This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug
Administration, with multiple locations throughout the U.S. and its
NOTE: Based on the center, specific Physician duties may vary
from described duties in the announcement.
Note: Salary figures shown represent the OPM General Schedule
Base Salary. Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) is authorized
in addition to base pay in order to recruit and retain highly
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- Physicians will support the administration of health programs
through a variety of activities. May develop clinical rationale for
the coverage of new medical services, devices, and/or diagnostic
- Monitor the post market safety and effectiveness of medical
devices and/or drug/tobacco products, food safety and veterinarian
medicine marked and used nationwide.
- Support the administration of occupational health programs and
safety and health initiatives, provide associated consultation
services. Determine the safety or efficacy of medical products
and/or consumer drugs in clinical settings.
- Serve as a technical resident expert on various medical issues
and products to include new drugs and tobacco products as well as
medical devices, food safety and/or veterinarian medicine.
- May conduct clinical reviews and analyses of the quality of
Federal health programs. Provide clinical support for the analysis
of potential medical device-related public risks.
- Conduct medical review and evaluation of safety and health
regulations, provide medical, toxicological, and epidemiological
assistance to support safety and health investigations, etc.
- Design, conduct, and analyze evaluation studies and
surveillance projects to measure the effectiveness of scientific
public health programs and strategies.
- Establish policies regarding the analysis and interpretation of
surveillance or regulation of medical devices, new drugs, generic
drugs, and/or tobacco products, etc. and guidelines and performance
expectations for staff members.
- Advise on policy guidance, conduct document reviews and
interpret legislation affecting medical devices and/or new drugs or
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
- Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be
considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated
- Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary
payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a
financial institution of your choice.
- Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a
security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be
grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject
to additional investigations at a later time.
- FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the
I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to
determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you
must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
- Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning
eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and
verification. False representation may be grounds for
non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
The position of Physician falls under the 0602 occupational
series. To qualify for this position at grade GP- 14, you must meet
A. DEGREE: You must have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of
Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United
States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the
Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association
(external link); Association of American Medical Colleges (external
link); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link);
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American
Osteopathic Association (external link), or an accrediting body
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at
the time the degree was obtained.
B. Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or
equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide
education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in
the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in
the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external
link), a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed
premedical education in the United States and graduate education in
a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical
NOTE: You must provide a copy of your Doctor of Medicine
transcripts (unofficial), foreign equivalency, or ECFMG results
with your application to document that you have met the education
requirement. Failure to do so will result in you being rated
ineligible for this position. Your transcripts must show
completion/conferred date. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted
in the application package. Official transcripts will be required
prior to your starting work.
LICENSURE: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must
possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or
registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia,
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United
States. You must provide a copy of your medical license with your
application. Failure to do so will result in you being rated
ineligible for this position.
Note: Due to COVID-19, a State Emergency Declaration was
provided for medical license holders in specific states, that
approved extensions to license expiration dates. If your medical
license expired during the COVID-19 health emergency, and you were
provided an extension for the state where your medical license was
obtained, please provide the appropriate documentation along with
your expired medical license to meet the licensure requirement.
GRADUATE TRAINING: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine
or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had
at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service
in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year
of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited
for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training
programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship
programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within
the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are
An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice
in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of
medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine,
surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics).
Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for
internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).
A residency program involves training in a specialized field of
medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in
the specialty by a recognized body American Medical Association
(external link), (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate
Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).
A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond
residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a
clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution
accredited in the United States for such training.
Additional requirements for GS-14 -- 4 years of graduate
training in the specialty of the position to be filled or
equivalent experience and training in regulatory science and/or
Please be sure to clearly define the number of years using month
and year in additional to describing duties performed during that
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.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern
Time) on 12/30/2021 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.
Positions are located in the Department Health and Human
Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Prince
George's and Montgomery Counties, MD and may be filled in the
Center for Biologics & Evaluation Research (CBER) - Applicant
will regulate biological products for human use under applicable
federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) - Applicant will
provide regulatory oversight for investigation studies during drug
development and making decisions regarding marketing approval for
new (innovative or non-generic) drugs, including decisions related
to changes to already marketed products.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) -Applicants
should possess excellent communication skills including outreach
experience as well as experience with medical device
surveillance/identification of problems with medical devices.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Seeking
applicants with experience in treating allergic reactions or be
well-versed in the medical basis for food allergies.
Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) - Applicants should have
direct patient-care related clinical experience. Experience in
diagnosis and/or treatment of tobacco-related illness is beneficial
The Office of the Commissioner (OC) - Applicant will provide
centralized agency-wide program direction in management services
for agency programs to ensure that FDA's consumer protection
efforts are effectively managed within its regulatory
Candidates may be eligible to receive Title 38 Physician and
Dentist Pay (PDP), in addition to the regular General Schedule base
salary. T38 PDP is determined by the FDA Center to which you may
become employed. To receive T38 PDP you must have an active
unrestricted medical license.
Positions will be filled as Permanent with a full-time or
part-time work schedule.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications
for this position, you must submit an official transcript,
unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned,
completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. 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 U.S. education program. For further information, click
on foreign education.
Submitting Your Transcripts: Positions which are scientific or
technical in nature often have very specific educational
requirements. A transcript is required to verify educational
achievement. Pay careful attention to the Qualifications and
Education sections to identify vacancies where a transcript is
required. Even if you hold a similar position or are a current
employee, you are not exempt from transcript requirements.
Electronic Transcript Caution: If you have obtained your
transcripts electronically, the file might contain security
measures that could prevent our application system from reading the
file. Therefore, you should consider asking the institution to
provide the file in a non-secured electronic format. Alternatively,
you could scan or take a photo of the printed copy of the
transcript. If your uploaded transcript cannot be read by our
system, you may only receive consideration and credit for the
information we can access.
See the Application Manager Documentation for tips on submitting
your paper-based documents.