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Job Title:Health Scientist (Bilingual)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-DE-12-629619

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,674.00 to $93,175.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 2, 2012 to Friday, April 13, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 2 Years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Angola AngolaView Map
1 vacancy - Ndjamena ChadView Map
1 vacancy - Congo, Democratic Republic Of TheView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health (CGH), Global Immunization Division (GID), Vaccine Preventable Disease Eradication and Elimination Branch (VPDEEB), in Angola, Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

 

Overseas Assignments: Overseas assignments are for two years and a rotational agreement must be signed.  The assignment may be extended based on the needs of the agency.

  • This position is eligible for special pay allowances (e.g., post differential, housing, relocation, etc.)
  • Immunizations are required and will be administered by the CDC before relocating overseas.
  • Security clearance is required for the selectee only and medical clearances are required for selectee and all family members before being posted overseas.  In ability of selectee to secure the clearances for overseas duty within six (6) months will result in termination of appointment to the position.
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the host country are not eligible to be considered.
  • Additional information on living and traveling abroad may be found by clicking http://www.state.gov/  

 

NOTE:  This position is being advertised for a TERM appointment not-to-exceed 2 years.  At management’s discretion, appointment may be extended an additional 2 years without competition.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Medical clearances are required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will be serve as a Health Scientist (Bilingual) in the evaluation of public health issues or health hazards. Designs, oversees, implements, and conducts major scientific survey/studies or projects to identify and solve public health problems.  Reviews and analyzes studies and projects assessing major and or sensitive public health issues in order to make recommendations for processes, procedures and/or policies related to public health programs, practices and research.  Provides technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and to various other organizations.  Prepares scientific and other articles and technical reports for publication.  Makes presentations at international and national meetings.  The incumbent must be able to speak and write French and/or Portuguese fluently.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Selective Placement Factor: Proficient in written and spoken French for the positions located in Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo.  Proficient in written and spoken Portuguese for the position located in Angola.

Basic Qualification Requirements of a Health Scientist, GS-601:

Have at least a bachelor's degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position from an accredited college or university.

AND

Additional Qualification Requirements of a Health Scientist, GS-601-13:

Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, conducting evaluations of public health issues or health hazards concerning vaccine preventable disease eradication or closely related public health programs.


 

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 will be paid: May be paid

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:  No

11. Immunization is required.

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.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  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 eligibles 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):

 

1.  Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of public health research.

2.  Knowledge of the principles, methods, applications, to provide direction and guidance on critical and complex issues.

3.  Ability to perform complex analytical studies and interpretation of results to coordinate the evaluation of programs and recommend improvements.

4.  Skill in oral communication.

5.  Skill in written communication.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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).

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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: https://applicationmanager.gov.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 629619.  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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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 at (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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes one copy of:

 

  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.      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

         - College Transcripts, if applicable

 

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.

 

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 13, 2012.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Customer HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV
Agency Information:
OHR Atlanta Operations Center
4770 BUFORD HIGHWAY
Mailstop K-16
ATLANTA, GA
30341

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-CDC-DE-12-629619

Control Number:

312736800