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.

Who May Apply:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50, CTAP or COMMISSIONED CORPS DOCUMENTATION

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (CDRH), Division of Molecular Genetics and Pathology (DMGP), Molecular Pathology and Cytology Branch in Silver Spring, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDRH-17-DE-1971718MB under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.


If selected for this position, you will:

  • Serve as a recognized authority or consultant for scientific program studies or issues which are considered to be one of the most difficult and complex in nature in terms of their scientific or technical implications;
  • Plan, manage, enforce develop and interpret post-market laws, regulations and policies related to cytology in vitro diagnostic medical devices;
  • Work independently and lead reviews and evaluation of scientific data submitted to the Agency by industry to determine the safety and effectiveness of high level and complex cytology medical devices; the duties consist of evaluating the scientific data, as well as the test methods and descriptions of devices contained in medical device submissions from industry to the Agency;
  • Coordinate an integrate the planning, programming, development, oversight, scheduling and overall management of resources for health science-related regulatory inspections, investigations, projects, or programs in areas where precedents and guidelines are inadequate.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No