Center for Veterinary Medicine Director, Office of Surveillance & Compliance, Food and Drug Administration, Maryland, United States (U.S. Citizenship required)

Closes: May 23, 2018

The position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Surveillance and Compliance.  The Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OSC) has primary responsibility for: compliance-related actions, post-approval monitoring, and animal feed safety. OSC monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed drugs after they enter the market. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and State agencies, the Office monitors the occurrence of unsafe drug residues in meat, milk, and poultry products. OSC assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. The Office coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. The Office regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers.

The Director, OSC holds a key executive leadership position in CVM and, as a senior science/regulatory manager, is responsible for providing scientific/regulatory leadership and direction for FDA’s regulatory program activities associated with animal drugs, animal food, and devices.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must have experience managing a large complex organization with a multi-disciplinary scientific, technical, health related staff involved in a variety of scientific, public health and regulatory activities associated with drugs, food or devices. (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)
  2. Applicants must have experience managing regulatory or compliance activities/programs that includes developing or reviewing policy, developing approaches and programs for investigating and evaluating the compliance of regulated domestic and foreign industries with laws and regulations administered by the FDA. (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)
  3. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
    • Leading Change: Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.   Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.  (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)
    • Leading People: Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)
    • Results Driven: Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)
    • Business Acumen: Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)
    • Building Coalitions: Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, foreign governments, international organizations, academia, or industry to achieve common goals. (Narrative Response Required-2 Page Limit)

 Desirable Qualifications:

In addition, it is desirable that applicants possess knowledge and understanding of the provisions, limitations, and practical application of Food and Drug Administration laws and regulations. (Narrative Response Required, if applicable-2 Page Limit)

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The salary range for the position is from $105,123 to $275,000 based on experience and education and may be filled through a Title 42(f) or another appointing authority as a Biologist (401), Microbiologist (403), Toxicologist (415), Animal Scientist (487), Consumer Safety Officer (696), Veterinary Medical Officer, (701), Chemist (1320), or Regulatory Counsel (301).  Further qualification requirement information can be found at:

Applicants must submit the following to: with the subject line of “Director, OSC” by May 23, 2018

  • A current resume
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts/foreign education evaluation are acceptable at time of application)
  • A written narrative statement addressing Mandatory Qualifications which include the five Executive Core Qualifications (2-page limit for each mandatory qualification and 2-page limit for each of the 5 ECQs)
  • A written narrative addressing the Desirable Qualification should also be submitted, if applicable (2-page limit)

 *U.S. Citizenship required.*


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