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Executive and Scientific Positions at ORA

ORA has a number of open executive level positions that encompass a variety of disciplines. Along with specific requirements for each position, candidates for these positions should:

  • Have experience in multiple management areas (e.g. personnel management, budgeting/financial management, change management, process management, etc.) for large organizations or encompassing a large portfolio of work.
  • Be decisive, politically astute, and able to be a public face for not only their organization, but ORA and the FDA as well.
  • Have experience managing competing priorities and working both horizontally and vertically in and across organizations.

Title 42: Executive and Scientific Positions at ORA

ORA hires Title 42 positions to recruit and retain the services of executive, supervisory/managerial individuals performing scientific work.  Individuals appointed under this authority must have a doctoral degree and a high level of scientific/professional qualifications and expertise.  Candidates must have professional experience and stature in their area of expertise commensurate with the duties of the scientific position being filled.

Title 21: 21st Century Cures Act Positions at ORA

Additionally, ORA will announce Title 21 (Cures) positions at the executive, scientific and technical levels among a variety of disciplines.  The specific requirements for each position will vary and candidates should read each job announcement to assess whether their knowledge, skills and experience align with the desirable qualifications.

More information on the 21st Century Cures Act can be found by clicking here.

Position Salary Location(s) Application Information
Consumer Safety Officer (Investigator): AD-0696     Starting at $78,592 (Title 21 Band A) Multiple vacancies in the following locations: Birmingham, AL; Alameda, CA; Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Woodland Hills, CA; Hartford, CT; Boca Raton, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Maitland, FL; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; College Park, GA; Bannockburn, IL; Chicago, IL; Boylston, MA; Stoneham, MA; Minneapolis, MN; East Brunswick, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; Jamaica, NY; White Plains, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Providence, RI; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Falls Church, VA; Portsmouth, VA; Richmond, VA Applications will be accepted from qualified internal and external applicants. This position is being filled under an excepted hiring authority, Title 21, Section 3072 of the 21st Century Cures Act. The candidate selected for this position will serve under a career or career-conditional appointment and be paid under the provisions of the authority.  All qualified candidates should email letter of interest addressing your experience in the major duties and responsibilities of the position, detailed current resume, redacted SF-50 (for federal employees only), and college transcript(s) (with foreign credentials evaluation, if applicable) to the ORA Executive Recruitment and Scientific Staffing Committee: ORAExecutiveandScientificRecruitment@fda.hhs.gov. Applications will be accepted through December 31st, 2023. Applicants must reference: 4-CSOI-OBIMO-A-name of preferred location(s) in the email subject line.

Current ORA Executive and Scientific Vacancies

This list is not comprehensive and represents only currently and recently advertised positions.



Application Information
No vacancies at this time.    


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