Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  Join HHS/FDA/Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.  CTP is the newest arm of the FDA.  CTP is the principal Federal agency charged to establish tobacco product regulations in order to decrease the tremendous toll of disease, disability and death caused by tobacco use in the United States.


Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; individuals eligible for VRA appointments; and individuals with disabilities.


This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), in Rockville, MD.

Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings). To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301)827-5511 prior to accepting such a position.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-DE- 11-470324 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.  

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in
performing the duties of this position within
the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this
announcement. Candidates will be referred to
the selecting official as Commissioned Corps
(CC) personnel and  not as candidates for
conversion to a permanent career
or career- conditional appointment.

Additional authorized selections may be made from this announcement.


Serves as a scientific expert and reviewer, keeping up with the literature and scientific developments.  Develops research projects to fill gaps in knowledge related to regulatory decisions; provides scientific support in developing guidance; reviews documents submitted for regulatory action; advises management on issues related to scientific subject matter.  Provides expert assistance to other professionals within and outside the function located domestically and/or abroad.