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 vacancy announcement includes 3 cut-off dates:  June 7th, July 7th, and August 7th. After each cut-off date, eligible applicants will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.

As a Consumer Safety Officer in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Compliance (OC), you will provide guidance and consultation regarding inspection and investigation methods and procedures necessary to accomplish compliance/enforcement/regulatory objectives.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-15-MP-1387127 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.

This job opportunity announcement will be used FDA-wide to fill additional vacancies within the same geographical locations.


  • Serves as a subject matter specialist in the evaluation of drug manufacturing and compounding facilities.
  • Drafts responses to correspondence from within and outside the agency concerning FDA regulated products.
  • Interacts with internal and external stakeholders and the general public regarding a range of consumer and medical product safety and availability issues.
  • Evaluates medical product facility compliance issues under applicable CGMP regulations and other legal requirements, and participate in formulating new regulations, procedures and programs with national and international impact.
  • Adapts and applies investigative methods and negotiating techniques to conduct inspections and investigations of manufacturers and operations.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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