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Job Title:  Director of CDC's Center for Global Health
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-AD-13-779192

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$118,846.00 to $199,700.00 / Per Year
Thursday, November 01, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting for a new director of its Center for Global Health, with a budget of more than $2 billion, offices in more than 60 countries, and a broad and deep portfolio of programs throughout the world.  The Director will oversee all aspects of global health at CDC and be an integral part of the management team of the organization.


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with these vacancy announcement numbers: HHS-CDC-ES-13-757648; HHS-CDC-ES-13-777130; HHS-CDC-AD-13-776627.  Applicants must submit a separate application to be considered for each vacancy announcement.

This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42.  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 appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights. 

Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above.


CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


Oversee a staff of more than 2,500, with activities in more than 60 countries, a budget of more than $2 billion and major programs in implementation, research, and partnerships in HIV, malaria, parasitic diseases, immunizations including polio eradication, emergency response, and public health system strengthening;  Maintain and strengthen partnerships with a broad range of public, non-profit, and private organizations both in the United States (e.g., USAID, universities, foundations), multilateral organizations (e.g., WHO, UNICEF, World Bank) and around the world (e.g., ministries of health, non-profit organizations, business groups with commitment to public health);  Participate as a key member of the CDC management team, with responsibility for integration of the Center for Global Health’s programs into other parts of CDC (e.g., emerging infections, health statistics, etc.) and for collaboration among other parts of CDC and the Center for Global Health, including programs in non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, and injury prevention; Lead strategic initiatives to improve global capacity to detect and respond to threats, including building on CDC’s decades-long progress establishing field epidemiology training programs, further strengthening laboratory networks through a tiered approach to capacity building as well as technological advances in laboratory technology; Spearhead CDC’s long-range plans and policies for global health activities, setting priorities and following through with specific plans and activities;  Stimulate global health research and program development.




Basic Qualifications for AD-0602:  Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided 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).


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, such as experience in leading, directing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects for the prevention of diseases. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.


Other professional/Technical Qualifications:


1.   Progressively responsible senior management experience that reflects strong leadership skills with proven ability to effectively work with professional staff on global public health program implementation and to build effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

2.   Proven performance in leading and directing the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of global public health prevention programs and projects; and

3.   Senior-level experience managing or directing a complex organization or project including establishing strategic plans and policies, developing and presenting budgets, evaluating programs, and building and managing a diverse staff.



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:






How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration.  You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used.  This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility.  Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies ( Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):  You must respond  to each competency listed below. Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  


1. High degree of global health expertise and prominence and a distinguished record of accomplishments in the field.

2.  Leadership knowledge and skill to direct and manage a large federal health organization, with emphasis on applied research and successfully implemented global health initiatives to improve programmatic outcome.

3.  Leadership experience in directing and managing a global health research organization, including establishing strategic plans and policies, developing and presenting budgets, evaluating program accomplishments, and building and maintaining a diverse staff.

4. Experience in developing and implementing global health policies, programs and research related to the control and prevention of infectious and chronic diseases and injuries.

5.  Experience that indicates the ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, foreign ministries of health, the scientific and academic communities, national and international medical and health-related organizations, diverse community and non-governmental groups, U.S. and global media, and the international public at large.


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.  Yes

6. One-year probationary period may be required. No

7. Moving expenses may be authorized.  Yes

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: Yes

10. Recruitment  or Relocation expenses may be authorized:  Yes

11. Immunization required:  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

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 positions. 


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 779192.  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 at (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.      - 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.


For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 30, 2012.


CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
TDD: (866) 539-4484
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center Executive Resources
1600 Clifton Rd


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  When the vacancy announcement closes, an evaluation of your qualifications will be determined by a panel of experts.  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: 330290700
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