Public Health Analyst

Rockville, Maryland
Aug 12, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Full Time

  • Serves as an expert analyst in developing and implementing current or projected, complex public health programs.
  • Organizes and leads special cross-cutting initiatives and task force groups to accomplish programmatic goals.
  • Applies knowledge of public health principles to the identification of strategic data analysis/research, policy, programmatic, communication or partnership/collaboration, areas in need of strengthening and the implementation of related efforts to improve public health outcomes for various populations.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Registered or exempt from Selective Service (
  • If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Must meet time in grade requirements.
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • 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.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Drug Screening Required: No
  • Research Position: No


Specialized Experience:GS-13: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing (4) of the (5) duties listed below:
  • Managing and/or monitoring new initiatives impacting domestic public health programs.
  • Evaluating health care needs of vulnerable and/or underserved communities;
  • Serving as a resource to leadership on policies affecting domestic or international public health programs.
  • Analyzing public health policies, programs, and/or statistical standards that are sensitive to the special needs and concerns of program grantees.
  • Utilizing various communication techniques to make presentations, provide program consultation, and respond to inquiries.
Ideal but not required expertise:
The ideal candidate also will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
(1) Contracting Officer Representative (COR) - experience in the full spectrum of COR tasks, including developing a new statement of work (SOW) and independent government cost estimate (IGCE) with support from a programmatic subject matter expert, leading the technical review of candidates, processing invoices and ensuring alignment with the overall office budget.
(2) Project Officer (PO) - experience in the full spectrum of PO duties including
  • Analyzing complex public health policies, programs, and statistics to advise senior management on areas needing public health policy or program assessment.
  • Drafting notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs) for policy and program demonstrations, staffing competitive review processes, and conducting technical reviews of competitive applications.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance in monitoring, managing, and evaluating cooperative agreements and grants.
  • Collecting and compiling qualitative and quantitative information and data for use in program decisions.
  • Coordinating collaborative projects with other internal and/or external organizations.
  • Summarizing and disseminating critical public health information from public health policy and program assessments.
(3) Evaluation - experience establishing and executing on Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures, crafting evaluation requirements for NOFOs, supporting the identification of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices within grant and other programmatic activities; and developing strong collaborative relationships with programmatic staff and leaders.
(4) Data - experience with statistical analysis of data, developing use-cases to address gaps in knowledge, creating visual representation of data, and developing written data briefs for the public.
(5) Project Manager - experience guiding teams with the development of milestones and deliverables, creating visual representations of milestone and deliverable deadlines that support understanding, tactfully supporting a team's execution on milestones and deliverables in a way that supports relationships while ensuring achievement of established goals and objectives.
(6) Public Health Communication - experience researching public health policies, programs and processes and developing written, digital and/or other communication products that disseminate information targeted for varied audiences(e.g., Congress, Federal policy and program officials, community--based organizations, researchers, health care providers, and the public).
7) Collaborative Partnerships - experience convening and working with governmental and non-governmental organizations from multiple sectors at community, tribal, territorial, state and federal levels.

Documenting Experience:

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

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.

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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Time-in-Grade Requirement: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package.

OPM Qualification General Policies Website

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon multiple factors, including funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives may require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives may include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans -

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, the veteran must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

Special Hiring Authorities for Military Spouses and Family Members -

Additional information

People With Disabilities (Schedule A) -

PHS Commissioned Corps (CC) Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred as CC personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment. You must provide a copy of your current personnel orders and/or other supporting documentation to be referred as CC.

Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see Agency Contact Information for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. You must contact the HR contact on the vacancy announcement at least three business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.
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Selective Service: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service -

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to:

Political Appointment: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from 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.

If you are unable to apply online, please go to for more information on our alternate application method.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic you may be authorized to telework remotely. The Federal government will begin a phased transition to normal operations in line with the national guidelines to Open Up America Again. HHS will make operating decisions based on State or locality of duty stations and other factors.