Job Overview


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.

These vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for Medical Officer positions and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

Some positions may be filled as Permanent, Temporary, or Term Appointments.

Some positions may be filled as Medical Officers, Supervisory Medical Officers, or Lead Medical Officers.

Although this vacancy announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels or locations.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-MP-13-806520 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


In support of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) public health research and analyses, incumbent performs non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks.   Additionally, applies epidemiological principles and/or procedures to investigate, review, analyze, and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic or causal parameters.   Researches findings which impact significant public health programs, issues, problems, processes, and procedures and/or the transmission of other causation of disease or public health issues or situations.  Makes substantive, multi-layered, and/or multi-dimensional recommendations and/or courses of action to carry out control procedures, streamline public health processes and procedures, knowledge bases, and/or effect new approaches to resolve programmatic issues contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the HHS disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.

Travel Required

  • Not Required
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Anchorage, AK
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Fort Collins, CO
    • Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    • Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Gainesville, FL
    • Hollywood, FL
    • Miami, FL
    • North Miami, FL
    • Vero Beach, FL
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Alexandria, LA
    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • Berlin, MA
    • Boston, MA
    • Concord, MA
    • Marlborough, MA
    • Milton, MA
    • Northampton, MA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • College Park, MD
    • Columbia, MD
    • Ellicott City, MD
    • Hyattsville, MD
    • Kensington, MD
    • Potomac, MD
    • Rockville, MD
    • Silver Spring, MD
    • White Oak, MD
    • Woodlawn, MD
    • Fairfield, ME
    • Freeport, ME
    • Fenton, MI
    • Saint Paul, MN
    • Blue Springs, MO
    • Saint Charles, MO
    • Monroe, NC
    • Newark, NJ
    • Trenton, NJ
    • Albuquerque, NM
    • Santa Fe, NM
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • New York, NY
    • Suffern, NY
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Lyndhurst, OH
    • Perrysburg, OH
    • Toledo, OH
    • Tulsa, OK
    • Portland, OR
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Yardley, PA
    • San Juan, PR
    • Providence, RI
    • North Augusta, SC
    • Coalmont, TN
    • Nashville, TN
    • El Paso, TX
    • Keller, TX
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Spokane, WA
    • Morgantown, WV