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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    EPI Epidemiogist position at PAHO in DC. Please follow application directions as indicated below. Good luck, Liz Elizabeth Bell, MPH STOP Activity Unit Polio
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2003
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      EPI Epidemiogist position at PAHO in DC. Please follow application
      directions as indicated below.

      Good luck,
      Liz

      Elizabeth Bell, MPH
      STOP Activity Unit
      Polio Eradication Branch
      Global Immunization Division
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      ********

      Vacancy Announcement

      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:
      DE1-03-1449

      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

      SPECIAL NOTES:
      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
      prospective employees.

      DUTIES:
      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.

      QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
      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
      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 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)
      Desirable KSAs.

      BASIS OF RATING: Applicants will be rated on the basis of education,
      experience and KSA responses appropriate to this position. Applications
      for MP1-03-1449 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
      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.

      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
      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 Interagency
      Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) criteria, please 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.
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