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 Federal employees government-wide 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.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.




This position is with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southeast Region, New Orleans District Office, Administrative Management Branch, duty location Nashville, Tennessee.


This is a non-Bargaining position.



Major Duties:


The incumbent of this position will supervise an administrative support staff of three or more employees responsible for providing essential centralized management services and other critical administrative management support functions for the assigned Field Office.  Administrative management programs supervised include but not limited to: human resources management, budget, accounting and financial management, telecommunications, contracts and procurements, management and program analysis, IT, property management, supply and inventory management, mail and file and correspondence management, fleet management, etc.


Provides leadership and guidance and directs the development of long-range strategic and operational plans and systems for either the Administrative Branches or Teams of administrative management activities and its responsible for ensuring continuity of administrative management operations.


Coordinates and participates with senior management in the development and implementation of programs, policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines in the areas of administrative/operational management, program and financial planning and evaluation, and other related activities in support of major ORA Field Office programs and functions.  Plans, manages, and coordinates a broad range of studies and program analysis activities covering technical and management facets of Office operations.