FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Higher Education Institution
Title 21 Vacancy Announcement
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Position: Associate Director for Professional Development (Multiple selections will be made from this announcement)
Location(s): Silver Spring, Maryland
Travel Requirements: This position requires up to 25% travel.
Application Period: Wednesday July 13, 2022 through Friday August 5, 2022
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Conditions of Employment: United States Citizenship is required.
Special Notes: 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. Additional information on 21st Century Cures Act can be found here.
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a major regulatory component of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications for an Associate Director for Professional Development to in the Office of Product Evaluation and Quality (OPEQ). Through its 10 offices, OPEQ assures patients have access to high quality, safe and effective products throughout the total product lifecycle.
The Associate Director for Professional Development (ADPD) position is located within one of the OPEQ offices and is responsible for overseeing programs that foster the professional development of the multidisciplinary workforce within the Office. The ADPD advises and directs the professional and overall development of all employees in the Office. This includes coaching, mentoring, and assessing professional development needs and analyzing program effectiveness, providing expert advice to higher level management regarding the Office’s professional development, and recommending improvements to support employee development across the Office.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Collaborates with the OPEQ Associate Director, Professional Development Staff and implements professional development policies, programs, trainings, and activities in the Office.
Provides coaching to support employees on career development and individual development plans. Assists with identification of development needs of employees researches the most efficient and cost-effective way to address those needs using internal and external resources.
Performs planning and works independently or on teams to create programs, processes, and policies for new and ongoing professional development initiatives and programs.
Seeks and maintains development opportunities, tools, and resources to support management and employee development.
Evaluates the effectiveness of professional development processes and programs and recommend changes as necessary.
Serves as a point of contact for representing Office on training requests and collaborating with center partners on training needs.
Professional Experience/Key Requirements:
To qualify for this position, you must possess technical experience and expertise which includes:
Performing career coaching, career counseling or career advisement;
Designing, implementing, and evaluating individual and/or employee development plans;
Leading and implementing professional development and/or training projects and programs across regulatory, scientific, medical, university or healthcare related organization;
Conducting development and training needs assessments and identifying efficient and cost-effective ways to address those needs; and
Engaging and collaborating with multidisciplinary stakeholders.
Completion of Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH), International Coaching Federation certification or equivalent certification.
Education/curriculum development and instructional design.
Applicants who are U.S. Citizens and born male, on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption.
This position may require financial disclosure reporting and will be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation. If you are hired, you may be required to divest of certain financial interests. You are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting any job offers. For additional information, please visit the FDA Ethics and Integrity Office.
How to Apply:
Submit an electronic resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing why you are uniquely qualified for this job.
Include Job Reference code “OPEQ Office Level Professional Development” in the email subject line.
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About FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
The world renowned U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a government agency that is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), assures that patients and providers have timely and continued access to safe, effective, and high-quality medical devices and safe radiation-emitting products. We provide consumers, patients, their caregivers, and providers with understandable and accessible science-based information about the products we oversee. We facilitate medical device innovation by advancing regulatory science, providing industry with predictable, consistent, transparent, and efficient regulatory pathways, and assuring consumer confidence in devices marketed in the U.S. FDA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from a diverse pool of high quality candidates. FDA offers its employees a wide array of benefits. If you are interested in leading the way in medical excellence, please click on the links to apply to the positions.