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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 Medical Officer, GS-13/14/15.A. I have successfully completed the requirements for Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your residency that meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Medical Officer, GS-13/14/15. Note: A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA.A. I have three years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
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.
3. Apply epidemiological principles to investigate, review, and analyze programmatic public health issues.
4. Apply experience in a surveillance, epidemiology or health science program to investigate trends and developments affecting public health programs.
5. Design, conduct, and analyze evaluation studies and surveillance projects to evaluate the reliability and validity of measuring the effectiveness of scientific public health programs and strategies.
6. Review organization and data collection methods of communicable disease surveillance study sites or regional/national/local communicable or non-communicable disease surveillance systems to ensure that standardized protocols are properly implemented.
7. Participated or led an investigation for an outbreak of a communicable disease in a national, state/provincial or local public health setting.
8. Participate or lead an investigation for an outbreak of a communicable disease in an international setting.
9. Work with other experts and partners in the field of public health to improve the quality of domestic disease surveillance systems.
10. Work with other experts and partners in the field of public health to improve the quality of disease surveillance systems in an international context
11. Plan for and evaluate public health interventions, projects or programs targeting the prevention and control of communicable or non-communicable diseases.
12. Experience in planning, developing, leading, managing or directing public health activities.
13. Experience in evaluating and coordinating the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff conducting public health activities.
14. Perform leadership functions in a public health project or program, such as mentoring, evaluating, planning, goal-setting, reporting and resolving conflicts, etc.
15. Oversight of projects, grants, contracts, cooperative agreements or programs concerning the monitoring and surveillance for communicable or non-communicable diseases.
16. Prepare or provide input into strategic scientific and/or operational plans for public health projects and/or programs.
17. Participate in strategic planning for public health interventions supporting the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
18. Prepare or provide input for budget plans and documents in support of public health projects and/or programs.
19. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally where the subject of the communication relates to public health science.
20. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences on clinical research or policy issues related to public health.
21. Work with multidisciplinary, professional and administrative staff engaged in major aspects of health science work.
22. 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.
23. Author or co-author articles, research findings and/or public health relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals or national reports.
24. Develop scientific publications and other documents communicating scientific findings.
25. Disseminate scientific and programmatic information by briefing media and other public officials.