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Director, Europe Office

US Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Closing date
Oct 5, 2022
This position is being filled under a stream-lined hiring authority, Title 21, Section 3072 of the 21st Century Cures Act. The candidate selected for this position will serve under a career or career-conditional appointment and be paid under the provisions of the authority. Additional information on 21st Century Cures Act can be found here: full vacancy announcement: Period: August 11, 2022 - September 01, 2022Area of Consideration: United States Citizenship is required. You must be a US Citizen or US National. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.Position:Director, Europe OfficeSeries: 0685Location(s): Brussels, BelgiumWork Schedule: Full TimeSalary: Starting at $168,914Cures Band(s): Band FFull Performance Band Level: Band FTravelRequirements:25%Bargaining Unit: 8888Relocation Expenses Reimbursement: You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.The mission of the Office of Global Policy and Strategy (OGPS) is to protect and promote the public health of Americans by effectively advancing FDA's public health mission globally. OGPS performs foreign inspections, and provides executive oversight, strategic leadership, and policy direction on FDA's global engagements including information sharing, international standards development, trade relations, and collaboration activities with partner regulatory authorities or multilateral institutions.Duties/Responsibilities:Serves as an agency technical expert in working with senior, policy-level officials and technical specialist at other US regulatory agencies, such as the US Department of Agriculture, and others; which work in areas that impact FDA.Works closely with other US agencies including the department of State, the US Trade Representative toward the conception, development and implementation of agreements with foreign countries.Represents FDA senior leadership at meetings with international regulatory authorities or other governmental officials, foreign manufacturers, professionals, and collaborating associations involved with regulating, reviewing, evaluating, or developing FDA regulated products.Participating fully with the Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy and the Director of OGO, directs the implementation of new FDA policies, scientific and regulatory programs and activities that impact the mission of the office.Stays abreast of new developments in the area of responsibility within the host country or region; monitors and tracks new legislation, guidelines or policy initiatives; procures copies of supplementary legislation, new documents and other materials, and prepares appropriate reports to inform decision making at FDA headquarters.There is no basic education requirement for this grade/level.Professional Experience:Must have one year of specialized experience planning and managing foreign regulatory review operations; Evaluating and analyzing complex public health programs and policies; Advising management on policies, operations, products, and services to improve global public health program and initiatives.Desired Education:Competitive candidates will have earned an advanced scientific, management, or social science degree.Desired Professional Experience:Priority will be placed on candidates with relevant, recent management experiences in driving continual improvement and change management.Strong knowledge of FDA policies, procedures, and statutory authorities as well as an understanding of how medical products are regulated by foreign counterparts.Demonstrate a deep understanding of global health policy, diplomatic and foreign affairs, and demonstrate an ability to work with the Department of State on the management and administration of offices within US Embassies.Submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter by September 01, 2022 to: . Candidate resumes may be shared with hiring official within the Office of Global Policy and Strategy with a similar job vacancy. Candidates can opt out of this process by annotating resume with "do not share". For questions, please contact Jessica Lacey, 301-796-7462. Please reference Job Reference ID: 22-001T21OGPSSDL2017

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