Candidates must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level 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 experience leading, planning and implementing public health programs related to communicable diseases at the Federal, state and local levels; monitoring and analyzing disease trends and consulting with public health officials and specialists to ensure appropriate measures are taken to prevent and introduction/spread of communicable diseases by people, etiologic agents or vectors; and providing advice to public health entities regarding development, extension and improvement of public health programs.
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.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Additional Security and Background Requirements: May be referred depending on the position being filled. 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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
3. Financial disclosure statement: may be required.
4. 1-year probationary period: may be required.
5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: may be authorized
6. Bargaining Unit Position: No
7. Drug Screening Required: No
8. Relocation Incentive Authorized: No
9. Annual Leave for Non-Federal Service Authorized: No
10. Student Loan Repayment Authorized: No
11. Travel Required: Yes, Domestic, 10%
12. Mobility Agreement Required: Yes
13. Subject to permanent reassignment to another CDC Quarantine Station as the needs of the service warrant.
14. Subject to temporary duty assignment at any location in the United
States and its territories or possessions, in foreign countries, or
at sea. Selectee will be required to sign a Geographic Mobility Agreement.
15. Subject to shift work, weekend work and evening hours. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, independent of shift work assignments.
16. Will be required to wear uniform.
17. Must be able to qualify for unrestricted access to secure areas at U.S. ports.
18. Must be able to qualify for a secret security clearance.
19. Must be able to obtain an official U.S. passport.
20. Must have a valid State government-issued driver's license.
21. The incumbent is required to be current in his/her immunizations per ACIP guidelines. Must undergo baseline and periodic health screening procedures such as respiratory fit testing and PPD tests for tuberculosis exposure. May be required to wear an N-95 respirator.
22. Must be physically fit enough to work long hours and frequently travel on foot to remote gate areas in a short period of time.
23. May be required to provide basic quarantine station support, including purchasing, property inventory, document processing, timekeeping, and answering inquiries, etc.
24. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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 and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. K nowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques to administer and evaluate public health programs
2. Knowledge of prevention methods to prevent and control infectious diseases among travelers and globally mobile populations (i.e., migrants, travelers, immigrants, refugees).
3. Knowledge of public health preparedness and emergency response policies, procedures and priorities.
4. S kill in oral communication
5. Skill in written communication
6. Knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct team activities.
7. Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all levels.