Supervisory Health Scientist

Vacancy ID: 799472   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M3-13-799472   USAJOBS Control Number: 332918200

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Health Scientist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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.    

Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    

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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8. Other 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 Health Scientist

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 and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Health Scientist, GS-0601-15.

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of 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 experience and/or education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Health Scientist, GS-601-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience advising international, state or local government, or various public, nonprofit, and private agencies and organizations on matters relating to the improvement of their public health activities associated with infectious disease.
B. I do not meet any of the requirements 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. Serve as a principal advisor to the Division Director about policy, research, and programmatic directions of the agency as they relate to epidemiology and statistics.

4. Facilitate the translation of research findings into prevention activities.

5. Coordinate research activities, legislative proposals, regulations, policies, and program issues.

6. Explore and evaluate innovative ways to perform STD prevention and control at state and local levels.

7. Work closely with Division senior management to translate new findings and methods into recommendations for policy and program implementation thereby improving opportunities for achieving established Branch and Division goals.

8. Provide technical assistance on STD & HIV prevention and control issues to state and local STD/HIV control programs.

9. Plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate the Branch's epidemiological research and its provision of programmatic, technical, and scientific support in the areas of epidemiology and statistics.

10. Determine the broad direction of the Branch, and provides expert advice and guidance to both Division and Center Directors.

11. Serve as a principal science advisor to the Division Director in the formulation of long-and-short-range plans, operating policies, and strategies for continuing the goals of the Division and Agency to reduce morbidity of STDs.

12. Provide expert consultation and support to public health officials, scientists, and administrators on effective STD prevention and control guidelines and strategies.

13. Collaborate with other Branch Chiefs, members of other Divisions and Centers, and other Federal and non-Federal organizations to ensure coordination of Branch activities.

14. Facilitate translation of activities into program implementation.

15. Develop and maintain relationships among a variety of national and international public health, medical, and environmental organizations, other government agencies, academic institutions, and state and local health departments.

16. Prepare briefing materials on surveillance and research activities for senior leadership of an organization.

17. Write (lead author) a technical research paper related to surveillance or public health research for a peer review [LA(2]publication.

18. Write articles, position papers, press releases, answers to frequently asked questions, summaries, or briefs on findings from surveillance and research for non-scientific audiences.

19. Provide strategic, professional, scientific and administrative direction to multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff and to those participating in Branch activities outside organization at other federal agencies.

20. Make recommendations to the Director for Management and Operations on the issuance of guidelines and determination of policies concerning the funding of grant supported projects.

21. Adjust the organization's priorities in response to changing financial resources.

22. 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.

[LA(1]You could also say "peer-reviewed"
[LA(2]You could also say "peer-reviewed"