JOB SUMMARY :
CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC? 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 announcement will be used to fill positions in various geographical locations. This announcement can also be used to recruit for positions that will require a detail to an International Organization such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, etc.
This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-OM-20-10679645 under merit promotion procedures.
Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE : Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career / career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.
As an Epidemiologist you will : Serve as the recognized expert in epidemiology. Manage significant projects, programs and staff and will represent CDC in Embassy.
Evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.
Oversee contracts, grants and cooperative agreements with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties for epidemiological work.
Design, plan and initiate epidemiologic studies, surveys and investigations. Serve as a nationally or internationally recognized expert on epidemiological issues on critical problems in the field of epidemiology.
Comply with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research."
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Background Investigation required.Security and Medical clearance is required. 1. Security and Background Requirements : If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.
Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and / or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. 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.3. Direct Deposit : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.5. One-year probationary period may be required.
6. Bargaining Unit Position : No7. Drug Screening Required : No8. Mobility agreement may be required.9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
10. Positions will require a top secret or secret clearance depending on the position.11. PROMOTION POTENTIAL : Please be advised there is no promotion potential for Epidemiologist positions.
Any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED :
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS :
Must possess a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience as stated below : MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : GS-13 : Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience designing or conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
GS-14 : Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience designing, overseeing, implementing and conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
Special Notes : Although this announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels or locations.
This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Epidemiologist positions and will be used to fill immediate and future needs.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities. Your application will remain in the inventory of tentatively qualified applicants.
Applicants that are among the best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for consideration as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office.
The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be January 16, 2020. Thereafter, additional referral lists will be generated throughout the open period as vacancies occur.
If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application.
Term appointments may be shortened or extended up to a maximum of four years based on the needs of the agency without further competition.
Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.
Supervisory position : This announcement may be used to fill supervisory or lead positions.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED :
Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.
The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories : Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) : Knowledge of epidemiological methodology, theories, principles and methods.
Knowledge of public health program management. Skill in oral communication. Skill in written communication.
BENEFITS : OTHER INFORMATION :
OTHER INFORMATION :
CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE Form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles.
This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.
L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.
This Information will be required annually. Overseas Assignments : Overseas assignments are for two years. The assignment may be extended based on the needs of the agency.
This position will be entitled to comparability pay once deployed to overseas location. These positions may be eligible for special pay allowances (e.
g., post differential, housing, relocation, etc.). Immunizations are required and will be administered by the CDC before relocating overseas.
To work overseas for the CDC, the selectee will need to obtain security and medical clearances before being cleared to report to the overseas duty station.
Continued employment will be subject to submission of all documentation necessary to obtain the medical and security clearances (including documentation for any accompanying dependents), within thirty (30) business days and obtaining the security clearance within six (6) months of the initial appointment.
Please note the inability to secure the clearances necessary for overseas duty will result in termination of the appointment to the position.
Citizens or permanent residents of the host country are not eligible to be considered. Current permanent status CDC employees will be processed using a Term appointment.
The selectee will not have statutory return rights. Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.