Job Description

Job Summary

What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Human Resources Office (HRO), Ethics and Compliance Activity (ECA), Atlanta, GA.

UPDATE: This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-D1-17-1894893 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.

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

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC Financial Disclosure —OGE form 450

Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


As an Ethics Program Specialist you will: 

  • Provide guidance to the CDC employees and all Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs) on the various elements of the Ethics Program. 

  • Provide expertise on ethics regulations, policies, and guidelines in order to administer and implement CDC/ATSDR's ethics programs.

  • Make recommendations on CDC/ATSDR policies compatible with existing ethics regulations and statutes.

  • Provide written and oral interpretations of regulations and guidelines to the DEC concerning applicability to CDC and ATSDR.

  • Provide ethics training to executive staff, managers, supervisors and other employees that as required.

  • Provide general ethics training to new supervisors as required.

  • Review requests for conformity with regulations and policies and develop analysis of complex cases.

  • Compile reports, and assure the maintenance of all records associated with all functions.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 5% Domestically

Relocation Authorized

  • No