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Epidemiologist Description at CDC

Epidemiologist

Job ID 5137044 Date posted 07/17/2017
Department: HHS CDC Center
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M5-17-1986589
SALARY RANGE: $106380 to $138296/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-31
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0601-14/14
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

JOB SUMMARY:

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 exempt from the HHS hiring freeze pursuant to HHS guidance.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), Atlanta, Georgia. 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-D5-17-1985958 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 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.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



KEY REQUIREMENTS: Transcripts are required


DUTIES:

As an Epidemiologistyou will:

  • Serve as the recognized expert in epidemiology for the agency with responsibility for developing policy and objectives, appraising programs, and initiating requirements for epidemiological studies.
  • Oversee contracts, grants, awards or cooperative agreements with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties.
  • Serve as technical consultant on contracts for scientific services.
  • Participate in negotiations on the type and amount of assistance provided to contractors and cooperative agreement participants.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance in the development of criteria and standards for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of contract, grant, and/or cooperative agreement proposals.
  • Provide advice and assistance for the development of contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements for professional, laboratory, or other services pertinent to the program, project, or study.
  • Design, plan and initiate epidemiologic studies, surveys, and investigations.
  • Participate in various aspects of the study or survey design process, including conducting a search or review of the existing literature and data in a specialty area, and preparing and/or presenting summaries for a variety of purposes.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or epidemiological studies or surveys.
  • Evaluate data collection, quality control, and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.
  • Serve as a project coordinator and recommends resources for epidemiologic projects.


CLEARANCE REQUIRED:
Public Trust - Background Investigation

REQUIREMENTS:

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. One-year probationary period may be required.
6. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No

7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

8. Drug Screening Required: No

9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No

10. Annual Leave for non-federal service authorized: No

11. Research position: No

12. Promotion potential: No

13. Supervisory position: No

14. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Qualifications

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

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level of difficulty and responsibility 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 analyzing and reporting on trends in HIV/AIDS or other infectious disease epidemics and experience in providing advice on data management and analysis techniques of epidemiologic or surveillance studies.



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):
1.Participate in the development of community partnerships to support epidemiologic investigations.
2.Foster and initiate new ideas, methods and solutions.
3.Commit to satisfying internal and external customers.
4.Conduct data analyses and summarize results to draw conclusions.
5.Use information systems to improve the effectiveness of epidemiologic practices.
6.Deliver clear, effective communication and take responsibility for understanding others.
7.Create and maintain an environment that guides a project to its successful completion.
8.Investigate acute and chronic conditions or other adverse outcomes in the population.
9.Focus on desired results and set and achieve challenging goals.
10.Provide direction and leadership to help teams achieve goals & operate cooperatively & cohesively.
11.Demonstrate a depth of judgment, knowledge and technical skill important for the position.
12.Improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.
13.Express oneself clearly in business writing

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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.


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 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 http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 31, 2017 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document (s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1986589.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 31, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. Assessment Questionnaire

3.Other supporting documents:

    - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

    - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

    -Transcripts

    -Schedule A Eligibility Letter if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate.

Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may 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: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 31, 2017


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. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HR HelpDesk CDC HR HelpDesk 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta GA 30333 Telephone (770)488-1725 Email HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Atlanta, GA

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