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    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.

    The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections and enforcement policy. ORA supports FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States. ORA also develop FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

    This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), Office of Medical Products, Tobacco and Specialty Laboratory Operations (OMPTSLO), Rockville, Maryland.

    Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current permanent employees of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) only. Current FDA/ORA/ORS employees serving under a Schedule A appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered.

    FDA/ORA/ORS 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 verify that you are a current FDA employee or PHS Commissioned Officer, therefore, your most recent SF-50 or PHS orders will be required.

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

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    As a Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist (Deputy Associate Director), you will have the following responsibilities:

    The incumbent is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and budgeting of resources and operations to attain maximum accomplishments of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) , Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), Office of Medical Products,Tobacco and Specialty Laboratory Operations ( OMPTSLO) programmatic objectives. Specific duties include:

    • Direct through subordinate managers and supervisors, a workforce of professionals engaged in key Agency multi-disciplinary scientific analyses, investigations, laboratory operations, research, and methods development.
    • Participate fully in formal and informal policy and planning activities to formulate overall program operating goals, objectives and milestones in support of the Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) and the FDA.
    • Assists in the overall planning in all discipline-specific areas, e.g., microbiology, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, engineering and other physical medical sciences oriented to laboratory analysis of regulated medical products, devices, tobacco products and their components, and the forensic analysis of products regulated by the FDA.
    • Ensure that program evaluation reviews, quality assurance and quality management systems, strategies, measures, and economical operating practices are in place to promote the effective execution of work plans, conformance to policy and safe working practices.
    • Provide the climate and the impetus, at the executive level, for full utilization and effective management of work force.
    • Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employee practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.
    • Develop an affirmative action plan for the area supervised, including appropriate objectives and goals; and monitors and periodically assesses progress.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491396000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.