Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 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; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50,  DD-214 IF APPLICABLE or other documents to verify  eligibility.

This position is located in DHHS, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Southeast Regional Laboratory, Atlanta, GA.

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis. 

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This position is being filled at the GS-06, GS-07, GS-08  or GS-09 level, with promotion potential to GS-09. 

Salary range listed includes locality pay. 

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



Major Duties:

At the full performance level, the incumbent will perform analyses of samples and is responsible for the integrity and accountability of samples assigned.  Conducts analysis such as sanitation, tobacco, drug, food additives, chemical contaminants, medical device, and/or pesticide.  Modifies procedures and analytical methods to accommodate new or difficult situations encountered during the analysis of unusual samples.  Coordinates with laboratory sections to accomplish multiple analyses.  Performs chemical analyses for compounds that indicate problems in FDA-regulated products.  Performs sample preparation, solvent  extraction, ion-exchange column chromatography, fluorescence spectrophotometry, and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).