This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-OM-12-621505

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
Friday, April 06, 2012 to Friday, April 05, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE 2 years
few vacancies - Mozambique Mozambique
few vacancies - Nepal Nepal
few vacancies - Philippines Philippines
few vacancies - South Africa South Africa
few vacancies - Swaziland Swaziland
More Locations  (63)
Temp Prom, Temp Reassign or Term


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.

Who May Apply:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); 30% Disabled Veterans; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals with disabilities.


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-OD-12-621510 under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


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.  Upon completion of the overseas assignment, CDC employees on temporary promotion/assignment will be placed in accordance with CDC placement procedures.  Subsequent employment for all others for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.

·     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 are required for the selectee only and medical clearances are required for selectee and all family members before being posted overseas.  Inability of the 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.

·     Current permanent status CDC employees will be processed using the appropriate temporary promotion or other temporary assignment authority for permanent employees CDC.  The selectee will have statutory return rights to their permanent CDC position title, series, and grade once the overseas assignment is completed.

·     Other current permanent status Federal employees will be hired on a term appointment.  There are no statutory return rights.  Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.

·     All other selectees (e.g., reinstatement eligible, 30% veterans, persons with disabilities, etc.) will be hired through a term-appointment.  Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.

·     Additional information on living and traveling abroad may be found at




  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Medical and security clearances are required.


If selected you will serve as the recognized expert in epidemiology.  Manage significant projects, programs and staff and will represent CDC with the Embassy.  Evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.  Oversee contracts, grants and cooperative agreements with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and mangement duties for epidemiological work.  Design, plan and inititate epidemiologic studies, surveys and investigations.  Serve as a nationally or internationally recognized expert on epidemiological issues on critical problems in the field of epidemiology.  Comply with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.


Basic Qualifications:

Must possess a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.


Minimum Qualifications for Epidemiologist, GS-601-13/14/15:

In order to qualify applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (for which you are applying) in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience involves participating in various aspects of epidemiological studies, survey design, and processes by developing policy and objectives, appraising programs and initiating requirements for the studies.  It also includes participating with scientific and program consultants in conducting searches or reviews of existing literature and data in a scientific area; developing research protocols and design and conducting studies, etc.


GS-13: To be eligible for this grade you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level (or equivalent) in the Federal Service.


GS-14:  To be eligible for this grade you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level (or equivalent) in the Federal Service.


GS-15:  To be eligible for this grade you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level (or equivalent) in the Federal Service.



Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

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 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 may be authorized.


8. Bargaining Unit Position: No


9. Drug Screening Required: No


10. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


11. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized.


12. 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 Epidemiologist 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 May 7, 2012.  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.
  • Temporary promotions may be extended up to a maximum of five years based on the needs of the agency without further competition.
  • Temporary reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of six years based on the needs of the agency without further competition.
  • 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. Knowledge of epidemiological methodology, theories, principles and methods.


2. Skill in providing direction and guidance.


3. Skill in written communication.


4. Skill in oral communication.


5. Interpersonal skills (such as working with multidisciplinary groups of researchers, representing the organization amongst diverse groups, etc).


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


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see


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 621505.  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.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Atlanta Customer HelpDesk (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@CDC.GOV.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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


  1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

  3. Other supporting documents:

  4.      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

         - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

         - PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

         - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)


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.


For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 05, 2013


Customer HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
TDD: 770-488-1904
Agency Information:
OHR Enterprise
200 Independence Ave
Suite 801
Washington, DC


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.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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 - Mozambique Mozambique
few vacancies - Nepal Nepal
few vacancies - Philippines Philippines
few vacancies - South Africa South Africa
few vacancies - Swaziland Swaziland
few vacancies - Uganda Uganda
few vacancies - Angola Angola
few vacancies - Barbados Barbados
few vacancies - Congo, Democratic Republic Of The
few vacancies - Cote D'Ivoire (Côte D'Ivoire)
few vacancies - Laos Laos
few vacancies - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
few vacancies - Egypt Egypt
few vacancies - India India
few vacancies - Thailand Thailand
few vacancies - Ukraine Ukraine
few vacancies - Yemen Yemen
few vacancies - Tanzania Tanzania
few vacancies - Sudan Sudan
Few vacancies - Chad Chad
few vacancies - Peru Peru
few vacancies - Nigeria Nigeria
few vacancies - Pakistan Pakistan
few vacancies - Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
few vacancies - Senegal Senegal
few vacancies - Singapore Singapore
few vacancies - Sweden Sweden
few vacancies - Ethiopia Ethiopia
few vacancies - Haiti Haiti
few vacancies - Mexico Mexico
few vacancies - Morocco Morocco
few vacancies - Tajikistan Tajikistan
few vacancies - Guatemala Guatemala
few vacancies - Guyana Guyana
few vacancies - Italy Italy
few vacancies - Gabon Gabon
few vacancies - Botswana Botswana
few vacancies - Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
few vacancies - China China
few vacancies - Brazil Brazil
few vacancies - Bangladesh Bangladesh
few vacancies - Cameroon Cameroon
few vacancies - Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
few vacancies - Rwanda Rwanda
few vacancies - Jordan Jordan
few vacancies - Kenya Kenya
few vacancies - Liberia Liberia
Few vacancies - Guinea Guinea
Few vacancies - Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Few vacancies - Ecuador Ecuador
Few vacancies - Panama Panama
Few vacancies - South Sudan South Sudan
few vacancies - Namibia Namibia
few vacancies - Republic of Georgia Republic of Georgia
few vacancies - Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
few vacancies - Benin Benin
few vacancies - Cambodia Cambodia
few vacancies - Denmark Denmark
few vacancies - Madagascar Madagascar
few vacancies - Switzerland Switzerland
few vacancies - Vietnam Vietnam
few vacancies - Zambia Zambia
few vacancies - France France
few vacancies - Indonesia Indonesia
few vacancies - Ghana Ghana
few vacancies - Malawi Malawi
few vacancies - Mali Mali
few vacancies - Lesotho Lesotho

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