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Job Title:Public Health Advisor-CDC Public Health Associate Program for Recent Graduates

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hiring Organization:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-RG-14-1021887

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,628.00 to $37,443.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 03, 2014 to Friday, February 07, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0685-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Pathways Recent Graduates-Excepted Service

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

What exciting career opportunity awaits you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

The CDC Public Health Associates Program (PHAP) for recent graduates is a CDC workforce development program that provides opportunities for promising, future public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs. The goal of PHAP is to attract candidates with a minimum of a bachelor's degree to a career in public health. The PHAP is a two year developmental program where Associates will gain hands-on, frontline experience that will serve as a foundation for a career in public health. Upon completion of a two-year training program, Associates may be eligible for conversion to an entry-level career as CDC Public Health Advisors. Associates may also be eligible to apply for positions at the local, state and territorial levels.

To be eligible for the CDC PHAP for recent graduates, applicants must apply within two years of degree completion or earn a degree by July 1, 2014, (veterans who are precluded by military service from applying during their two-year window will have up to 6 years to apply).

This position is located throughout the United States and its territories. The exact location will be determined upon selection. Candidates must have the ability to accept positions within any of the 50 US States and territories. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10%

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or documentation of legal residency is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Transcripts are required for all applicants.
  • Official transcripts are required if selected
  • Verification of school enrollment if Completing degree by July 1, 2014.

DUTIES:

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As Public Health Advisor you will:

  • Serve as a trainee receiving formal and on the job training designed to familiarize you with the functions and operations of basic public health concepts, principles, and techniques.
  • Work with selected public health projects or portions of a larger public health project that is typically of limited complexity.
  • Perform duties related to the development, extension, and improvement of health care systems.
  •  Interview individuals to obtain information.
  •  Disseminate materials and information.

Some locations may require a valid driver's license and vehicle to perform essential duties.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree within the past 2 years or will have earned a bachelor's degree by July 1, 2014. Candidates still enrolled in school must provide school enrollment verification detailing pending degree completion.

Veterans who are precluded by military service from applying during their two-year window will have up to 6 years to apply.


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://wwwdev.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/newhire.html

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 July 1, 2014.

5. One-year probationary period may be required.

6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

8. Drug Screening Required: No

9. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

10. Promotion potential: Yes: This position has promotion potential to the GS-9 level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). 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. Knowledge of public health principles, practices, concepts, and procedures to carry out developmental assignments.
  2. Knowledge of oral communication techniques to make presentations, provide program consultation, and respond to inquiries.
  3. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to capture data.

In addition to completing your assessment all referred candidates will be required to complete a personal statement. Failure to complete both the assessment and the personal statement will result in removal from further consideration.

All referred candidates will be notified by phone and/or email to complete a personal statement with the following information:

  1. Describe how your values and interests influenced your decision to pursue a career in public health.
  2. Describe how your experience as well as your short and long term goals make you a good candidate for PHAP.
  3. Provide examples of projects from your volunteer, work or school experiences that demonstrate your commitment to public health and explain how you will apply what you have learned in PHAP.

Applicants applying to this vacancy must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Grade point average must be identified on college transcripts or list of courses.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

A Pathways Program participant must be a United States citizen to be eligible for non-competitive conversion to the competitive service. For positions that require certain levels of security clearance, United States citizenship is required.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 07, 2014 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1021887.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 07, 2014 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to .  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

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
- Proof of Education:  Transcript(s)
- Documentation of Legal U.S. Residency, if applicable
- School Verification Form (if pending degree): http://www.cdc.gov/employment/pdf/SCHOOL_VERIFICATION_FORM.pdf


Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 07, 2014.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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. 

In addition to completing your assessment all referred candidates will be required to complete a personal statement. Failure to complete both the assessment and the personal statement will result in removal from further consideration.

All referred candidates will be notified by phone and/or email to complete a personal statement with the following information:

 

Describe how your values and interests influenced your decision to pursue a career in public health.

Describe how your experience as well as your short and long term goals make you a good candidate for PHAP.

Provide examples of projects from your volunteer, work or school experiences that demostrate your commitment to public health and explain how you will apply what you have learned in PHAP.

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.


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-CDC-RG-14-1021887

Control Number:

358382500