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), Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM), Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation in College Park, MD. 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-OFVM-MP-13-963155 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.

NOTE: This vacancy may be filled through OPM’s Direct Hire Authority. Veterans’ Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM’s Authorization of Direct Hire Authority.


Coordinate outbreak response efforts to human and/or anima l foodborne outbreaks.  

Utilize databases and other sources of information relative to human and/or animal foodborne outbreaks.  

Evaluate the urgency and seriousness of investigational data, reports, submissions, or response information in order to determine level of actions needed during outbreak response efforts. 

Identifies current risk to animal health associated with potentially hazardous animal feed to determine the level of outbreak response efforts necessary to mitigate the threat to susceptible animal populations.   

Perform epidemiological projects to evaluate public health issues concerning food and feed related outbreaks and illness.