Epidemiologist


Vacancy ID: 795985   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-D3-13-795985   USAJOBS Control Number: 332249000

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1. Title of Job

Epidemiologist
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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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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13

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

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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:


130280089 Atlanta, GA

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 education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position from an accredited college or university.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-0601-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, which includes experience in the design, analysis, implementation, presentation, and publication of epidemiologic studies.
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. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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 normally are the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of epidemiology and/or related health sciences in order to formulate hypotheses regarding health status and health outcomes and conduct meaningful analyses and interpretation of data.

4. Plan and carry out epidemiological studies and select appropriate epidemiological methods to be used for the most accurate scientific assessment.

5. Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or epidemiological studies or surveys.

6. Provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of studies, procedures, methods and strategies for obtaining and using scientific data.

7. Evaluate project/study design, data collection, analysis and data utilization methods.

8. Develop methods to identify and implement control measures to contain medical epidemiologic problems.

9. Develop and evaluate interventions to improve control measures and public health intervention.

10. Develop and coordinate the sharing of health-related educational or informational materials.

11. Assess the adequacy and quality of epidemiological data collected.

12. Explain methodologies and results as they relate to impact on public health problems.

13. Design prevention and control measures including guidelines for improvements in public health safety.

14. Disseminate research findings and assure the usage and application to education and prevention programs.

15. Provide epidemiological support at the local, state or federal level for mycotic diseases.

16. Provide epidemiological support during a mycotic disease outbreak or other public health emergency at the local, state, federal or international level.

17. Present research findings at public meetings, interagency science forums, national or international meetings or at briefings of high-level officials.

18. Provide scientific consultative services to difficult programs or projects that have unusually demanding scientific problems or issues.

19. Provide advice and consultation on epidemiologic and surveillance activities related to mycotic diseases.

20. Design, implement, and report on epidemiological research and/or surveillance projects related to infectious diseases.

21. Analyze and report surveillance and/or outbreak data related to enteric diseases.

22. Work in a mycotic diseases epidemiology program at the state or national level.

23. Communicate and/or collaborate with regulatory agencies to address mycotic diseases.

24. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally to peers and to the general community.

25. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences on clinical research, epidemiology and laboratory science as related to public health or policy issues related to public health.

26. Collaborate with analysts and statisticians in analyses and communication of data to others.

27. Communicate with mycotic disease surveillance partners at the local, state, federal and/or international levels.

28. Author or co-author articles, research findings or public health relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals, or national reports.

29. Develop scientific publications and other documents communicating scientific findings.

30. Develop and coordinate the sharing of health-related educational or informational materials

31. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
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.