Medical Officer Public Health Job

Vacancy No. HHS-CDC-DH-20-10659707 Department Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Salary $76,687.00 to $138,572.00 Grade 13 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/21/2019 Close Date 5/21/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ANCHORAGE, AKPHOENIX, AZLOS ANGELES, CARICHMOND, CA
SAN DIEGO, CAFORT COLLINS, COHARTFORD, CTWASHINGTON, DC
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLGAINESVILLE, FLHOLLYWOOD, FLMIAMI, FL
MIAMI, FLTALLAHASSEE, FLVERO BEACH, FLATLANTA, GA
ATLANTA, GAMANGILAO, GUHONOLULU, HIDES MOINES, IA
BOISE, IDCHICAGO, ILCHICAGO, ILINDIANAPOLIS, IN
FRANKFORT, KYALEXANDRIA, LABATON ROUGE, LABERLIN, MA
BOSTON, MACONCORD, MAMARLBOROUGH, MAMILTON, MA
NORTHAMPTON, MABALTIMORE, MDCOLLEGE PARK, MDCOLUMBIA, MD
ELLICOTT CITY, MDHYATTSVILLE, MDKENSINGTON, MDPOTOMAC, MD
ROCKVILLE, MDSILVER SPRING, MDGWYNN OAK, MDAUGUSTA, ME
FAIRFIELD, MEFREEPORT, MEFENTON, MIMINNEAPOLIS, MN
SAINT PAUL, MNBLUE SPRINGS, MOSAINT CHARLES, MOMONROE, NC
RALEIGH, NCTRENTON, NCASHLEY, NDLINCOLN, NE
NEWARK, NJTRENTON, NJALBUQUERQUE, NMSANTA FE, NM
LAS VEGAS, NVALBANY, NYNEW YORK, NYSUFFERN, NY
CINCINNATI, OHCOLUMBUS, OHCLEVELAND, OHPERRYSBURG, OH
TOLEDO, OHOKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKTULSA, OKTULSA, OK
PORTLAND, ORPORTLAND, ORPORTLAND, ORPHILADELPHIA, PA
PITTSBURGH, PAMORRISVILLE, PASAN JUAN, PRPROVIDENCE, RI
COLUMBIA, SCCOLUMBIA, SCNORTH AUGUSTA, SCCOALMONT, TN
NASHVILLE, TNAUSTIN, TXAUSTIN, TXEL PASO, TX
HOUSTON, TXHOUSTON, TXHOUSTON, TXKELLER, TX
SAN ANTONIO, TXSALT LAKE CITY, UTRICHMOND, VABURLINGTON, VT
SEATTLE, WASEATTLE, WASPOKANE, WAMADISON, WI
CHARLESTON, WVMORGANTOWN, WVSAN DIEGO, CAFORT COLLINS, CO
HARTFORD, CTWASHINGTON, DCFORT LAUDERDALE, FLGAINESVILLE, FL
HOLLYWOOD, FLMIAMI, FLMIAMI, FLTALLAHASSEE, FL
VERO BEACH, FLATLANTA, GAATLANTA, GAMANGILAO, GU
HONOLULU, HIDES MOINES, IABOISE, IDCHICAGO, IL
CHICAGO, ILINDIANAPOLIS, INFRANKFORT, KYALEXANDRIA, LA
BATON ROUGE, LABERLIN, MABOSTON, MACONCORD, MA
MARLBOROUGH, MAMILTON, MANORTHAMPTON, MABALTIMORE, MD
COLLEGE PARK, MDCOLUMBIA, MDELLICOTT CITY, MDHYATTSVILLE, MD
KENSINGTON, MDPOTOMAC, MDROCKVILLE, MDSILVER SPRING, MD
GWYNN OAK, MDAUGUSTA, MEFAIRFIELD, MEFREEPORT, ME
FENTON, MIMINNEAPOLIS, MNSAINT PAUL, MNBLUE SPRINGS, MO
SAINT CHARLES, MOMONROE, NCRALEIGH, NCTRENTON, NC
ASHLEY, NDLINCOLN, NENEWARK, NJTRENTON, NJ
ALBUQUERQUE, NMSANTA FE, NMLAS VEGAS, NVALBANY, NY
NEW YORK, NYSUFFERN, NYCINCINNATI, OHCOLUMBUS, OH
CLEVELAND, OHPERRYSBURG, OHTOLEDO, OHOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
TULSA, OKTULSA, OKPORTLAND, ORPORTLAND, OR
PORTLAND, ORPHILADELPHIA, PAPITTSBURGH, PAMORRISVILLE, PA
SAN JUAN, PRPROVIDENCE, RICOLUMBIA, SCCOLUMBIA, SC
NORTH AUGUSTA, SCCOALMONT, TNNASHVILLE, TNAUSTIN, TX
AUSTIN, TXEL PASO, TXHOUSTON, TXHOUSTON, TX
HOUSTON, TXKELLER, TXSAN ANTONIO, TXSALT LAKE CITY, UT
RICHMOND, VABURLINGTON, VTSEATTLE, WASEATTLE, WA
SPOKANE, WAMADISON, WICHARLESTON, WVMORGANTOWN, WV


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 11/21/2019 to 05/21/2020

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GP 13 - 15

  • Salary

    $76,687 to $138,572 per year

  • Appointment type

    Term - Term Appointments do not convey career-status, nor an entitlement to conversion to a permanent position. A term-appointment can be terminated at any time prior to the initial end date of the appointment.

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

FEW vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Direct Hire Authority

Announcement number

HHS-CDC-DH-20-10659707

Control number

552412900

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The incumbent serve as a Physician providing advice and consultation as a nationally or internationally recognized consultant and expert providing medical advice in support of other scientists.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Medical Officer (Public Health), you will:

    • Provide support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in public health research and analyses.
    • Perform non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks.
    • Apply epidemiological principles and/or procedures to investigate, review, analyze, and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic or causal parameters.
    • Research findings which impact significant public health programs, issues, problems, processes, and procedures and/or the transmission of other causation of disease or public health issues or situations.
    • Make substantive, multi-layered, and/or multi-dimensional recommendations and/or courses of action to carry out control procedures.
    • Streamline public health processes and procedures, knowledge bases, and/or effect new approaches to resolve programmatic issues that contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the HHS disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15 - No promotion potential for Physician positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    • US Citizenship is required.
    • Background Investigation is required.
    • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
    • One-year probationary period may be required.
    • Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: May be authorized
    • Bargaining Unit Position: No
    • Drug Screening Required: No
    • Recruitment Incentive May be authorized: Yes
    • Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: May be authorized
    • Promotion Potential: Please be advised there is no promotion potential for Physician positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.
    • Supervisory position: This announcement may be used to fill supervisory or lead positions. If the position is a supervisory position, candidates must also have demonstrated or shown the potential to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. A supervisory probationary period may be required. Applicants should describe any previous experience or responsibilities which could be used in relation to the supervisory requirements of this position.
    • 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.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
    • Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required
    • Public Trust/High Risk Background Investigation (6) is required.

    Qualifications
    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR Physician Series, 0602:
    Applicants must possess a Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link); Association of American Medical Colleges (external link); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link); Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

    Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link), a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

    Licensure
    For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    For GP-13: Three years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service implementing and evaluating medical activities related to public health programs.

    For GP-14: Four years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service designing, implementing and evaluating medical activities related to public health programs.

    For GP-15: Five years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing scientific, technical and programmatic medical activities to originate new techniques, establish criteria, or develop new information related to public health programs

    NOTE: A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (external link), (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).
    Education

    See Qualifications section for education requirements.

    Additional information

    This position is announced concurrently under Merit Promotion Plan procedures and Direct Hire permanent. Please review announcement numbers HHS-CDC-MP-20-10657139(Perm)/HHS-CDC-MP-20-10659714(Term);HHS-CDC-DH-20-10657138 (Perm) for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.

    Vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

    For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

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

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

    For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

    For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
    and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/sampleschedaletters.pdf.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
    https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10659707

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).

    • Clinical Knowledge and Skills
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation
    • Data Collection
    • Policy Formulation
    • Public Health Knowledge
    • Research Dissemination
    • Research Framing
    • Surveillance Systems
    • Synthesis of Data, Information, and Knowledge
    • Technical Credibility

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
    • Transcripts or (ECFMG) Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    • LicenseAll Applicants must submit a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
    • Schedule A Eligibility Letter, if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate
    • Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal).
    • *Note: E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
    *Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on05/21/2020 of this announcement to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    If you cannot apply online:

    You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

    Agency contact information CDC HELPDESK CDC HELPDESK
    Address

    CDC OD, Office of the Chief Operating Officer OCOO
    1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30333
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    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.

    This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

    Physician positions may be filled with this open continuous vacancy announcement within any CDC organization. This announcement will be used to fill positions in various geographical locations HHS-wide. Please be advised there is no promotion potential for Physician positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.

    CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://jobs.cdc.gov//

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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