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.

Join HHS/FDA/Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and help make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.  CTP is the newest arm of the FDA.  CTP is the principal Federal agency charged to establish tobacco regulations in order to decrease the tremendous toll of diseases, disability and death caused by tobacco use in the United States.   Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status and CTAP Eligibles in the Local Commuting Area only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment. PHS 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 (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


This position is located in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE), Rockville, Maryland.

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


    •Conduct or coordinate the analyses of the impact of proposed changes to FDA laws and regulations that affect the functions, program segments and compliance activities in the Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE).

    • Interpret and evaluate CTP's compliance efforts; as directed, establish compliance policy and make recommendations to Senior Regulatory Counsels and Center Management.  Develop policies and programs involving the most complex and highest priority matters affecting the compliance of tobacco products.

    •Perform review of enforcement and compliance actions, as instructed, for completeness and adherence to all rules, regulations, policy, and legal decisions.

    •Develop and draft a wide range of regulatory and compliance policy documents, often leading working groups within the Center and participating on behalf of CTP on Agency-wide groups or teams.

    • Make presentations at conferences and professional meetings in the U.S. and overseas before the regulated industry, clinical investigators, and the medical/scientific community on the applicable regulations and compliance policies.  Provide guidance and/or training to regulatory specialists and other professionals within FDA on matters relating to his/her expertise.

    • Prepare replies to correspondence from the regulated community and other interested persons on issues that are industry-wide in scope or have broad health implications and that concern precedent setting interpretations of FDA policy.

    •Other duties related to compliance and enforcement procedures, as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required