Epidemiologist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hyattsville, Maryland
Posted
May 27, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Epidemiologist, you will:
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Analyze study or project implementation procedures for improvement.
  • Participate with scientists and program consultants both in various aspects of the study or survey design process
  • Conduct a search or review of the existing literature and data in a scientific area and prepare and/or present summaries for a variety of purposes.
  • Monitor internal review board clearances.
  • Design questionnaires and other data collection instruments.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Provide scientific advice and technical assistance to various public, private, and/or nonprofit health and/or health-related agencies and organizations.
  • Assist in the writing of comprehensive statistical and analytic reports that require the use of sociological, behavioral science, demographic, and/or epidemiologic analytic techniques and evaluation, and application of the latest technology.
  • Work with public health officials and other scientists inside and outside of CDC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Background Investigation is required.
  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may be paid: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
  • Drug Screening Required: No
  • Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized. No
  • Promotion potential: Yes This position has promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
  • Supervisory position: No
  • Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.


Qualifications

B asic 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.

Minimum Qualifications GS-11 :
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to 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 contributing to planning, managing and evaluating various epidemiology projects.

OR

I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.

OR

I have a combination of experience and education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements.

Minimum Qualifications for GS-12:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to 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 with planning, managing and evaluating various epidemiology projects.

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

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://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications .

Additional information

This position may be represented by the National Treasury Employees Union certified by the Federal Labor Relations Authority as the exclusive representative. For more information, you may contact your local human resources office at hrcs@cdc.gov .

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M2-22-11450131 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.

NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Current, active duty PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement (if applicable).

Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).

This position may be represented by the National Treasury Employees Union certified by the Federal Labor Relations Authority as the exclusive representative. For more information, you may contact your local human resources office at hrcs@cdc.gov .

Former and present Peace Corps personnel may be considered to fill vacancies. Peace Corps personnel are eligible for consideration if you have completed at least 36 months of continuous service, without a break in service of 3 days or more. This requirement is consistent with section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2506), which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers) and is applicable within 3 years after separation from qualifying service with the Peace Corps. A copy of your SF-50 is required to support your request.

Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order 11103 provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service for any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe.