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; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Cosmetics and Colors .

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-DE-13-933172 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

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


   The Administrative Office Assistant performs the following duties:                     ·  Independently initiate plans, coordinate and oversee the day-to-day development and

    implementation of various administrative processes;

·   Advise management on administrative policies and policy changes and

    coordinate local policies, procedures, and work methods affecting

    administrative management operations and ensures compliance;

·   Provide technical guidance to staff/management on the interpretation

    and coordination of information in support of administrative activities;

·   Compose and review all outgoing correspondence, and action papers

    for procedural and grammatical accuracy;

·   Ensure all time and attendance data is correct and in accordance with

    the Defense Civilian Pay System;

·   Use a variety of software to include word processing, spreadsheets,

    and presentations on a computer used as a stand-alone or as part of a network;

·   Schedule staff meetings with stakeholders, and exercise control over

    supervisor's appointments, priorities and time-commitments;

·   Make staff travel arrangements and manage travel vouchers.