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    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 vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M3-16-1777913 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    This position is located in the  Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Foodborne Waterborne and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) , Office of the Director (OD), Atlanta, GA.

    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 under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

    Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

    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.

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    As a Supervisory Research Veterinary Medical Officer you will:

    • Incumbent plans, develops, implements, monitors, and adjusts, singly or as a member of a team, new basic and applied research areas and priorities directed toward a more complete understanding of the pathogenesis of specific infectious diseases and their relation to zoonotic antibiotic resistance.
    • Serve as a principal advisor on veterinary aspects of antimicrobial resistance public health and provides assistance and leadership on policies, activities and operations and technical management at the international, regional, and national level. 
    • Review and assesses the effectiveness of current public health antimicrobial resistance policies and determines where new or changed policies are required to effectively execute public health programs and functions.
    • Provide executive management with recommendations to improve and/or overcome shortfalls and deficiencies and formulates alternative courses of action for the solution of complex cross cutting issues.
    •  Incumbent reviews diagnostic testing and reports findings as appropriate.
    • Incumbent may conduct independent research of interest involving diseases of laboratory animals. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Domestic 10% % International 5%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447908800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.