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Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist

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! HHS 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.

Join FDA and serve on the frontlines protecting our nation's public health safety within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). At ORA, we work in a range of program areas and locations, with 227 offices and 13 laboratories throughout the nation or around the world. Our employees inspect product facilities; investigate criminal violations; analyze lab samples; provide administrative services, and much more.

This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration and is located in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) which provides a focal point for all aspects of ORA Field Laboratories and serves as the Office of Regulatory Affairs' headquarters for scientific and technical staff.

  • Provides occupational specific technical and administrative direction 25 percent or more of the time to three or more subordinate employees performing the work and functions of the organization.
  • Participates fully in formal and informal policy and planning activities to formulate the overall ORS laboratory food and feed program operating goals, objectives and milestones for the Laboratory.
  • Functions at the expert scientific level of authority at the Laboratory and, as such, maintains a state-of-the-art knowledge of laboratory/scientific endeavors and initiatives in the food and feed program areas.
  • Ensures adequate scientific integration and coordination with personnel from other ORS Field laboratories, ORS, ORA Program Directors, and FDA Program Center(s).Reviews, evaluates, and develops strategic plans and strategies based on information submitted by subordinates.

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