Office of Dietary Supplement Programs Deputy Director

US Food and Drug Administration
Riverdale, MD
Oct 02, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
View full vacancy here: Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP). The ODSP serves as the Center lead for policy development and strategic management of the dietary supplement program, which includes guidelines, regulations, safety assessments, and compliance strategy. This work enforces the supplement provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe marketing, quality production, and truthful labeling of dietary supplements. ODSP also consults on chemistry and toxicology research in dietary supplements; reviews, evaluates, and supports enforcement actions based on current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and labeling/claims violations; and reviews dietary supplement adverse event reports. To learn more about CFSAN and the work we do, please click on the link: Deputy Director, ODSP. RF-0401, 0403, 0405, 0415, 1320.This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers. No previous federal experience is required. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and may provide entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.Open Period:July 8, 2022 to August 8, 2022Salary Starting: at $180,000, commensurate with experience DutyLocation: College Park, MarylandDuties- Collaborates with the Office Director in providing leadership to an interdisciplinary staff with responsibility for developing guidelines and regulations, conducting safety assessments and implementing compliance and enforcement strategies to ensure the safe marketing and truthful labeling of dietary supplements.- Monitors, coordinates, and advises the Office Director on all CFSAN scientific, regulatory, and management programs, policies and plans related to ODSP's mission to ensure the safe marketing, quality production, and truthful labeling of dietary supplements.- Collaborates with the Office Director in the formulation, development, and execution of short- and long-range goals for the dietary supplement program and in monitoring progress towards achieving organizational goals, making short- and long-range goal adjustments, as needed.- Collaborates with the Office Director and Center leadership to determine and evaluate information needed to develop new dietary supplement policies and evaluate the effectiveness and the extent to which organizational activities accomplish the Center's and FDA's responsibilities and public health mission. *Provides policy, scientific and technical advice and assistance to the industry and to other Federal, State, local, and foreign government public health officials on dietary supplement program, policy, and review activities as well as other public health issues related to FDA's dietary supplement program.- Represents the office and provides expert advice throughout the Center, the Agency, other Federal Agencies, US and foreign government officials including Congress, and external stakeholders including industry, international and domestic organizations on dietary supplements.- In the absence of, or as designated, acts for the ODSP Director.QualificationsYou must be a US citizen.A Ph.D. or other earned doctorate in toxicology, pharmacology, chemistry, biology, microbiology, or related scientific field is required.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 US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university. For further information, visit: in scientific or regulatory activities (applications and/or notifications) related to dietary supplements.Managerial experience in a scientific or public health environment.Experience that demonstrates the ability to communicate and effectively interact with high level government officials, the scientific/academic communities, medical or health related organizations, and other top-level representatives of counterpart federal agencies, foreign governments, representatives of the regulated industry, and others is also required.How to ApplyQualified candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae or resume narrative addressing the qualification requirements, cover letter, and transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for the application process) electronically to: with the subject line, "ODSP Deputy Director application." Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on August 8, 2022.The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.SDL2017

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