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CPSC Seeks Director, Office of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs

New York, Apr 20, 2007

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Director of the Office of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs (EXIP) at its offices in Bethesda, MD.

Established to improve import compliance with U.S. safety standards, EXIP represents the CPSC before foreign governments, other U.S. government agencies, and numerous trade and consumer groups. The director will oversee the Office of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs, managing all activities vis-à-vis these groups.

The successful candidate will direct CPSC's international efforts with respect to consumer product safety standard development, inspection and enforcement coordination. In particular, the director will:

  • coordinate efforts with foreign counterparts to implement a comprehensive approach to consumer product compliance with U.S. standards;

  • ensure that U.S. consumer product safety interests are communicated and considered in the development of international consumer product safety standards;

  • lead agency participation in international fora to harmonize CPSC product safety standards with international standards and regulations;

  • serve as the agency liaison for American and foreign industry representatives interested in CPSC's participation in the international standard setting environment;

  • develop and coordinate CPSC participation in international agreements or other negotiated efforts; and

  • supervise cooperative actions between CPSC and AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China) to successfully implement the Action Plan on Consumer Product Safety.

Interested candidates may apply through Friday, May 4, 2007. U.S. Citizenship and a commitment to assuring the safety of consumer products in the U.S. are required.

For more information on this position and to apply, please click here.

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