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.

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs employees with competitive status only. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Denver District Office located in Denver, CO. 

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

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position  is being filled as a permanent, full-time, career/career-conditional  appointment.


The incumbent will perform the full range of analytical chemistry procedures, including radiochemistry procedures, on a variety of samples, including the difficult, complex or unusual samples submitted by agency personnel in connection with regulatory monitoring and enforcement activities.  Duties could also include research and development of analytical methods.

Before analyzing a sample, reviews the background material submitted with the sample, agency reports on similar samples or situations and pertinent regulations.

Determines the approach, methods, and procedures to use to obtain the information requested, taking into consideration the requirements established by Agency regulations and Federal law.

Writes a report that identifies the sample, shows the methods and procedures used, any modifications data, the results and their interpretation, and whether the sample appears to be in violation of any agency regulation.