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;  

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Medical Policy, Silver Spring, Maryland. 


The incumbent of this position serves as a Lead Regulatory Health Project Manager within the Division;

Must be able to represent the Directors in policy development matters considered by the Division.

Expert in project coordination and regulations pertaining to medical policy development to be able to apply imaginatively the principles of project management in a complex and fluid environment.

Provide substantive recommendations in the planning and developing of overall policies and objectives. 

Participate fully in formal and informal policy and planning conferences as directed by the Directors.

Represent the Division, Office, Center and FDA on committees, making commitment, suggestions and recommendations concerning policies within his/her area of responsibility, independently assembles data and prepares answers to reports requested by the Commissioner, Congress, and other group within and outside the Agency as required.

Communicate to the team the assignments, projects and/or program issues within the responsibility of the division, as well as the associated deadlines and timeframes for completion.

Review and finalize material that require a rapid, quick-turnaround response for the Office.

Team Leader Responsibilities:

•    Director group operations through regulatory and technical personnel.

•    Works closely with medical and other scientific reviewers in the Center on sensitive programmatic matters, and advises the Director/Deputy Division Director and other managers on matters within the group's area of functional responsibility.

•    Assures consistency and equity of work performance standards and rating techniques for the area supervised.

•    Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinates.

•    Evaluates the performance of subordinates

•    Is the recommending official for group positions.

•    Hears and resolves group grievances or serious employee complaints.

•    Recommends serious disciplinary actions (e.g., suspensions) involving subordinate personnel.

•    Recommends awards or bonuses for group personnel and changes in position  classifications, subject to higher level approval.

•    Identifies staff training needs, interviews and makes recommendations on applicants for position vacancies within the group, and recommends personnel actions.

•    Finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to work processes in the group and promotes team building.