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 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Safety (OFS), Division of Seafood Science and

Technology (DSST), located in Dauphin Island, AL.  

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-MP-CFSN-13-968214 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.


  • Plans, manages, organizes, and directs all research on the work carried out by subordinate supervisors and a highly trained and skilled staff of research scientists who are organized into formal subordinate organizations responsible for research on seafood safety.
  • Applies knowledge of administrative and program management principles and skills in carrying out the mission of the Division as well as to address and solve unusual and often precedent setting problems associated with Divisions research programs.
  • Initiates decision-making processes and documents, and participates fully in discussions and decisions concerning Office and Center research plans, programs, and activities, both in strategic planning and in the actual determination, allocation, and administration of Division research program segments, functions and activities.
  • Directs the preparation of analyses of the impact of proposed changes to Agency laws and regulations that affect the research functions, program segment, and activities of the Division.