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:  Must be a current FDA employee with STATUS.


These positions are located within the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Human Resources, in various locations.  As a Human Resources Specialist you will provide a variety of HR Services including management advisory functions, strategic planning, operational support, and problem resolution in the area of position classification, compensation, recruitment and placement, and organizational design.


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


  • Performs recruitment activities related to variety of positions that include professional, scientific, senior level, hard to fill, highly visible or sensitive, etc.
  • Provides advisory consultation to managers, employees, and job applicants on FDA's recruitment and placement procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines. 
  • Assesses applicants and refers the best qualified candidates to selecting officials.
  • Evaluates qualifications of candidates, adjudicating veterans preference, and referring best qualified applicants to the selecting official. Provides internal and external placement support.
  • Provides assistance to manager and applicants providing information concerning recruitment programs and procedures.
  • Conducts recruiting outreach efforts at job fairs and at meetings.
  • Provides comments to supervisor, team leader, or requesting organization regarding proposed HR actions.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Jefferson, AR United States
    • Chicago, IL United States
    • New York, NY United States
    • Atlanta, GA United States
    • San Francisco, CA United States
    • Bethesda, MD United States