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:  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; and individuals with disabilities.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science.


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CTP-DE-13-935299 under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

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


If selected for this position, you will support the Office of Science in research and review activities for implementing tobacco product regulation, including:

  • Perform technical program support work to include supporting regulatory health project manager duties such as monitoring and initial screening of incoming tobacco product submissions, administrative document review and analysis, entering information into tracking databases, assist with preparing correspondence and action packages as needed, and tracking of documents and timeliness.
  • Examine/edit program reports and technical documents for consistency.
  • Conduct background research by compiling, interpreting and evaluating information from a variety of sources to identify trends and discrepancies.
  • Use one or more automated systems which include word processing, spreadsheet, database, project management, e-mail, graphic design and management information systems in order to maintain budget, supply, statistical records, reports, etc.
  • Provide logistical support for meetings, including notification of participates, reserving conference rooms, obtaining necessary resources, obtaining security clearances, and operating web conferencing software.
  • Perform general office work such as process mail, filing, copying, scanning, maintain calendars of activities and appointments, travel arrangements and schedules, and preparing meeting minutes.