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Consumer Safety Officer - Recent Graduate

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the federal government? You can make a difference to improve the health of all Americans. Join us and become a part of protecting consumer’s health and carrying out ORA’s mission to “Protect consumers/patients and enhance public health by ensuring timely access to safe, quality FDA-regulated products.” Look no further, join the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) team! For more information about FDA/ORA, click here.


  • As an Investigator, you will be responsible for conducting inspections and investigations in an industry regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and submitting written computer-generated reports accompanied by supporting evidence documenting violations of the laws that we enforce.


  • Investigators routinely examine products covering six primary areas: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, human and animal foods, biologics, bioresearch monitoring, and imports to ensure compliance with U.S. law. This includes imported products at ports of entry around the country. 


  • FDA works closely with our U.S. Customs and Border Protection counterparts to cover ports of entry along with nine International Mail Facilities (IMF). In some districts, a CSO assigned to import operations may be trained/assigned to one of the United States border locations or IMF.


Recent graduates

Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency - Recent graduates who have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years; veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply; or students expecting to obtain a degree or certificate by December 31, 2023 may apply.

  • Announcement #1 (Req 405063):   Locations include: Miami Lakes, FL; Atlanta, GA; South Bend, IN; Houlton, ME; Brunswick, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Highgate Springs, VT; Green Bay, WI; Madison, WI; Wauwatosa, WI.
  • Announcement #2 (Req 405064):   Locations include: South San Francisco, CA; Lakewood, CO; Eastport, ID; Bannockburn, IL; Itasca, IL; Sweet Grass, MT; Albuquerque, NM; Blaine, WA.