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Job Title:Health Scientist (Policy) AD-601-14

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-AD-11-564325

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

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$101,035.00 to $131,343.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 17, 2011 to Friday, December 16, 2011




Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 2 years


1 vacancy - Atlanta, GA United States


US Citizens and Non-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 position is located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center of Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Injury Response (DIR), Atlanta, GA.  

Additional selections may be made from this announcement

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers.   No previous federal experience is required.   This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42 as a Senior Service Fellow in the CDC Fellowship Program. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.



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The incumbent will serve as a senior scientific advisor for public health scientific policy, planning, and evaluation activities with a focus on traumatic brain injury.  The position is located in an organizational unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The incumbent will conduct research and development of traumatic brain injury prevention and control best practices for state-based public health science programs and other funded and unfunded partners as well as research to facilitate opportunities for public health program implementation. The incumbent will conduct extensive research, and develop reports and presentations to inform senior management officials, CDC leadership, HHS, administration officials, and members of the legislative branch. The incumbent will develop peer-reviewed manuscripts, and will perform independent public health scientific policy research, and or public health policy evaluation, as well as other programmatic activities to further the organization's goals and objectives. The incumbent will develop and maintain systems to analyze complex and highly visible actions such as public health legislation, executive directives, Departmental policy issuances, voluntary changes in practice by influential organizations or groups, as well as other influential statements of policy with the potential to impact the activities of the division, center, and/or coordinating center.


Basic Qualifications for AD-0601:  Applicants must possess a degree with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. In addition to the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate is required in one or more of the following: disease prevention or related health sciences, public health, epidemiology, social or behavioral science.


In addition, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate in a field related to the position to be filled. Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience. 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 experience in developing and executing research and scientific projects related to scientific policy in public health programs, particularly in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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: .

Because this position has a specific education requirement, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts or acceptable alternative as indicated on Required Documents. If selected, you will be required to submit an original official transcripts before being appointed. 


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

1. Ability to act as a senior scientific advisor to Division's leadership team.

2. Ability to provide leadership and direction for the development of initiatives to advance the mission and goals.

3. Ability to coordinate the development and maintenance of the strategic plan: targets, objectives, and strategies.

4. Skill in written communication.

5. Skill in oral communication. 

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. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid.

8. Bargaining Unit Position:  No

9. Drug Screening Required:   No

10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized:  Yes


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


The USAJOBS resume builder is not available for submitting resumes when applying for this position.  Your USAJOBS resume will not automatically be uploaded to USA Staffing.  


  • Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  • Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  • Mail the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to the following address: 
  • Michelle Knight

    Administrative Officer

    4770 Buford Highway, MS F63,

    Atlanta, GA 30341


    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, foreign education evaluation, SF-50 (if prior federal service)

    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 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 16, 2011.


    Phone: (770)488-3930
    Fax: (404)429-2920
    Email: MVK7@CDC.GOV
    Agency Information:
    4770 Buford Hwy
    Atlanta, GA
    30341 Fax: (404)429-2920


    When the vacancy announcement closes, an evaluation of your qualifications will be determined. 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).

    Control Number: 303242300
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