This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). OASH coordinates public health and science activities across HHS components. Its mission is to protect and promote the public health of the nation through policies and programs that apply science based approaches that enable people to live healthier lives.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will serve as the senior level advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) on health policies, procedures, and activities relating to infectious disease and related policy and program development.
The incumbent provides strategic leadership, oversight, direction and coordination of policies, programs, and activities designed to prevent the occurrence of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, and other emerging communicable diseases.
Encourages collaboration, coordination, and innovation among Federal agencies and key stakeholders in the private sector to reduce the burden of infectious diseases. Promote effective mechanisms to serve those infected with such diseases, with a special emphasis of educating and vaccinating underserved populations.
Provide executive leadership, guidance and oversight to multiple aspects of managements direction, review analysis, and evaluation of decisions, policies, procedures, activities and resources concerned with the development, transfer, and application for the prevention of infectious diseases.
Keeps leadership fully apprised of activities and progress in areas such as HIV infections rates, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and tick-borne illnesses, blood and tissue safety and other relevant issues. Advises in the development of science policy of significance to the agency and the infectious disease community, including addressing cross-cutting science issues and drafting agency approaches and positions.
Prepares special studies and reports identifying and reporting on research opportunities and accomplishments while highlighting promising developments in the combat of infectious disease.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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