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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 Public Health Advisor (Technical), GS-0685-13/14/15.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 at the next lower grade in the Federal service as described in this announcement. NOTE: To be considered for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. To be considered for the GS-14, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13. To be considered at the GS-15, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14.
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.
2. Formulate program objectives for domestic public health research, public health studies, surveillance and epidemiology, and promotion of public health practices.
3. Formulate program objectives for international public health research, public health studies, surveillance and epidemiology, and promotion of public health practices.
4. Manage public health projects with marginalized populations.
5. Perform supervisory function(s) that include: assigning work, managing employee performance and conduct; assessing training needs; recruiting/interviewing/selecting; coaching/mentoring/modeling.
6. Analyze organizational and operational problems within a public health setting to develop solutions to the problems.
7. Evaluate organizational and operational problems within a public health setting to develop solutions to the problems.
8. Implement evidence based interventions.
9. Evaluate evidence based interventions.
10. Provide technical advice and guidance on data collection.
11. Execute data collection, data management, and data reporting functions.
12. Provide staff development training and technical assistance on a content area of interest to increase knowledge of program and research staff or service providers.
13. Contribute in the delivery of a domestic public health intervention.
14. Contribute in the delivery of an international public health intervention.
15. Provide advice, analysis and assistance in the development, formulation, and execution of public health program budget.
16. Responsible for contractual arrangements, statements of work (SOW), cost estimates, technical evaluation factors, requests for proposals (RFP), and project implementation within a public health setting.
17. Serve as project officer for grants and cooperative agreements; issue requests for proposals, oversee project implementation and organize and review proposals in a public health setting.
18. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with health officials, community representatives and commercial partners at national, state or local levels.
19. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with health officials, community representatives and commercial partners in an international context.
20. Use interpersonal communication skills in advancing public health activities within a multi-disciplinary team.
21. Adapt communication style to accommodate coworkers or colleagues from another culture.
22. Participate in the development of technical articles for publication in peer reviewed journals.
23. Develop briefing papers and summaries of program or managerial documentation for senior staff or other decision-making bodies.
24. Prepare policies, responses to inquiries, reports, and other comparable documents.
25. Develop presentations on technical or managerial findings and issues to senior staff, professional conferences, or other decision-making bodies.
26. Explain and justify recommendations, and negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations.
27. Deliver presentations on technical or managerial findings and issues to senior staff, professional conferences, or other decision-making bodies.