This announcement will be used to fill positions in various geographical locations. This announcement can also be used to recruit for positions that will require a detail to an International Organization such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, etc.
As an Epidemiologist you will : n-Serve as the recognized expert in epidemiology. n-Manage significant projects, programs and staff and will represent CDC in Embassy.
n-Evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.
n-Oversee contracts, grants and cooperative agreements with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties for epidemiological work.
n-Design, plan and initiate epidemiologic studies, surveys and investigations. n-Serve as a nationally or internationally recognized expert on epidemiological issues on critical problems in the field of epidemiology.
n-Comply with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
US Citizenship is required. Background Investigation may be required. One-year probationary period may be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid :
Bargaining Unit Position : No
Drug Screening Required : Positions requiring a top secret or secret clearance will be required to be drug tested.
Promotion potential : Please be advised there is no promotion potential. Any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.
Mobility agreement may be required. Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Retention incentive may be authorized. Positions will require a top secret or secret clearance depending on the position.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-Grade must be met within 30 days of the date the referral list is generated.
CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles.
This position may be subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.
L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.
This Information will be required annually.
Basic Qualifications Requirements
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor's or graduate / higher level degree : major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience as stated below :
Minimum Qualification Requirements
GS-13 : Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience designing or conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
GS-14 : Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience designing, overseeing, implementing and conducting epidemiological studies related to public health.
Documenting Experience : In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.
Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment.
The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed.
It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
Special Notes : -Although this announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels or locations.
Applicants that are among the best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for consideration as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office.
The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be October 11, 2021. Thereafter, additional referral lists will be generated throughout the open period as vacancies occur.
If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.