Careers at ONC

ONC, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is helping to transform the nation’s healthcare system through policies, programs, and investments. Our vision is “better health enabled by data,” which means all our work helps to advance the use and sharing of electronic health information to improve healthcare outcomes.

Created by executive order in 2004, we have made big strides in improving health care through market-shifting policies and initiatives that have dramatically changed how we share and use health information.

To help make an impact on health care through technology, come work at ONC! We seek to attract and develop skilled professionals in the standards, technology, policy, and healthcare fields. As a relatively young agency, we value a flexible and high-performing culture that welcomes new ideas and perspectives. Our strength is our willingness to take on big challenges through innovation and resourcefulness.

Get to know ONC! Download the ONC careers brochure [PDF - 2.3 MB] 

ONC Career Opportunities

OTECH Principal Deputy Director

The OTECH Principal Deputy Director serves as principal advisor to the OTECH Executive Director on OTECH program activities and recommends actions and strategies to coordinate ONC efforts related to certification, standards, network scalability, and technical strategies and analysis. Duties include: 1) Providing executive direction, leadership, and strategic vision and guidance to staff to assure coordination of the OTECH program operations and management; 2) Providing technology guidance and internal coordination to the OTECH Executive Director and subordinates in the broad areas of cross agency coordination and alignment between operational means and programmatic goals; and 3) Developing program objectives and directing overall OTECH day-to-day program operations.

Announcement Number: HHS-ONC-ES-24- 12419641

Position Title: Principal Deputy Director, Office of Technology

Pay Plan-Series-Grade: ES-0301-00

Open Date: Friday, May 24, 2024

Close Date: Friday, June 7, 2024

Announcement LinkHHS-ONC-ES-24-12419641

Get to Know Us

Get a feel for our ONC staff members and the work they do in our ‘Inside ONC’ blog series. The ‘Inside ONC’ blog series introduces you to members of the ONC team with each new blog post and highlights an inclusive landscape of ONC staff members, a variety of positions, and the diverse backgrounds of those working within ONC.

Read the ‘Inside ONC’ Staff Profiles

How to Apply? 

To view ONC’s open positions, please see Before you can start applying through USAJOBS, you will first need to complete the following steps:

  1. Create a account
  2. Create a USAJOBS profile
  3. Create or upload a resume 

Once you have found a job you are interested in: 

  1. Prepare your job application
  2. Submit your application
  3. Check your USAJOBS account for status updates 

For more information about the application process, please visit

 Hiring Resources


Pathways to Public Service

In partnership with other HHS agencies, in 2019, ONC initiated the Pathways to Public Service (PTPS) program to equip students of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) with the knowledge and skills needed to be viable candidates in their pursuit of careers in public service through internships and entry-level positions.

Through virtual fairs and professional development workshops, students are educated on the mission of HHS, the Federal Government’s Pathways Programs, and the federal hiring process.

Visit the PTPS program page for more specific opportunities and information for students of MSIs

Read about our Pathways to Public Service program [PDF - 265 KB]



The federal government uses a system for categorizing and defining jobs. A 'grade' refers to the General Schedule (GS) pay scale. It indicates the pay level for the job/position. If you haven't worked for the federal government yet, you may not be sure what grade you fall into. The table below will provide some guidance.


Level of Education Required


1 academic year above high school


2 academic years above high school OR an Associate's degree


4 academic years of post high school education leading to a bachelorʼs degree or equivalent degree


1 full academic year of graduate level education OR eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision of bachelorʼs degree


2 full academic years of graduate level education, OR a masterʼs degree or equivalent graduate degree


PhD or equivalent degree

For specific salaries by grade and locality, please visit OPM’s website and view their GS Pay Tables for the applicable year.

How ONC is Organized

Office of the National Coordinator

Immediate Office of the National Coordinator

Clinical Division

Evidence, Impacts, and Outcomes Division

Public Affairs and Communication Division

Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Immediate Office

Data and Reporting

Cybersecurity and Enterprise Architecture Division

Enterprise Risk Management Division

Financial and Human Capital Division

Information Systems Division

Operational Services Division

Procurement and Grants Division

Office of Policy

Immediate Office

Interoperability Division

Regulatory and Policy Affairs Division

Strategic Planning & Coordination Division

Office of Technology

Immediate Office

Certification and Testing Division

Networks and Scalability

Standards Division

Technical Strategy and Analysis Division