Supervisory Epidemiologist

Montgomery County, Maryland
Mar 23, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as an expert consultant in complementary health approaches, pain, resilience, and health restoration to extramural and intramural programs within NCCIH.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and analyses of high-quality cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to provide a national, public health prospective on high priority topics.
  • Utilizes both quantitative and qualitative epidemiologic research methods to explore various topics, such as the prevalence, costs, and reasons for use of complementary health approaches.
  • Provides expertise and oversight for the development of research protocols and reports within Epidemiology.
  • Reviews all proposed research projects and budgets submitted by Epidemiology staff.
  • Provides regular updates on research efforts, progress, and findings to officials and staff.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Please provide a copy of your transcripts.
  • This position requires completion of a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450. This information is required annually. Visit the NIH Ethics website:


You qualify at the GS-15 level, if you meet one of the following qualification requirements:

Basic Education Requirement
  • In order to qualify for a Supervisory Epidemiologist, GS-0601, position you must possess a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level 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 at the time the degree was obtained.
In addition, in order to qualify for the Supervisory Epidemiologist at the GS-15 level, you must:
  • Demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Government, performing the following types of tasks: Providing scientific direction for epidemiologic studies of complementary health approaches, pain, resilience and health restoration; representing an organization on various internal and external scientific working groups and committees; monitoring budget and resource issues for complementary health research projects and programs; AND developing and reviewing proposed complementary health and health restoration epidemiology research projects and studies.
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.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Additional information

  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link Alternate Application .
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be req to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may req COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.
  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • At the supervisors discretion, this position may offer workplace flexibilities : [telework (work from home on a regular basis or ad hoc basis but reports to the office at least once a week/two days a pay period)].
  • A one-year supervisory trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • A one-year trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/placement unless prior service has satisfied this requirement.
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration
  • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Visit Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
  • Visit Total Compensation page and this sample for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement, and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.
  • A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

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