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Job Title:Regulatory Health Project Manager

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-12-741647

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Thursday, September 27, 2012 to Thursday, October 11, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map


Current FDA employees only


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.


As a  Regulatory Health Project Manager  in the Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products   (CTP) you will serve as Regulatory Project Manager (RPM) for the office's project and/or review teams and you will plan and coordinate activities within the office.


This position is open to current FDA employees only.

 This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CTP-DE-12-741642 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.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • U.S Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period


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  • Serves as coordinator and member of the review team  for tobacco products.
  • Monitors the scientific and technical review of submissions of tobacco product related information and projects.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for review team, office management, and applicants.
  • Performs research regarding regulated tobacco products and projects to respond to consumer and official inquiries.
  • Monitors and evaluates assigned regulatory projects.  


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To qualify for the Regulatory Health Project Manager position, all applicants must meet the Basic Requirement, in addition to the Minimum Qualification for the grade level(s) of which you wish to apply.


Basic Requirement: (all applicants must meet Basic Requirement)

You must have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major study in an academic field related to health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. ( You must provide a copy of college transcripts)



Minimum Qualifications:  

GS-09:   At least one full year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that included applying basic scientific principles to carry out investigative assignments; leading and organizing a team to accomplish a variety of activities; and providing technical guidance to resolve program problems, questions, and unusual situations. or a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.


GS-11:   At least one full year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that included applying knowledge of scientific methods and concepts to carry out projects for the research and regulation of tobacco products; planning and coordinating activities among project teams in order to meet established goals for concurrent projects; and, providing written and oral work instructions and guidance in support of regulatory projects; or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.


GS-12:  At least one full year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that included applying knowledge of scientific methods and FDA regulations and policies to formulate and manage tobacco product research and review projects; applying project management principles in planning and organizing concurrent activities and anticipating subtle and difficult issues; and providing oral and written briefings and recommendations concerning projects.


You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned in support of the basic requirement of this position and if you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position.  Degree requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this job announcement and your  transcript(s) submitted must reflect this.

Failure to provide any of the above will result in an ineligible rating.  

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Conditions of Employment:


1. Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.

2.  Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.


4. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


6. Financial disclosure statement may be required.


7. One-year probationary period may be required.


8. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid:  No


9. Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes  


10. Drug Screening Required:  No


11. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No


12. Student loan repayment incentive authorized:  May be authorized


13. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized:  No



Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

For Competitive Merit Promotion (FDA Employees only):  The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

For Noncompetitive (FDA Employee) Applicants:  All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

  • Knowledge and Professional understanding of the principles and limitations of scientific theories, concepts, and methodologies
  • Ability to maintain harmonious relationships to obtain support and reconcile divergent viewpoints.
  • Skill in planning and organizing the work of technical project teams to accomplish a variety of activities and anticipate difficulties.

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions


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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Career Transition Program:  This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified. Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position.

For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP eligible, go

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit


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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: and click on 741647.


If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.


Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.


  • Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
  • Standard Form 50 (current FDA employees only)
  • College transcripts
  • CTAP documentation (only if applicable)






For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Agency Information:
1900 E St NW
Washington, DC


You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  

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