Job Overview


The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives.  As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. 

Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.


This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.  All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.


This position is located with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Information Management, Rockville, Maryland.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


The incumbent of this position will serve as the Technical Advisor to the Center/Organization Records A/OC IT Director and senior IT management.  The incumbent will recommend courses of action and policies to senior management that allow the FDA and the specific Center/ORA/OC to securely meet its organizational goals.   Specifically the incumbent will:

Provides input into the development and maintenance of Continuity of Operations including working with the Center/Organization Records Officer and Business Leaders to determine critical records and systems that must be available to leadership in the event of a disaster.

Provides assistance and technical direction in contingency and disaster recovery planning for the Center/Organization and associated Applications.

Provides assistance and guidance in the development of system and network security plans, and Certification and Accreditation (C&A), for all Center/Organization systems, networks and applications.

Monitors and performs system compliance checks/tests using established network security plans/policies and reports non-compliance.

Works with the IT Director and the FDA ISSO, develops, manages and maintains Center/Organization security tools and representative training programs including developing a security awareness program for Center/Organization Executives to be presented at a leadership meeting once a year and provides employee security training for government employees as well as those other than Federal Employees including contractors, students, volunteers etc.

Directs and coordinates implementation and execution of the Security Program policies and procedures and monitors compliance with established computer security policies and procedures with the center/Organization.

With the direction of the FDA ISSO and coordination with the IT SOM where appropriate, establishes deploys, and oversees the investigation of information security breaches and assist with disciplinary, legal matters, and interfaces with law enforcement, as required. 

Ensures verification of security clearances for individuals with the he center/organization prior to issuance of automated system access by the Office of IT Shared Services.

Coordinates security concerns with outside providers of services and information.

Travel Required

  • Not Required