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 only  open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.


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





This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Southeast Region, Atlanta District Office.  This position may be filled at any of the resident post locations listed below:

                  Atlanta, GA

                  Charlotte, NC

                  Greenville, SC

                   Raleigh, NC               


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



This position represents the highest level of expertise in a district for food program areas including  seafood  Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), seafood processing and preservation, and seafood safety issues to determine compliance with FDA laws and regulations.   Incumbent serves a primary source of expertise in an assigned geographical area within the Atlanta, GA District Office who resolves the most difficult, controversial and complex inspectional problems which involve a combination of scientific and regulatory responsibilities

Duties include planning, conducting and directing highly technical, complex and multi-faceted inspections and in-depth investigations related to the production, control and testing of food products, is highly skilled in interview techniques as well as criminal investigation techniques and routinely makes recommendations to regional and district management officials as to whether or not a firm/individual involved in food products is in compliance regarding Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and seafood HACCP regulation issues. Reviews reports of inspections and investigations for violations and determines the sufficiency of the evidence.   Independently acts upon the full range of violations within the area of expertise including emergency situations, uncooperative industry officials, ambiguous or dubious evidence and lack of precedents and guidelines.   Meets with industry representatives to exchange information and to provide advice and guidance regarding those aspects of review with deficiencies.   Industry officials are sometimes hostile or uncooperative and require considerable tact and firmness to obtain needed information.