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.

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OSC), Rockville, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-945728 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.

NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Analyze and interpret the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, other statutes enforced by the FDA, and regulations implementing these laws in order to make legally-supported enforcement and policy recommendations.

Analyze and interpret complex data relating to the regulation of animal drugs, food, and devices in order to make sound enforcement and policy recommendations.

Participate in the development and implementation of regulatory strategies for animal foods, drugs, and devices.

Draft and review documents associated with enforcement actions and regulatory documents (such as regulations, guidance’s, policy statements, citizen petition responses, and communications with regulated industry and other stakeholders) to ensure they are legally sufficient, consistent with Federal, Agency, and Center policies supported by evidence, and well-written.

Inform Office and Center staff on: laws affecting animal food, drugs, and devices; development of evidence to support enforcement and regulatory actions; and procedures for implementing regulatory authorities and programs.