facilities.
  • GS-10 (519) Work in a relief capacity in plants of all types, and often incorporating a district's entire geographic area. Address a variety of problems/issues for which there may be several possible courses of action.
  • Review records, observe plant operation and conduct hands-on verification to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Prepare detailed documentation of noncompliance with regulatory requirements.
  • 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 plant's SSOP, HACCP plan and other food safety programs.
  • Communicate and defend determinations on non-compliance issues and discuss plans for addressing non-compliance.
  • Work with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, clarify differences of interpretation concerning HACCP and other food safety or consumer protection requirements.
  • Advise other Agency inspectors, supervisors and officers on inspection and enforcement matters for which you are involved.
  • 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.
  • Be involved in performing health and safety verification sampling and tests for detection of specific microbes (e.g., salmonella, listeria, etc.), residues or contaminants.
  • Perform direct, structured sampling involving Protein Fat Free (PFF), undeclared species, undeclared ingredients or suspected economic violations involving net weight or labeling.
  • GS-10 (519) 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.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
1862 Consumer Safety Inspection
  • Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a current FSIS employee or USDA Career Transition and Assistance Eligible (CTAP)
  • Must meet Time-In Grade (TIG) by completing 52 weeks at next lower grade
  • Must submit a resume documenting 52 weeks of specialized experience
  • Training as a condition of employment (TCOE) is required. You must begin the training within 90 days of the effective date of your selection, and you must successfully complete it within 12 months of the effective date of your selection.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance. If selected you may be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI).
  • Selectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
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/Time-In-Band:Applicants must meet requirements for one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade. (e.g. one year at the GS-08 grade level for consideration for the GS-09 grade level.)
Specialized experience:
(CSI GS-9) Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent at least to the to the GS-08 level). There is no education substitution for this grade level.
(CSI GS-10) Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent at least to the to the GS-09 level). 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.
Additional information
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL. (Applicants hired under CTAP) Position Requirements.
If selection is made below GS-10, promotion to that level may be made without further competition, upon completion of 12 months of satisfactory performance.
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.
If you are a current FSIS employee and a non-competitive applicant (reassignment, change to lower grade, or non-competitive 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:
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
100 N Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty location(s).
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployed Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applications must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 every Federal employee is required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of that employee's choosing.
  • E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility for all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
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