Job Overview

Summary

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: FDA-Nationwide.  This vacancy is open nationwide to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only.  Current FDA employees serving under a Schedule A appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered.
 

Current FDA PHS Commissioned Corps (CC) Officers who are interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply on line 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 the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Northeast Region, New York District Office, Investigations Branch and Import Operations Branch.  The positions may be filled in Jamaica, NY; Buffalo, NY; Syracuse,  NY; White Plains, NY or Port Elizabeth, NJ.  

 

This is a bargaining unit position. 

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

Duties

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, Congress, or 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 involves complaints of injury or death attributable to products regulated by the FDA.  Investigations of injuries require special coordination and a high degree of insight and knowledge.  Plans and decides how the investigation should proceed, when the investigation is complete, and what reporting is required.  Analyzes results, decides when an investigation is complete or what additional work may be required.