Job Overview


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This vacancy announcement has been reopened and amended to remove the requirement of a Veterinary License to qualify for this position.  If you previously applied under this Announcement Number, please do not reapply. 


This position is located in the Dairy and Egg Branch, Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The incumbent will be responsible for resolving a broad range of issues concerning the application of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enabling legislation, pertinent regulations, international standards and/or general legislation affecting the operation of the Center and/or Agency.


All U.S. Citizens: This announcement is being posted using a government-wide direct hire authority (DHA). Under DHA, all qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, veterans are encouraged to submit their documentation.


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-DE-13-861804, open to all U.S. Citizens.  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 under noncompetitive merit promotion procedures. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


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


  • Serves as a consultant and provides guidance on regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to gelatin and collagen certification, and FDA-regulated meat and animal derived products and technology.
  • Resolves unusual or complex issues relating to product safety policies and procedures.
  • Identifies areas for further study or improvements in FDA regulated meat and animal derived products and technology.
  • Reviews and assesses emerging, complex, or precedent-setting issues affecting policies, resources, and activities of gelatin and collagen certification, and meats and animal derived products.