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, CDRH, Office of Compliance employees  with competitive status only.  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. 

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Compliance, Division of Risk Management Operations. 


Salary range listed includes locality pay.

Additional Selections may be made. 






As a Program Analyst, the incumbent conducts major, and/or long-term Center/Office analytical studies, and/or implements major planning, evaluation or monitoring processes, develops long/short range/programmatic/operational plans and budgets, and conducts scheduled surveys, program studies and special studies in any or all organizations.  These studies involve critical, sensitive, and controversial issues that affect the way the Agency carries out statutory responsibilities and regulated industry. 


The Analyst is required to be fully knowledgeable of FDA and Center/Office-wide missions, functions, organizations, methods, and procedures.  Plans and conducts comprehensive analytical surveys and special studies acting as team leader when other analysts are involved such as detailed statistical analysis and interpretive reports; creating effectiveness reports from existing CDRH data, etc.  Confers and presents findings to operating official and supervisors. Maintains information on new programs, regulations, policy statements, and acting legislation.  Prepares responses to Congressional inquiries, senior management requests as well as staff member communications.


Devises analytical approaches for establishing objectives of such studies, formulates methodology, and evaluates alternative courses of action.  Prepares comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations considering factors or accomplishments versus goals, adequacy of new programs, and cost incurred in the conduct of the program. 


Conducts data gathering techniques such as quantitative analysis, surveys, interviews, and research to justify proposals through systematic and deductive reasoning.  Utilizes techniques to develop strategies and policies to address new and emerging problems, working closely with senior management, sharing ideas, and reach course of action.  Prepares and coordinates Center/Office responses to sensitive requests from the Congress, OMB, GAO, the Inspector General, and /or DHHS.