Microbiologist

Employer
Department Of Health And Huma...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 16, 2017
Closes
Mar 27, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.
Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.
This announcement will be used to fill positions in support of the Zika hiring initiative and will be used to fill positions in various geographical locations.
This HHS Position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is exempt from the hiring freeze.
Incumbent may be requested to deploy overseas, which will require securing a USG passport, passing medical clearances, and taking required health and safety trainings.
Positions may be filled as temporary, term or permanent with a full-time work schedule. Temporary, Term and Permanent Appointment Types : 
Permanent: A Permanent appointment is to a position with a permanent tenure of an employee who has been certified and appointed from an employment list, reinstatement, or who has transferred. Permanent status is attained after the completion of the probationary period.
Temporary Appointments : A Temporary appointment is a non-status appointment to a competitive service position for a specified period of time not to exceed 1 year.  However, the appointment may be extended for an additional 1 year, for a total of 24 months of total service.
Term Appointments:   A Term appointment is a non-status appointment to a position in the competitive service, made for a specified period of time exceeding 1 year and lasting not more than 4 years.
Although this vacancy announcement is being advertised for multiple duty locations and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at each grade level or location.
Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.
CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

  


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • As required by the position; Some overseas travel maybe required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Transcripts are required.
  • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    A degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent from an accredited college and/or university.
    OR
    A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level in Federal service as defined in the paragraphs below:
    For GS-403-09:  In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph:
    Specialized experience is experience 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, performing and interpreting standard diagnostic tests to identify and characterize the presence of vector-borne diseases in clinical and environmental specimens.
    OR
    Have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to the duties of the position.
    OR
    Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
    For GS-403-11:  In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph:
    Specialized experience is experience 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, performing and interpreting tests, and resolving problems with laboratory practices and procedures for the diagnosis of vector-borne diseases in clinical and environmental specimens.
    OR
    Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that is directly related to the duties of the position.
    OR
    Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    Foreign 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: http://wwwdev.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/foreigned.html.

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Security and Background Requirements: 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. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    2. 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.

    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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

    5. One-year probationary period may be required.

    6. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: May Be Authorized

    7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

    8. Drug Screening Required: No

    9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: May Be Authorized

    10. Annual Leave for non-federal service authorized: May Be Authorized

    11. Research position: No

    12. Promotion potential: Certain positions may have promotion potential to the GS-11 depending on the type of appointment. 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.

    13. Supervisory position: No

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