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.

This position is located in the Department of Health of Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of Scientific Integrity in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

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Duties

 

If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

 

Develop policies and practices to protect and promote integrity in the Agency’s scientific decisions and processes.

Represent the Agency and Chief Scientist to external governmental and non-governmental groups and activities that address and develop scientific integrity and dispute resolution policies and activities.

 

Lead ad hoc reviews of allegations of inappropriate actions, reaching conclusions about their merit, recommending appropriate agency responses, and managing communication with outside parties.

 

Ensure consistency of processes for like functions throughout the agency.

 

Work internally and with external stakeholders, as appropriate to identify areas at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that need improvement, to assess best practices, and to build support for the agency’s programs and mission.

 

Lead efforts to develop or improve processes and/or practices for critical agency programs or initiatives where such processes may be lacking, ineffective, or incomplete.

 

Work with senior leadership and appropriate officials at the Department level to implement policy initiatives, to include but not limited to foods, veterinary drugs, the nation's food supply, tobacco, and cosmetics, and ensure that the necessary practices, procedure and documents are developed to put forth those initiatives.