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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutririon (CFSAN), Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), College Park, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CFSAN-14-MP-1138690 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.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

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


The incumbent carries out assignments, personally or in collaboration with other scientists in the Office, to provide full exposure to the FDA National Environmental Policy Act Program and its interrelationship with environmental programs administered by other segments of the government (both Federal and State). The incumbent participates fully in the substantive aspects of the Program, with a view toward weighing environmental impacts, both positive and negative, ensuing from the manufacture, application, uptake by unintended organisms, degradation and environmental dissemination of the materials subject to regulation.  As an expert in the field, the incumbent works independently and is given substantial freedom in preparing and revising assigned environmental documents.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No