In order to be qualified at the GS-11 level, you must possess one of the following:
A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, assisting in the development of educational/informational public health programs and communications for use by the general public; recommending communications techniques in order to reach target audiences; researching and consolidating social science research and other technical or scientific information into public education materials; and preparing a variety of reports, slides, websites, exhibits, or other communications pieces intended for the general public. - OR -
B. A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in public health or a closely related field. - OR -
C. A combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in B that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used in this calculation.)
In order to be qualified at the GS-12 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, developing risk communications related to public health issues intended for use by the general public; coordinating multidisciplinary groups (to include scientists, researchers, and professional health-related organizations) for the purpose of building consensus or agreement on health-related issues; and evaluating the effectiveness or accuracy of existing communication strategies for public health/safety initiatives and issues.
In order to be qualified at the GS-13 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, planning and managing risk communication strategies for public health/safety initiatives; facilitating and/or coordinating multidisciplinary groups (to include scientists, researchers, and professional health-related organizations) for the purpose of building consensus or agreement on health-related issues; evaluating the effectiveness or accuracy of existing communication strategies for public health/safety initiatives; and developing program goals, objectives, and associated resource needs for public health programs.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
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:
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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. Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated using Category Rating, meaning that qualified candidates will be placed into one of the following categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Although veterans do not receive additional points, veterans' preference is still applied by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will receive a numeric rating you receive is based on their responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. 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 rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Written Communication
- Technical Knowledge - Public Health Communications
- Program Management