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Job Title:Public Health Advisor (COTA)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-M1-13-832440

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,901.00 to $111,148.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 28, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0685-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current permanent CDC / ATSDR employees only

JOB SUMMARY:

What exciting opportunities await you at Division of State and Local Readiness.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives.  As a global leader in public health, DHHS 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.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) in Atlanta, GA.

THIS IS A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING AGREEMENT (COTA) POSITION.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

DUTIES:

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Plans, develops, and implements public health programs in collaboration with local, state, other Federal and/or international governments and various public, non-profit, and private and health-related organizations.  Works to develop public health messages with subject matter experts and develops messages into appropriate end-products for communicating public health information to target audiences.  Analyzes existing or proposed systems, strategies, services, or other health-related matters. Plans, implements, and presents training systems for health practitioners, researchers, and other professionals.  Researches and analyzes the causes of product problems that are caused by controversial, complex, and often conflicting factors.  Conducts assessments, compliance reviews and negotiates and approves corrective actions, as needed.  Reviews congressional and legislative actions; assesses impact on public health program activities, initiatives, and policies; and initiates action accordingly. Serves as a representative to professional organizations in order to gain cooperation from these groups.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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THIS IS A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING AGREEMENT (COTA) POSITION.

Under the COTA program, applications will be accepted from individuals who do not fully meet the basic qualifications requirements for this position, if the applicant has demonstrated the basic skills and competencies necessary for development and successful performance in the position being filled.  Under the COTA program, applicants that lack some portion of the qualification requirements will be assigned to a trainee position and placed on an individual training plan to make up for the difference between his/her own qualifications and the qualifications required for the target position.  Applicants may only enter COTA positions through lateral reassignment or voluntary change to lower grade (not by promotion).  Pay retention is authorized, if applicable.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This is a Career Opportunities position with non-competitive promotion potential to GS-13.  Although promotion is neither guaranteed nor automatic, successful performance in the trainee position and completion of the training program will enable the trainee to be eligible for promotion to the target position (and each intervening grade level, if applicable).

LENGTH OF TRAINING:  Length of training will vary based on the development and ability of the individual to perform assigned duties and tasks at each grade level in the developmental plan as determined by the supervisor.

DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN:  A training plan (covering the entire training period) will be designed for the individual selected.  The plan will specify the developmental assignments involving on-the-job training as well as formal training courses, if applicable.  The training plan will correspond to the particular needs of the individual selected in order to meet the requirements of the target position (and each intervening grade, if applicable).  For more information on the COTA program, click here http://intranet.cdc.gov/hr/Employment/cota.html

Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.


Conditions of Employment:

1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled. 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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
3. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: Yes, 25% of the time.
5. Bargaining Unit Position: No
6. Drug Screening Required: No
7. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
8. Research position: No
9. Supervisory position: No
10. Promotion potential:  Yes: This position has promotion potential to GS-13.  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.
11. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are eligible 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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  1. Knowledge of public health program theories, concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of public health program administration.
  2. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to review, evaluate and improve public health program operations.
  3. Skill in written communication.
  4. Skill in oral 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:

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

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  For information on how to apply as a CTAP 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 832440.  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 (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD (866) 539-4484; or 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:
  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.      - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

         - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)
    For Résumé and Application Tips visit: 
    http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

    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.
    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 01, 2013 .

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA
30333

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-M1-13-832440

Control Number:

336512300