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.

The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ONLY.  Current FDA employees serving under a Schedule-A appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered.  YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION) OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE. FDA Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.   Candidates will be referred to the selecting official as Commissioned Corps (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

LOCATION: This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (OGROP), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Policy and Risk Management,, Division of Planning Evaluation and Management.  Duty station and locality pay will be determined upon selection. 
The salary listed in the vacancy announcement is at the base level.  The geographical locality pay will be determined at the time of selection. 

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


The Program Analyst position is located in the Office of Policy and Risk Management, Division of Planning Evaluation and Management. The incumbent performs a variety of highly complex program analysis assignments and studies where the employee applies qualitative and quantitative methods to the analysis and evaluation of internal organizational program operations to determine their efficiency and effectiveness. Major duties include:

  • Plans, analyzes, and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of health care, health regulatory, or human services program within an FDA organization.
  • Identifies and analyzes issues, problems, and challenges facing the program; formulates and evaluates possible courses of action for resolving them; independently draws conclusions based on relevant facts; and presents recommended solutions to organizational leadership.
  • Develops, selects, adapts, and employs qualitative and quantitative methods, procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of national programs, policies, practices and procedures; and program-related administrative operations, processes and mechanisms.
  • Analyzes new legislation, regulations and policies established at high echelons within the government to determine their effect on internal policies, procedures and operations. Prepares complex reports in response to requests from higher echelons in the Federal government. Independently compiles and analyzes data which address issues such as workforce and productivity, management controls, and implementation plans in response to Executive Orders emanating from the White House and Congress.
  • Prepares reports that provide information to management concerning the status of program activities and in response to inquiries from Federal and non-Federal agencies.
  • Supports the conduct of research or other programmatic activities by performing work such as literature searches, synthesis of information, and compiling data from numerous sources. Leads efforts to automate program functions and processes and to develop information systems which track and disseminate information about the program.
  • Represents the Agency and the immediate organization on committees and workgroups and at conferences and meetings. Informs management of developments and results within representational activities.