Regional Public HealthTraining Coordinator-exp
- Last Updated on 31 August 2012
NOTE: THIS POSITION HAS CLOSED AND IS LISTED HERE TO PROVIDE OUR VISITORS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPES OF JOBS AVAILABLE FOR USPHS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS:
POSITION TITLE: Regional Public Health Training Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service
BILLET GRADE: O-5
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is a public health regulatory agency of 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.* The "Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008", also referred to as the "2008 Farm Bill", was signed into Law on June 18, 2008. The Farm Bill amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) to include Catfish as an amenable species under the Act.Come join a great FSIS team!Effective July 19, 2009, FSIS began operating under the PHHRS, a Pay Banding and Pay for Performance Demonstration Project, in which non-bargaining unit positions will be classified by career path, occupational series, and pay bands rather than the traditional General Schedule (GS) grades in the Federal Service. The AP-4 pay band is equivalent to GS-12/13. PHHRS will offer flexibility to offer exceptional candidates higher salaries than most other Federal agencies. Additionally, employees will be eligible to receive an annual pay increase based upon performance. For more information on PHHRS, including information on its pay tables and how it will benefit employees.
Job Listing Website: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/301129900#howtoapply2
Deadline is 11/09/2011.
How much travel is required? Varies, up to 50% in some locations.
FSIS utilizes E-VERIFY to verify identity and employment eligibility.
You must a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this position.
Payment of relocation expenses will not be provided.
Please check your application status on-line at www.usajobs.gov.
Back to topThis position is assigned to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Office of Outreach, Employee Education and Training, Center for Learning (CFL), and is stationed at a regional field training location. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking greater challenge and responsibility in a position directly involved in protecting public health. As Regional Public Health Training Coordinator for FSIS, here is what to expect:You will be responsible for coordinating a variety of Agency public health training programs for a large Geographical area (region)covering several states.You will participate as a team member or team leader in the design, development, and testing of training covering a variety of public health programs or topics emphasizing food safety.You will also serve as an instructor by delivering training in classroom, distance learning, and on-the-job settings.As a Regional Public Health Training Coordinator, you will coordinate the training activities of teams of Veterinary Medical Officers and other key field employees, and gather feedback about training effectiveness to provide effective and focused public health training to the FSIS workforce.As a specialist and consultant in training and education for the region served, you will exhibit a mastery of a wide variety of topics related to public health by effectively communicating various scientific and public health principles to Agency employees.
Back to topThis announcement has a positive education requirement, see below.The Regional Public Health Training Coordinator position is an interdisciplinary position. This means the job may be filled by one of three different job series. Therefore, you must meet both the education and the experience requirements for at least one of the series in order to be considered. Applicants to the AP-701, Veterinary Medical Officer, series: 1. Educational requirements: Completion of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a veterinary school approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or documentation of a license to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.; an ECFVG certificate; or acceptable alternatives shown in the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook. For more information about qualifications click on this link.2. Experience requirements: One year of experience in the veterinary field that is equivalent to the experience that would have been gained at the next lower band level (AP-3 if applying for the AP-4) if employed in the Federal service. Experience may include working in a food plant as a Veterinary Medical Officer, dealing with meat and poultry slaughter inspection and regulatory enforcement of meat, poultry and egg products and processing for products either injected, ground, cooked, or other related duties at or above the next lower band level than the band to which applying to. Applicants must also have specialized experience that demonstrates their ability to perform, plan and manage training activities in a food safety regulatory environment. These activities must include delivering presentations, facilitating training programs, and/or designing and developing training modules FOR SUBJECTS OF A SCIENTIFIC NATURE.Applicants to the AP-696, Consumer Safety Officer, series:1. Educational requirements: Completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements (at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science, or related scientific fields that provided knowledge directly related to consumer safety officer work. OR have a combination of education and experience -- courses consisting of at least 30 semester hours in the fields of study described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 2. Experience requirements: One year of experience in the consumer safety field that is equivalent to the experience that would have been gained at the next lower band level if employed in the Federal service. Experience may include, working in the meat and poultry slaughter and processing environment as a Consumer Safety Officer, performing regulatory enforcement and food safety assessments at establishments that produce meat, poultry and egg products, performing duties at or above the next lower band level than the band to which you are applying to. Applicants must also have specialized experience that demonstrates their ability to perform, plan and manage training activities in a food safety regulatory environment. These activities must include delivering presentations, facilitating training programs, and/or designing and developing training modules
FOR SUBJECTS OF A SCIENTIFIC NATURE.Applicants to the AP-401, Biological Science Officer, series: 1. Educational requirements: A Bachelor's degree or higher in one of following fields: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR courses equivalent to a major in any of these fields, as well as the appropriate experience as defined below. 2. Experience requirements: One year of experience in the biological science field that is equivalent to the experience that would have been gained at the next lower band level (AP-3 if applying for the AP-4) if employed in the Federal service. Experience may include working in a food laboratory, food plant quality control,or training food establishment employees in food safety principles, performing duties at or above the next lower band level than the band that you are applying to. Applicants must also have specialized experience that demonstrates their ability to perform, plan and manage training activities in a food safety regulatory environment. These activities must include delivering presentations, facilitating training programs, and/or designing and developing training modules
FOR SUBJECTS OF A SCIENTIFIC NATURE.Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy 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 on-line 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 on-line job related assessment questions, which are based on the duties and competencies required of the position. These 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.
Back to topThe Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. For an overview of all the benefits programs visit: Benefit Information.OTHER INFORMATION:
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.Employees new to the federal government or the agency will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.A background investigation is a requirement for this position. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meeting these requirements could lead to adverse action proceedings including possible termination. (Current employees of the Food Safety and Inspection service may already have the required background investigation.)
HOW TO APPLY:
Back to topPlease read the entire announcement carefully and take note of any education, qualification, rating factors, and job-related questions or specific duties that are listed. Are you new to the Government application process? Are you a Current or Former Federal Employee with questions? An applicant who is eligible to apply under a Special Hiring Authority? We want to make certain all of you have an opportunity to be considered so please review the following link in order to make sure you have submitted your application properly! USAJobs Info Center.Go to Create a resume in the USAJOBS site. Follow the online instructions. Extensive help is available online from the USAJOBS site. Our application system is integrated with USAJOBS.Completed applications include:1. Answers to all core questions (completed when registering online in USAJOBS and as part of the initial application process).2. Answers to all vacancy-specific questions (Completed for each job) 3. Your online resume. Resumes are entered into USAJOBS. Resumes can be copied and pasted into the personal information area of your application from other word processing documents at any time prior to the closing date. Your resume must include the number of hours that you worked per week, the start date (MM/YY) and end date (MM/YY) of the position(s) you held, job title, name of employer, and a description of the duties that you performed for all positions listed in your resume. This information is needed in order to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. 4. Any supplemental documents needed. Applicants who do not respond to the online vacancy questions and who do not submit supporting resumes will be rated ineligible.
To qualify for any of the series of this position, educational requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. You must submit a copy of your official transcripts and/or course slips. These items must include course title, school name/location, date completed, grade, and number of credits.Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For those instances where the best qualified lists include applicants with scores less than 85, the well-qualified score becomes the lowest score on the best qualified list. CTAP and ICTAP eligible's must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) or equivalent that documents separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Click here:for more information.Veteran preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after at least three consecutive years of active duty may also be considered. A DD-214 that includes beginning and ending dates of service and character of discharge (Member Copy 4) MUST BE submitted to verify eligibility.Future Military Retirees WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON TERMINAL LEAVE: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD-214 or a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request. Future Military Separatees WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON TERMINAL LEAVE: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 and/or a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). Click here: for more information.Supporting documentation should be sent using the fax imaging instructions after you have applied for the vacancy announcement.
Uploading/Faxing Supporting Documentation:
The next step of the application process is to upload or fax all the required supporting documentation specified in the required documents section of this vacancy announcement. You do not need to have all of your supporting documentation submitted in order to continue with the online portion of the application process. Please carefully follow the instructions below to ensure your supporting documents are properly uploaded/faxed and received. All required documents must be received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Not all of the document types listed will pertain to you; only submit documents needed to complete your application package. For example, the Schedule A Certification document must only be submitted by individuals applying based on eligibility for appointment due to a disability. The SF-50 is a form current and former Federal employees submit to document their Federal employment status.
If you are unable to upload your documents, you may still fax your documents.FAX INSTRUCTIONS:1. If you have previously faxed supporting documentation the status of those documents will indicate Received. There is no need to resubmit documents which show a status of received unless you are submitting an updated copy. (If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the human resources office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing, a previous submission, you must fax both the old document and the new document for them both to be accessible to HR.) 2. You must use a separate cover sheet for each category of supporting documentation (i.e., transcripts, SF-50, DD-214). Choose the document cover sheet(s) you would like to print by selecting the appropriate check boxes in the Selected Documents column.3. Click the [Print Cover Sheets] button. A window will pop up containing the fax cover sheet(s) you selected. Print the coversheet(s). NOTE: You must be connected to a printer in order to print the coversheets. Additionally, you must allow pop-ups.4. Once you have reviewed the list of documents and printed any required fax cover sheets click on [Done]. You will be moved forward in the application process. 5. Before faxing your document(s), take care to ensure the document is legible and all information is complete and signed, if necessary. Fax only documents which are clear and legible.
Original documents with light or faded print and/or dark or patterned backgrounds will not be legible upon receipt. Illegible faxed documents cannot be used for qualification or verification purposes.6. Place the corresponding cover sheet on top of the document and fax the cover sheet and document together to the fax number specified on the cover sheet. NOTE: If you are faxing documents from more than one category of supporting documentation, you must submit them with the appropriate cover sheet.
EACH DOCUMENT TYPE MUST BE FAXED SEPARATELY under its corresponding cover sheet. DO NOT FAX ALL DOCUMENTS TYPES UNDER ONE COVER SHEET. i.e., Transcripts are one type of document; fax all pages of your transcript and other education-related documents under the transcript cover sheet; the SF-50 is another document type, if you are faxing more than one SF-50, fax them all under the SF-50 cover sheet.)7. Be sure to save these cover sheets in the event you need to re-fax your supporting documents. Each fax transmission includes a unique identification number and bar code, which ensures your document is processed correctly.8. You will receive an e-mail confirming the fax has been successfully received by Human Resources. You should retain your e-mail confirmation and confirmation of your fax transmittal report as proof of submission.Your application will be considered incomplete and YOU WILL BE FOUND INELIGIBLE if you fail to submit the required documentation as pecified under the required documents section by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Human Resources Field Office
Butler Square West, Suite 420C
100 North 6th Street
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.PLEASE READ:Applicants are expected to check the status of their application through this method: To view your status, go to USAJobs and login to your account by clicking on "My Account" and in the drop down box click on "Application Status" (upper left-hand corner on web-site). If under the column "Application Status" you have a link to click for further information, then that means your status has become public. If there is nothing to click on, then the status has not been changed.
Job Listing Website: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/301129900#howtoapply2
Deadline is 11/09/2011.