Health Communication Specialist, GS-9/11/12


Vacancy ID: 790377   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-DE-13-790377   USAJOBS Control Number: 331610400

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1. Title of Job

Health Communication Specialist, GS-9/11/12
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?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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09
11
12

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

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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

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001 Health Communication Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

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241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education that meets the Qualification Requirements for Health Communication Specialist, GS-1001-09.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service to include experience assisting with planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of education and marketing activities in a public health arena.
B. I have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.). An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours will satisfy the one year of full-time study requirement.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
D. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education that meets the Qualification Requirements for Health Communication Specialist, GS-1001-11.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service to include experience planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of education and marketing activities in a public health arena.
B. I have completed Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
D. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Qualification Requirements for Health Communication Specialist, GS-1001-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of education and marketing activities in a public health arena and conducting project management activities.
B. I do not meet the requirements 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.

4. Assist in the development and implementation of health education and marketing programs, projects, and strategies for the general public and other audiences.

5. Coordinate production of health education materials and disseminate through various media outlets.

6. Analyze health issues to determine how best to communicate the information to target audiences.

7. Assist with formative research, planning, and evaluation in all health communication activities.

8. Support collection and analysis of audience research and utilize the data to effectively develop and tailor communication strategies and messages.

9. Assist with the development, testing, and dissemination of audience tailored projects, tools, and messages that accurately and effectively inform and educate stakeholders.

10. Coordinate the development of execution of advertising campaigns.

11. Coordinate the strategic and creative development of traditional advertising elements of campaigns, including television, radio, and print advertising.

12. Coordinate campaign operations, including administrative activity.

13. Research and disseminate relevant campaign-related data and trends.

14. Manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment.

15. Identify resource needs and recruit appropriate team members to complete projects.

16. Coordinate project team to ensure timely accomplishment of project objectives.

17. Use and/or establish standard operating procedures and processes to improve efficiency of workflow.

18. Complete assignments within established deadlines and in accordance with regulations, policies, and procedures.

19. Assist with process and outcome evaluations on existing/completed projects.

20. Assist in the development and maintenance project plans, including background, formative research, goals, objectives audiences, key messages, strategies, tactics, timeliness, evaluation measures, and work plans.

21. Develop written materials that provide public health rationale and ensure materials are based on public health and communication science.

22. Prepare presentation materials (e.g., talking points, PowerPoint slides) for meetings, site visits, etc.

23. Collate and communicate with team members to share knowledge and information.

24. Provide supervisor with regular, timely, and comprehensive updates on projects, including project status, opportunities, and challenges.

25. Assist with the translation and communication of complex scientific research in terms that meet the needs of a variety of audiences (e.g., general public, media, partner organizations, etc.)

26. Assist in the establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with key stakeholders outside the organization, officials, from the regulated industry, consumer groups, government entities, public health advocacy groups and health professionals.