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Job Title:Medical Officer, GS-0602-13/14/15 (Direct - Hire) (OVERSEAS)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-OD-11-430961

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$71,674.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 9, 2011 to Thursday, March 8, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE Two (2) year


Few vacancies - Bridgetown, Barbados
Few vacancies - Zimbabwe
Few vacancies - Vietnam
Few vacancies - Cote d'Ivoire
Few vacancies - Mainland China
More Locations  (77)


United States Citizens


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement  HHS-CDC-OM-11-432458 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.  

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.

Overseas Assignments: Overseas assignments are for two years and a rotational agreement must be signed. The assignment may be extended based on the needs of the agency. 

·         This position is eligible for special pay allowances (e.g.,
post differential, housing, relocation, etc.).

·         Immunizations are required and will be administered by the CDC
before relocating overseas.

·         Security clearances is required for the selectee only and medical clearances are required for selectee and all family members before being posted overseas.  Inability of selectee to secure the clearances for overseas duty within six (6) months will result in termination of appointment to the position.

·         Citizens or permanent residents of the host country are not eligible to be considered.

·         Additional information on living and traveling abroad may be
found by clicking here.



  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Security and medical clearances required.


If selected you will:

  • Provide medical advice and consultation on critical problems in the medical/public health field
  • Manage significant projects, programs, and staff (to include representational duties with the Embassy)
  • Provide scientific and/or technical guidance to host governments, health-related organizations, private and public foundations, etc. in the development of public health studies, programs, systems, strategies and/or services
  • Evaluate data collection, quality control and/or data utilization methods used to study a medical problem or issue
  • Apply new methods, approaches and technology or adaptation of existing methodologies to new and unusual situations
  • Promote the development of field epidemiological training programs
  • Provide medical leadership for the implementation of integrated public health programs
  • Foster compliance with all ethical guidelines for scientific studies and management of programs


Basic Qualifications:

Must possess a Doctor of medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited body in the year of the applicant's graduation.  A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provide education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.  Applicants who received a degree from a foreign medical school, but are license to practice medicine in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States require no other certification with regard to the quality of their education. 

Minimum Qualifications:  In addition to meeting the Basic Qualifications applicants must also meet the following Additional Qualifications for Medical Officer, GS-602-13/14/15:

Must have one year of specialized experience at a level equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include work involving a full spectrum of medical activities and requiring uniqueness of experience to originate new techniques, establish criteria, or develop new information required by the position to be filled.

For GS-13:  3 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-14: 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-15: 5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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 at the time of application.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized.

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized.

11. Travel required: Yes; as required by position.

Special Notes:

  • Although this announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations, and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels or locations.
  • This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Medical Officer 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 Center.  The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be April 8, 2011.  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.
  • Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of four 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 positions.


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 



Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1.  Technical Knowledge: Surveillance and Epidemiology

2.  Technical Knowledge:  Public Health Program Management

3.  Skill in oral communication

4.  Skill in written communication

This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority.  All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.  The "rule of three", Veterans' preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.

For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit,


The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 430961.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

The following documents are required and must be received at the time of application.

1. Your Résumé
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

        -College Transcript, or

        -Current Medical License, or

        -Medical School Diploma


For Resume' and Application Tips visit:


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

         - College Transcripts or,

         - Current Medical License or,

         - Medical School Diploma

Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

The complete Application Package must be submitted at the time of application.


Customer HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Agency Information:
OHR Atlanta Operations Center
Mailstop K-16


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies - Bridgetown, Barbados
Few vacancies - Zimbabwe
Few vacancies - Vietnam
Few vacancies - Cote d'Ivoire
Few vacancies - Mainland China
Few vacancies - Gioia Tauro, Italy
Few vacancies - Central America, AA
Few vacancies - Morocco
Few vacancies - Kazakhstan
Few vacancies - Nigeria
Few vacancies - Southeast Asia
Few vacancies - Republic of Georgia
Few vacancies - Sigonella & Sicily, Italy
Few vacancies - Kenya, Africa Africa
Few vacancies - Philippines
Few vacancies - Mexico City, Mexico, AA
Few vacancies - Gabon
Few vacancies - Guyana , AA
Few vacancies - India and Diego Garcia
Few vacancies - Austria & Switzerland
Few vacancies - Central & Southern Europe
Few vacancies - Throughout Europe
Few vacancies - Livorno, Italy
Few vacancies - Mali
Few vacancies - Democratic Republic of Congo
Few vacancies - Mozambique
Few vacancies - Russia and Eurasia
Few vacancies - Botswana
Few vacancies - Swaziland
Few vacancies - Uganda
Few vacancies - Liberia
Few vacancies - Malawi
Few vacancies - Rwanda
Few vacancies - Madagascar
Few vacancies - Benin
Few vacancies - Haiti , AA
Few vacancies - Zambia
Few vacancies - Saudi Arabia
Few vacancies - Cambodia
Few vacancies - Denmark
Few vacancies - Genoa, Italy
Few vacancies - Belgium and France
Few vacancies - Singapore & Malaysia
Few vacancies - Namibia
Few vacancies - Gothenburg, Sweden
Few vacancies - Ukraine
Few vacancies - Western Africa
Few vacancies - Le Havre, France
Few vacancies - Cuba & Caribbean Islands, AA
Few vacancies - Indonesia
Few vacancies - Sudan
Few vacancies - Jordan
Few vacancies - Nepal
Few vacancies - Laem Chabang, Thailand Thailand
Few vacancies - Guatemala
Few vacancies - Cameroon
Few vacancies - Laos
Few vacancies - Caucedo, Dominican Republic
Few vacancies - La Spezia, Italy
Few vacancies - Paris
Few vacancies - Tanzania
Few vacancies - Angola
Few vacancies - Naples, Italy
Few vacancies - North Africa
Few vacancies - South Africa
Few vacancies - Afghanistan
Few vacancies - Lesotho
Few vacancies - Brasilia, Brazil, AA
Few vacancies - South America, AA
Few vacancies - Southwest Asia
Few vacancies - So Italy, Sicily & Sardinia
Few vacancies - Pakistan
Few vacancies - Ethiopia
Few vacancies - Congo
Few vacancies - Iraq
Few vacancies - Bangladesh
Few vacancies - Tajikistan
Few vacancies - Ghana
Few vacancies - Bangkok, Thailand
Few vacancies - Senegal
Few vacancies - Egypt
Few vacancies - Burkina Faso

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