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CVM's Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OS&C), in cooperation with the FDA Field Offices, monitors marketed animal drugs, food additives, and veterinary devices to assure their safety and effectiveness. This regulatory responsibility is carried out by scientists, investigators, and analysts around the country. Violations can result in regulatory action. The Division of Animal Feeds within OS&C monitors and establishes standards for feed contaminants, approves safe food additives, reviews GRAS notifications, manages the FDA medicated feed and pet food programs, and participates in the review of biotech plant notifications, and provides scientific support and guidance on all animal feed matters to FDA and state regulatory officials. 

Who May Apply:  U. S. Citizens

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Division of Animal Feeds in Rockville, Maryland. 

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

ALL applicants MUST submit copies of their transcript. 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CVM-14-MP-1179721RL under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.

This position is also being advertised concurrently as a Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist under announcement FDA-CVM-14-DE-1182048RL under competitive procedures, and announcement FDA-CVM-14-MP-1179627RL under merit promotion procedures.  Please review to see if you are eligible. 

NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement to be considered.


As the Deputy Director for the Division of Animal Feed within OS&C you would work under the guidance of the Division Director. You would provide expert technical and scientific guidance/assessment to senior leadership on complex, precedent setting, and/or controversial issues involving opinion and policy. You would be responsible for the creation, initiation, and implementation of new policies, systems, procedures, and organizational structures. As well as, providing scientific and technical leadership and direction to a multidisciplinary scientific and administrative staff engaged in addressing animal agriculture issues. Lastly, you would assist the Division Director in managing the Animal Feed programs within the division (e.g. biotechnology, food additives, medicated feed, and feed safety).

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No