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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Southwest Regional Office, Lenexa, KS.

The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy.  ORA supports 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.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

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


The incumbent of this position directs and manages the operations of the District Office with primary responsibility for providing leadership and guidance to District staff.  Participates in the formulation, execution and oversight of the Office's enforcement actions and response to emergencies.  Collaborates with other FDA offices, and other governmental state and local agencies in pursuing investigations and emergency operations.  Develops and maintains liaison and cooperative relationships among a variety of national and international public health organizations, other government agencies, academic institutions, and state and local health departments. Deals effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Domestic travel

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses authorized