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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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Southwest Region with the position being located in either Dallas, TX or Lenexa, KS.


The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy.  ORA supports FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.


Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

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


The incumbent will provide comprehensive investigational, inspectional and technical assistance and consultation to the Regional Food and Drug Director and District Directors concerning milk and related areas, and to state officials regarding interpretations of Interstate Milk Shippers program regulations and requirements.


Evaluates state milk programs, including the structure of the institutional, legal and administrative elements, for adherence to current regulations and guidelines of the national Interstate Milk Shippers Program and makes conclusions and recommendations concerning their effectiveness. 


Reviews and analyzes proposed and enacted state legislation affecting milk sanitation within the Region.  Advises appropriate regional and headquarters officials as to the impact of such legislation, and proposes alternatives to address the results of legislative changes.


Conducts joint inspections with state officials to evaluate state inspection and enforcement practices; and to determine sanitary conditions in the industry.  Discusses inspection results with appropriate state officials and makes recommendations for necessary program improvements.