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 may be subject to strict prohibited financial interest regulations for the employee, the spouse, and minor children of the employee.  The applicant may be required to contact the FDA Ethics and Integrity Staff to discuss these regulations and file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) which this position may have, and/or limit the ability of the employee to perform certain official functions.  Until the FDA Ethics and Integrity staff clear the selectee for this position, a final offer letter may not be granted. 

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.

Some positions may be filled as Permanent  or Temporary Appointments.
This job opportunity announcement may be used FDA-wide to fill additional vacancies within the same geographical location.

Candidates may be eligible to receive Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) in addition to the regular General Schedule base salary.  Title 38 PDP is determined by the FDA Center to which you may become employed. Title 38 PDP includes additional pay based on the following:  Base Market Pay which ranges from $40,000 to $60,000; Clinical Specialty Pay which ranges from $0 to $40,000 and is dependent upon your medical specialty; FDA-related experience pay which ranges from $0 to $8,000 based on years of FDA-related experience or exceptional qualifications pay as determined by the Center; and Board Certification pay of $2,000 for each certification held.  To receive Title 38 PDP, you must have an active medical license.


In support of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) public health research and analyses, incumbent performs non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks.  Additionally, applies epidemiological principles and/or procedures to investigate, review, analyze, and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic or causal parameters.  Researches findings which impact significant public health programs, issues, problems, processes, and procedures and/or the transmission of other causation of disease or public health issues or situations.   Makes substantive, multi-layered, and/or multi-dimensional recommendations and/or courses of action to carry out control procedures, streamline public health processes and procedures, knowledge bases, and/or effect new approaches to resolve programmatic issues contributed to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the HHS disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Anchorage, AK
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Fort Collins, CO
    • Washington DC, DC
    • Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Hyattsville, MD
    • Kensington, MD
    • Potomac, MD
    • Silver Spring, MD
    • White Oak, MD
    • Woodlawn, MD
    • Fairfield, ME
    • Freeport, ME
    • Fenton, MI
    • Saint Paul, MN
    • Blue Springs, MO
    • Saint Charles, MO
    • Monroe, NC
    • Trenton, NJ
    • Albuquerque, NM
    • Santa Fe, NM
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • New York, NY
    • Suffern, NY
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Lyndhurst, OH
    • Perrysburg, OH
    • Toledo, OH
    • Tulsa, OK
    • Tulsa, OK
    • Portland, OR
    • Portland, OR
    • Portland, OR
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Yardley, PA
    • San Juan, PR
    • Providence, RI
    • North Augusta, SC
    • Coalmont, TN
    • Nashville, TN
    • Austin, TX
    • Austin, TX
    • El Paso, TX
    • Keller, TX
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Spokane, WA
    • Morgantown, WV