VACANCY INFORMATION: Decatur, AL
CSI, GS-1862-08/09, SJ-618
Establishment: M21263-Wayne Farms LLC (Decatur-AL)
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
VACANCY INFORMATION: Bristol, VA
CSI, GS-1862-08/09, SJ-618
Establishment: M2678-Malcolms Meat Service Inc (Bristol-VA)
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
GS-8 $48,378 to $65,009
GS-9 $53,433 to $71,799
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- YOU WILL/MAY:
- 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
establishment's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans meet
- Execute Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans
effectively to prevent unsanitary conditions and adulteration of
- Review records, observe plant operations and conduct hands-on
verification to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and
prepare detailed documentation (Non-Compliance Records) of
non-compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Determine when regulatory control action is necessary. You will
assess whether the plant's 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 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.
- Assure that products approved for import are in full compliance
with all applicable Federal regulations governing the importation
of meat and poultry products.
- Authorize entry of all meat or poultry products considered to
comply with Federal regulations or refuse entry of any products
which violate any of the requirements for admission into this
- Coordinate with other Federal agencies (e.g., the Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) on such matters as animal health restrictions and
refused entry lots.
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this
1862 Consumer Safety Inspection
Conditions of Employment
- 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 Moderate
Risk Background Investigation (MBI).
- Selectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one-year
probationary or trial period.
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
- Passing a pre-employment medical examination is 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-07 grade level for
consideration for the GS-08 grade level.)
For all grade levels:
This experience should encompass at least two of the following
- Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and
performing field tests and examinations,
- Skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or
- Skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety
(GS-8) Applicants must have one year of specialized experience
(equivalent to the GS-07 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 HAACP 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.
(GS-9) Applicants must have one year of specialized experience
(equivalent to at least the GS-08 level). Specialized experience
includes: In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are
expected to have experience working at a more independent level
than lower graded CSIs, such as recommending refusal of exports and
providing temporary coverage at locations outside of the official
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.
The duties of a Consumer Safety Inspector are performed in a
hazardous working environment. For additional information, please
click here. The below requirements are not an all-inclusive
- Be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the job
functions, without hazard to themselves and others.
- Have full range of motion to perform rapid repetitive twisting
and working with arms above shoulder level.
- Be able to stand and walk on slippery and uneven floors and
catwalks, and climbing stairs and ladders.
- Be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 30 pounds, with
occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
- Have manual dexterity of the upper body, including arms, hands,
and fingers with a normal sense of touch in both hands.
- Must have good near and distance vision, be free of chronic eye
disease and have correctable vision of at least 20/40 in one
- Have the ability to distinguish shades of color. Any
significant degree of color blindness (25 percent or more error
rate on approved color plate test) may be disqualifying.
- Individuals with some hearing loss and/or requiring hearing
amplification will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Education may be used to qualify in lieu of specialized
experience as described below.
For the GS-09 Level: Two full years of directly related graduate
education or a directly related master's degree is qualifying for
A combination of education and specialized experience. In this
instance, only graduate education in excess of the first 18
semester hours directly related to the work of the position is
creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized
work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the
requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education
requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience