Public Health Advisor

Job ID 14674078 Date posted 01/02/2020 Location Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Myanmar [Burma], DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Georgia, South Korea
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-OD-20-10680017
SALARY RANGE: $106595.0 to $138572.0/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2020-01-02 to 2020-07-03
SERIES & GRADE: GS--15/15

JOB SUMMARY:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

DUTIES:
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"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-20-10680016 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. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a Public Health Advisor, you will: Serve as Program Deputy Director developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are in accord with CDC public health program goals, objectives and policies specifically to the elimination of HIV/AIDS. Manage and analyze in-country needs and opportunities against CDC program strategic objectives and advise on how best to deliver in-country public health services that reflect international standards and host country policies and regulations for such programs. Formulate the Program budget and presents and defends resource requirements needed to carry out the office's long-term goals and objectives. Oversee the overall planning, directing and timely execution of several program segments, managed through separate subordinate organizational units, including development, assignment and higher level refinement of goals and objectives for supervisors and managers of subordinate organizational units. Provide supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures and guidelines. Consult with other public health advisors, health officials, senior program officials and other government agency officials regarding the integration and coordination of activities and resources in support of public health protection, disease prevention and health promotion and community protection services throughout the country for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. Prepare correspondence on research, medical, program and management issues." ]

REQUIREMENTS:
Conditions of Employment
Background Investigation is required. Security and Medical clearance are required. U.S. Citizenship 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: No 7. Drug Screening Required: Yes 8. 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 Public Health Advisor positions. Any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. 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 developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are in accord with public health activities. Special Notes: Although this announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all locations. This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Public Health Advisor 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. Temporary promotions may be extended up to a maximum of five years based on the needs of the agency without further competition. Temporary reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of six years based on the needs of the agency without further competition. 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): 1. Knowledge of management techniques to plan, guide, organize and direct public health programs.
2. Knowledge of concepts, principles, methods and techniques of administering public health programs. 3. Knowledge of funding requirements to manage, oversee and monitor projects/programs. 4. Ability to work with multi-disciplinary officials or groups. 5. Skill in written communication. 6. Skill in oral communication. 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.

BENEFITS:

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. This position may be eligible for special pay allowances (e.g., post differential, housing, relocation, market pay, 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. You must apply to the merit promotion announcement for statutory return rights to your permanent CDC position title, series, and grade. Other current permanent status HHS employees will be hired on a term appointment. There are no statutory return rights. Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities. Additional information on living and traveling abroad may be found at http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?ontent_id=184&menu_id=78. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10680017 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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 07/03/2020 of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
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. 2. Other supporting documents: Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/03/2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV