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    The Office of External Affairs (OEA) serves as the central point of communications and education on all matters relating to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) public health and regulatory activities, including the development, coordination, and management of all FDA communications and outreach efforts to the news media, health professionals, patient advocates, industry, states, consumer groups, and the general public.

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    • As Deputy Associate Commissioner he/she assists the Associate Commissioner, OEA to execute the agency?s mission, working with people and programs throughout the agency on strategy and tactics to fulfill goals.
    • The incumbent provides high level expertise to the Associate Commissioner regarding the formulation and implementation of policies, planning and requirements for goals and operational strategies.
    • The Deputy Associate Commissioner participates in top management discussions to determine FDA policies, programs, and the Agency?s communications goals.
    • The incumbent works directly with the Associate Commissioner in planning, developing, executing, administering, coordinating, managing and directing the communication of FDA-wide policies and programs.
    • The incumbent provides executive direction and oversight in the execution of the communications and outreach plans, taking into account trending topics across FDA and seeking avenues to increase partnerships within FDA.
    • The incumbent administers the coordination and execution of communications directed toward internal and external audiences including mass information media, organized stakeholder groups, FDA employees and other identified audiences.
    • Provides executive direction and leadership to OEA Directors and is responsible for executing the decisions on major policies, keeping in line with the goals of the Commissioner, to meet the changing needs of the Agency.
    • Ensures the effective exchange of information, collaboration and alignment across the Agency and Department on a whole and on a wide range of key issues and initiatives affecting global, national and regional health programs and resources.
    • The Deputy Associate Commissioner acts as OEA?s lead for cross-cutting projects, identifies short-range and long-range goals and priorities for OEA; and oversees strategic planning and execution.
    • Fosters collaboration and regular and routine engagement across OEA, FDA Center leadership, the Office of the Commissioner and HHS OPDIVs/StaffDIVs and the Immediate Office of the Secretary leadership to ensure cross-cutting collaboration.
    • Advises the Associate Commissioner and oversees the planning, development and execution of office priorities, policies and procedures that impact the operations/management and determines their effectiveness.
    • Works with the Associate Commissioner, in the direction and oversight of the Agency's stakeholder relations with regulated industry, academia, ethnic and minority groups/tribal governments and health professionals.
    • Provides leadership to the Agency?s internal and external overall office communications ensuring all OEA assets are being utilized and maximized and coordinated across the Agency and Department.
    • Ensures OEA?s Associate Commissioner and Office Directors are apprised of and proposes solutions to barriers, issues, and challenges that affect progress on program goals.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545101800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.