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:  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. 

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 (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation (ORSI), Silver Spring, MD.

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

This position will be filled in one of the following occupational series:  GS-401-Biologist, GS-415-Toxicologist or GS-1301-Physical Scientist. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 or DD-214 if applicable.

Salary range listed includes locality pay.

Additional Selections may be made. 



Major Duties

The incumbent of this position serves as a Biologist, Toxicologist or Physical Scientist in the FDA, Office of the Commissioner, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation will be responsible for a variety of duties such as: 

 --Serves as a Program Lead and is responsible primarily for program management, administration, and evaluation of advanced development of nanotechnology related project and activities and other scientific priorities as assigned by senior leadership of the Office.

--Provides scientific and program management expertise in identifying, addressing and coordinating research initiatives relevant to development of assigned scientific priorities (regulatory science and nanotechnology).

--Manages a comprehensive program of advanced development for cost, schedule and performance acquisition of scientific priorities and/or other nanotechnology activities including providing a programmatic interface to logistics support.

--Develops and submits operating budgets for maintaining Office facilities and systems.  Coordinates completion of the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the acquisitions operation in the Office. 

--Manages the project through the complex acquisition process coordinating through functional areas.  Specifically, analyzes the expected impact of contemplated budget revisions, program adjustments, economic trends, or directives from higher echelons upon the assigned project and takes independent action to minimize adverse effects and provide information to FDA senior leadership.