Job Overview


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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Health Communication and Education, Rockville, Maryland.

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 (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Health and Human Services employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

FDA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  Telework also supports the agency's sustainability efforts by reducing energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic congestion.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.  While routine participation in the telework program is voluntary, situational telework may be required in the event of an emergency.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


Incumbent of this position serves as the primary advisor for communication and marketing, providing critical expertise, management and oversight to activities involving organizing and directing activities; balancing, planning and prioritizing the workload of subordinate staff.  Actively collaborate with stakeholders to maintain and improve the research and practice of health communication and marketing.  Lead and direct a health communication and marketing program.  Develop and implement comprehensive and systematic approaches for responding to outside inquires; sponsoring and stimulating the application of advanced health communication and marketing technologies to maximize the delivery and impact of health information.  Develop  communication strategies to advance the goals and priorities of the Center.  Plan, organize, and oversee the activities of the Campaigns, Digital and Grants branches.  Establish, revise, or review policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the staff to eliminate work problems.