Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15


Vacancy ID: 621510   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-OD-12-621510   USAJOBS Control Number: 313364500

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1. Title of Job

Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


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Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

I can converse on public health related issues in the following foreign languages. Check all that apply.


1 French
2 Spanish
3 Portuguese
4 Chinese
5 Russian
6 Arabic
7 Other
8 English Only

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


13
14
15

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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.


1 HIV/AIDS
2 Immunization
3 Infectious Diseases (e.g. Viral, Parasitic, etc.)
4 Influenza
5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
6 Tuberculosis (TB)
7 Viral Hepatitis
8 Tropical Disease
9 Emerging Infectious Diseases
10 Surveillance
11 Applied Epidemiology
12 Behavioral Epidemiology
13 Outbreak Investigations
14 Malaria
15 Zoonotic Diseases
16 Environmental Health
17 Emergency Preparedness and Response
18 Non-communicable Diseases
19 None of the above

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Epidemiologist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


AO0000000 Angola
BG0000000 Bangladesh
BB0000000 Barbados
BN0000000 Benin
BC0000000 Botswana
BR0000000 Brazil
UV0000000 Burkina Faso
CB0000000 Cambodia
CM0000000 Cameroon
CD0000000 Chad
CH0000000 China
CG0000000 Congo (DRC)
IV0000000 Cote D'Ivoire
DA0000000 Denmark
DR0000000 Dominican Republic
EC0000000 Ecuador
EG0000000 Egypt
ET0000000 Ethiopia
FR0000000 France
GB0000000 Gabon
GH0000000 Ghana
GT0000000 Guatemala
GV0000000 Guinea
GY0000000 Guyana
HA0000000 Haiti
IN0000000 India
ID0000000 Indonesia
IT0000000 Italy
JO0000000 Jordan
KZ0000000 Kazakhstan
KE0000000 Kenya
LA0000000 Laos
LT0000000 Lesotho
LI0000000 Liberia
MA0000000 Madagascar
MI0000000 Malawi
ML0000000 Mali
MX0000000 Mexico
MO0000000 Morocco
MZ0000000 Mozambique
WA0000000 Namibia
NP0000000 Nepal
NI0000000 Nigeria
PK0000000 Pakistan
PM0000000 Panama
PP0000000 Papua New Guinea
PE0000000 Peru
RP0000000 Philippines
GG0000000 Republic of Georgia
RW0000000 Rwanda
SA0000000 Saudi Arabia
SG0000000 Senegal
SN0000000 Singapore
SF0000000 South Africa
OD0000000 South Sudan
SU0000000 Sudan
WZ0000000 Swaziland
SW0000000 Sweden
SZ0000000 Switzerland
TI0000000 Tajikistan
TZ0000000 Tanzania
TH0000000 Thailand
UG0000000 Uganda
UP0000000 Ukraine
VM0000000 Vietnam
YM0000000 Yemen
ZA0000000 Zambia
ZI0000000 Zimbabwe

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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

A. I have 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 health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
B. I do not possess the education as described above.

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

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement for the GS-13.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement for the GS-14.
C. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement for the GS-15.
D. I do not possess any of the experience levels as described above.

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.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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.