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 in 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 Senior Technical Advisor to the Center/ORA/OC IT Director and senior IT management on all matters related to IT security.  The incumbent will specifically:

Provide input and direction into the development and maintenance of Continuity of Operations including working with the FDA Records Officer and Business Leaders to determine critical records and systems that most be available to leadership in the event of a disaster.

Provide assistance and technical direction in contingency and disaster recovery planning for all FDA Applications.

Direct the Information Security System (ISS) Program that monitors and performs system compliance checks/tests using established network security plans/policies and reports non-compliance. 

Provides leadership to the FDA IT community in the development, management and maintenance of FDA security tools and representative training programs including developing a security awareness program for FDA 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.

Provides guidance to application developers to ensure adequate security controls are built into systems developed within the FDA.

Directs and coordinates implementation and execution of the Security Program policies and procedures and monitors compliance with established computer security policies and procedures within the FDA.

Directs ISSO's to establish, deploy, and oversee the investigation of information security breaches and assist with disciplinary , legal matters, and interface with law enforcement as required.

Oversees the verification of security clearances for individuals within the FDA prior to issuance of automated system access by the Office of IT Shared Services.

Serves as the senior representative and focal point for all matters concerning FDA IT Security. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required