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), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), located in Washington, DC.  

OSDBU provides Department-wide leadership and advocacy for small businesses by providing guidance, education, and support to internal and external stakeholders in order to maximize small business procurement opportunities.   

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ASFR-MP-13-909698 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible to apply under those procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.  

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.  

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


  • Analyzes and evaluates the management practices and methods, and administrative operations of substantive organizations and complex functions.
  • Participates in surveys, studies and other investigations of management practices and administrative operations to determine the adequacy of present systems and to improve organizational operations.
  • Formulates and recommends additional policies and procedures or modifications to existing guidance to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of managerial operations.
  • Compiles data and prepares complex administrative and management reports that are mandated from higher echelons in the organization and/or the Department.
  • Serves as a contracting officer's representative or works with subject matter experts in the development of small business and contract documents.
  • Advises on the impact of changes in mission or resources and recommends alternative courses of action and possible solutions for resolving small business matters in areas such as small business goal achievement, subcontracting or customer complaints.