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Job Title:Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-AD-14-1056920

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$120,034.00 to $201,700.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 28, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA View Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


Public Trust - Background Investigation




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 Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in Atlanta, Georgia.


NOTE: This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement number: HHS-CDC-AD-14-1051258, occupational series 0601. 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.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic


  • Yes
  • May be authorized


  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


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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.


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Basic Qualifications for AD-0602: Physicians must have a Doctorate of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited body in the year of the applicant’s graduation and a current medical license to practice medicine and surgery in a State or Territory of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience.


Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position to include leading and directing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs and projects to prevent injuries and violence and reduce their consequences.  Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

This position has an education requirement . 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. Failure to submit transcripts or indicated college courses information will cause loss of consideration for this position.

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:






In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following competencies:


1.  Leadership experience in creating a vision and setting direction for large organizations such as scientific, public health, academic, non-governmental or other organizations.


2. Leadership experience in leading, directing and managing a public health program or research organization.


3. Ability to command the respect of the national and international injury prevention and control communities based on a high degree of prominence and expertise in injury prevention and control or other relevant field.


4. Ability to develop and implement national or international policies, programs and research regarding causes of unintentional and violence related injuries or other leading causes of chronic disease or environmental health risks and interventions.


5. Ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, the scientific and academic communities, national or international health organizations, diverse community and non-governmental groups, media or the public.


How You Will Be Evaluated: Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration.You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used.This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility.Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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. One-year probationary period may be required.

6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.

7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

8. Drug Screening Required: No

9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: Yes 


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Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 positions.


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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, April 11, 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 are submitted prior to the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,,

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.


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 and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1056920.

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, April 11, 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

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.

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:

   - College Transcripts
   - Foreign education evaluation
   - SF-50 (if prior federal service)
Note: This position has an education requirement. 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 entrance on duty date.

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:

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


CDC HR HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center Executive Resources
1600 Clifton Rd


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  When the vacancy announcement closes, an evaluation of your qualifications will be determined by a panel of experts.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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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