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; within, the Department of Health and Human Services.  This position is located in the Office of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration. 



The Incumbent provides a variety of staff support and management assistance to the Director, Office of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology by performing research on a wide range of material and Information, conducting studies. And evaluation and analyzing data to relieve the Director of these time consuming activities. Assists in carrying out day-to-day management functions and program activities.

Plans, organizes, carries out, and evaluates special projects affecting programs in OPE. The incumbent conducts studies at the supervisor's request, researches sensitive issues. analyzes and presents finding, and recommends strategies or changes in internal operating procedures to incorporate new legislative requirements, changing organizational relationships within the Office, Center and Agency. Examples include Internet work processes and office procedures, relocation or realignment of OPE functions, drafting policy on electronic equipment use, and other issues that must be coordinated through Senior Office/Center level staff.

Prepares special reports, presentations, and summaries for the Director of OPE and other Office staff. Obtains and verifies information by researching office records and reference documents and by conferring with program officials within and outside the Office. Evaluates, analyzes, and correlates all information relevant to the subject and compiles data into reports, summaries  and presentations. The incumbent contacts officials throughout the Center to solicit input; reviews recommendations  and selects those to be incorporated. Examines, edits, and consolidates this information to be sure it is complete, factually correct, and written in an appropriate style and format for CDER; if not, rewrites or returns to the originator with suggestions for revision.

The incumbent relieves staff of searches for articles by conducting literature searches of various libraries and cross-referencing publications via library resources, on-line systems, and other in-house databases. Secures manuscripts prepared previously by Office employees and identifies the status of particular projects for senior staff.  Based on knowledge of the organizations current and ongoing activities, obtains copies of unpublished works in progress for related information. Researches relevant records, consolidates information, identifies project status, and provides any necessary explanation.