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.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations.  This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession.  As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants. 

The Food and Drug Administration is the regulatory, scientific, public health and consumer protection agency responsible for ensuring that all human and animal drugs, and medical devices are safe and effective, that cosmetics, foods, food additives, drugs and medicated feeds for food producing animals, and radiation emitting devices are safe, and for tobacco product regulation in order to decrease the tremendous toll of disease, disability, and death caused by tobacco use in the United States. FDA’s programs are national in scope and effect, and the agency’s activities have a direct and significant impact on multi-billion dollar industries, in addition to protecting the health and safety of American consumers. The work of the Agency is carried out by a staff of over 12,000 scientists, physicians, regulatory and other personnel stationed throughout the United States.

The position of Deputy Director for Policy is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in Silver Spring, MD. 


The position of Deputy Director for Policy is located in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health which has the responsibility to plan, develop and administer regulatory policies and programs related to the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and radiation-emitting electronic products produced or marketed in the United States. As Deputy Director for Policy, the incumbent:

Participates with the Center Director in the management of CDRH by providing leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of regulations, guidances, legislative proposals and other policies as they relate to the Center’s broad national and international programs and activities to ensure the safety, effectiveness, quality  and accurate labeling of all medical devices and radiation-emitting electronic products.

Advises the Center Director, senior FDA officials and others on all regulatory and policy making activities that affect Center-wide programs, projects and initiatives or have an impact on the development and achievement of long-range program goals.

Provides executive leadership and assists the Director in formulating and developing CDRH’s short and long-range goals, advancing regulatory programs, and promoting an understanding of FDA’s responsibilities for enforcing regulatory standards to protect and promote public health.

Represents the Director and FDA, and participates as the Center’s authority, on all policy matters related to federal regulations for medical devices and radiation-emitting electronic products.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized.