The U.S. Department of Health of Human Services (HHS), Office of Counsel to the Inspector General is seeking to hire a seasoned attorney to assist in providing oversight of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) medical device program and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote the efficiency and protect the integrity of the most vital programs affecting our nation’s public health. The attorney will provide counsel to auditors, evaluators, law enforcement agents, and management and policy staff on a variety of issues critical to advancing the OIG’s mission. If you have at least three years of experience involving FDA’s medical device program, NIH, Federal research grants, or some combinationof the three, please consider joining our team of more than 90 dedicated legal professionals. The HHS OIG is ranked in the top 10% of best places to work in the Federal Government. If you are a current Federal employee, you may qualify for a GS-13, GS-14, or GS-15 position (click here for more information about applying). All other applicants may qualify for a GS-13 or GS-14 position (click here for more information about applying). If you have any questions, please submit them to Advice.Resumes@oig.hhs.gov.
Applicants must demonstrate three or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, involving the NIH, Federal research grants, or the FDA's medical device program or some combination of the three. Alternative or substitute experience will not be accepted.
Applicants must be graduates of a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must submit to and pass a background investigation.
Applicants must also be U.S. citizens.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This position is being advertised at the GS 13/14/15 levels. OIG will determine salary based on the candidate's years of experience, qualifications, and current Federal salary. This position has promotional potential to the GS-15 level.
About Department of Health and Human Service
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) supports the mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. The OIG is comprised of dedicated professionals promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs administered by HHS agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration. The integrity of these programs is evaluated, and any fraud, waste, or abuse is addressed by OIG.
The HHS OIG is recognized as one of the Federal Government's best places to work. HHS OIG ranked in the top 10% of agency subcomponents (#15 of 150) in the Partnership for Public Service's "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" 2017 rating. For more information, see (http://www.bestplacestowork.org).
With a staff of more than 90 professionals, the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) provides all legal services for OIG. The office is divided into three branches: Advice, Administrative and Civil Remedies, and Industry Guidance. The Advice Branch fulfills a role for OIG similar to the role fulfille...d by a typical government general counsel's office. Advice attorneys support OIG's auditors, evaluators, law enforcement agents, and its management and policy staff. Advice attorneys handle a wide range of topics, including legal reviews of audits, evaluations, and other written products created by the other OIG components, subpoenas, law enforcement questions, employment issues, internal inquiries, ethics, privacy, contracts, and constitutional tort claims.