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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 with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Regulatory Policy, Divisions of Regulatory Policy, Silver Spring, MD.   As a Regulatory Counsel in the Division of Regulatory Policy, you will serve as a technical authority on laws and regulations that govern programs concerning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Your work will include performing legal analysis, providing advice, developing policy, and writing legal documents.   This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-MP-13-888938 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.


There will be three cut-offs for this announcement. The first cut-off will be June 29, 2013. All applications received on or before this date will be reviewed first. The 2nd cutoff date for this announcement will be on July 29, 2013. The final cut-off will be on August 29, 2013.  Please review this announcement to be sure all required documents are submitted prior to the cut-off dates for this announcement.

Cut-off dates:

1st:  June 29, 2013

2nd: July 29, 2013

3rd:  August 29, 2013


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


  • Conducts sophisticated analyses of complex legal and policy issues to advise staff in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in carrying out its regulatory mission.
  • Works with scientific, regulatory, and legal experts to develop policies, regulations, and documents pertaining to the regulation of drug products.
  • Reviews, drafts, and comments on responses to citizen petitions, regulations, guidances, legislation, pleadings, policy documents, and legal or other correspondence on matters pertaining to FDA's jurisdiction.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and training to more junior Regulatory Counsels, regulatory specialists, and other professionals within FDA.