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Job Title:  Medical Officer
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-OD-13-855085

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$99,628.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 08, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 2 (Two) Year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Haiti HaitiView 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.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This position is located in the DHHS, CDC, Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Country Operations Branch.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-OM-13-855126 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Overseas Assignments: Overseas assignments are for two years and a rotational agreement must be signed. The assignment may be extended based on the needs of the agency.  

            ·         This position is eligible for special pay allowances (e.g.,
post differential, housing, relocation, etc.).

·         Immunizations are required and will be administered by the CDC
before relocating overseas.

·         Security clearances are required for the selectee only and medical clearances are required for selectee and all family members before being posted overseas.  Inability of the selectee to secure the clearances within six (6) months of appointment to position for overseas duty will result in termination of appointment to the position.

·         Citizens or permanent residents of the host country are not
eligible to be considered.

·         Additional information on living and traveling abroad may be
found at


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Security and Medical Clearances are required.
  • French language is required


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If selected you will:

This position serves as Program Country Director in one of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS Program (DGHA) countries. Utilizing a professional knowledge of public health sciences, incumbent develops and directs the implementation of all PEPFAR-funded CDC-supported HIV/AIDS activities in assigned country. This involves any or all of the technical areas of special interest to the Division of Global HIV/AIDS Program (DGHA), including HIV prevention; care and treatment of persons living with HIV; strategic information and epidemiologic surveillance; and health economics, systems and capacity development in the host country. The incumbent will oversee all DGHA staff assigned to the country, which may include professional and non-professional U.S. civilian employees and/or commissioned corps officers; locally employed staff; and, contract employees. An additional important dimension of responsibility includes oversight and accountability for the utilization of U.S. Government resources allocated to the CDC office in question, typically through informed, active supervision of CDC administrative staff.  The incumbent will represent DGHA to the CDC Country leadership and the US Embassy in country, and may be assigned by CDC Center for Global Health to serve as CDC Country Director.  The incumbent will represent DGHA in the USG PEPFAR interagency team.  In addition the incumbent will direct DGHA’s provision of strategic technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and other PEFPAR-funded DGHA partners.   The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining productive technical collaborations with all institutions engaged in DGHA activities, including: the Ministry of Health, non-governmental organizations, universities, medical institutions, and other DGHA partners.


-French language is required. 


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Basic Qualifications:

Must possess a Doctor of medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited body in the year of the applicant's graduation.  A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provide 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 premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.  Applicants who received a degree from a foreign medical school, but are license 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 with regard to the quality of their education. 

Minimum Qualifications:  In addition to meeting the Basic Qualifications applicants must also meet the following Additional Qualifications for Medical Officer, GS-602-15:

Must have one year of specialized experience at a level equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal Service.  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, to include work involving a full spectrum of medical activities related to HIV/AIDS or other related infectious diseases and requiring uniqueness of experience to originate new techniques, establish criteria, or develop new information required by the position to be filled.

For GS-15: 5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training related to the position being filled.

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:

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 may be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: May be authorized
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Travel required with position: Yes, as required by position.
11. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: May be authorized
12. Research position: No

13. Promotion potential: No

14. Supervisory position: No

Special Notes:

Term Appointments may be extended up to a maximum of four years based on the needs of the agency without further competition.


This vancacy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three", Veterans' preference, and traditional rating and ranking applicants do not apply to this vacancy.


For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit,


Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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.  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. Technical Knowledge: Surveillance and Epidemiology

2. Technical Knowledge: Public Health Program Management

3. Skill in oral communication

4. Skill in written communication


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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


For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit


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 855085.  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:

     - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

     - Medical College Transcripts


Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  You may also validate your education by providing a copy of your medical license, or a copy of your medical diploma.  If selected, however, you must provide an original official transcript from an accredited educational institution before appointment.


For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 08, 2013.


CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA


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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