Job Title: Health Communications Specialist - NIAID - MPJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-MP-13-932931
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Monday, August 26, 2013 to
Friday, August 30, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
This position is located in the Legislative Affairs and Correspondence Management Branch (LACMB), Office of Communications and Government Relations (OCGR), Office of Science Management and Operations (OSMO), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Bethesda, Maryland
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
DUTIES:Back to top
If you are selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:
- Serve as a health communications specialist under the Section Chief for Controlled Correspondence and Public Inquiries, and participate in all aspects of written and oral inquiry response, ensuring that all inquiries are responded to in a timely, professional and articulate fashion.
- Provide inquirers with the most accurate and up-to-date health information, and ensure that all responses meet OCGR quality and timeliness requirements.
- Receive and analyze inquiries received from the public and determine the information needed to respond, as well as the best sources of that information. Interpret and analyze information on a variety of scientific, technical and health-related subjects and issues. Organize, evaluate and analyze all information and prepare and provide thorough and understandable responses to a broad range of scientific, technical and medical inquires related to NIAID's research programs and activities.
- Perform comprehensive searches of online, print and technical resources on health issues related to inquirer areas of interest, including utilization of PubMed, Medline, Google and other search engines and tools. Develop appropriate responses to inquiries in a timely fashion in accordance with all NIAID and NIH guidelines and procedures.
- Confer with appropriate NIAID staff to validate information and obtain input from the responsible program area.
- Act as an information resource to other health communications specialists in developing comprehensive and appropriate responses to mail, telephone, fax and email inquiries from the public.
- Review and analyze documents for logical, well-organized structure.
- Select and adapt appropriate standard responses to recurring/non-complex inquiries; help to identify and develop custom responses to new or complex inquiries.
- Perform quality control assessments on all out bound written responses. Ensure documents are prepared in accordance with office policies and procedures, including reviewing, revising and editing as needed. Review and analyze documents for logical, well-organized structure.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Qualification Requirements for the GS-11:
Completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M., if related.
Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: developing and presenting a variety of public health informational and educational materials and products; responding to inquiries regarding complex and/or controversial public health issues; modifying standard communication practices and approaches to increase awareness among a variety of audiences; and assisting in developing social marketing campaigns for mass communications.
Possess a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Qualification Requirements for the GS-12:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to as least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: developing and presenting a variety of public health informational and educational materials and products; responding to inquiries regarding complex and/or controversial public health issues; modifying standard communication practices and approaches to increase awareness among a variety of audiences; and assisting in developing social marketing campaigns for mass communications.
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If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: