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Job Title:Deputy Director, Center for Food Safety and Nutrition

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-12-AD-597896


$123,758.00 to $199,700.00 / Per Year


Monday, February 13, 2012 to Wednesday, March 14, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy(s) - Prince Georges County, MD United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non-Citizens


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.

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers.   No previous federal experience is required.   This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42.  This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.

Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a Federal public health regulatory agency with the legislated responsibility to protect and promote the health of the Nation's more than 300 million consumers as it may be affected by foods and food additives, animal and human   drugs, biological products, cosmetics, medical devices, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation emitting products and substances.   FDA's programs are international in scope and effect. FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is the focal point for scientific leadership, policy and standards development, and program implementation for all matters related to human food safety (other than residues of animal drugs and feed additives), dietary supplements, nutrition standards, food labeling, and cosmetic safety and labeling.   CFSAN is searching for a principal Deputy Center Director to provide, in close partnership with the Center Director, expert scientific direction, leadership and management oversight to the Center's programs.   



·         A background investigation will be required.


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The Deputy Director for CFSAN collaborates closely with the Director in providing scientific leadership, management direction, and oversight to all of CFSAN’s programs and activities, including standard setting, policy development, pre-market reviews, research, compliance and other regulatory matters.  As the principal Deputy Director in CFSAN, the incumbent is the Director’s primary surrogate and acts as Center Director in the Director’s absence.  As an important member of the senior management team for the FDA’s overall Foods and Veterinary Medicine program the Deputy Director participates in high-level FDA deliberations on all aspects of programs and activities in CFSAN’s area of responsibility.  The incumbent represents and speaks for the Center Director in discussions, conferences, and consultation with top level departmental officials, national/international industry representatives, FDA stakeholders, scientific and academic organizations, other Federal, State and local governments, representatives of foreign government and members of Congress to secure and provide information concerning critical and significant issues, actions, scientific and regulatory activities related to FDA’s Food Program.


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Basic Qualifications for AD-0602 (Medical Officer): Applicants must possess a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]


Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: .

In addition, candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience. Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as experience which includes advanced training in biological or physical sciences, food technology, or animal sciences, nutrition, or relevant fields.


Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined in the assessment questionnaire to be eligible for further consideration.   Your resume must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility.   Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position.


Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.

8. Bargaining Unit Position:   No

9. Drug Screening Required:  No

10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized:  Yes


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 appointments.


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID TAG:VacancyID.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

         - College Transcripts, foreign education evaluation, SF-50 (if prior federal service)

Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.


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Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  When the vacancy announcement closes, an evaluation of your qualifications will be determined by a panel of experts.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

You will receive notice via email, or by mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Agency Information:

OHR Executive Resources
200 Independence Ave
Suite 801
Washington, DC

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