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    This position is located at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (fFDA) in the Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of External Affairs (OEA) in Silver Spring, MD.

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    To learn more about OC, visit https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OC/default.htm

    To learn more about OEA, visit https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OC/OfficeofExternalAffairs/default.htm

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    • Advises the Commissioner, Chief of Staff, Associate Commissioner for External Affairs and other senior coordinating officials on public information and agency programs relating to media communications;
    • Directs and manages all aspects of the Office of Media Affairs (OMA) commonly referred to as the "Press Office";
    • Plans, directs and executes media relations efforts to inform and educate general and specialized public about FDA programs, actions and accomplishments;
    • Serves as spokesperson for FDA on high-profile and sensitive agency issues;
    • Briefs the Commissioner and other senior leaders for agency media events;
    • Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with members of the media, particularly with FDA "beat" reporters;
    • Facilitates press conferences, media briefings, media availabilities and media interviews with agency senior officials and prepares officials on advisable conduct during agency news events;
    • Provides expert advice and guidance on all aspects of communication to press officers, subject matter experts, principals and other agency officials;
    • Acts quickly and effectively as a senior communication counsel to staff as well as senior officials in providing sound media relations advice for major rollouts, agency announcements and key initiatives;
    • Responds to questions and/or criticism for members of the news media concerning sesitive and complex subjects;
    • Serves as immediate supervisor to GS-12 through GS-15 public affairs specialists. Assigns work, and reviews and evaluates completed work; and
    • Serves as Agency focal point for formulation and dissemination of public warnings as well as general news of FDA activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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