Job Overview


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.

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.

This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42.  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers.  No previous federal experience is required.  This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above.

This position is located in the National Cernter of Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

NOTE: This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement number:

HHS-CDC-AD-14-1056920, occupational series 0602. Please read the Qualification Section of this announcement for specific requirements.   Applicants must submit a separate application to be considered for each vacancy announcement.

CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 or OGE form 278
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 confidential/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 Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 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.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This annoncement is being amended to correct beginning salary.


Responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing a national program for non-occupational injury prevention and control with federal, state and local agencies, voluntary and private sector organizations.  Provides the vision and direction to accomplish CDC's strategic imperatives and goals management program as they relate to injury prevention and control. Responsible for leading and managing the performance of their organization to align with and attain agency goals and organizational objectives and advances the state of science through research and development extramurally and intramurally and continuously improves public health programs through innovation, program development, and rigorous performance management and evaluation. Operate through a variety of operational components whose staff is from a wide range of disciplines such as behavioral science, health science, medicine, epidemiology, mathematical statistics and informatics in grades through the Senior Executive Service of the Civil Service and Flag Rank of the Commissioned Corps.  Partners with state and local health and transportation agencies, voluntary associations, private organizations, and other Federal agencies to reduce violence and monitor injury related health issues. Initiate nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for area under his/her supervision.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • May be offered