EPI Epidemiogist position at PAHO in DC. Please follow application
directions as indicated below.
Elizabeth Bell, MPH
STOP Activity Unit
Polio Eradication Branch
Global Immunization Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
POSITION: Epidemiologist GS-0601 -14 OPENING DATE: 9/24/2003
CLOSING DATE: 10/7/2003
(Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date; however,
postmarked applications must be received in Human Resources Management
Office within 5 days of the closing date.)
SALARY: GS-14, $81,602 - 106,086 per annum
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:Permanent / Full-time
LOCATION: National Immunization Program, Global Immunization Division,
Global Measles Branch, Washington, D.C.
WHO MAY APPLY: ***
U.S. Citizens; no previous Federal experience or tenure required. Apply for:
Local current or former competitive service Federal employees with permanent
tenure. Candidates for employment programs such as 30% disabled veterans,
Persons with Disabilities, and ICTAP eligibles. Preference eligibles or
veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable
conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply.
Apply for: MP1-03-1449
MORE THAN ONE POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
MOVING EXPENSES ARE AUTHORIZED.
THIS IS NOT A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
If selected for this position, a financial disclosure form MAY be required.
However, it is NOT required as part of your application. Click here for
information regarding conflict of interests/standards of conduct for
This position serves as an Epidemiologist, assisting the Pan American Health
Organization (WHO) and several countries Ministry of Health (MOH) officials
to plan, implement, and evaluate crosscutting, multi-faceted,
multi-dimensional activities for Expanded Programme on Immunizations (EPI)
disease surveillance and disease control and eradication initiatives. In
fulfillment of these duties, the Epidemiologist visits countries, other
national and international agencies, and WHO regional offices, as required.
Provides technical advice and consultation as an internationally recognized
expert on critical problems in the field of epidemiology. Provides expert
advice and consultation on issues related to polio vaccine use,
vaccine-associated paralytic polio, measles control and tetanus prevention,
as well as other vaccine-preventable disease related issues. Authoritatively
evaluates the data collection, quality control, and data utilization methods
used to study an epidemiological problem, including the evaluation of the
acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and vaccine associated polio
surveillance system. Participates with scientists and program consultants in
various aspects of the study or survey design process. Conducts substantive
search, review, and/or analysis of the existing literature and data in a
specific area. Prepares and presents summaries that are used for a variety
of public health scientific purposes. Oversees public health program or
study contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements with full responsibility
for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties. Integrates
the work of a study group where each member contributes a portion of the
analysis, facts, information, proposed actions, or recommendations.
Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements outlined in OPM
Qualification Standards Handbook. Applicants must have successfully
completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or
university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an
academic field relating to the health sciences or allied sciences
appropriate to the work of the position. Since this position has a specific
education requirement, all applicants must verify completion of this basic
education requirement by submitting a copy of an official college transcript
with the application. In addition, applicant must have one year of
specialized experience at a level equivalent to the next lower grade in the
Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position
and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills,
and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position,
such as participation in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of
crosscutting, multi-faceted, multi-dimensional activities for EPI disease
surveillance and disease control and eradication initiatives.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): KSAs are the specific
characteristics that applicants should possess in order to perform the major
duties of the position. Applications should address the specific KSAs on a
separate sheet of paper as an attachment to your application. KSAs
identified as (M) are considered critical to the position and are considered
to be mandatory for qualifications. KSAs identified as (D) are considered
to be desirable.
FAILURE TO ADDRESS KSAs MAY RESULT IN A LOWER RATING.
1. Knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines. (M)
2. Skill in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and
interpreting surveillance data. (M)
3. Ability to apply the practices and methods of disease control and
prevention programs in a developing country setting. (M)
4. Ability to communicate orally. (D)
5. Ability to communicate in writing. (D)
For each of the above, give examples of how you gained the knowledge, skill,
or ability and the dates of such experience and education. Click here for
instruction on how to respond to KSA's.
Applicants who apply for DE announcements must address (M) Mandatory and (D)
BASIS OF RATING: Applicants will be rated on the basis of education,
experience and KSA responses appropriate to this position. Applications
for MP1-03-1449 will be evaluated and ranked as indicated in the CDC\ATSDR
Merit Promotion Plan and must meet appropriate time-in-grade requirements
for promotion. Unpaid or voluntary experience related to the position will
be considered in determining qualifications.
FORMS REQUIRED TO APPLY: Applicants may submit one of the following
forms: SF-171, OF-612, Curriculum Vitae, a Resume, CDC 0.996 or any other
application form. All current or former Federal employees must submit a
current SF50 that shows tenure group 1 or 2 or any other proof of status
verifying career or career-conditional tenure. All applicants who wish
to be considered under both MP1-03-1449 and DE1-03-1449 must submit two (2)
applications. When only one (1) application is received for this
announcement, and two announcement numbers are shown, it will be considered
under DE1-03-1449 only. Here's what your resume must contain (in
addition to specific information requested in the position announcement.)
APPLICATION INFORMATION: - ** Correct announcement number(s), title and
grade(s) of the job you are applying for.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: - Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day
and evening phone number (with area code) - Social Security Number ** By
law, any person applying for employment with the Federal government must
furnish a social security number (SSN) for accurate record keeping purposes.
If you do not provide this information, we will not be able to process your
application. - Country of citizenship (Most Federal jobs require United
States citizenship.) Reinstatement eligibility (if applicable, attach SF 50
proof of your career or career-conditional status.) - Highest Federal
civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held). If you are
applying under the Program for Persons with Disabilities, send a letter from
a State vocational rehabilitation agency or the Veterans Administration
stating that you are eligible for a Schedule A appointment.
EDUCATION: ** Colleges, or universities; Name, City, and State (zip code if
known), Majors, type and year of any degrees received (if no degrees, show
total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); High
School Name, City, and State (zip code if known), Date of diploma or GED.
** Provide a copy of your academic transcripts when desiring to receive
credit for educational achievement. If selected for the position,
applicant must provide an official transcript. If applicant possesses only
a foreign degree and/or college courses, education must be evaluated by an
approved foreign credential evaluation service. Click here to see a list
of agencies. This list, which may not be all inclusive, is for
informational purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of any
MILITARY SERVICE: All military service must be documented with a DD214, a
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of
eligibility. An SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and
written verification must accompany application in order to receive 10-point
WORK EXPERIENCE: - Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid
work experience related to the job you are applying for. (Do not send job
Job titles ** Duties and accomplishments -
Employer's name and address, Supervisor's name and phone number, starting
and ending dates (month and year) - ** Hours per week (** Month and Years),
salary; - Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONs: - Job-related training courses (title and year);
Job-related skills, for example, ** typing speed, other languages, computer
software/hardware, tools, machinery; - Job-related certificates and licenses
(current only); - Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments,
for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies,
leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (give dates
but do not send documents unless requested)
** FAILURE TO FURNISH THE STARRED ITEMS MAY RESULT IN YOUR BEING DETERMINED
INELIGIBLE OR NOT QUALIFIED OR CAUSING YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE PROCESSED.
MAIL FORMS TO:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HRMO
Announcement No. MP1-03-1449 and/or DE1-03-1449
4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-76
Atlanta, Ga 30341-3724
Fax: (770) 488-1979 TDD: (770) 488-1821
For additional information contact (770) 488-1750
*** Applicants with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation for any
part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Disabilities
Program Manager at (770) 488-1725. The decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants are requested to complete an Applicant Background Survey (OMB
0990-0208) and send it with the application. Visit the website
for the survey. A written Receipt of
Application will be sent to the address on the application. For Interagency
Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) criteria, please visit the
A SEPARATE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH ANNOUNCED POSITION AND NO
EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED.
Please allow five (5) workdays for an acknowledgement of receipt of your
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All applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political
affiliation, age, disability, status as a parent or any other nonmerit