Health Scientist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This position is located in the
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory (CSELS), Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS), Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) located in Atlanta, GA.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement
HHS-CDC-D2-17-1836249
under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.

NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred as (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Must provide a copy of your transcript(s).

DUTIES:

As a Health Scientist you will:

  • Plan and conduct scientific surveys/studies or projects to identify and solve public health problems.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on operations that are critical to public health community at large.
  • Apply established methodologies and techniques.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and to various other organizations.
  • Collaborate on programs, projects, studies and coordinates efforts with other program staff, other CDC Centers, Institutes and Offices.
  • Prepare scientific and other articles and technical reports for publication.
  • Present at international and national meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirement:

Degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Minimum Requirement:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in training others in the performance of complex technical laboratory procedures, designing and developing technical training programs, performing clinical or public health laboratory procedures, and experience working in a team environment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Establish and maintain relationships for the purpose of achieving business goals.
  • Identify and apply analytical methods, techniques, and tools to analyze and interpret data.
  • Design methods and tools to collect valid and reliable qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Recognize each person's differences and utilize those to increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Gather/analyze information to identify gaps & determine needs related to public health problems.
  • Deliver clear, effective communication and take responsibility for understanding others.
  • Apply different evaluation approaches & methodologies to assess program and system effectiveness.
  • Focus on desired results and set and achieve challenging goals.
  • Express oneself clearly in business writing.
  • BENEFITS:

    The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at
    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
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