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.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Compliance (OC) with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

This is a TEMPORARY Promotion not to exceed 1 year; may be filled on a rotating basis; may become permanent.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to the Office of Compliance.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


This position is located in Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Compliance (OC), Office of Manufacturing and Product Quality (OMPQ) in Silver Spring, MD.

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


Major Duties:

Provides technical leadership to a team of employees to include planning, coordinating, and evaluating work and activities conducted in support of the Branch/ Division;

Advises team members, industry representatives, Agency officials, and others on the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) related statutes, regulations, policies and enforcement;

Analyzes problems, develops enforcement strategies, and plans studies to address FDCA violations;

Conducts scientific briefings, presentations, meetings, and liaison activities involving Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy and regulatory issues;

Develops the Agency position on a variety of issues in response to requests for advisory opinions from the regulated industry, Congress, and other organizations.