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Job Title:  Senior Advisor to the Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-SL-13-841024

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Monday, March 04, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map
United States 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. 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 of Senior Advisor to the Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is located in NCIPC within the Office of Non-Communicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and reports directly to the Director, NCIPC.

CDC’s Injury Center is committed to continuing its work to prevent injuries and violence. Prevention is the most effective, common-sense way to improve health and lower societal costs of medical care and loss of work related to injuries and violence. Our priority is to equip states and the District of Columbia, local communities, and partner organizations with the best science, tools, and resources so that they can take effective action to save lives and protect people from injuries and violence.  The primary mission of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is to prevent injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-SL-13-841764 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must submit a separate application to be considered for each vacancy announcement. 

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.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


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This position serves as a senior level advisor to the Director, NCIPC, CDC, for programmatic and policy activities.  These activities include both domestic and international public health programs covering broad and complex multi-functional programs.

As Senior Advisor and subject matter expert to the Director, NCIPC, the incumbent serves on review committees, study groups, and public health task groups in the review of and development of public health policies, procedures, and guidelines as related to NCIPC programmatic activities; promotes the use of innovative approaches and solutions during program planning and the development of situation analysis; serves as advisor to the Director, NCIPC of progress toward Center mission and prepares briefings on various vital programmatic and operational issues for presentation to other officials; conducts continuous surveillance and evaluation of all NCIPC programs to assure all functions, goals, priorities, and procedures of the program are being achieved or exceeded; maintains a continuous exchange of information and coordination of public health activities.

Serves as a national expert and consultant on the application and integration of science, policy, and program in the prevention and control of NCIPC's covered conditions and related risk factors. In conjunction with the NCIPC Director, develops objectives and directs overall program planning, policy, and execution for both current and emerging issues; maintains necessary scrutiny over all assigned NCIPC activities and provides for greater coordination, integration, and administration of information, programs, and activities within NCIPC and externally within HHS and other Federal Agencies.  Incumbent is relied on for accuracy of judgment and technical advice with regard to operations, policies, trends, changes, and other problems affecting the accomplishment of NCIPC’s mission, Agency, and HHS goals; performs necessary management activities consistent with Federal directives and guidance. This position interprets information and briefs management and Agency officials, and provides appropriate advice and guidance, using mature judgment and defending all actions taken.  In accomplishing these responsibilities, the senior advisor directs the formulation of Agency-wide policies, procedures, and processes that support the NCIPC strategic plan and integration into the HHS strategic plan.

On a continuing basis, meets with program managers from the NCIPC Divisions and Offices to discuss present and emerging public health issues/problems of major scope and concern, and collaborates with various authorities; provides information and updates to CDC key leadership personnel regarding vital issues, multi-functional studies, analytical approaches, expert level findings, and cogent substantive recommendations that are primarily used as the basis for key executive-level management decisions; provides leadership and guidance to NCIPC program managers/supervisors on issues related to programmatic, administrative, and procurement activities supporting NCIPC operations planning and execution; oversees development of the budget for all NCIPC program activities and is responsible for ensuring adherence to the approved budget and financial plan.

The senior advisor serves as the co-chair of public sector and governmental workgroups and organizations.  The incumbent provides Center leadership and representation to international organizations; chairs panels, working groups, and other groups at the Senior Executive level as the NCIPC operations authority, which cut across agencies to assure cooperative and collegial results are achieved in support of NCIPC goals and regulatory requirements; works to build collaborations in the public and private sectors, and maintains cohesion to achieve NCIPC objectives.

The incumbent regularly meets with and represents the NCIPC and HHS in executive level and sub-Cabinet level meetings, Congressional hearings, and with representatives of groups and associations interested in the program objectives of NCIPC; negotiates on behalf of the Agency and HHS (with Cabinet-level executives) to achieve their coordination and cooperation in achieving NCIPC objectives; serves as interface with Federal and State-level partners and subject matter experts for achieving NCIPC goals; advises and may represent the Director, NCIPC, CDC senior management, and other agencies of the Federal government, as well as States, academic, private, and international organizations to provide critical interface for programs and objectives and to coordinate and resolve management or program issues; serves as a leading authority and integrates knowledge and experience of public health programs and policies to provide guidance on cross-cutting procedural and multilayered and multifaceted policy issues; defends public health policy issues to Congress, State and local governments, private industry, academia, consumer organizations, and the scientific community.


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A determination of your minimum qualifications will be based on the requirements listed below. You will be evaluated based upon the experience and/or education reflected in your resume. Please use clear and concise descriptions/examples when describing your experience. Applicants are 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.

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior leadership/advisory roles in planning, coordinating, and evaluating a comprehensive public health program; developing, directing, and administering policies and programs addressing public health issues; and designing and leading strategies that maximize the impact of public health resources and interventions.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

All applicants must respond to the assessment questionnaire addressing the mandatory technical qualifications for this position.  Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire



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. One-year probationary period may be required.

6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.

7. Recruitment or relocation incentive may be paid.

Holding ourselves to a higher standard; 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 public 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 Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.  This information will be required annually.


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 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 to 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).  You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs.

1. The ability to provide advice to various public health officials, organizations and entities on program administration relating to public health activities.

2. The ability to serve as a senior advisor on the review, analysis, and evaluation of public health programs and activities.

3. The ability to administer and implement policies, guidelines, directives, and regulations addressing issues on public health activities to achieve national public health goals.

4. The ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with individuals and organizations, including Federal, State, and local agencies, Congressional staff, professional groups, and international organizations in the areas of a major public health program.




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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 (Member Copy 4 of this document, because it identifies the type of separation, character or service, and narrative reason for separation) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, submit the following documents (1) Standard Form 15; (2) an Employment Letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying the percentage of disability is the preferred supporting documentation.  The Employment Letter can be obtained through the Veterans Administration by calling 1-800-827-1000; and (3) a DD-214 (Member Copy 4).  If sufficient information is not provided, Tentative Preference may be granted based on Tentative Preference criteria as stated above.  For more information on veterans’ preference see
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  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.


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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 841024.  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  View Occupational Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents

- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

- Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), if applicable

- PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order.For Résumé and Application Tips visit: 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 04, 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.  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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