Job – Public Health Advisor needed at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Tittle: Public Health Advisor
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
As Public Health Advisor you will:
·         Develop and formulate new programs and initiatives that are in accord with CDC public health program goals, objectives and policies.
·         Stay abreast of changes in the host country public health infrastructure, advising CDC management on observed strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, and threats.
·         Assume the lead in managing and analyzing in-country needs and opportunities against CDC program strategic objectives and advise on how best to deliver in-country public health services that reflect international standards and host country policies and regulations for such programs.
·         Formulate the Program budget and presents and defends resource requirements needed to carry out the office’s long-term goals and objectives.
·         Exercise delegated authority to oversee the overall planning, directing and timely execution of several program segments, managed through separate subordinate organizational units, including development, assignment and higher level refinement of goals and objectives for supervisors and managers of subordinate organizational units.
·         Provide supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures and guidelines.
·         Serve as the technical contracting officer’s representation (COR).
·         Consult with other public health advisors, health officials, senior program officials and other government agency officials regarding the integration and coordination of activities and resources in support of public health protection, disease prevention and health promotion and community protection services throughout the country for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.
·         Perform other relevant Job tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service.
·         Possess specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are in accord with public health goals, objectives, and policies.
·         Knowledge of management techniques to plan, guide, organize and direct public health programs.
·         Knowledge of concepts, principles, methods and techniques of administering public health programs.
·         Knowledge of funding requirements to manage, oversee and monitor projects/programs.
·         Possess the ability to work with multi-disciplinary officials or groups.
·         Skills in written communication.
·         Skills in oral communication.
Key Information:
This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-OM-14-1023648 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.
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.
How to Apply for the job:
If interested in working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section as in the instructions on the recruiting website.
Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2014
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