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 Food and Drug Administration employees with competitive status ONLY. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment. 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply. 


This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Executive Secretariat located in Silver Spring, MD. 

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


Major Duties:

--Incumbent assigns, reviews, edits and obtains appropriate clearance for the FDA Commissioner and the Secretary of HHS correspondence ensuring that the issues have been clearly and appropriately addressed and that appropriate reviews and clearances have been obtained for the content.

--Tracks the status of correspondence and ensures completion by due dates. 

--Assists with the planning and coordination of Commissioner briefings and meetings which includes collecting, reviewing and editing of the briefing and meeting materials, as well as completion of summaries and tracking of action items to completion.

--Analyzes and monitors in a comprehensive manner assigned Center/Office activities and work products to include policies, guidances and procedures for inclusion in various agency department reports.

--Prepares and coordinates Center/Office responses to sensitive requests from Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Health and Human Services or the White House.

--Receives, researches, reviews, edits, clears and finalizes a variety of other FDA materials/communications to ensure accuracy of information and compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.