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.

As a Program Support Specialist at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Jefferson Laboratories of the FDA, you will provide program and research support services to insure effective and efficient operations. 

This vacancy has been extended until 5/10/2013. 


If you are applying under Veterans Employment Opportunity Authority (VEOA), Peace Corp, or 30% Veterans Appointments you are required to complete the Assessment portion of vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-DE-13-881828 in order to be considered for this vacancy.  Failure to complete this assessment will result in an ineligible rating.


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement 

HHS-FDA-DE-13-881936 - GS-09 All US Citizens 

HHS-FDA-DE-13-881828 - GS-07 ACWA 

under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.


PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement under noncompetitive merit promotion procedures. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Provides staff support and program management assistance.
  • Performs research and conducts studies to improve programs.
  • Evaluates data, analyzes data and presents program deficiency findings. 
  • Recommends administrative strategies or changes in internal procedures.
  • Prepares draft reports, summaries and presentations of operating procedures.