Job Overview


What exciting career opportunities await 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.

Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

This position is located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Immunization Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Immunization Services Division (ISD), Atlanta, GA

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC Financial Disclosure —OGE form 450 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 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) 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.


As a Veterinary Medical Officer you will:

  • Serve as senior veterinary medical officer examining the animal human interface of zoonotic diseases to describe risk factors for human infection and to develop prevention and control strategies and tools to better understand the relationshio between animal and human health.
  • Lead a research agenda to address critical unmet needs related to zoonotic diseases at the animal-human interface.
  • Provide substantial input in the day-to-day technical and scientific planning, implementation, and analysis of veterinary medical aspects of public health research studies conducted by in-country scientists.
  • Plan and evaluate extensive, long-range scientific programs and projects targeting critical public health problems related to zoonotic diseases; advocates evidence-based policies and public health action; establish ongoing researchcollaboration agency-wide leadership for veterinary, epidemiological and scientific activities targeting public health and scientific issues.
  • Collaborate with national partners (i.e. U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture), international organizations (i.e World Health Oranization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), and industry and private-sector partners to promote the One Health concept that cross-sects human, animal and ecosystem health.
  • Develop and maintain relationships among a variety of in-country and regional organizations, other government agencies, contractors and/or private institutions by directing or supporting animal health programs to perform epidemiology related work and convey information in written form.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% Domestic

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation authorized