Public Health Advisor


Vacancy ID: 854907   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-854907   USAJOBS Control Number: 339297300

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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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11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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01 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
02 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
03 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
04 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
05 I am an HHS Commissioned Corps Officer, Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
06 I do not meet any of the above.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Public Health Advisor

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment.  The location code for this position is:


241679031 White Oak, MD

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. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-11 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, assisting in the development of educational/informational public health programs and communications for use by the general public; recommending communications techniques in order to reach target audiences; researching and consolidating social science research and other technical or scientific information into public education materials; and preparing a variety of reports, slides, websites, exhibits, or other communications pieces intended for the general public.
B. I possess a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in public health or a closely related field.
C. I possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in B that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used in this calculation.)
D. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-12 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, developing risk communications related to public health issues intended for use by the general public; coordinating multidisciplinary groups (to include scientists, researchers, and professional health-related organizations) for the purpose of building consensus or agreement on health-related issues; and evaluating the effectiveness or accuracy of existing communication strategies for public health/safety initiatives and issues.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

3. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-13 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, planning and managing risk communication strategies for public health/safety initiatives; facilitating and/or coordinating multidisciplinary groups (to include scientists, researchers, and professional health-related organizations) for the purpose of building consensus or agreement on health-related issues; evaluating the effectiveness or accuracy of existing communication strategies for public health/safety initiatives; and developing program goals, objectives, and associated resource needs for public health programs.
B. I do not possess the experience 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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Translate scientific or technical information into plain-language documents for lay users or patients

5. Review health communication documents to ensure they are in a style, format, and language understandable by the target audience

6. Prepare press releases or facts sheets to alert the public to urgent public health matters or specific medical device problems

7. Develop teaching aids on public health issues for use by health or school educators

8. Write papers for presentation at professional meetings and conferences

9. Lead teams in developing communications describing risks and benefits of medical devices and radiological products used by consumers or health care professionals.

10. Apply principles of risk communication to developing public health communications.

11. Determines user/patient educational needs in order to develop educational project proposals to address these needs

12. Design communications strategies to address public health issues

13. Integrate public health data from a variety of sources (e.g. literature searches, databases, studies, interviews, etc.) into a comprehensive report or written product

14. Conduct quantitative or qualitative research to gather data about communication needs or outcomes.

15. Analyze the causes of medical device and radiological product problems to determine which problems require priority public communication efforts

16. Identify gaps or conflicts in public knowledge about medical devices or radiological products which lead to unsafe or ineffective use

17. Collaborate with scientific, medical, and/or legal experts to resolve issues related to medical device or radiological product problems which are unprecedented or involve multiple disciplines

18. Negotiate agreements between competing parties to ensure final outlining the benefits and risks of a particular medical device or radiological product are acceptable to all parties

19. Develop partnerships with groups with similar goals (e.g. government agencies, industry groups, health/education/consumer groups, etc.) to form networks for disseminating public health information

20. Facilitate the development of informational and educational materials on radiation-emitting products or medical devices between communications staff and subject matter experts

21. Develops goals and objectives for public health programs

22. Develop timelines to ensure key deliverables are met on deadline

23. Identify resources needed (e.g. personnel, funding, equipment, etc.) to complete a program
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