Epidemiologist


Vacancy ID: 2001743   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-OD-17-2001743   USAJOBS Control Number: 477386100

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1. Title of Job

Epidemiologist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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.    


6. Citizenship

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

I can converse on public health related issues in the following foreign languages. Check all that apply.
1 French
2 Spanish
3 Portuguese
4 Chinese
5 Russian
6 Arabic

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


13
14
15

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

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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


17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

The following is a list of areas of experience for Epidemiologist positions.  Select the areas in which you have expertise.  The experience you select will determine the types of positions for which you will be considered.  You should select only the specialties for which you have direct work experience.  The specialties you select and your resume/application will be reviewed against the requirements for specific positions as they become available.  Check all that apply.
1 Applied Epidemiology
2 Behavioral Epidemiology
3 Emergency Preparedness and Response
4 Emerging Infectious Diseases
5 Environmental Health
6 HIV/AIDS
7 Immunization
8 Infectious Diseases (e.g. Viral, Parasitic, etc.)
9 Influenza
10 Malaria
11 Non-communicable Diseases
12 Outbreak Investigations
13 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
14 Surveillance
15 Tropical Medicine
16 Tuberculosis (TB)
17 Viral Hepatitis
18 Zoonotic Diseases

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Epidemiologist

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:


AO0000000 Angola
BG0000000 Bangladesh
BB0000000 Barbados
BN0000000 Benin
BC0000000 Botswana
BR0000000 Brazil
UV0000000 Burkina Faso
BM0000000 Burma
CB0000000 Cambodia
CM0000000 Cameroon
CD0000000 Chad
CH0000000 China
CF0000000 Congo
CG0000000 Congo (DRC)
IV0000000 Cote D'Ivoire
DA0000000 Denmark
DR0000000 Dominican Republic
EG0000000 Egypt
ET0000000 Ethiopia
FR0000000 France
GB0000000 Gabon
GA0000000 Gambia
GH0000000 Ghana
GT0000000 Guatemala
GV0000000 Guinea
HA0000000 Haiti
IN0000000 India
ID0000000 Indonesia
IT0000000 Italy
JM0000000 Jamaica
JO0000000 Jordan
KZ0000000 Kazakhstan
KE0000000 Kenya
LT0000000 Lesotho
LI0000000 Liberia
MA0000000 Madagascar
MI0000000 Malawi
ML0000000 Mali
MX0000000 Mexico
MO0000000 Morocco
MZ0000000 Mozambique
WA0000000 Namibia
NP0000000 Nepal
NG0000000 Niger
NI0000000 Nigeria
PK0000000 Pakistan
PP0000000 Papua New Guinea
PE0000000 Peru
RP0000000 Philippines
GG0000000 Republic of Georgia
RW0000000 Rwanda
SA0000000 Saudi Arabia
SG0000000 Senegal
SL0000000 Sierra Leone
SF0000000 South Africa
KS0000000 South Korea
OD0000000 South Sudan
WZ0000000 Swaziland
SZ0000000 Switzerland
TI0000000 Tajikistan
TZ0000000 Tanzania
TH0000000 Thailand
TO0000000 Togo
UG0000000 Uganda
UP0000000 Ukraine
VM0000000 Vietnam
ZA0000000 Zambia
ZI0000000 Zimbabwe

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15.

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of 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 as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service designing, overseeing, implementing and/or conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service designing, overseeing, implementing and conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
C. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service planning, directing, evaluating, and coordinating epidemiological studies related to public health.
D. I do not possess the experience described above.

From the list of foreign language questions in the following group, choose the level that best describes your proficiency. Please select only one letter for each question.

A- No practical proficiency - No practical speaking proficiency.
B- Elementary - Able to satisfy routine travels needs and minimum courtesy requirements
C- Limited Working Proficiency - Able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements
D- Minimum Professional Proficiency - Able to speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social and professional topics.
E- Full Professional Proficiency - Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional topics
F- Native or Bilingual Proficiency - Equivalent to that of an educated native speaker.

3. Communicate scientific findings or ideas in French.

4. Communicate scientific findings or ideas in Spanish.

5. Communicate scientific findings or ideas in Portuguese.

6. Communicate scientific findings or ideas in Chinese.

7. Communicate scientific findings or ideas in Russian.

8. Communicate scientific findings or ideas in Arabic.

From the list of foreign language questions in the following group, choose the level that best describes your proficiency. Please select only one letter for each question.

A- No Practical Proficiency - No practical reading proficiency
B- Elementary Proficiency - Able to read some personal and place names, street signs, office and shop designations, numbers and isolated words and phrases
C- Limited Working Proficiency
D- Minimum Professional Proficiency - Able to read standard newspaper items addressed to the general reader, routine correspondence, reports and technical materials in the individual's special field.
E- Full Professional Proficiency - Able to read all styles and forms of the language pertinent to professional needs.
F- Native or Bilingual Proficiency - Equivalent to that of an educated native.

9. Compose scientific documents and/or other technical documents in French.

10. Compose scientific documents and/or other technical documents in Spanish.

11. Compose scientific documents and/or other technical documents in Portuguese.

12. Compose scientific documents and/or other technical documents in Chinese.

13. Compose scientific documents and/or other technical documents in Russian.

14. Compose scientific documents and/or other technical documents in Arabic.

15. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this foreign proficiency questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that I may be interviewed and asked to provide a written sample in the language(s) that I have certified that I am proficient in.

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.

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 no 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.

16. Apply epidemiological principles to investigate, review and analyze programmatic public health issues.

17. Work with experts and partners in the field of public health to improve the quality of disease surveillance systems.

18. Lead a surveillance, epidemiology or health science program designed to investigate trends and developments affecting public health activities.

19. Review organization and data collection methods of project sites to ensure that standardized protocols are properly implemented.

20. Design, conduct, and analyze surveillance projects to evaluate their reliability and validity in measuring the effectiveness of scientific public health programs and strategies.

21. Utilize qualitative and quantitative analytic software to generate reports and analysis.

22. Participate in the investigation of an outbreak of a communicable disease.

23. Provide guidance and expertise with submitting and supporting human subject clearance documentation in support of research activities.

24. Apply and make recommendations for appropriate corrective action to investigate and review specific deficiencies or problems that are interventions related to public health research programs.

25. Plan, develop, lead, manage or direct public health activities.

26. Evaluate and coordinate the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff conducting public health activities.

27. Perform leadership functions in a public health project or program, such as mentoring, evaluating, planning, goal-setting, reporting and resolving conflicts, etc.

28. Oversee projects, grants, contracts, cooperative agreements or programs concerning the monitoring and surveillance for communicable or non-communicable diseases.

29. Prepare or provide input into strategic scientific and/or operational plans for public health projects and/or programs.

30. Participate in strategic planning for public health interventions supporting the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

31. Prepare and provide input for budget plans and documents in support of public health projects and/or programs.

32. Plan, develop, lead, manage or direct public health programs, surveys, and studies.

33. Design training sessions and provide guidance, in surveillance and epidemiology practices and techniques, for professional program staff or service providers.

34. Evaluate and coordinate the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff conducting public health science and program activities.

35. Perform the leadership functions in a project or program, such as mentoring, evaluating, planning, setting goals, reporting and resolving conflicts.

36. Author or co-author articles, research findings and/or public health relevant position papers in peer-reviewed publications, scholarly journals or national reports.

37. Develop scientific publications, scholarly journals or national reports.

38. Disseminate scientific and programmatic information by briefing media and other public officials.

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

40. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences on epidemiology, program, research or policy issues related to public health.

41. Communicate professionally with a variety of cultural contexts and to various audiences, including senior officials within the US and host country government.

42. Work with multidisciplinary, professional and administrative staff engaged in major aspects of health science work.

43. 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.

44. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with health officials, community representatives and commercial partners at international, national, state, or local levels.

45. 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.