Health Scientist (Policy)


Vacancy ID: 834598   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M3-13-834598   USAJOBS Control Number: 336761800

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Health Scientist (Policy)
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 http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  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

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 14.


14

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 CDC/ATSDR 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 Health Scientist (Policy)

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 meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Health Scientist (Policy), GS-0601-14.

A. Degree: 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 described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Health Scientist (Policy), GS-0601-14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include in experience coordinating, planning, implementing and evaluating scientific program activities and/or health sciences related to public health programs.

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.

3. Review and analyzes studies and projects assessing public health issues related to infectious diseases including healthcare-associated infections.

4. Develop reports that reflect an in-depth analysis and interpretation of policy matters involving relevant public health issues.

5. Serve as technical expert in synthesizing available information on public health programs and health issues to assess or develop appropriate recommendations and guidance.

6. Develop public health scientific policy guidance documents.

7. Develop long-range strategic plans for new and complex public health scientific programs.

8. Perform independent public health scientific policy research and public health policy evaluation.

9. Recommend program and policy changes based on new or revised legislative authority.

10. Develop and maintains systems to analyze complex and highly visible actions such as public health legislation, executive directives, and Departmental policy issuances.

11. Assist in overseeing a diverse team of public health professionals to facilitate rapid response to leadership requests for information on scientific program activities to brief Congressional members and/or partner leadership.

12. Cultivates and maintains relationship with other organizational units.

13. Collaborates on public health programs/projects/studies and coordinates efforts with others including state and local health agencies, and other organizations.

14. Builds linkages and fosters joint projects of mutual interest within the Division and throughout CDC, and with various partners, and national organizations.

15. Communicate scientific findings or ideas orally where the subject of the communication relates to public health science.

16. Present expert analysis and advice to senior leadership on the impact of highly visible policy actions.

17. Provide technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and to various other organizations.

18. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences on issues related to public health including infectious diseases.

19. Develop internal and external policies or recommendations based on changes in legislation, executive directives, Departmental issuances, or other key changes.

20. Prepare and/or coordinates preparation of all standard and special reports and documents related to program activities.

21. Write articles, position papers, responses to inquiries, or briefs on findings from scientific research for non-scientific audiences.

22. Prepare issue and decision papers related to planning and evaluation.

23. Develop or coordinates the development of influential statements such as briefs and position papers relating to program policy or budget initiatives, ensuring consistency with the organization's mission and long and short-term goals.

24. 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.