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.

Join HHS/FDA/Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and help make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.  CTP is the newest arm of the FDA.  CTP is the principal Federal agency charged to establish tobacco regulations in order to decrease the tremendous toll of diseases, disability and death caused by tobacco use in the United States.

This position is located in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE), Rockville, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-916134 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


If selected for this position, you will:

• Conduct or coordinate the analyses of the impact of proposed changes to FDA laws and regulations that affect the functions, program segments and activities of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).

• Participate in the implementation of new laws and regulations that impact the mission of the Center.

• Develop and draft a wide range of regulatory and policy documents, often leading working groups within the Center and participating on behalf of CTP on Agency-wide groups or teams.

• Review petitions raising issues that have an industry-wide effect as well as those that pertain to the marketing status of individual products.  Develop a course of action and draft or coordinate the drafting of responses to such petitions.

• Prepare replies to correspondence from the regulated community and other interested persons on issues that are industry-wide in scope or have broad health implications and that concern precedent setting interpretations of FDA policy.

• Make presentations at conferences and professional meetings before the regulated industry, clinical investigators and the medical/scientific community on the applicable regulations and policies.