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:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.  Current FDA Employees who have status serving under Title 42 appointments may also apply.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers currently employed with FDA interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online 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 Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Region, Denver District Office, duty location Denver (Lakewood), Colorado.


Major Duties:

The incumbent in this position serves as the Deputy District Directors and participates fully with the District Director in planning, managing, organizing, and directing the activities of the District Office as carried out by subordinate supervisors/team leaders and highly trained and skilled staff of professionals organized into subordinate organizations responsible for carrying out the functions of the District Office.  Major duties include:

  • Fully participates with the District Director in all phases of program planning and policy formulation, sharing the District Director's responsibility for the development of substantive programs and plans.
  • Provide leadership and managerial direction necessary for the effective accomplishment of the Agency's policies and responsibilities for the District Office.
  • Develop comprehensive short and long range work plans and budgetary proposals necessary for a District Office's assigned portion of the nationwide and regional work plan.
  • Participates on the formulation, execution and oversight of the District's enforcement actions and responses to emergencies.
  • Develop and maintain liaison and cooperative relationships among a variety of national public health organizations, other government agencies, academic institutions, and state and local health departments.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public to foster understanding of the Agency's programs, activities and regulations.