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), Milwaukee Resident Post, located in Wauwatosa, WI.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-935860 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.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


The incumbent will conduct inspections and investigations of facilities where only limited guidance documents are available; proposed or new regulations must be used to evaluate the industry; or the inspection or investigation may result in considerable attention and review in the media, official representatives of other Federal, State, County agencies as well as foreign countries and other forces inside or outside the Agency.  Inspections cover all the types of products and problems within the area of assigned responsibility.  Investigates and evaluates the adequacy of complex manufacturing practices to determine compliance with GMP regulations.  Investigations involve complaints of injury or death attributable to products regulated by the FDA.  Investigations  require special coordination and a high degree of insight and knowledge.  Plan and decides how the investigation should proceed, when the investigation is complete, and what reporting is required.  Analyze results, decide when an investigation is complete or what additional work may be required.