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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 Graduate - Consumer Safety Officer (CSO) Announcements

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CSO Announcement 1 / Control Number 709672400 Locations include: Lakewood, CO; Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Hinsdale, IL; Des Moines, IA; Lenexa, KS; Stoneham, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Saint Louis, MO; Omaha, NE; Newark, NJ; Queens, NY; Raleigh, NC; Beaverton, OR; Portland, OR; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX 03/28/2023
CSO Announcement 2 / Control Number 709672600 Locations include: Tempe, AZ; Alameda, CA; Fresno, CA; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Ontario, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; South San Francisco, CA; Stockton, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Salt Lake City, UT; Bothell, WA; Seattle, WA; Green Bay, WI; Madison, WI; Wauwatosa, WI 03/28/2023
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HHS Recruitment Information Webinar Part 1: “Join America’s Premier Healthcare Agency!” Featuring HHS Operating Division (OpDiv) Representatives-Providing an overview of OpDiv missions, mission critical occupations and recruitment efforts and initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.


HHS Recruitment Information Webinar Part 2: Get to Know Us Part 2 – “Join America’s Premier Healthcare Agency”. Part 2 will feature representatives from HHS Office of the Secretary Staffing Divisions (StaffDivs) who will provide an overview of the mission of their StaffDiv, identify mission critical occupations and discuss StaffDiv DEIA recruitment efforts and implementation initiatives.


HHS Recruitment Information Webinar Part 3: “How to Obtain Your Dream Job in Federal Government” presentations from representatives on Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP), “How to Apply for a Federal Job” and “Get Involved with Training” and others.


HHS Recruitment Information Webinar Part 4: “Interviewing Techniques” presentation by DeShan Mingo King, Senior Human Resource Specialist, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.


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LinkedIn Showcase - FDA Recruitment Network

The LinkedIn FDA Recruitment Network is a shared space for current and prospective FDA employees to explore new job opportunities when they become available and to learn more about working at FDA. The primary goal of this site is to highlight open FDA positions, share important tips for becoming a hireable candidate, information about our various centers, and insights into what working at FDA looks like for various employees.

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ORA Consumer Safety Officer (CSO), Miyo Saito

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