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    Summary

    The CDC Public Health Associates Program (PHAP) for Recent Graduates is a CDC workforce development program that provides opportunities for promising, future public health professionals to gain broad experience in day-to-day operation of public health programs. The goal of PHAP is to attract exceptional candidates, with a minimum of bachelor's degree into careers in public health.

    The exact location of each position will be determined by PHAP upon selection.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Public Health Advisor you will:

    • Serve as a trainee receiving formal and on the job training designed to familiarize you with the functions and operations of basic public health concepts, principles, and techniques.
    • Work with selected public health projects or portions of a larger public health project that is typically of limited complexity.
    • Perform duties related to the development, extension, and improvement of health care systems.
    • Interview individuals to obtain information.
    • Disseminate materials and information.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Domestic travel less than 25%

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    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. PHAP has a two year trial period before eligible for conversion into the competitive service. Conversion is not guaranteed.
    5. Some locations may require a valid driver's license and vehicle to perform essential duties.
    6. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may be paid: Yes. Limited moving expenses may be authorized for hard to fill and/or certain remote locations.
    7. Bargaining Unit Position: No
    8. Drug Screening Required: No
    9. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
    10. Promotion Potential: Yes. This position has promotion potential to GS-09. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree within the past 2 years or will have earned a bachelor's degree by July 2021. Candidates still enrolled in school must provide a transcript and school enrollment verification form detailing the anticipated degree completion date. Applicants applying as a recent graduate must provide a transcript reflecting degree conferred.

    Veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligations have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. This period may not be extended beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic study towards fulfilling a degree.

    Applicants pending degree completion from a 2021 graduating class. Degree must be confirmed by July 1, 2021.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The CDC Public Health Associates Program (PHAP) for Recent Graduates is a CDC workforce development program that provides opportunities for promising, future public health professionals to gain broad experience in day-to-day operation of public health programs. The goal of PHAP is to attract exceptional candidates, with a minimum of bachelor's degree into careers in public health. Upon completion of a two-year training program, Associates are eligible for conversion to an entry-level career as CDC Public Health Advisors. Associates may also be eligible to apply for positions in public health operations at the local and state levels. These positions are located with the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Office of the Director, Public Health Associate Program Office (PHAP). The exact location of each position will be determined by PHAP upon selection. PHAP will request your geographical preferences however matches are based on program needs and applicants must be willing to relocate to anywhere within the USA and its Territories. Applicants will be made only one offer for host site location.Multiple candidates may be selected within the same geographic location.

    Education

    All education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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://wwwdev.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/foreigned.html

    Additional information

    PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY:
    A Pathways Program Participant must be a United States Citizen to be eligible for non-competitive conversion to the competitive service For positions that require certain levels of security clearance, United States citizenship is required.

    Program participants may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements.

    • Complete two continuous years of work experience acquired through the PHAP Program
    • Complete 40 hours of formal interactive training
    • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
    • Meet any agency-specific requirements specified in the Participant's Agreement
    • Demonstrate successful job performance that results in a rating of record of at least Fully Successful and a recommendation for conversion by the first level supervisor.
    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    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.
    Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs:

    1. Knowledge of oral communication techniques
    2. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to capture data
    3. Knowledge of written communication
    4. Knowledge of interpersonal practices

    In addition to completing your assessment all referred applicants will be required to complete a personal statement and participate in a personal interview. Failure to complete the assessment, personal statement or interview will result in removal from further consideration.

    Applicants applying to this vacancy must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Grade point average must be identified on college transcripts or list of courses.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Please ensure your resume does not include photos or Personal Identifiable information such as SSN or DOB.
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents:
    4. Cover Letter, optional
    5. Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    6. Documentation of Legal U.S. Residency, if applicable
    7. Proof of Education: Transcripts are required
    8. For recent graduates you must provide a transcript which reflects degree conferred
    9. For current students you must provide a completed school enrollment verification form which reflects your anticipated graduation date
    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.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete applications package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/pdfs/Pathways-Program-School-Verification-Form.pdf.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/29/2021 of this announcement to receive consideration.
    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    If you cannot apply online:

    You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

    Agency contact information

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    Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    1600 Clifton Road
    Atlanta, GA 30333
    US
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    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.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://jobs.cdc.gov//

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

    You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589712000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.