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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices (DNPMD), in Silver Spring, Maryland.

This vacancy is being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-MP-13-897173 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.

This position is also being advertised concurrently with HHS-FDA-01-DE-13-897058, Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist and HHS-FDA-01-DE-13-904620, Supervisory Medical Officer.  NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Note:  Announcement amended to reflect new number for the Medical Officer position.

This is an Interdisciplinary series position and may be filled using any of the following series: GS-806 series, Materials Engineer; GS-830 series, Mechanical Engineer; GS-850 series, Electrical Engineer or GS-858 series, Biomedical Engineer.

Announcement amended to extend the closing date.

This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities.
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required
upon selection/placement.  This may be waived if you have
successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary



If selected for this position, you will: 

·        Serve as the Division Director and provide executive leadership in managing and directing a scientific, professional, and technical support staff of approximately 45 people;

·        Coordinate the work of subordinate staff and other office personnel involved in the development and execution of execution of neurological and physical medicine device classification, premarket approval, and research programs;

·        Serve as a top technical expert and advisor and is recognized as a national authority and leader in the neurological and physical medicine devices as they relate to investigational device exemptions, premarket notifications, and applications for premarket approval;

·        Develop and coordinate all of the neurological and physical medicine programs and policies of the Food and Drug Administration;

·        Participate in Inter-Agency task groups as an expert in neurological and physical medicine devices and also participates in technical working groups in other Agencies, such as, the National Institutes of Health;

·        Represent the U.S. Government on issues pertaining to neurological and physical medicine devices at meetings with foreign manufacturers, health care professionals and government officials, and at international meetings;

·     Further the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employee practices with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.