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:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

The positions are located in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) located in Rockville and/or Laurel, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CVM-DE-13-893864 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. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


• Serves as an assistant in program support areas and performs a variety of duties related to the operation of the Office, including program coordination and administrative activities such as drafting correspondence, data entry in various computer systems, establishing filing systems and record keeping.
• Prepares special reports, presentations, and summaries for the Director and other Office staff.
• Conducts basic analysis of program, policies and procedures and assists in improving processes as needed.
• Serves as a contact for incoming requests for administrative action.
• Briefs superiors on a variety of confidential matters pertaining to administrative operations.
• Assisting in property management for the office, maintaining time and attendance records, electronically preparing travel documents and assisting with various duties related to on-boarding new employees.
• Assists in procurement such as purchases using the International Merchant Purchase Agreement Card (IMPAC) card.