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 (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, (CDER) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.


This position is located in Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of New Drugs Immediate Office.


As the Associate Director for Learning and Career Development Staff, the incumbent is

responsible for the development and executive management of a scientific and regulatory

professional development and training program to support the varied OND specific

staff/workforce development needs. Formulates the policies and operational philosophy

to effectively implement a multi-disciplinary scientific and executive leadership

development program specific to the needs of OND.

Serves as an expert in professional development, organizational development, behavioral

systems and training, and change management and applies these concepts to the OND

Learning and Career Development Program. These initiatives involve strategic long-term

planning and forecasting to improve organizational problem solving and processes

through a more effective and collaborative management/leadership with a special

emphasis on the culture of the work teams.

Serves as the principal advisor to the Office Director on all matters concerning Learning

and Career Development Staff. The OND professional development and training

program enables an effective response to the dynamic nature of drug development and

regulated industry on state of the art, novel, and scientific initiatives including those of

congressional interest such as oncology, rare diseases and drug safety;

maximizes the capabilities of OND staff and contributes significantly to raise their level

of competency to enhance professional credibility in the scientific community and as well

as enhance career development and job satisfaction. Advises and negotiates with senior

level Office/Center management regarding sensitive or controversial issues in relation to

the OND professional development and training program.