About FDA

Policy Analyst

Description of Duties
  • Develops and/or revises policies and programs involving complex matters affecting drug compliance.
  • Drafts proposals for new policy statements involving drug compliance and enforcement.
  • Researches complex or controversial issues of wide public interest.
  • Serves as an expert in policy matters related to area of responsibility.
  • Makes presentations at conferences and professional meetings before regulated industries and the professional community.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with science and regulatory personnel to ensure policy documents are well-written and consistent.
GS-13:  Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, developing and revising agency policies and programs relating to drug compliance and enforcement; conducting policy analysis and evaluation; collaborating with regulated industry, including personnel with a scientific background, on drug compliance and/or enforcement policy matters or interpretation; and presenting briefings to stakeholders.
There is no substitution of higher education for the required specialized experience.
Grade (Salary) Levels
Federal General Schedule (GS) grade levels at which pharmacologists positions are commonly filled are:
  • GS-12/13 at the headquarters and field levels
Geographical Location
Policy Analysts are located at HQ (suburban Washington, D.C.) and in facilities throughout the U.S.


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