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Job Title:Deputy Director Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-ES-13-851481

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 08, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services 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.

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations.  This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession.  As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting for a Deputy Director for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.  The Deputy Director will be the central focus to coordinate, complement, and extend program-specific epidemiology and surveillance activities; strengthen the national public health laboratory systems through partnerships between CDC and state and local health departments, and tribal and territorial governments; and expand policies and procedures throughout the Agency for informatics and electronic health systems.


NOTE: This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with these vacancy announcement numbers: HHS-CDC-ES-13-849947; HHS-CDC-AD-13-846874; and HHS-CDC-AD-13-848624.  Applicants must submit a separate application to be considered for each vacancy announcement.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Application package must be received by closing date of the announcement.

DUTIES:

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The Deputy Director for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services has broad operating authority and is responsible for overall planning, direction and management of Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS).  The Deputy Director participates in overall management planning sessions in which program direction, feasibility of program changes and expansions, and allocation of funds are considered.  Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations in relation to objectives and in relation to legislative, budgetary and program planning.  Collaborates with other top management officials on the development and implementation of long range plans and their budget impact.  Responsible for developing and maintaining high quality medical, scientific and technical competence in OSELS for assuring that OSELS's actions and programs reflect scientific integrity as well as operational effectiveness.  Serves as the principal spokesperson for CDC on matters related to OSELS' mission.  Provides consultation and maintains liaison with other state, tribal, local, territorial and federal health agencies as well as foreign countries.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualifications: for 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. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country. Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. If the medical degree was received from a foreign medical school, but you are licensed to practice medicine in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States require no other certification in regard to the quality of their education. 

Since this position has a specific education requirement, all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by providing an original, official college transcript before appointment or you may submit a copy of your current medical license to verify completion of the basic education requirement. We will be unable to return these documents to you.
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: http://www.ed.gov/.

Basic Qualifications and Specialized experience must be met.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

Applicants must have one year specialized experience 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 experience in leading and directing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects in surveillance, epidemiology or laboratory services.

To be qualified for this position, you must provide evidence of experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations.  This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials.  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.

Senior Executive Service Requirements:

Current or former career SES employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but must address the Technical Qualifications (TQs).  Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement separately covering each of the ECQs and TQs in order to receive consideration for the position.

Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in applying for this position to serve in the SES must resign their commission if selected.  If you are applying under this option, you must address both the TQs and ECQs in this announcement.  Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of the position within the Commissioned Corps must address the TQs but are not required to address the ECQs.

Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

When responding to the TQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the TQs and ECQs.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.  In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide.  You should limit your narrative to two pages for each ECQ and TQ.

In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit narrative responses separately addressing the TQs and the five ECQs 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.  Skill in creating a vision and setting direction for large organizations.
2.  Ability to lead, direct and manage a health research organization.
3.  Ability to command the respect of the national and international communities based on a high degree of prominence and expertise in public health or other health field.
4.  Ability to develop and implement national or international policies and research  related to the field  of scientific health surveillance, epidemiology, statistics, informatics, laboratory science or similar fields.
5.  Ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, national and international organizations, non-governmental groups, media and the general public.

Executive Core Qualifications:

Fundamental Competencies:  The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs.  Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.  These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives.

1.  Leading Change:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

2.  Leading People:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

3.  Results Driven:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  (Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

4.  Business Acumen:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  (Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management)

5.  Building Coalitions:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.  (Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

 


Other Requirements:
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-From 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.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

In accordance with Federal and Agency Travel regulations, the payment of travel and relocation expenses may be reimbursed for travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and narrative responses to the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position.  Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration.  Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:

1.  Application packages will be reviewed for completeness (incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration).

2.  Basic qualifications review.  Your resume and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement.  (If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration).

3.  Review of your supplemental qualifications document to determine your rating.


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.

Moving expenses may be authorized.

Recruitment incentive or relocation incentive may be authorized.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the documents listed in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement.  Any documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

Application packages for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 19, 2013.

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 851481.  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 by 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. TQs - This document should not exceed 2 pages per qualification.  When uploading your TQs, choose the supporting document type called "Other".  This document is required for all applicants.

  4. ECQs- This document must not be longer than 10 pages (2 pages per qualification).  When uploading your ECQs, choose the supporting document type called "ECQ".  This document is required for all applicants who are not currently serving under a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, graduates of an OPM-certified Candidate Development Program, or Commissioned Corps Officers who wish to apply for this vacancy as Commissioned Corps.

  5. Current or former career SES employees are not required to address the ECQs.  Please upload a word document to state ECQ's are not required.  When uploading your word document choose the supporting document type called "ECQ".  This will help to ensure your application package is complete. Remember to complete TQ's.

  6. SF-50, showing your current or former civil service status, if applicable; and

  7. Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

  8. College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement) or you may submit a copy of your current medical license to verify completion of the basic education requirement. We will be unable to return these documents to you. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

If you do not submit the documents above by the closing date of the announcement, the system will consider your application incomplete, and you will receive no further consideration.  Any documents submitted that are not listed above will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 19, 2013

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail using the e-mail address on file in the Application Manager system, or by postal mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-CDC-ES-13-851481

Control Number:

338872800