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Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-FDA-OIP-MP-13-905895

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion)


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.

The Office of International Programs (OIP), plans, directs, manages, and coordinates a comprehensive international relations program for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Office serves as the agency focal point on international relations and policy for all the agency's program areas to provide leadership in decision making on international policy and directs and manages FDA representation in the international policy arena, consistent with FDA's strategic goals.

  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; and individuals with disabilities.


Current PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to the selecting official as Commissioned Corps (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

  This position is located at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (GO), Office of International Programs (OIP), Executive Operations Office (EOO), in Silver Spring, Maryland.

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.

  GS-14 is the full performance level.

Additional selections may be made.
Salary range listed includes locality pay.


  • US citizenship is required.
  • Please carefully read and follow the HOW TO APPLY instructions.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Must meet time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date.
  • One year probationary period may be required.


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As Supervisory Management Analyst, the incumbent serves as part of the Executive Operations Office management team and primary point of contact for all facets of administrative operations for GO and OIP.  

  • Serves as a first-line supervisor who oversees and advises on the allocation and management of space, travel (foreign and domestic), and administrative functions.
  • Participates and coordinates with senior management to develop and implement programs, policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines in the areas of administrative and operational management, program planning and evaluation, and other related activities.
  • Provides guidance to subordinate analysts on methods and plans utilized to evaluate management and organizational programs.
  • Identifies and assesses emerging, standing, complex or precedent setting issues.
  • Interprets and provides authoritative guidance, advice, assistance, and recommendations.
  • Responsible for managing and directing team assignments and activities.


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Applicants must be meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:

GS-14: 52 weeks of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.   To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation.  Examples of specialized experience includes leading or supervising a team or program that is performing complex administrative management activities for efficiency and effectiveness; develops studies and analysis of management administrative problems and recommends solutions; serves as an advisor to senior level management officials on administrative management issues. 

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: (Must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement)

GS-14:  Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher.

SUPERVISORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:  The candidate chosen for this position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period if s/he has not previously been a supervisor.

DOCUMENTING EXPERIENCE:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment.  The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed.  It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.



1.  Additional Security and Background Requirements: May be referred depending on the position being filled.  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2.  E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3.  Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.

4.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5.  Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6.  Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid: No

7.  One-year probationary period may be required. 

8.  Recruitment bonus may be authorized: Yes

9.  Bargaining Unit Position: No

10.  Drug Screening Required: No

11. Supervisory position: Yes

12. Time-in-grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

13. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to strict restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings). To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301) 796-8435 prior to accepting such a position.


Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Ability to plan, direct, implement and evaluate a complex administrative management operation or program.

2.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, EEO and diversity in order to lead and direct a subordinate staff.

3.  Ability to communicate orally in order to provide internal and external input and updates on various administrative matters.

4.  Ability to communicate in writing in order to provide solutions to administrative initiatives and provide input to proposed policies and procedures.


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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 905895.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866)-539-4484; or by email  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  Your Résumé

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.  Other supporting documents:

     PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order
- SF-50 (including the highest grade held)
     - Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-15, etc.)
     - Schedule A Documentaton

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.


FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993 Fax: (478)757-3144


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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