Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta, GA

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What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

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 nationÂ’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. This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers. No previous federal experience is required. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above. This position is located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Office of the Director, in Atlanta, Georgia.

CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 or OGE form 278
Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential/public financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information will be required annually.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel will be required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
  • Yes
  • Moving and Relocation may be authorized

KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Transcripts required

DUTIES: Back to top This position serves as Director for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR). The Director has broad operating authority and is responsible for overall planning, direction and management of OPHPR. The Director will provide vision and direction to accomplish CDC's strategic imperatives as they relate to preparedness and response activities. As Director, OPHPR you will:
  • Advise the CDC Director, Principal Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, senior staff members and key Agency officials on all activities that affect CDC-wide preparedness and response activities, policy, programs, projects and initiatives.
  • Direct the overall all-hazards Preparedness and Response program which collectively constitutes a major aspect of the CDC's overall mission related activities.
  • Provide direction in implementing Federal and Departmental regulations and establish CDC policies and procedures in the area of emergency management preparedness, and protection.
  • Serve as a liaison with CDC/ATSDR management and staff, other Federal agencies; local, State, national and international public private health care provider organizations.
  • Plan, conduct, and coordinate programs to protect life, property, and the environment in the event of a natural or man-made event.
  • Oversee the OPHPR Organization through subordinate supervisors and staff.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Basic Qualifications for AD-0602 : Physicians must have a Doctorate of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited body in the year of the applicantÂ’s graduation and a current medical license to practice medicine and surgery in a State or Territory of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. In addition, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate in a field related to the position to be filled.

Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience.

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 experience in leading and directing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects in a public health-related scientific field. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

This position has an education requirement . You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Failure to submit transcripts or indicated college courses information will cause loss of consideration for this position. Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://wwwdev.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/newhire.html .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following competencies:

1. Leadership experience in creating a vision and setting direction for a large organization, such as scientific, public health, academic, non-governmental or other organizations.

2. Leadership experience in leading, directing and managing a public health program or research organization.

3. Ability to command the respect of the national and international public health communities based on scientific expertise.

4. Ability to develop and implement policies, and programs.

5. Ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, the scientific and academic communities, national or international health organizations, diverse community and non-governmental groups, media and the public.

How You Will Be Evaluated : Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration.You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used.This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility.Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Conditions of Employment :

1. Security and Background Requirements : If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify : If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. One-year probationary period may be required.

6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.

7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

8. Drug Screening Required: Yes

9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: Yes

BENEFITS: Back to top The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits .

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 positions.

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