Safety Officer Job Opportunity


Consumer Safety Officers

Are you interested in being a part of consumer protection?  If yes, consider a career with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  as a Consumer Safety Officer.   The FDA advertises all of their vacancies on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website.  The website address is: Check the website often! We have positions opening June 8th, 2015!


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is one of the Nation’s oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. Simply stated it’s mission is to :

  • To promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way
  • To monitor products for continued safety after they are in use
  • To help the public get the accurate, science-based information needed to improve healthEvery day, every American comes in contact with a host of FDA-regulated products.  In fact, FDA-regulated products account for about 25 cents of every consumer dollar spent.  Regulated products include:  Food, Cosmetics, Biologics, Human Drugs, Veterinary Products, Medical Devices, Radiation Emitting Electronic Products, and Tobacco Products.That include at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of science courses and/or specialized experience to demonstrate particular knowledge and skills.  Science courses include the following and others:
    • Biologics
    • Chemistry
    • Epidemiology
    • Food technology
    • Nutrition
    • Nursing 
  • Requirements of the position:
    • Medical science
    • Engineering
    • Veterinary Science
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical sciences
    • Mathematics
  • The FDA is looking for individuals with Science Based Degrees:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • This position has a minimum education requirement
    • Will be required to complete a background investigation
    • Must operate a motor vehicle safely and possess a valid driver’s license
    • Will be required to travel up to 50% of the time.Duty Location:
    • Please check the vacancy announcement for additional locations thoughout the U.S.


Secure Career, Competitive Salary and Benefits



Ø  Job Security

ü  Salary/steady income

Ø  Personal/Sick Leave/Holidays

ü  Paid personal (annual) and sick leave

ü  10 paid holidays per year

Ø  Paid training



Ø  Federal Employee Health Benefit  Program

ü  Federal government pays up to 75% of medical premiums

ü   Federal dental & vision program with competitive rates



Ø  Thrift Savings Plan—similar to 401(k)

Ø  Flexible savings accounts

Ø  Long term care insurance

Ø  Credit for military service

Ø  Federal retirement plan

Ø   Federal Employees Group Life Insurance


If you are interested in APPLYING here is what you need to know:

  • You must have an active USA JOBS account:
  • You must complete an on-line application during the open period of the vacancy announcement
  • You must submit ALL required documents (including transcripts) by the closing date of the announcement
  • You must meet ALL required qualifications by the closing date of the announcement
  • You must carefully review the vacancy announcement to ensure a complete application is submitted
  • HR will not modify, change or contact you regarding the accuracy or completeness of your application
  • You can use your USA JOBS account to monitor your application status

Is Your RESUME Ready?

Your resume must include your qualifying education or employment including: job title; dates of employment (mm/dd/yy); hours per week and a detailed description of your duties and how they meet the minimum job qualifications.  You are encouraged you to review the USAJOBS Resource Center website aid to ensure your resume will be ready to help qualify you for a career as a CSO:

Are you eligible for An Excepted Service Appointment in the Federal Government? 


OPM provides excepted service hiring authorities to fill special jobs or to fill any job in unusual or special circumstances under Schedule A , and the Veteran’s Recruitment Appointment (VRA).  These excepted service authorities enable agencies to hire when it is not feasible or not practical to use traditional competitive hiring procedures, and can streamline hiring.  FDA is committed to supporting the hiring of persons with disabilities and veterans.    If you meet the requirements of these appointment authorities you can be considered for employment non-competitively.   Consult, for more information on how to apply non-competitively.  Additionally, the Office of Regulatory Affairs is currently collecting resumes/documentation for review by the Office of Human Resources to share with prospective hiring managers.    To potentially be considered for one of these appointments, please send your resume and supporting documentation to for review.  All packages should indicate which position(s) you are requesting to be considered for.  Once packages are reviewed you will be notified of the result.


Examples of supporting documents include but are NOT limited to:

  • Transcripts (unofficial or official – must be in English)
  • Veterans’ Preference as applicable
  • DD-214 (Member 4 copy), If active duty, statement of current service
  • SF-15 – Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
  • Letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs certifying service-connected disability

Teaching Jobs for Chemistry Majors

Jobs for Chemistry Teachers at Independent/Private College-Prep Schools


STA is the nation’s most experienced educational placement service.  We serve nearly 600 of the South and Mid-Atlantic regions’ top private and independent schools. STA has helped great schools hire great teachers since 1902.


Current openings for Science teachers: 134    (for Chemistry teachers: 43)   Geographic list: Jobs for Science Teachers


Hiring Expectations at Independent/Private Schools

  • Schools focus on academic credentials and on skills in communicating and building relationships with teenagers.  Many new STA teacher candidates are experienced camp counselors and recreation league coaches.
  • A degree in secondary/science education and some student-teaching experience can be advantageous, but they aren’t prerequisites.  Schools hire Chemistry majors to teach Chemistry, and they provide new faculty members with ongoing support and professional development.
  • Candidates for these teaching positions generally have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.


STA Application Process 

  • Start the process as soon as possible!  There is no fee.  STA’s services are free to candidates. Click here to apply online.
  • Once you’re accepted as an STA candidate, a Placement Counselor will contact you and begin working with you to find the right professional fit for your skills and interests as a teacher, a coach, a co-curricular program leader, and an enthusiastic new member of an outstanding school community.

Apply today!   

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STA . . . because your students deserve the best


New Scholarship Deadlines

New Scholarship Deadlines! Congrats to Chris M., Mathematics major at Austin Peay State University! Chris is the recipient of the AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship.

This scholarship is not offered this quarter, but students of science may also be eligible for the below scholarships. Take a look and apply!

The next deadline to apply is
June 30th

NYU Langone Medical Center Science Student Scholarship

$500 – Open to full-time students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in a life science major. Must be enrolled in a life sciences program in an accredited college or university in: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, DC, or Vermont. Minimum 3.5 GPA.

New scholarship this quarter!

Apply Online

STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$500Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Congrats to Amanda H., Environmental Engineering-Science major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute!

Apply Online

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$1,000 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Congrats to Salma A., Economics major at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College!

Apply Online

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