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. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives.  As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.  Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.


This position is being filled through the OPM Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.  All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.


These positions are located with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

This announcement may be used by all Centers within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fill multiple positions. 

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

This announcement will have an initial cut-off date of May 6, 2013. Applications received after that date will be considered, as needed.  


If selected for this position, you will:

Develop, evaluate, and interpret health program policies, provide recommendations regarding clinical aspects of nursing practice and nursing programs of national scope and importance pertaining to a variety of health care providers or suppliers;

Consult with experts in the delivery of nursing services and health care delivery to obtain information or assistance related to issues of concern;

Conduct special studies and develop comparative analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical practices and health care services provided;

Provide contract or project management or oversight related to the quality of nursing services and health care delivery.

Prepare policies, issue papers, specifications for regulations, issuances, manuals, reports to Congress, and correspondence for an assigned health policy area including clinical coverage issues for patient care, medical and nursing assessments and clinical case management;

Provide professional consultation and authoritative technical advice to quality improvement staff within the Department.