The incumbent serves as a senior public health analyst responsible for planning, formulating, analyzing, evaluating, and / or implementing program policies for public health programs.
Managing cross-cutting initiatives to accomplish programmatic goals relating to the use of legal epidemiology as a science-based policy and law tool to improve public health service delivery.
As a you will : Provide expert-quality formal and informal reports that address vital issues, multi-functional study and analytical approaches, expert-level findings, and cogent, substantive recommendations that are primarily used as the basis for key executive-level management decisions.
Conduct policy and law related research to evaluate highly visible actions such as laws and policies impacting public health service delivery.
Review and assess the effectiveness of current public health policies and determines where new or changed policies are required to effectively execute public health programs, missions, and functions.
Prepare Congressional testimony, policy documents, briefings, reports, summaries, responses to requests for information, and other substantive documents.
Manage cross-cutting initiatives to accomplish programmatic goals relating to the use of legal epidemiology as a science-based policy and law tool to improve public health.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
US Citizenship is required. Background Investigation is required.
E-Verify : If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
One-year probationary period may be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid : No
Bargaining Unit Position : No
Drug Screening Required : No Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized : No Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized : No
Promotion potential : No
Supervisory position : No Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Public Trust / Moderate Background Investigation is required. Current or Former Political Appointees : Agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code.
If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Current or Former Political Appointees : Submit SF-50.
Basic Qualifications Requirements
Requirements Continued : In accordance with Executive Order of September 14, , The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace.
The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace.
The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public.
Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring.
If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result.
In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.
Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment.
The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed.
It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.
g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED
Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement.
By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP / ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.
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) :
Networking and Partnership Development Oral CommunicationProgram Planning and DevelopmentProject Management Public Health Information DisseminationResults DrivenTeam Building
Positions may be available in multiple locations across the United States, or eligible for telework and remote work opportunities, based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Workplace Flexibilities Policy.
The salary listed is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Locality pay will be adjusted to reflect location negotiated after selection. If selected, you will be required to sign a Workplace Flexibilities Agreement.
Find more information on locality and pay scales. To Remain An Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer Join more than 6, highly qualified public health professionals as part of the U.
S. Public Health Service. Overseen by the Surgeon General, you will be part of an elite and diverse team of professionals essential to public health leadership and exemplary clinical service PHS Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps, you are welcome to apply and receive a courtesy referral.
Note that a courtesy referral is not a competitive civil service process and does not provide civil service status for the selected employee.
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Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. The utilization of shared certificates within multiple Centers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used from this vacancy announcement for specialties to include but not limited to : Applied Epidemiology, Behavioral Epidemiology, Chronic Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, HIV / AIDS, Immunization, Infectious Diseases (e.
g. Viral, Parasitic, etc.), Influenza, Malaria, Non-communicable Diseases, Outbreak Investigations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Surveillance, Tropical Medicine, Tuberculosis (TB), Viral Hepatitis, and / or Zoonotic Diseases.
Recruitment and / or relocation incentives may be authorized. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD- or other proof of eligibility.
If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
For more information on veterans' preference see Males born after December 31, must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on "People with Disabilities" please see
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes : 1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
Do not include the following types of information in your profile or resume : Classified or government sensitive information Social Security Number (SSN) Photos of yourself Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
Encrypted and digitally signed documents 2. Other supporting documents : Cover Letter, optional Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (The SF-50 should reflect a # 1 or 2 for your tenure code in Item # 24, and a # 1 in item # 34 of the document), if applicable Time-In-Grade : If you are applying for a higher grade, but your SF-50 doesn't clearly demonstrate you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement, you may need to provide an additional SF-50, or equivalent.
e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held). Schedule A Eligibility Letter, if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.
and most recent performance appraisal). For Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers Submit your latest Personnel Order (PHS-) as an USPHS Active Duty Commissioned Corps Officer For USPHS Commissioned Corps Call-To-Active Duty (CAD) Candidates : In lieu of PHS Personnel Order (PHS-), submit an official copy of your USPHS CAD Medical and Professional Boarding notifications stating you are physically qualified and recommended for appointment.
For Peace Corps : Former and present Peace Corps personnel may be considered to fill vacancies. Peace Corps personnel are eligible for consideration if you have completed at least 36 months of continuous service, without a break in service of 3 days or more.
This requirement is consistent with section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. ), which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers) and is applicable within 3 years after separation from qualifying service with the Peace Corps.
A copy of your SF-50 is required to support your request. Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service for any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe.
Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit :
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11 : 59 PM (EST) on 09 / 29 / of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click