QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Conditions of Employment: This
position within FDA is subject to strict restrictions on financial
holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings). Applicants are advised to
seek additional information from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office
of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301) 827-5514 prior to
accepting such a position.
will need to successfully complete a background investigation before
you can be appointed into this position.
must address the following qualification factors in addition to
providing a resume or curriculum vitae.
Administrative or managerial experience at the executive level, which
demonstrates strong leadership abilities in a scientific or public
health environment and leadership competence and abilities to develop
complex and basic program goals, and ensure that agency goals and
priorities are considered in carrying out the functional
responsibilities of the organization; direct and guide projects,
including long-term and short-term planning; establish objectives and
priorities; and conduct periodic program assessments.
Experience that indicates the ability to effectively communicate and
interact with high level governmental officials, the
scientific/academic communities, medical or health related
organizations, members of Congress and other top level representatives
of counterpart federal agencies, foreign governments, representatives
of the regulated industry, and others.
Experience at the executive level in planning, directing, and
evaluating broad scientific or regulatory programs and activities. This
experience must demonstrate the ability to effectively coordinate and
productively integrate the multi disciplinary efforts of a scientific,
professional and technological workforce.
Advanced training in animal or medical sciences, biological or physical
sciences, food technology or engineering, or other relevant fields.
to creatively allocate and manage resources in an environment of
expanding responsibilities and limited resources.
Ability to implement equal employment opportunity programs.
working knowledge and understanding of the provisions, limitations, and
practical application of FDA laws and regulations related to food and
cosmetic safety. Particularly desirable is knowledge of the pre-market
review of food ingredients, food packaging, food processing equipment,
and food derived from bio-engineered plants.
Training and experience in developing, implementing, and coordinating
regulatory programs and activities for a large public health
organization. Particularly statutorily mandated pre-market review.
Receipt of honors, awards, and other recognition for performance or
contributions based on managerial excellence or scientific achievement.
Ph.D. in a scientific discipline directly related to the position
(e.g., food chemistry, toxicology or food microbiology) is desirable.
appointees must meet positive education requirements for the type of
scientific position being filled, which must include, at a minimum, a
bachelors degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a scientific discipline In
addition, appointees must have professional experience and stature that
is commensurate with the duties of the position being filled.
must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
WILL BE EVALUATED:
will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience, training,
self-development, awards; performance appraisals; knowledge, skills and
abilities; and on an assessment of supervisory abilities or potential.
All applicants must meet the qualification requirements to be eligible
for further consideration, and must provide detailed evidence of
possession of each 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 accomplishments and degree of responsibility (either in the
application or on a separate attachment). Qualification determinations
will be based on the information you supply. Please provide the names
and current addresses of first and second level supervisors or other
responsible officials who have knowledge of your background so we can
obtain performance information from them
top Benefits and Other Info
You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program,
with costs shared with your employer. More info:
insurance coverage is provided. More info:
Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info:
employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement
System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered
by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr
will earn annual vacation leave. More info:
will earn sick leave. More info:
will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly
scheduled tour of duty. More info:
/ telecommuting may be made available after you have come on board.
More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#TELE
work schedule options are available.
use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be
subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional
information on how this program is run.
INFORMATION: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process
and is not in the competitive civil service.
an interdisciplinary, scientific position that is suited, but not
limited to the biological sciences, medical/health sciences, and
select the series you are interested in, you will be evaluated for the
series you have selected.
materials you send with your application will not be returned.
will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the
individual selected for the position. An initial recruitment and/or
relocation bonus may also be available. Travel and relocation expenses
may be paid.
will need to successfully complete a background investigation before
you can be appointed into this position. A security clearance is
top How To Apply
APPLY: You may submit your resume for this job online by selecting the
'Apply Online' button to the right of this announcement. Please note:
your online resume may not be a complete application. Be sure to
carefully read this announcement to see if additional information is
required and how it should be submitted. If you do not use the online
feature, you should send your resume, or Optional Form 612, along with any
other required documents to the address shown below.
must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing
date of the announcement.
apply online, read the announcement carefully and note any rating
factors or KSAs that will need a response. From the announcement,
select Apply on Line. You will need to log on to access your existing
resumes or to create a new one and then submit it for consideration.
a narrative statement responding to the knowledge, skills and abilities
(KSAs) identified in the announcement. This information will be used to
determine your eligibility and/or rating and is required.
CONTACT INFO: Dana Ballou Phone: 301-436-1698 Fax: 301-436-2629 TDD:
800-877-8339 Email: Dana.Ballou@fda.hhs.gov Agency Information:
Department of Health and Human Services 5100 Paint Branch Parkway Room
4C-48,HFS-656 College Park, MD 20740 US Fax: 301-436-2629
EXPECT NEXT: Once your complete application is received we will conduct
an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The
most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager
for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a
selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will
be notified of the outcome.
United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political
affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age,
membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should
contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.