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This position serves as a program expert in a District Office with primary responsibilities for monitoring and overseeing State contract activities with the District's jurisdiction and being an initial focal point for interaction between the FDA and the jurisdiction(s). 

WHO MAY APPLY:  This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Pacific Region (PAR), Los Angeles District only.  Current FDA employees serving under a Schedule A appointment are eligible for consideration.  Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered.
FDA ORA Commissioned 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 located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Region, Los Angeles District.  One vacancy available and it may be filled in any of the duty locations within the Los Angeles District.  Location and salary will be determined upon selection.

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This is a career-ladder promotion; GS-13 is the full performance level.  

Salary range listed includes locality pay.


If selected for this position, you will: 

  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of FDA District State program operations in meeting goals and objectives

  • Review state inspection reports for adequacy, prepares endorsements summaries of those reports and facilitates input into the IT system as needed

  • Oversee state contracts within the District

  • Review state contract work in order to determine the acceptability of the work

  • Monitor the timeliness of state reports submissions and monitor the District's timeframes

  • Monitor the state audit process to include scheduling the audits with the state, assigning the audit within the district, overseeing that the audits are performed and monitoring the audit classification (acceptable, needs improvement) in accordance with Field Management Directives

  • Identify and ensure state and local officials are advised of training opportunities

  • Design instructional curricula and/or materials to address gaps and shortcomings

  • Ensure that the state training requirements have been met and that the FDA auditors have also met the training requirements

  • Serve as the district's coordinator for providing training to new state employees on the eSAF system and provide ongoing training to current state employees on the eSAF system

  • Represent the District Office at State invited training, seminars and other State sponsored functions