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Job opening: Director, Office of Health Equity

Salary: $191 900 - 246 400 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Atlanta
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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Duties

As the Director, Office of Health Equity the incumbent will: Provide leadership on agency-wide health equity initiatives, representing CDC senior leadership with officials of other Federal agencies, officials of State, tribal, territorial and local governments, and nongovernmental organizations and facilitates the coordination of CDC initiatives as they pertain to setting and establishing public health equity and the initiation of new, long-range projects in these areas. Support public health equity intervention development, execution and accountability through program development, public health guidance and recommendations development, and performance management, and provide strategic engagement with Congress in support of public health and CDC programs and priorities. Lead the development and oversight of a CDC health equity program. Provide briefings for health equity partners and other interested groups on health equity issues or legislation affecting public health and CDC programs. Foster collaborative relationships to build awareness and stimulate action toward influencing and incorporating a health equity perspective into CDC and external programs. Develop diverse partnerships and collaboration to advance CDC priorities and mission. Provide executive leadership and direction for the Office of Health Equity to accomplish its mission requirements.

Requirements

Qualifications

Current federal employees must be at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level to be considered for this position. Basic Qualifications for RF-0601: Applicants must possess a degree with a 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 the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position is required. Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience. Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as serving as a senior advisor to senior leadership, public health officials, and stakeholders in the management, coordination, and oversight of health equity policies, performance goals, and evaluation of an organization. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. 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.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts or a list of applicable courses with their application package. This also applies to status applicants who are applying to a position in a different occupational series than they are currently or were previously appointed. Applicants who do not submit their transcripts (or list of applicable course work) will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application package (and/or resume) along with their responses to a self-certification question asking if they meet the basic qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Those deemed tentatively qualified will be referred for consideration. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official transcript prior to the final job offer. If the official transcript does not support the educational requirements of the position, the applicant will be considered ineligible for the position.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that:
  • the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs
  • such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program, or that full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications.

Contacts

  • Address Office of The Chief of Staff 1600 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30333 US
  • Name: CDC HELPDESK
  • Phone: (770) 488-1725
  • Email: [email protected]

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