Job Overview

Summary

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 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-DE-13-963153 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.


Additional selections may be made within the same geogrphical area FDA-wide.

Duties

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.