Public Health Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 03, 2017
Closes
Nov 02, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The January 23, 2017, Presidential Memorandum, entitled "Hiring Freeze," ordered government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to freeze all hiring of Federal civilian employees. In an effort to ensure CDC is best positioned to resume hiring after the hiring freeze expires and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)/Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issues a joint plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government's workforce, CDC will continue its recruitment efforts (post job vacancy announcements, evaluate and screen applicants, interview, etc.). This position will not be filled and no job offers will be made until resolution of the hiring freeze, or the position qualifies for a hiring exemption and is approved pursuant to OMB guidance

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.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-OM-17-1949748 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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health (CGH), located in either Atlanta, Georgia; New York, NY; or Washington, DC.

  

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 indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. This announcement can also be used to recruit for positions that will require a detail to an International Organization such as the  World Health Organization, UNICEF, etc.

CDC Financial Disclosure —OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • As required by the position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • May be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

    GS-12:  Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service.  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 experience providing assistance in evaluating and analyzing public health program operations (examples:  HIV/AIDS, TB, infectious diseases, and immunization).

    GS-13:  Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service.  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 experience independently evaluating and analyzing public health program operations (examples: HIV/AIDS, TB, infectious diseases, and immunization).

    GS-14:  Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.  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 experience evaluating and analyzing public health program operations (examples: HIV/AIDS, TB, infectious diseases, and immunization) to include advising management on implementation and improvement initiatives.

    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 may be authorized.

    7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

    8. Drug Screening Required: No

    9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

    10. Research position: No

    11. Promotion potential: No

    12. Supervisory position: No

    Special Notes:

    • Although this announcement is advertised at multiple grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels.
    • This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Public Health Analyst positions and will be used to fill immediate and future needs.
    • Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities.  Your application will remain in the inventory of tentatively qualified applicants.  Applicants that are among the best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for consideration as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office.  The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be May 17, 2017.  Thereafter, additional referral lists will be generated throughout the open period as vacancies occur.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
    • This is an open continuous announcement.  Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application.
    • Term appointments may be shortened or extended up to a maximum of hour years based on the needs of the agency without further competition.  Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.
    • Supervisory position:  This announcement may be used to fill supervisory or lead positions.

    Q - Nonsensitive


    DUTIES:

    As a Public Health Analyst you will:

    • Serves as a special projects officer and conducts comprehensive research, review and analyses on a wide variety of public health-related programs to provide a wide variety of staff papers that address multi-functional issues.
    • Serves on review committees, study groups, public health task groups, or comparable groups delegated responsibility for reviewing and developing public health policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Reviews and assesses the effectiveness of current public health policies and determines where new or changed policies are required to effectively execute public health programs, missions, and functions.
    • Provides executive management with recommendations to improve and/or overcome shortfalls and deficiencies and formulates alternative courses of action for the solution of complex cross cutting issues.
    • Prepares Congressional testimony, policy documents, briefings, reports, summaries, responses to requests for information, and other substantive documents.