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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-14.A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study at 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.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-14.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in conducting a wide range of complex epidemiologic and surveillance activities related to HIV public health programs or related infectious disease programs.
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.
3. Plan and carry out quality control programs and select epidemiologic methods to be used in the quality control process
4. Serve as technical expert on all phases of statistical interpretation relating to epidemiologic topics under consideration
5. Apply epidemiological principles to investigate, review and analyze programmatic public health issues
6. Provide leadership function and oversight for data management systems.
7. Identify or develop appropriate intervention methods to identify, treat or resolve various medical issues or problems related to HIV infection.
8. Apply and make recommendations for appropriate corrective action to investigate and review specific deficiencies or problems that are interventions related to public health programs.
9. Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public polices or scientific studies or surveys.
10. Provide guidance and expertise with submitting and supporting human subject clearance or documentation in support of research activities and the clearance documentation for non-research activities.
11. Lead a surveillance, epidemiology or health science program designed to investigate trends and developments affecting public health activities.
12. Work with other experts and partners in the field of public health to improve the quality of disease surveillance systems.
13. Design, conduct, and analyze surveillance projects to evaluate their reliability and validity in measuring the effectiveness of scientific public health programs and strategies.
14. Utilize qualitative and quantitative analytic software to generate reports and analysis.
15. Experience in planning, developing, leading, managing or directing public health programs, surveys and studies
16. Design training sessions and provide guidance, in HIV surveillance and epidemiology practices and techniques, for professional program staff or service providers.
17. Experience evaluating and coordinating the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff conducting public health science and program activities.
18. Perform the leadership functions in a project or program, such as mentoring, evaluating, planning, setting goals, reporting and resolving conflicts.
19. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally where the subject of the communication relates to public health science.
20. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences on epidemiology, program, research or policy issues related to public health.
21. Author or co-author articles, research findings and/or public health relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals or national reports.
22. Develop scientific publications and other documents communicating scientific findings.
23. Disseminate scientific and programmatic information by briefing media and other public officials.
24. Work with multidisciplinary, professional and administrative staff engaged in major aspects of public health science work.
25. Work as a member of multidisciplinary groups of researchers including subject matter experts and technical professionals on a project through the planning, control or implementation and/or evaluation phases.
26. Design and develop data systems for the collection, management and analysis of surveillance research studies on HIV or other related infectious diseases.
27. Oversee scientific technical consultations to state and local health organizations and conduct site visits to monitor the performance of surveillance research projects related to HIV or other related infectious diseases
28. Assist and oversee the technical review process for HIV or related infectious disease cooperative agreement applications, protocols or procedures.
29. 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.