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Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Rockville, Maryland
Starting at $287,836
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Manager / Director
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The Center for Veterinary Medicine is recruiting for a Director to provide overall leadership and management for the Center, coordinates and works to integrate CVM programs with those of the other FDA Centers; serves as a liaison between FDA and other government agencies, academic institutions and private organizations; and is responsible for the direction, performance and quality of CVM's programs and activities. 

Full Job Description:


Formulates CVM priorities within the context of FDA's overarching consumer protection mandate. Applies knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, labeling, distributing, marketing and use of veterinary medical products in the United States to make decisions on the highest priorities for CVM's resources in terms of the safety and health of consumers of food producing animal products and on safety and health of animals, including companion, food producing and minor species.

• Develops and implements FDA's policies and programs related to veterinary animal drugs, feed additives and devices. Identifies significant issues in Center/Agency programs related to animal and public health.

• Provides scientific direction and leadership for the Center to ensure that decisions are based on adequate scientific evidence and sound scientific and technical reasoning. Takes appropriate action to correct deficiencies in decision-making to ensure that the health and safety of humans and animals and the public is optimally served. Guides Center decision-making on particularly difficult and/or controversial scientific and policy issues.

• Coordinates and integrates efforts of Center veterinary medical experts, scientists, regulatory experts and other professionals across organizational lines within the Center in order to provide for optimum utilization of all Center resources. Ensures that organizational structure of the Center provides for maximum effectiveness and efficiency of operations; effects changes as may be required.

• Represents FDA in discussions, meetings, and conferences with Congress, top-level Departmental, Office of Management and Budget, and Agency officials, industry representatives, scientific and professional organizations and personnel from other executive departments and independent Federal agencies, State and local governmental counterparts and significant issues and actions related to FDA programs. Presents expert conclusions and recommendations reflecting the Agency's position on CVM-related issues; and commits FDA resources toward program accomplishments and/or for developing courses of action and alternatives in the resolution of problems.

 How to Apply

Submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter by 11:59pm on 11/25/2022 to:

For questions, please contact Please reference Job Reference ID in subject line of email: CVM2022

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The Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment.

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