Vacancy Announcement: Consumer Safety Officer Band 1/2/3

A new vacancy announcement has been posted on USAJobs to recruit up to fourteen Band 1/2/3 Consumer Safety Officers (ZP-0696-01/02/03) in the Seafood Inspection Program (SIP) located in Seattle, WA (up to 10 positions); Kingman, AZ (one position); Indianapolis, IN (up to two positions); and Pascagoula, MS (one position).  
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Performs on-site audits and inspections of a variety of seafood products to evaluate their safety, health, and quality in accordance with U.S. regulations, U.S. grade standards, program policy, and commercial item descriptions or specifications. Consumer Safety Officers are exposed to a variety of environments, including seafood processing facilities, cold storage facilities, warehouses, marine terminals, or aboard processing vessels.
  • Assists with implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process in facility audits and inspections to identify deficiencies, recommend corrective actions, and work with the seafood processing plants and vessels to ensure compliance with U.S. regulations and program policies.
  • Provides guidance and information to seafood industry customers and to team members in support of product management inspection and audit activities.
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills while collaborating with federal, state, national, local, industry, and academia partners about inspection criteria and results.
The ZP-01 and ZP-02 levels are developmental leading to performance of the duties described above.
The announcement can be found at the following links and will be open from February 6 through February 19, 2024:
MAP: NMFS IATC-24-12265087-ST – (Students/alumni wishing to utilize Direct Hire should apply to using this link)
DE: NMFS IATC-24-12265086-DE –