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    The vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority for Medical Occupations.  Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement. 

    Some positions may be filled as Medical Officers or Lead Medical Officers. 

    Some positions may be filled as Permanent, Temporary or Term Appointments.

    This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for Medical Officer positions and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

    Although this vacancy announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled.  

    Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority. 

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

    Please select up to three appropriate specialization areas listed in the questionnaire section of the announcement. 

    Candidates may be eligible to receive Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) in addition to the regular General Schedule base salary.  Title 38 PDP is determined by the FDA Center to which you may become employed. Title 38 PDP includes additional pay based on the following:  Base Market Pay which ranges from $63,600; Clinical Specialty Pay which ranges from $0 to $40,000 and is dependent upon your medical specialty, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Specialty receives an additional $20,303; FDA-related experience pay which ranges from $0 to $10,000 based on years of FDA-related experience or exceptional qualifications pay as determined by the Center; and Board Certification pay of $2,000 for each certification held.  To receive Title 38 PDP, you must have an active medical license.


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    Major Duties:

    As a Medical Officer, you will be responsible for:
    • Monitoring the post market safety and effectiveness of medical devices and/or drug products marked and used nationwide;
    • Providing clinical support for the analysis of potential medical device-related public risks;
    • Advising on policy guidance, document review and interpretations of legislation affecting medical devices and/or new drugs
    • Establishing policies regarding the analysis and interpretation of surveillance or regulation of medical devices, new drugs, generic drugs, etc.
    • Providing guidance on medical devices and/or safe and effective drug issues;
    • Determining the safety or efficacy of medical products and or consumer drugs in clinical settings;Serving as the technical expert on medical device and/or drug product issues to the FDA and external organizations within the private and public sectors.

    Positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Montgomery County, MD, and may be filled in the following Centers: 

    Center for Biologics & Evaluation Research (CBER) - Regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. To ensure the safety, purity, potency, and effectiveness of biological products.

    Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) Provide regulatory oversight for investigational studies during drug development and making decisions regarding marketing approval for new (innovator or non-generic) drugs, including decisions related to changes to already marketed products.

    Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) - Facilitate medical device innovation by advancing regulatory science, providing industry with predictable, consistent, transparent, and efficient regulatory pathways, and assuring consumer confidence in devices marketed in the U.S.

    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Responsible for the safety of the nation's domestically produced and imported foods, cosmetics, drugs, biologics, medical devices, and radiological products.

    Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) - Set performance standards review premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.

    The Office of the Commissioner (OC) - Provides centralized agency-wide program direction and management services for agency programs to ensure that FDA'S consumer protection efforts are effectively managed within its regulatory framework and those available resources are put to the most efficient use. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448233700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.