This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Lead Public Health Advisor
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-M2-13-792702

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$101,035.00 to $131,343.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 03, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA United States
Current Permanent CDC/ATSDR Employees Only


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:  This vacancy is open to current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Population Health (DPH) Atlanta, GA

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


As the lead for the Block Grant team, serves as a senior level evaluator and conducts complex evaluation studies on one-of-a-kind or controversial operating affecting public health programs that have far-reaching bureau or department-wide impact. Leads the development of nationwide public health program operations and initiatives.  Formulates national program and project goals, objectives, operating policies, strategic program plans, guidelines, standards, and priorities. Develops and implements strategies and plans for meeting national program objectives. Identifies and evaluates information, data requirements, and resources to establish priorities and to maintain capacity to respond to internal and external demands. Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans and work products and services.  Coach the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assist the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.  Lead the team in assessing its strengths and weaknesses and provide leadership to the team in exploring alternatives and determining what improvements can be made (e.g., in work methods, processes and procedures).


Basic Qualification Requirement:  Applicant must have successfully completed a full four -year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in an academic field related to the health science or allied science appropriate to the work of this position

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience: is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience providing consultative services; technical, administrative, and management advice on the planning, development and evaluation 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. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
5. Bargaining Unit Position: No
6. Drug Screening Required: No
7. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
8. Research position: No
9. Supervisory position: No
10. Promotion potential:  No
11. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


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.   Knowledge of public health programs operations.

2.   Ability to analyze public health program operations.

3.   Skill in team management.

4.   Skill in oral communication.

5.   Skill in written communication.



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


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  For information on how to apply as a CTAP 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 792702.  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 Telephone (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.      - 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 Transcript

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.


CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA


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).

Control Number: 331864400
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