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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Scientist in Atlanta, Georgia

Summary

The incumbent conducts a systematic assessment of a program or project inputs, activities and outputs to determine its value or worth and to improve the program. An evaluation may focus on processes, outcomes or both. Other evaluation activities include developing a program logic model, identifying appropriate program outcomes, facilitating stakeholder meetings, and providing technical assistance or training on evaluation, methods, concepts and tools.

Responsibilities

As an Health Scientist you will: Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative program data. Design, oversee, implement, and conduct major scientific surveys/studies or projects to identify and solve public health problems. Make recommendation for processes, procedures and /or policies related to public health programs, practices and research. Provide technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and to various other organizations. Communicate information to various audiences; Prepare scientific and other articles and technical reports for publication.

Requirements

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: No Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Screening Required: No Research position: No Promotion potential: No Supervisory position: No Telework may be authorized: Yes Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Have a 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 (https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/) at the time the degree was obtained. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level of in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. 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 in evaluating projects, programs and products in support of state and local health agencies. 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.

Education

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html.

Additional Information

To Remain An Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer Join more than 6,500 highly qualified public health professionals as part of the U.S. Public Health Service. Overseen by the Surgeon General, you will be part of an elite and diverse team of professionals essential to public health leadership and exemplary clinical service. PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps, you are welcome to apply and receive a courtesy referral. Note that a courtesy referral is not a competitive civil service process and does not provide civil service status for the selected employee. Click Here for the comparison chart of Commissioned Corps ranks to civil service, which advises you on potential billet rankings. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.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. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:

https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10966773 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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