FW: Epidemiologist Harare, Zimbabwe----Vacancy Announcement
Elizabeth Bell, MPH
STOP Activity Unit
Polio Eradication Branch
Global Immunization Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
From: Robertson, Lyndon
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 8:28 AM
To: Bell, Elizabeth; Lee, Carla
Cc: All - NIP/GID; All - NIP/GID/Field
Subject: Epidemiologist Harare, Zimbabwe----Vacancy Announcement
Epidemiologist GS-0601 -13/14
(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.)
If filled at the GS-13 level, position has promotion potential to GS-14. Please indicate the grade(s) for which you wish to be considered. You will only be considered for the grade(s) for which you indicate an interest.
GS-13, $61,251 - 79,629 per annum GS-14, $72,381 - 94,098 per annum
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:
Permanent / Full-time
National Immunization Program, Global Immunization Division, Polio Eradication Branch, Harare, Zimbabwe
WHO MAY APPLY: ***
U.S. Citizens; no previous Federal experience or tenure required.
Apply for: DE1-03-284
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: MP1-03-284
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 prospective employees.
The purpose of this position is to serve as an epidemiologist for the National Immunization Program (NIP), Global Immunization Division. The position works directly with the World Health Organization (WHO), with duty station in Harare, Zimbabwe. Works in close cooperation with the Regional Advisors, Expanded Programme or Immunizations,(EPI), WHO. The work will have a particular emphasis on polio and acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and implementation of the WHO-recommended strategies for polio eradication, measles reduction, and neonatal tetanus elimination. In fulfillment of these duties, the incumbent will visit countries, agencies, and WHO regional offices, as required. Assists WHO and country Ministry of Health officials to plan, implement, and evaluate activities for EPI disease surveillance and disease control and eradication initiatives. Responsible for planning, initiating, developing, coordinating, and evaluating immunization activities associated with WHO's EPI and its effort to control or eliminate six target diseases (diphtheria, measles, pertussis, poliomyelitis, tetanus, and tuberculosis). Provides technical advice and consultation as an internationally recognized consultant and expert on critical problems in the field of epidemiology. Provides expert advice and consultation on issues related to measles vaccine use, vaccine-associated paralytic polio, measles control and tetanus prevention, as well as other vaccine-preventable disease related issues.
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 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 Federal service.
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 providing technical advice and consultation on critical problems in the field of epidemiology.
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 epidemiologic studies and interpreting surveillance data. (M)
3. Knowledge and experience in applying 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) Desirable KSAs.
BASIS OF RATING: Applicants will be rated on the basis of education, experience and KSA responses appropriate to this position. Applications for MP1-03-284 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 MP1-03-284 and DE1-03-284 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 DE1-03-284 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 specific agency.
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 preference.
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 descriptions.)
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.
** 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. MP1-03-284 and/or DE1-03-284
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) 488-1757 or (770)488-1808.
*** 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 http://www.cdc.gov/hrmo/OMB_Form.htm for the survey. A written Receipt of Application will be sent to the address on the application. For forms, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) criteria and additional information, contact CDC\ATSDR Jobline on 1-888-232-4473 or visit the website http://www.cdc.gov/hrmo/ictap~2.htm
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 application
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ATSDR maintains a smoke-free work environment -
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 factor.