GS 11: Candidates must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the duties of the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include experience related to planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs.
GS-12: Candidates must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the duties of the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include experience related to planning, implementing, and evaluating global disease detection public health programs.
Substitution of Education for Experience for GS-11:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., in a major study in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position.
Substitution of Graduate Level Education:
Your graduate level education may be substituted in part or whole for the specialized experience required in this position. Your graduate level education must be related to the job being filled and must have provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the work to be considered for substitution for specialized experience. Submit a copy of your college transcript if you are requesting CDC to consider your graduate level education in determining your qualifications for this position.
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.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An appropriate combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements.
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: http://www.ed.gov/.
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. Travel required with position: Yes, 5% both international and domestic
11. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
12. Research position: No
13. Promotion potential: No
14. Supervisory position: No
15. 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 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 administrative laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the development and administration of a domestic or international public health program.
2. Knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and of overall administrative requirements to ensure that support is available and administrative actions are initiated properly.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds.
4. Skill in written communication
5. Skill in oral communication