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 employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) with competitive status only.   Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.   Employees outside of this area of consideration will not be considered. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

This position is located in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Criminal Investigations, New York Field Office located in Jersey City, NJ.

The Office of Criminal Investigations is responsible for investigating alleged or suspected violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and related violations of Title 21 and 18 of the U.S. Code. 

First time supervisors/managers are required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Salary range listed above includes the geographical locality pay.


This position is a first level supervisor located in the regional field offices of the Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provides counsel, leadership and managerial direction necessary for the effective accomplishment of the functional responsibilities of the staff.  The incumbent is recognized as an expert in the conduct of criminal investigations of violations of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and related violations of Title 21 and 18 of the U.S. Code; serves as subject matter expert in OCI policies, procedures and objectives; conducts and directs complex criminal investigations; and provides technical and administrative supervision over professional criminal investigators and investigative support staff, setting priorities, making assignments and evaluating work accomplished.  The incumbent works with the Special Agent in Charge in formulating short and long-term work plans and objectives of the office.