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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Resource Management (ORM), Division of Human Resources Development located in Rockville, MD. The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy.  ORA supports FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


The incumbent will serve as an Instructional Designer who will administer, advise on, design, develop, or provide educational or training services in formal education or training programs. 

Employee will plan, coordinate, and develop components of instructional design based on the findings of occupational analysis.  Determine the learning objectives and task learning relationships, cluster learning events, organize course content, and develop instruction design plans.  Analyze learning problems, select techniques/strategies using appropriate models, and develop course plans.  Identify tasks that can be efficiently and effectively supported by job or skill performance aids.  Select suitable performance measures to develop new measures required to document effectiveness.  Develop learning maps and perform learning analysis from the initial training levels through the operating levels of tasks or jobs.  Derive performance objectives and criterion test items and use a system approach to learning.  Develops finished products including lesson plans, training tests, television programs, programmed texts, or computer assisted instruction.

Serves as an advisor to management and staff in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of complex training and education programs. Provides advice on a variety of matters involving the training, education and professional and staff development programs.