Supervisory Epidemiologist

Vacancy ID: 775272   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M4-13-775272   USAJOBS Control Number: 330138100

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1. Title of Job

Medical Officer
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 a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?

Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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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

Are you currently employed with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a permanent Career-Conditional or Career employee?
01 Yes
02 No

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

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20. Occupational Specialties

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

001 Supervisory 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:

130280089 Atlanta, GA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Epidemiologist, GS-601-15.

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 Supervisory Epidemiologist, GS-601-15.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service planning, designing, implementing and evaluating epidemiologic studies, surveys and investigations of HIV/AIDS or other related infectious diseases.
B. I do not possess any of the experience 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 not had 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 supervisor 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 am considered an expert in performing this task. 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. Lead development of national and/or international program operations and initiatives for public health programs.

4. Provide management and oversight on the performance of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or other HIV/AIDS initiatives in one or more program areas including technical areas and management and operations.

5. Plan and schedule work in such a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution and ensures effective use of organization resources to achieve organization goals and objectives.

6. Establish and forge relationships with local, national and/or international organizations to collaborate and facilitate the development and integration of operating HIV/AIDS program initiatives and activities.

7. Represent senior leadership with a variety of organizations, bureaus, agencies, and foreign governments.

8. Establish, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief programs as well as other agencies and officials.

9. Work in an international environment on HIV/AIDS public health matters in program requiring coordination between multiple agencies and with Ministries of Health, multi-lateral organizations such as the World Health Organization and United Nations AIDS, and non-governmental organizations.

10. Serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team involving agencies, foreign ministries, United Nations sponsored agencies or other non-governmental organizations on issues impacting public health.

11. Manage communication, geographic and cultural differences and organizational obstacles or barriers while impacting international public health programs.

12. Oversee non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreak by supporting the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief public health research and analyses.

13. Investigate, review, analyze and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic parameters.

14. Recommend substantive, multi-layered, and/or effective new approaches to resolve programmatic issues thereby contributing to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.

15. Advise staff on professional development.

16. Conduct performance reviews and appraisals for staff.

17. Document performance-related concerns and proactively request corrective action when necessary.

18. Direct, coordinate, and oversee work through subordinate supervisors.

19. Provide leadership and managerial direction to staff engaged in a variety of activities related to the planning, development, execution, and coordination of programs.

20. Brief colleagues and higher level leadership on matters related to international public health.

21. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally as it relates to public health science.

22. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences on clinical research of policy issues related to HIV/AIDS.

23. Develop and review HIV/AIDS technical and administrative policies, procedures, and plans as required to meet the changing needs of the organization.

24. Author or co-author public health articles, research findings, and/or policy-relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals or reports.

25. Prepare or provide input into strategic scientific and/or operational plans for public health projects and/or programs.

26. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.