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, 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 also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-MP-13-904871 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.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This position is also advertised concurrently with HHS-FDA-DE-13-897058, Interdisciplinary Scientist, HHS-FDA-DE-13-897060, Interdisciplinary Engineer.  NOTE:  You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

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

In addition to base pay, Title 38 Physician/Dentist (PDP) will also be paid.

The announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



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 neurological  and physical medicine devices 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 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 device 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 participate in technical working groups in other Agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH);
  • 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.