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), Detroit District Office, located in Detroit, MI.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-ORA-14-MP-1137118MH under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

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.


  • Determines the District's overall policies and approaches to be followed to achieve the mission of the Agency consistent with Office of Regulatory Affairs established policies and procedures.
  • Achieves the objectives of the District by directing, coordinating, intergrating and guiding the work of others into a completed work product.
  • Direct through subordinate managers and supervisors a successful workforce engaged in establishment inspections, laboratory analysis, and implementation of official programs including Quality Management Systems, administrate support activities and establishing and maintaining a continuing affirmative action program.
  • Develops managerial concepts, systems and techniques which substantially improve the posture of the Office to accomplish assigned program goals.
  • Develops and maintains liaison and cooperative relationships among a variety of national and international public health organizations, other government agencies, academics institutions and state and local health departments.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with regulated industry, consumer groups and the general public to foster understanding of the Agency's programs activities and regulations.
  • Develops comprehensive short and long range work plans and budgetary proposals necessary for a District Office's assigned portion of the nationwide and regional work plan.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Domestic

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Authorized