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 permanent employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), nationwide, with competitive status. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.    

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 to document status. 

FDA ORA 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.

LOCATION:  This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southeast Region, Atlanta District Office,  Atlanta, GA. 

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  GS-13 is the full performance level.   Salary range listed includes locality pay.

Amended to add the following statement: 

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


The incumbent in this position is a first line supervisor over one or more investigatory units of Consumer Safety Officers whose primary area of interest is Investigations or Import Operations. The supervisor is recognized as the authority in the program segment(s), functions and activities of the unit supervised. Assist in developing work plans for the Branch and subordinates under the incumbent's supervision. The supervisor is responsible for the technical and administrative supervision of all unit employees (including Consumer Safety Inspectors, scientific personnel and support staff) which includes planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work and performance of those employees, engaged primarily in imports or domestic operations. The supervisor maintains a balanced workload within his or her assigned area to accomplish program objectives. He/she reviews, advises and makes decisions on inspectional and/or investigational reports of subordinates under his/her supervision and initiates technical review and follow-up inspections of compliance firms. He/she determines training needs of subordinates and establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. He/she develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary and effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. The supervisor develops and implements team building techniques and provides input on subordinate staff to next level management for consideration in strategic planning and budgets taking into account recommendations from the input. The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives.

SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: The candidate chosen for this position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period if s/he has not previously successfully completed such a probationary period In the Federal service.