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 NCIPCs 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.