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.

These positions may be located in any of the offices reporting to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with vacancies in Washington, DC and Rockville, MD.  

The mission of OASH is management oversight of 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.  The primary purpose for this position is serve as a senior public health analyst and individually or as part of a team plan, manage or evaluate public health programs, projects or activities associated with of the public health division or office assigned.  

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-OASH-MP-14-1078162 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible to apply under those procedures.  NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement.  

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply to the concurrent merit promotion announcement as shown above.  

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


  • Manage or evaluate public health programs, projects, or study activities associated with assigned public health programs.
  • Identify potential problem areas, formulate program responses, and recommend program improvements to identify and resolve program problems that may adversely impact timelines or the successful completion of project plans and objectives.
  • Establish systematic methods for program execution and advocacy that include identification of objectives, evaluation criteria, and legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Collect and interpret data and information from a variety of sources; prepare responses to inquiries; compose advanced issue and background papers; and prepare a variety of reports and other substantive program documentation.  
  • Provide oversight and technical management of public health contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements addressing a wide variety of public health issues.
  • Lead development of public health messages with subject matter experts and prepares appropriate end-products for communicating public health information to target audiences.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Two weeks of travel annually may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No