Deputy Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
Department of Health And Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Office of External Affairs
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD 1 vacancy
Yes as determined by agency policy
The Office of External Affairs (OEA) serves as the central point of
communications and education on all matters relating to the Food and
Drug Administration's (FDA) public health and regulatory activities,
including the development, coordination, and management of all FDA
communications and outreach efforts to the news media, health
professionals, patient advocates, industry, states, consumer groups,
and the general public.
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- As Deputy Associate Commissioner he/she assists the Associate
people and programs throughout the agency on strategy and
tactics to fulfill goals.
- The incumbent provides high level expertise to the Associate
policies, planning and requirements for goals and operational
- The Deputy Associate Commissioner participates in top management
Agency?s communications goals.
- The incumbent works directly with the Associate Commissioner in
managing and directing the communication of FDA-wide policies
- The incumbent provides executive direction and oversight in the
account trending topics across FDA and seeking avenues to
increase partnerships within FDA.
- The incumbent administers the coordination and execution of
including mass information media, organized stakeholder groups,
FDA employees and other identified audiences.
- Provides executive direction and leadership to OEA Directors and
keeping in line with the goals of the Commissioner, to meet the
changing needs of the Agency.
- Ensures the effective exchange of information, collaboration and
wide range of key issues and initiatives affecting global,
national and regional health programs and resources.
- The Deputy Associate Commissioner acts as OEA?s lead for
goals and priorities for OEA; and oversees strategic planning
- Fosters collaboration and regular and routine engagement across
HHS OPDIVs/StaffDIVs and the Immediate Office of the Secretary
leadership to ensure cross-cutting collaboration.
- Advises the Associate Commissioner and oversees the planning,
procedures that impact the operations/management and determines
- Works with the Associate Commissioner, in the direction and
industry, academia, ethnic and minority groups/tribal
governments and health professionals.
- Provides leadership to the Agency?s internal and external
utilized and maximized and coordinated across the Agency and
- Ensures OEA?s Associate Commissioner and Office Directors are
challenges that affect progress on program goals.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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- Development Managers
- Executive Secretaries
- Managers, All Other
- Managers, Development
- Office Secretaries
- Secretaries, Executive
- U.S. Citizenship is required for federal employment.
- Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
- Must complete 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously
- Application package must be received by closing date of this
- Ethics pre-clearance is required.
**In order to qualify for Deputy Associate Commissioner for External
Affairs, 0301, ES - 00, you must** possess the following:
- - Specialized Experience Requirement
- Basic Qualification Requirements
- Technical Qualifications (TQs)
- Managerial Qualifications (MQs)
- Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
To be qualified for this position, your resume must reflect
experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for
providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization
responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in
the administration of programs and operations and preventing and
detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. This
experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills,
superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and
experience in interacting with government and non-government
officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or
above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its
equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or
nongovernmental organizations. At this level, you would have
typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating
work that included managing and/or supervising other managers. You
must demonstrate in your resume, significant achievements,
increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record
of successful professional performance.
Basic Qualifications Requirement
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service
(SES), your resume must show evidence of progressively
responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior
executive level management capability, and that is directly related
to the skills and abilities outlined under:
1) Technical Qualifications (TQs);
2) Managerial Qualification (MQ); and
3) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Your resume must show that
you possess the following TQs:
1. Demonstrated experience in the formulation, implementation and
execution of priorities, policies, planning and evaluating the
efficiency or effectiveness of programs, projects or operations for
2. Demonstrated strategic planning and execution of cross-cutting
projects, short-range and long-range goals and priorities and the
management of strategic initiatives, communications and external
3. Demonstrated experience serving as senior leader, providing high
level expertise on significant and sensitive organization issues and
representing the organization across Departmental and Agency
leadership and advising on complex, sensitive and/or controversial
Managerial Qualification (MQ)-- Your resume must show that
you possess the following MQ:
1. Demonstrated experience managing an organization, providing
executive direction and oversight to a set of employees with a range
of disciplines, including senior advisors and subordinate
supervisors; developing and recommending strategy for all external
affairs matters, particularly for controversial and time sensitive
communication challenges; disciplining employees and evaluating
employee performance ; inspiring, motivate and guide others towards
team goal accomplishments and fostering team commitment,
cohesiveness and trust and develop leadership by coaching, mentoring
and rewarding team members.
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in
applying for this position to serve in the SES must resign their
commission if selected.
Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is
available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site
Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action,
and Result model outlined in the guide.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)