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CDC PHA Polio Eradication Position

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  • Elizabeth Bell
    There is an opening with my old group, the polio erad folks at CDC (see below). A PHA position is usually filled with an MPH-level person or someone with a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4 10:12 AM
      There is an opening with my old group, the polio erad folks at CDC (see below).  A PHA position is usually filled with an MPH-level person or someone with a fair bit of experience with immunizations.  While it is based in Atlanta, please note that it is what is internally known as a "smoke jumper" position, requiring extensive travel (60-80%).  Cannot say enough good things about this group, there is a real "espirit de corps" among the staff, with a lot of growth opportunities.  Polio eradication was, and will probably remain, simply the best experience of my professional life. 
      If you have an interest and the appropriate background, I would strongly encourage you to apply.  See applications instructions in the announcement below.
      Be well,

          Vacancy Announcement
      POSITION:Public Health Advisor     GS-0685 -12/13OPENING DATE:1/4/2006
      CLOSING DATE:1/18/2006
      If filled at the GS-12 level, position has promotion potential to GS-13.) 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.
      SALARY:GS-12, $63,719 - 82,832 per annum GS-13, $75,773 - 98,500 per annumTYPE OF APPOINTMENT:Permanent / Full-time  
      LOCATION:HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program, Global Immunization Division, Polio Eradication Branch, Atlanta, GA
      WHO MAY APPLY:***
      U.S. Citizens; no previous Federal experience or tenure required.Apply for:   HHS-CDC-T3-2006-0088

      Position requires 60 to 80% travel.

      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 incumbent will provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The incumbent will assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities for Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) diseases surveillance and disease control and eradication initiatives, with an emphasis on activities to eradicate poliomyelitis. Contributes to the planning, implementation and evaluation of polio eradication activities. Activities focus on national immunization days and acute flaccid paralysis surveillance. Assists in a variety of immunization activities such as micro-planning, advocacy, and budgeting of polio eradication activities. Maintaining an inventory of vaccine and ensuring its proper storage. Assisting the program management team in the development and testing of systems for use in the project area to ensure that 75 percent or more of the children receive polio immunizations during national immunizations days. Assisting in the maintenance of an active surveillance system which will provide strategies for outbreak control and establish contact mechanisms for local institutions, organizations, and individuals most likely to observe occurrences of polio and general reports.

      Qualifying experience includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service that provided:(1) Knowledge of organizational, operational, and programmatic concepts and practices applied by public, private, or nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in public health or other health-related activities. (2) Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings. (3) Knowledge of a specialized public health program. (4) Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization and carrying out specific program functions. (5) Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

      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, to include management and evaluation of programs for prevention of vaccine preventable diseases in an international setting.

      This position is being filled via   

      Atlanta HR Customer Service Center HRCS@...

      A COMPLETE application (Resume and Questionnaire responses) for this vacancy must be received online via the HHS Careers-CDC website BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date.    Paper applications WILL NOT be accepted.    The application process consists of the following two steps:

      First, unless already completed, you must provide general user information through the HHS Careers-CDC online application system.    Your answers to the questions will allow HHS personnel specialists to evaluate your background for basic eligibility for employment.    Additionally, you will be provided with a section for your resume, which is required.    Upon completing this portion of the application process, you will be given a user name, which will allow you to access the online vacancy listings for positions being announced through the online system.    Your profile, which can be updated at any time, will remain on file for your continuous use.
      After registering with , the next step is to view posted vacancies.    To apply, simply click on the 'Apply to this Vacancy' button, and proceed to answer the questions specific to that position.    Upon completing the questions, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement that your application has been included for employment consideration.

      You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete.    You must provide the required user information (including your resume in the designated section), as well as responses to the questions specific to the vacancy in order to receive consideration.

      WARNING:  Your answers to questions in your online application will be verified against information you provide in your resume and/or by reference checks.   The level of education, experience, and/or training you claim must be supported in your resume or other documentation you provide.   Falsifying or overstating your background , education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification, lowering your score, or removal from consideration.   A complete resume in your online application is mandatory for consideration.

      If you are claiming ten points veterans' preference, you must submit an SF-15 and associated proof outlined on this form.    Additionally, all current or former Federal employees must submit the most recent SF-50 that identifies the tenure group or status of career or career-conditional tenure.    All documents necessary for you to receive consideration (e.g., transcripts, DD-214, 'Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty'; SF-15, 'Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference'; SF-50, 'Notification of Personnel Action', etc.) MUST be received no later than 72 hours from the closing date of this announcement.    The vacancy announcement number, your social security number and your name must be annotated on each page that you fax.    This documentation must be faxed to (770) 488-1979 .
      If you possess only a foreign degree and/or college courses, education must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation service. Click on the Foreign Credential Evaluation Service link below in the ADDITIONAL LINKS section 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.
      This is an on-line application system--paper applications will not be accepted.    If applying on-line poses a hardship, the personnel office will provide assistance in completing an application, as long as the applicant has contacted the personnel office prior to the closing date.    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the HR Customer Service Help Desk at HRCS@... or call (770) 488-1725 (TDD number (770) 488-1228).    The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis
      Veterans Information
      Prior Federal Employee Reinstatement Eligibility
      Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) criteria
      Foreign Credential Evaluation Service

      *** 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.

      - 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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