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Job Title:  Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-AD-13-812101

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$118,846.00 to $199,700.00 / Per Year
Monday, January 14, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Non Citizens


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. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting for a new director of its National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), with a budget in excess of $1 billion and a staff of more than 1,800.  The Director will be an integral part of the management team of the agency and will demonstrate a strong commitment to public health surveillance, prevention research, and programs for the elimination, prevention and control of disease, disability and death caused by HIV/AIDS, non HIV/AIDS retroviruses, viral hepatitis, other STDs and TB in the United States. 


This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42.  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers.  No previous federal experience is required.  This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above.
This position is located in the  National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention , within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, GA. 


The position of Director, NCHHSTP, is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Infectious Diseases, and reports to the Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, who reports to the Director, CDC.  The incumbent of this position serves as a senior staff member who plays a key role in the enhancement of CDC's leadership in core public health sciences.

NOTE: This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with these vacancy announcement numbers:  HHS-CDC-AD-13-812844, HHS-CDC-ES-13-818682, and HHS-CDC-ES-13-818684

Applicants must submit a separate application to be considered for each vacancy announcement.
CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Application package must be received by closing date of the announcement.


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• Oversee a staff of over 1,800 employees and contractors, including approximately 300 who are assigned to state, tribal, local and territorial health departments in the U.S., with a budget of more than $1 billion and major programs in implementation, research, and partnerships in preventing and eliminating HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB.
• Participate as a key member of the CDC and OID management teams, with responsibility for collaboration on program direction, feasibility of program changes and allocation of funds.
• Lead strategic initiatives in the Center’s five divisions: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Viral Hepatitis, STD Prevention, TB Elimination, and Adolescent and School Health
• Develop, implement and evaluate effective, science-based prevention programs and high quality research programs to advance the state of the science in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD and TB prevention.
• Develop long-range policies and plans to achieve OID and CDC prevention goals in the focus areas, setting priorities and following through with specific plans and activities.
• Create and strengthen strategic partnerships, communication and collaborative studies with national and international organizations, state and local health departments, other Federal, state and local government agencies, industry and labor groups, academia and the public at large.


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Basic Qualifications for AD-0602:  Physicians must have a Doctorate of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited body in the year of the applicant’s graduation and a current medical license to practice medicine and surgery in a State or Territory of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. In addition, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate in a field related to the position to be filled.


Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as experience leading, planning, managing, directing, evaluating, and/or implementing national public health programs and policies related to HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB or other related public health programs.  Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.


In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit narrative responses, separate from your resume, addressing the Technical Qualifications outlined below.

Technical Qualifications

In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position:


1.  Experience that indicates the ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, national or international organizations, and non-governmental groups, media, and the public at large. 


2.  Leadership experience in directing and managing a public health research organization, including establishing strategic plans and policies, developing and presenting budgets, evaluating program accomplishments, and building and maintaining a diverse staff.


3.  Strong leadership experience in creating a vision and setting direction for large organizations, such as scientific, public health, academic or non-governmental organizations. Inherent is the ability to lead organizational change, leverage divergent positions or organizations in a manner which contributes to organizational effectiveness, and/or align or realign organizational resources for improved impact.


4.  High degree of public health prominence and expertise, and a distinguished record of accomplishments in the field of medical evaluation, public health research, public health science, and management of substantive programs, missions, and functions, such that the individual can readily command the respect of the national and international communities.


5.  Experience in developing and implementing national or international policies and research related to the field of scientific public health surveillance and epidemiology.


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:

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 interests and your prospective position with the agency. This information will be required annually.


How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration.   You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used.   This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility.   Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position.   Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.    


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 will be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid.

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: Yes

10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized:  Yes


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 positions. 


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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:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 812101.  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 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.


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


  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.     - College Transcripts

        - Foreign education evaluation

          - Narrative Responses

        - SF-50 (if prior federal service) 

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:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 25, 2013.


CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
TDD: 866-539-4484
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center Executive Resources
1600 Clifton Rd


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  When the vacancy announcement closes, an evaluation of your qualifications will be determined by a panel of experts.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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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