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    Summary

    As an expert in the behavioral sciences, the incumbent leads and directs studies of the behavioral aspects of public health issues and problems, and develops strategies to address those issues. Applies a professional knowledge of the behavioral sciences and related social and health sciences in the control and prevention of disease or injury.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Behavioral Scientist, you will:

    • Lead the evaluation of public health program effectiveness by measuring and assessing the extent of behavioral change.
    • Document program accomplishments and recommends changes in policy, program operations, and resource levels to improve effectiveness.
    • Prepare original scientific research papers and literature reviews dealing with behavioral issues for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Provide authoritative and professional expertise in dealing with the behavioral aspects of public health issues.
    • Lead the design and conduct of studies to isolate and define the behavioral aspects contributing to public health issues and problems.
    • Lead the development of strategies and programs to address the behavioral component of public health issues, including educational campaigns to raise awareness.
    • Collaborate with other CDC staff in the design of public health programs, to incorporate behavioral aspects in an integrated approach to disease or injury prevention.
    • Partner with other government agencies and private organizations to accomplish program objectives.
    • Develop and present workshops and seminars, and represents CDC at conferences and meetings sponsored by other government agencies, private organizations and professional associations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553323200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.