Friday, November 8, 2013

Deputy Associate General Counsel for Litigation - Food and Drug Division, U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Services

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Job Title:Deputy Associate General Counsel for Litigation
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Job Announcement Number:HHS-OGC-ES-13-970626


$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 21, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013




Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)


1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map


All groups of qualified individuals


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.
This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations.  This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession.  As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.
This position is located in the Food and Drug Division (FDD), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The incumbent serves as a principal legal counselor and adviser to Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on FDA enforcement and litigation matters.  Because of the significant and growing scope and breadth of the FDA programs, a second Deputy Associate General Counsel for Litigation position is being created to supervise and direct enforcement and defensive litigation of FDD.  In this capacity, the incumbent is one of two Deputy Associate General Counsels for Litigation having responsibility for satisfying FDA civil and criminal litigation responsibilities involving, among other things, the following areas:  drugs, biologics, foods, devices, veterinary medicine, imports and exports, international programs, radiation products, and tobacco.  The incumbent supervises the work of the employees involved in FDA enforcement and defensive cases and is held responsible for the success of those activities.  The incumbent serves as a member of the FDD senior management team and participates with the Associate General Counsel, the Principal Deputy Associate General Counsel, the other FDD Deputy Associate General Counsels for Program Review and Litigation, and the FDD Executive Officer in the overall management, program, and policy development for the office.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Application package must be received by closing date of the announcement.
  • Must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includesALL of the documents listed in the Required Documents section of this vacancy. 
Application packages for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing website by 11:59 PM (EST) by
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  You may preview the assessment questionnaire by clicking here: View Assessment Questions.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, you may use the following link:
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy Identification Number:  HHS-OGC-ES-13-970626.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.
If applying online poses a hardship, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed on this vacancy.


  1. Resume (ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, and social security number);
  2. Completion of online Questionnaire, including narrative responses to the TQs and ECQs;
  3. Documentation of J.D. or LL.B;
  4. SF-50, showing your current or former civil service status, if applicable; and
  5. Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.
NOTE:  Do not fax/upload documents that are not listed as required for this vacancy.  Only documents that are listed as required will be forwarded to the rating panel.


Phone: (320)632-2304
Agency Information:
HHS OHR Executive Resources
200 Independence Ave
Suite 801
Washington, DC