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Food and Drug Administration Management Officer in Silver Spring, Maryland


This Direct Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), in Silver Spring, MD. This Direct Hire recruitment with the Food and Drug Administration is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the "Coronavirus Disease 2019" (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency.


Participates and fully assist in the overall management of the different program Offices within the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). Recommends methods for improvement of office procedures and functions. Assists in regularly communicating and sharing program information with other Program Offices and Center management officers and project mangers to ensure visibility and synergy of Office of the Director (OD) activities. Keeps supervisory Management Officer aware of the status of projects managed including time frames and document requirements. Participates in evaluations, management audits and similar reviews to identify recurring problems.


Conditions of Employment


The position of Management Officer falls under the 0301 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet the following: Specialized Experience- Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. In order to qualify for the GS-12, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service to include (1) researching and answering questions regarding project activities; (2) assessing and recommending methods for improvement of management processes and procedures; and (3) providing input on program planning and management decisions. In order to qualify for the GS-13, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service to include (1) providing overall program and administrative support to an organization; (2) serving as advisor on operational matters to formulate and interpret policy directives; and (3) collaborating with senior management to plan and review future proposals for resource allocation. All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 11/27/2020. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process. You may be asked to provide additional information at a later time. All interview requests and selection decisions are at the full discretion of the hiring office. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date . To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


No education requirement.

Additional Information

Additional Conditions of Employment: Pre-employment physical required: NO Drug testing required: NO License required: NO Mobility agreement required: NO Immunization required: NO Bargaining Unit Position: YES, 3591 Telework eligible position: Telework is at the discretion of the supervisor. Additional Information: Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc. Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS. If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 11/27/2020) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. See Political Appointee FAQ - OPM for more.