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 (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Analytics and Outreach (OAO), College Park, MD.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-MP-13-906407 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 announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Participate in planning, coordinating and evaluating risk assessments and related programs and policies.

Provide scientific direction to multi-disciplinary scientific and professional staff in the area of food safety risk assessments; Serve as a representative on interagency committees, task forces, and deliberations concerning the coordination of risk analysis and related activities; Develop and evaluate quantitative risk assessments; Develop mathematical models using a variety of platforms including "R" and other statistical analysis software applications such as Analytica; Assist in establishing and overseeing the implementation of an integrated program of advanced risk analysis and related activities through direct interaction with the various senior managers and lead scientists.