Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services 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 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 OPM 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. Veteran's preference and 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.

These positions are located with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Silver Spring, Maryland area.  Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

This announcement may be used by all Centers within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fill multiple positions. 

Please Note: This announcement is an open continuous announcement, which means that it is open for a longer period of time and certificates will be pulled at various intervals as needed. It is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.  There is no guarantee if or when a particular job opening might become available.



If selected for this position, you will:

Develop, evaluate, and interpret health program policies;

Develop guidelines and procedures and provide authoritative recommendations regarding the delivery of health care services and issues of national scope and importance;

Provide clinical nursing and program perspectives in the assessment of the impact of legislative and administrative proposals;

Conduct analytical studies and evaluate the effectiveness of policies by gathering, organizing, and interpreting data;

Prepare policies, issue papers, specifications for regulations, issuances, manuals, reports to Congress, and correspondence for health policy area; and

Represent the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and make presentations at meetings and seminars with government and non-government officials concerning health policies, projects, and data.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No