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Jobs at the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA)


You want to make a difference. FDA wants to hire you


At ORA, you make a difference in protecting the health of the American people.

ORA has an ongoing need for qualified individuals with backgrounds in health-related sciences, regulatory policy, and information technology. This includes multilingual applicants for STEM positions. We encourage multilingual candidates to apply for our mission critical positions. 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.

ORA is the lead office for all agency field activities. ORA inspects regulated products and manufacturers, conducts sample analyses of regulated products and reviews imported products offered for entry into the United States. In addition to executing its mission through its federal workforce, ORA also works with its state, local, tribal, territorial and foreign counterparts to further the agency’s mission.  ORA represents the field offices of FDA and serves as the traditional eyes and ears of the agency through its network of investigators and laboratory analysts nationwide and across the globe.  ORA works closely with each of the Centers and with other components of the agency to enforce the laws that protect and advance the public health.

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Recent Grads 

Recent Grad Consumer Safety Officer (CSO), GS-0696-07 Position (Open: 10/25/2023 – Close: 11/27/2023)
The incumbent serves as a Consumer Safety Officer who demonstrates and is recognized for a high level of competence in the full range of commodities regulated within the boundaries of an FDA Program such as; foods, drugs, medical devices, imports, etc. or in a narrow specialty within a program area. Applicants may apply to one of the duty stations as listed.

Job Series / Grade(s) Announcement Link Locations
Consumer Safety Officer (CSO), Announcement #1 GS-0696-07  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/755442500 Locations include: Miami Lakes, FL; Atlanta, GA; South Bend, IN; Davenport, IA; Des Moines, IA; Houlton, ME; Brunswick, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Greenville, SC; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Highgate Springs, VT; Green Bay, WI; Madison, WI; Wauwatosa, WI
Consumer Safety Officer (CSO), Announcement #2 GS-0696-07 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/755601300 Locations include: South San Francisco, CA; Lakewood, CO; Boise, ID; Eastport, ID; Bannockburn, IL; Itasca, IL; Peoria, IL; Lenexa, KS; Springfield, MO; Sweet Grass, MT; Omaha, NE; Albuquerque, NM; Blaine, WA; Bothell, WA


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A Day in the Life Videos

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