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Public Health Analyst

Job ID HHS-CDC-RG-21-11135911 Date posted 07/21/2021 Location Atlanta, Georgia
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-RG-21-11135911
SALARY RANGE: $56295.0 to $73182.0/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2021-07-21 to 2021-07-26
SERIES & GRADE: GS--9/9

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
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. The Recent Graduates Program (RGP) offers developmental experiences in the Federal Government to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. The intent is to promote possible careers in civil service. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation. Veterans have up to six years after degree completion to apply. This position is located in the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Digital Services Office (DSO), Office of the Director (OD), located in Atlanta, GA. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY:
This is a Pathways Recent Graduate Program position. The incumbent will serve in a developmental capacity as a Public Health Information Technology Analyst. Duties and responsibilities are identical to the target position, except the major differences involving the incumbent's level of scope and responsibilities, supervision and the amount of independence in day-to-day assignments.

DUTIES:
As a Public Health Analyst you will: Serve as an analyst evaluating the effectiveness of public health information technology program operations. Analyze established public health and technology policy and recommend related areas for improvement. Provide insight to the DSO director on the public health program importance of policy change.

REQUIREMENTS:
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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. One-year probationary period may be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No Bargaining Unit Position: No Telework Eligible: May be authorized Drug Screening Required: No Recruitment Incentive: No Annual Leave for non-federal service: No Student Loan Repayment Incentive: May be authorized Promotion potential: Yes, this position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level of 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 assisting in analyzing and evaluating public health information technology program operations. OR Have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., in a subject area related to the position being filled. OR Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described above that meet 100% of the qualification requirements. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/public-health-program-specialist-series-0685/ 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:
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. 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. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates assigned to a category are not given numeric ratings (scores); therefore, preference eligibles do not receive points, as prescribed by 5 U.S.C. S 3309. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs. 1. Ability to apply administrative and procedural policies, and other requirements.
2. Skill in developing administrative and procedures responsibilities. 3. Skill in oral communication. 4. Skill in written communication. Applicants applying to this vacancy must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Grade point average must be identified on college transcripts or list of courses. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
The Recent Graduates Program (RGP) offers developmental experiences in the Federal Government to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. The intent is to promote possible careers in civil service. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation. Veterans have up to six years after degree completion to apply. PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY: A Pathways Program Participant must be a United States Citizen to be eligible for non-competitive conversion to the competitive service For positions that require certain levels of security clearance, United States citizenship is required. Program participants may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements. Complete 40 hours of formal interactive training. Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted. Meet any agency-specific requirements specified in the Participant's Agreement. Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program. Demonstrate successful job performance that results in a rating of record of at least Fully Successful and a recommendation for conversion by the first level supervisor. If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are a veteran and 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 https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11135911. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/26/2021 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/.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing name, work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Please ensure your resume does not include photos or Personal Identifiable information such as SSN or DOB. A complete Assessment Questionnaire Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.) Documentation of Legal U.S. Residency, if applicable Proof of Education: Transcripts are required For recent graduates you must provide a transcript which reflects degree conferred. NOTE: You may submit an unofficial transcript 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 applications package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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

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