Consumer Product Safety Commission VOLUNTARY STANDARDS COORDINATOR in Rockville, Maryland
Summary Join the team! This position is located in the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR). EXHR is responsible for managing the Commission’s Hazard Identification and Analysis Program and its Hazard Assessment and Reduction Program. EXHR develops strategies for and implements the agency’s operating plans for these two hazard programs. Responsibilities The Voluntary Standards Coordinator serves as the CPSC’s senior expert for voluntary standards and voluntary standards development activities. The Voluntary Standards Coordinator is the agency’s conduit and focal point for the full range of voluntary standards activities for all product areas. Major duties include:•Serves as the agency’s focal point regarding voluntary standards organizations, voluntary standards development procedures, practices, requirements, and related matters.•Seeks outreach and education activities to educate and inform internal and external stakeholders about CPSC’s commitment to voluntary standards.•Conceptualizes and manages the interdependencies and complexities of CPSC’s voluntary standards development program across a broad spectrum of scientific/engineering/technical disciplines.•Effectively communicates within and across all levels of the agency and to the broader stakeholder community.•Seeks useful opportunities to engage constructively with non-U.S. based international and foreign product safety standards organizations that have a significant impact on the global manufacturing of consumer products. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required. Background Investigation Required. Must be a U.S. Citizen. This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn. If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information. Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service. The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.You are applying under Delegated Examining and if selected under this authority, you will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period, even if you are a transfer from another federal agency. Qualifications All applicants musthave 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Expert knowledge of regulations and voluntary standards pertaining to consumer products; 2) demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex information to diverse individuals and groups; and 3) demonstrated knowledgeof product safety principles sufficient to manage a voluntary standards program. Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience or based on job titles alone. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Education This position does not have a mandatory education requirement. There is no substitution for specialized experience at this grade level. Additional Information CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement. Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized. All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.