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 Center for Tobacco Products employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Management (OM), Rockville, MD.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

Please Note:

This is a temporary promotion opportunity and made be made permanent without further competition.


Major Duties:
If selected for this position, you will:

·         Monitor the development and operation of the planning systems for Center activities and resource allocations and advise the Associate Director for Management and the Center Director on budget formulation and budget program forecasting policies and guidelines.

·         Direct and counsel Center management through program evaluation.

·         Plan Center operations for financial, personnel management and office services.

·         Direct Center organization and management programs.

·         Manage studies designed to improve processes and resource allocations in the Center.

·         Direct the budget formulation process for the tobacco product regulation program from the preparation of initial needs, including back-up documentation, through the preparation of the Congressional budget narrative justification.

·         Develop, recommend, and implement policy, plans, strategies, standards and procedures.

·         Administer CTP budget formulation, justification, and presentation through all stages leading up to final passage of appropriation acts.

·         Develop and coordinate in cooperation with program and other staff, policies and procedures related to the CTP multi-year budgeting process.

·         Oversee the Center-wide management of the implementation of the congressional appropriations process.

·         Analyze congressional appropriations process requirements in order to develop the Center's input into the Agency's performance plan to meet performance outcome measures to support annual budgets submitted to Congress.