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The following is a list of areas of experience for Epidemiologist positions. Select the areas in which you have expertise. The experience you select will determine the types of positions for which you will be considered. You should select only the specialties for which you have direct work experience. The specialties you select and your resume/application will be reviewed against the requirements for specific positions as they become available. Check all that apply.
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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience level required to meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.
3. Apply epidemiological principles to investigate, review and analyze programmatic public health issues.
4. Work with other experts and partners in the field of public health to improve the quality of disease surveillance systems.
5. Lead a surveillance, epidemiology or health science program designed to investigate trends and developments affecting public health activities.
6. Review organization and data collection methods of project sites to ensure that standardized protocols are properly implemented.
7. Design, conduct, and analyze surveillance projects to evaluate their reliability and validity in measuring the effectiveness of scientific public health programs and strategies.
8. Utilize qualitative and quantitative analytic software to generate reports and analysis.
9. Participate in the investigation of an outbreak of a communicable disease.
10. Provide guidance and expertise with submitting and supporting human subject clearance documentation in support of research activities.
11. Apply and make recommendations for appropriate corrective action to investigate and review specific deficiencies or problems that are interventions related to public health research programs.
12. Experience in planning, developing, leading, managing or directing public health programs, surveys, and studies.
13. Design training sessions and provide guidance, in surveillance and epidemiology practices and techniques, for professional program staff or service providers.
14. Experience evaluating and coordinating the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff conducting public health science and program activities.
15. Perform the leadership functions in a project or program, such as mentoring, evaluating, planning, setting goals, reporting and resolving conflicts.
16. Author or co-author articles, research findings and/or public health relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals or national reports.
17. Develop scientific publications and other documents communicating scientific findings.
18. Disseminate scientific and programmatic information by briefing media and other public officials.
19. Communicate scientific findings orally where the subject of the communication relates to public health science.
20. Communicate ideas orally where the subject of the communication relates to public health.
21. Brief at professional meetings and conferences on epidemiology, program, research or policy issues related to public health.
22. Work with multidisciplinary, professional and administrative staff engaged in major aspects of health science work.
23. Work as a member of multidisciplinary groups of researchers including subject matter experts and technical professionals on a project through the planning, control (or implementation), and/or evaluation phases.
24. Represent the organization at meetings and conferences on epidemiology, program, research or policy issues related to public health.