Heatlth Education Specialist


Vacancy ID: 838759   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M2-13-838759   USAJOBS Control Number: 337281600

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Heatlth Education Specialist
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

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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

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 Health Education Specialist

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:


063290075 San Francisco, CA
080600031 Denver, CO
171670031 Chicago, IL
202820209 Kansas City, KS
250120025 Boston, MA
364170061 New York, NY
426540101 Philadelphia, PA
481730113 Dallas, TX

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 qualification requirements for Health Education Specialist, GS-1701-13.

A. I have a degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.

B. I have a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.

C. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Health Education Specialist, GS-1701-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include skills and experience to include experience developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating public health education initiatives.
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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Implement public health related education initiatives through interagency agreements, and memorandums of understanding.

4. Design innovative health education strategies to educate public health practicioners on the use of applied public health sciences.

5. Monitor health education strategies to ensure they are based on accepted theory, principles, methods and practices.

6. Evaluate health education and communication programs to ensure implementation of prevention activities.

7. Serve as a technical expert on health education issues.

8. Monitor changes in the field that may impact health education programs in order to modify existing educational materials.

9. Collaborate with appropriate personnel and peer organizations to ensure implementation of prevention activities.

10. Advise public health professionals in using education research, instructional theory, concepts and practices to develop public health education programs.

11. Conduct training needs assessments to identify educational priorities and needs among diverse audiences in the public health sector.

12. Implement training materials with consideration to adult learning principles and techniques.

13. Develop training materials using standard instructional design and state of the art multimedia techniques.

14. Work with subject matter experts to develop educational materials in a variety of formats.

15. Develop audiovisual materials for technical and lay audiences, scientific journals, Internet and other mass-media outlets.

16. Develop messages and educational materials that are valid and consistent with program objectives.

17. Use electronic health communication and marketing channels (websites, social media) to increase the impact of science-based health education.

18. Present a proposal for curriculum design to senior management.

19. Conduct meetings to solicit input on public health issues in order to gain consensus from a diverse group of stakeholders.

20. Provide technical assistance to internal and external groups concerning health communication and education.

21. Present health education and communication briefings or presentations to various groups (i.e., federal, state, and local constituents).

22. Develop educational curricula for medical and allied health professionals.

23. Develop audiovisual materials for technical and lay audiences, scientific journals, Internet and other mass-media outlets.

24. Design questionnaires for evaluating health education activities.

25. 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.