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) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Policy (OP), Rockville, MD.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.


Major Duties:

The incumbent will serve as a Policy Counsel in the Office of Policy within the Center for Tobacco Products.  He/She will focus on legal analysis relating to policy, specifically regarding national tobacco regulation and control efforts.  Develop policies and programs involving the most complex and highest priority matters affecting the regulation of tobacco products, and their distribution, marketing, and sale.  Serves as an expert in matters related to policy analysis and is frequently called on to advise others concerning FDA statutes and regulations.  Evaluates and coordinates proposed policy actions related to compliance with regulatory policy, statutory requirements and enforcement objectives.