Health Communications Officer (Science), GS-1001-15


Vacancy ID: 867197   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-867197   USAJOBS Control Number: 340697000

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1. Title of Job

Health Communications Officer (Science), GS-1001-15
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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Health Communications Officer (Science)

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241360031 Rockville, MD

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your eligibility for this position.

A. I currently work for Health and Human Services serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
B. I DO NOT currently work for Health and Human Services serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your experience which meets the Qualification Requirements for Health Communication Officer (Science), GS-1001-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience leading staff on a utilization of scientific research and evaluation techniques to develop and evaluate evidence-based health communication and marketing programs to include strategic planning, message development, consumer marketing and branding, partnership development, materials development and distribution, and social marketing which will educate the American public about FDA's regulation of tobacco.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

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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. Manage strategic planning and creative development for advertising elements of campaigns.

4. Ensure legal, ethical, and regulatory standards and policies comply for health communication and marketing research.

5. Define and analyze target audience.

6. Collaborate with staff and partners to coordinate communication and marketing strategies.

7. Advance communication and marketing by disseminating results of communication interventions.

8. Manage and initiate changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and determine when new or changed policies are required.

9. Disseminate results of communication interventions and related research and evaluation.

10. Collaborate in efforts to maintain and improve science-based research.

11. Ensure accurate and accessible translation of complex scientific data and concepts to a varied audience.

12. Identify and implement systems that facilitate accurate, timely, and effective information.

13. Develop communication strategies to advance goals and priorities of the organization.

14. Recommend and implement priority efforts necessary to achieve organizational objectives.

15. Utilize multiple communication channels for dissemination of health messages.

16. Develop objective evaluation methodologies based on science-based research techniques.

17. Perform impact evaluation and trend analysis.

18. Manage and roll out research database.

19. Promote, stimulate and conduct health communication research.

20. Research, interpret, analyze, and apply scientific techniques and practices.

21. Advise on complex scientific concepts and data to a varied audience.

22. Maintain awareness of new and emerging trends in tobacco regulation.

23. Provide consistent and accurate information to the media and scientific and technical journals.

24. Apply objective evaluation methodologies and assessments to ensure the use of sound research as the foundation for communication and market program projects.

25. Lead research and/or evaluation activities related to health communication and marketing to provide advice on health communication and marketing research methods and projects.

26. Lead, oversee and manage and organization.

27. Provide leadership to maximize utilization of science-based health information.

28. Plan and organize activities of specific organizations within the OHCE.

29. Develop goals and objectives that integrate organization and science health communication objectives.

30. Promote team building.

31. Implement quality improvements to existing processes.

32. Establish, revise, or review policies, procedures, mission objectives and organizational design for the staff.

33. Explain performance expectations to subordinate supervisors and employees directly supervised and provide regular feedback.

34. Analyze scientific and technical information and translate it into language appropriate for the intended audience ensuring that the information is current and accurate.

35. Advise management officials on aspects of tobacco regulations and health communications programs.

36. Influence, persuade or motivate key local, state, and national level people or groups to accept ideas and concepts central to the agency's mission and goals.

37. Communicate, negotiate, provide conflict resolution and apply leadership skills to obtain desired outcomes.

38. Ensure that the viewpoints, policies, programs, and operations are widely-known and understood by high priority partners as well as the public-at-large.

39. Prepare materials for dissemination of the results of communication interventions and related research and evaluation to key stakeholders.

40. Prepare materials for campaigns or program work for diverse audiences including the news media.

41. Present health communication briefings or presentations to federal, state and public health constituents.

42. Develop written materials (scope of work and marketing plans) that provide public health rationale and ensure materials are based on public health and communication.