Job Overview

Summary

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 Chemist within the Plant Products Branch, Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, you will serve as the subject matter expert on the development and implementation of FDA monitoring program for pesticide residues in foods and providing expert advice on regulations and enforcement strategies related to pesticide residues in foods.  

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-MP-13-846563 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion 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.

 

Duties

  • Serves as the subject matter expert for the development and implementation of FDA monitoring program for pesticide residues in foods.
  • Advises management on issues related to pesticide residues in foods, regulatory precedence, and current enforcement strategies.
  • Provides policy, scientific and technical advice, and assistance to the industry and to other federal, state, and local public health officials on FDA monitoring program for pesticide residues in foods.
  • Advises other offices in the Center on procedures for developing and implementing new initiatives for monitoring pesticide residues in foods.
  • Serves as FDA liaison with the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture for matters on monitoring pesticide residues in foods.
  • Provides guidance and/or training to regulatory specialists and other professionals within FDA on matters relating to his/her specialty area.