FDA/CFSAN/Office of Food Safety/Office of Operations
Location: College Park, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year
This position is located in the Milk and Milk Products Branch, Division of Dairy, Egg and Meat Products (DDEMP), Office of Food Safety (OFS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), which is responsible for utilizing biological, microbiological, and chemical knowledge to inform scientific and regulatory decisions regarding the safety and effectiveness of food (including milk and milk products), dietary supplements, labeling, nutrition, colors, and or cosmetics.
Serves as leading scientific and technical expert concerning the biological, microbiological and chemical safety of milk and milk products.
Manages the development of regulations, guidance, policy, programs, position papers and advisory opinions, and recommends research priorities for issues related to the safety of milk and milk products.
Directs a professional and scientific workforce and is responsible for planning and directing program activities of the Milk and Milk Products Branch.
The position of Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist falls under the 0401/0403/1320 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-14, you must meet the following:
Biologist, 0401 A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. or B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Microbiologist, 0403 A. Degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent. or B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Chemist, 1320 A. Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. or B. Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service that includes experience: providing leadership and technical direction to a scientific team; developing, collecting, and interpreting scientific data regarding the safety and manufacturing of milk, food, or milk products; and assisting with the development and interpretation of regulations, guidance, and policy related to milk, food, or milk product safety.
There is no education substitution for this position.
About FDA/CFSAN/Office of Food Safety/Office of Operations
The Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration is responsible for developing and implementing regulations, guidance, policy, programs, position papers and advisory opinions, and recommends priorities for issues related to the safety of food for human consumption (produce, plant products, dairy, eggs, meat, seafood) and technologies used within food processing with the scope of responsibility of the office; recommends research priorities for issues related to the safety of food; develops, collects, and interprets data regarding the safety of food; provides expert policy, scientific and technical advice; serves as principal liaison to industry, international organizations, and other organizations on issues related to food; reviews proposed regulatory actions and provides technical evaluation; implements the laws and regulations related to food for human consumption; and develops model regulations and provides support, training, evaluation and certification for State and international food safety programs.
The Office of Food Safety is responsible for utilizing biological, microbiological, and chemical knowledge to inform scient...ific and regulatory decisions, regarding the safety of food for human consumption. Scientists collect data and scientific information to support decisions, regulatory programs, and policies. Scientists advise CFSAN staff, FDA staff, and other relevant parties on biology, microbiology, and chemistry and public health policies, regulations, and procedures that affect food for human consumption.