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Job opening: Health Scientist

Salary: $151 894 - 191 900 per year
City: Atlanta
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
As a global leader in public health & health promotion, CDC is the agency Americans trust with their lives. In addition to our everyday work, each CDC employee has a role in supporting public health emergency management, whether through temporary assignments to emergency responses or sustaining other CDC programs and activities while colleagues respond. Join our team to use your talent, training, & passion to help CDC continue as the world's premier public health organization. Visit www.cdc.gov


As a Health Scientist you will: Serve as senior advisor and management coordinator of national and international scientific public health program activities. Identify and analyze issues and their impact on public health policies as they relate to programs. - Consult on, monitor, and measure the effectiveness of project activities in meeting the needs of program participants. Design and execute programs or projects that provide essential information for important segments of the general public. Participate with the director and shares in the responsibility for planning, evaluating and managing the programs of the Division. Serve as an advisor and aids the Director on policies, activities and operations in the management of the Division programs. Review and assess the effectiveness of current scientific public health policies and determines where new or changed policies are required to effectively execute scientific public health programs, missions, and functions. Participate in projects and program evaluations assuring that periodic reviews are accurate and timely. Serve as a special projects officer and conducts comprehensive research, review and analyses on a wide variety of public health programs to provide a wide variety of complex staff papers that address complex multi-functional issues. Serve as a leading authority and integrates knowledge and experience of public health programs and policies to provide guidance on cross cutting procedural and multilayered and multifaceted policy issues. Supervise a small contingent of positions. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work, when necessary. Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, considering difficulty and requirements of assignments as well as the capabilities of employees.



All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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 at (DAPIP | Homepage (ed.gov) the time the degree was obtained. Minimum Qualifications: To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level, which must include the following experience: directing health sciences studies, surveys, and/or projects related to public health programs. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

College or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For more information, visit https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


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