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    This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration.

    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 may be subject to strict prohibited financial interest regulations for the employee, the spouse, and minor children of the employee. The applicant may be required to contact the FDA Ethics and Integrity Staff to discuss these regulations and file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) which this position may have, and/or limit the ability of the employee to perform certain official functions. Until the FDA Ethics and Integrity staff clears the selectee for this position, a final offer letter may not be granted.

    These vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. 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.

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

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

    This position may be subject to peer review.

    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 at all locations.

    Cut Off dates are Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and Saturday, March 31, 2018.

    Applications received after the cut-off dates will receive consideration through the closing date.

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    As a Supervisory Physician - Direct Hire, you will perform the following major duties:

    1. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members;
    2. As a recognized authority, expert and leader in a medical specialization, provide expertise in and oversight of program and operations;
    3. Monitor the post market safety and effectiveness of medical devices and/or drug products marked and used nationwide;
    4. Provide clinical support for the analysis of potential medical device-related public risks;
    5. Advise on policy guidance, document review and interpretations of legislation affecting medical devices and/or new drugs;
    6. Establish policies regarding the analysis and interpretation of surveillance or regulation of medical devices, new drugs, generic drugs, etc.;
    7. Provide guidance on medical devices and/or safe and effective drug issues;
    8. Determine the safety or efficacy of medical products and or consumer drugs in clinical settings;
    9. Serve as the technical expert on medical device and/or drug product issues to the FDA and external organizations within the private and public sectors;
    Applicants should possess the following as a SUPERVISORY PHYSICIAN:
    • Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities.
    • Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

    Positions are located in the Department 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) - Applicant will regulate biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

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

    Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) -Applicants should possess excellent communication skills including outreach experience as well as experience with medical device surveillance/identification of problems with medical devices.

    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Seeking applicants with experience in treating allergic reactions or be well-versed in the medical basis for food allergies.

    Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) - Applicants should have direct patient-care related clinical experience. Experience in diagnosis and/or treatment of tobacco-related illness is beneficial and preferred.

    The Office of the Commissioner (OC) - Applicant will provide centralized agency-wide program direction in management services for agency programs to ensure that FDA's consumer protection efforts are effectively managed within its regulatory framework.

    These vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Position Title is Medical Officer.

    Please select one or more appropriate specialization area listed in the questionnaire sections of the announcement.

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

    Candidates may be eligible to receive Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) in addition to the regular General Schedule base salary T38 PDP is determined by the FDA Center to which you may become employed. T38 PDP includes additional pay based on the following: Base Market Pay in the amount of $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 T38 PDP, you must have an active unrestricted medical license.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    All U.S. Citizens

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    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487483100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.