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 Office of the Commissioner, Office of External Affairs, Office of Communications.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-DE-13-941557 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 position is located in the, Office of the Commissioner, Office of External Affairs, Office of Communications.  The position involves working with a team of communications professionals to create a variety of visually compelling materials to inform the public, stake holder groups and FDA employees about important health topics.

The job requires the ability to use the latest computer hardware and industry standard software tools to create materials that grab viewers attention and explain complex topics in a way that can be understood by the lay public.  Must be able to perform work under pressure and meet short deadlines.

Responsibilities includes:

  • Design and layout Consumer Updates, fact sheets, reports, brochures and other web and print-oriented documents, using Adobe InDesign, a web content management system and other software.
  • Design information graphics for print and online purposes, including web graphics for pages in "For Consumers" section of the FDA website.
  • Take and edit photographs of people and materials on location or within a studio setting to be featured in various materials, including Consumer Updates and FDA Voice blogs.
  • Maintain and update HTML web pages and PDF versions of information contained within the "For Consumers" section of the FDA website and blog.