BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST/SOCIAL SCIENCE POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Behavioral Scientists/Social Science positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-101-5:

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 in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; OR four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one of more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

GS-101-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-101-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-101-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-101-12; thru 15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.






BIOLOGIST POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Biologist positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-401-5:

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 in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with at least 24 semester hours in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related discipline appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

GS-401-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-401-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-401-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-401-12; thru GS-401-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.






INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Information Technology Specialist positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-2210-5:

Alternative A: Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study above the high school in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work which required the development of adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field; OR 3 years of general experience which provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the relationships of the stages required to automate a work process. Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions which required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems. At least 1 year of general experience must be equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service.

Alternative B: Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study above the high school in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in any field; OR 3 years of progressively responsible experience which demonstrates the ability to: analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work; AND must take a written test for competitive appointment at grades GS-5 and GS-7 through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office.

GS-2210-7:

Applicants must have 1 full academic year of graduate level education or law school; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in the performance of tasks such as: translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this requires understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language; interviewing subject matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow; operating computer consoles where this involves choice among various procedures in responding to machine commands or unscheduled halts; scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives must be weighed with a view to production efficiency; or preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where this involves summarizing the materials and organizing them in logical fashion. Such skills typically are gained in the computer field or through performance of work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the computer application (e.g., supply, personnel, chemical process control) and computer-related efforts were required to facilitate the basic duties. Also, work in management analysis, program analysis, or a comparable field may provide such skills.

GS-2210-9:

Applicants must have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which demonstrated knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically is the case in development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.

GS-2210-11:

Applicants must have 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques. For example, assignments would show, on the basis of general design criteria provided, experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development. Accomplishments, in addition to those noted at the GS-9 level, normally involve the following, or the equivalent: knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this has entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls; and adaptation of guidelines or precedents to the needs of the assignment.

GS-2210-12; thru GS-2210-15:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant has analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of ADP system design, such as what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.






GENERAL HEALTH SCIENCE/EPIDEMIOLOGIST POSITIONS

General health scientists perform research or other professional and scientific work which is specifically health-oriented. The work requires a background of knowledge, skills and techniques gained from professional training in a health science or allied scientific field. Such work may cut across and require understanding of scientific methods and techniques common to several recognized professional fields in the health, medical or allied sciences (e.g., work in the field of health research administration requiring knowledge of research methodology common to a number of different scientific fields); and/or the work may represent a new, emerging or miscellaneous professional occupational area of health science.

Epidemiologists develop research protocols and design and conduct studies in the United States and abroad. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officers with expertise in medicine, epidemiology, statistics, behavioral science, veterinary medicine, nursing and other fields are employed in CDC's 2-year program of training and service in applied epidemiology. Increasingly, epidemiologists focus on the social, as well as the medical, aspects of disease and on behavioral risk assessment. Epidemiologists are also examining the disproportionate rates of disease and disability among minorities. Program areas that need epidemiologists include HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, occupational safety and health, chronic diseases, environmental health and injury control, and maternal and child health.

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for General Health Science/Epidemiologist positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-601-5:

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 in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

GS-601-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-601-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-601-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-601-12; thru GS-601-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.






HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Health Education Specialist positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-1701-5:

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 which included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject field appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major (24 semester hours or equivalent) in education, or in a subject field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work, which provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

GS-1701-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1701-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1701-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1701-12; thru GS-1701-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.






MATHEMATICAL STATISTICIAN POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Mathematical Statistician positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-1529-5:

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, which included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours are in mathematics and 6 semester hours in statistics; OR a combination of education and experience with at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics plus appropriate experience or additional education.

GS-1529-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service; OR a combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1529-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service; OR a combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1529-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service; OR a combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1529-12; thru GS-1529-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.






MEDICAL OFFICER POSITIONS

Medical Officers provide advice and administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work in one or more medical fields, such as preventive medicine, occupational health and maternal and child health. They conduct research on health problems, physical limitations, and injuries, including causes and methods of prevention and control. Medical Officers conduct national and international programs for scientific investigations and provide specialized services to health departments and other health agencies for the control of infectious and certain other disease conditions. They collaborate with the Department of State, the World Health Organization and other agencies to carry out disease control programs in foreign countries.

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Medical Officer positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. In addition to the normal salary range, when applicable requirements are met, Medical Officer positions may provide additional compensation through one or more of the following: Physicians Comparability Allowance, Physicians Special Pay or a Recruitment Bonus. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-602-11:

Applicants must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of applicant's graduation; OR a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school which provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Comparability may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for American students who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.

GS-602-12:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-11, applicants must have successfully completed 2 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in a specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.

GS-602-13:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-11, applicants must have successfully completed 3 years of residency/training in specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in a specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.

GS-602-14:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-11, applicants must have successfully completed 4 years of residency/training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in a specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.

GS-602-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-11, applicants must have successfully completed 5 years of residency/training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in a specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.






MICROBIOLOGIST POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Microbiologist positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-403-5:

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 in microbiology; OR biology, chemistry, or basic medical science which includes at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and related subjects geared towards the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science which includes at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and related subjects geared towards the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

GS-403-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education in microbiology, or specific area of study such as bacteriology, virology, mycology, algology, protozoology, parasitology, immunology, serology, microbial genetics, or soil microbiology, or specific applied fields of microbiology, such as clinical and public health microbiology, food technology, production processes, industrial fermentation, pollution, etc. Graduate study in related fields, such as experimental pathology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, biochemistry, animal or plant physiology, genetics, plant pathology, and insect disease control, also may be pertinent, provided it has direct application to microbiological work. The value of such study is judged on the basis of whether it was in a major or minor field of study, its contribution to the applicant's total background of experience and training, and its value in relation to the specific requirements of the position for which the applicant is being considered; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-403-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree with study as specified at the GS-7 above; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

For positions which involve a substantial amount of work in a specific specialized area or applied field of microbiology, at least 6 months of the experience must either have been in the appropriate area of specialization or applied field of microbiology, or have direct application in the area for which the applicant is being considered.

GS-403-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree with study as specified at the GS-7 above; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For positions which involve a substantial amount of work in a specific specialized area or applied field of microbiology, the experience must have been sufficiently specialized to insure adequate familiarity with the area of specialization or applied field of microbiology, or have direct application in the area for which the applicant is being considered.

GS-403-12; thruGS-403-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For positions which involve a substantial amount of work in a specific specialized area or applied field of microbiology, the experience must have been sufficiently specialized to insure adequate familiarity with the area of specialization or applied field of microbiology, or have direct application in the area for which the applicant is begin considered.






PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISOR/ANALYST POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Public Health Advisor/Analyst positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-685-5:

Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study above the high school in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in any field; OR 3 years of general experience which provided evidence that the applicant has the potential to learn and perform public health program work, including the abilities to: collect and evaluate facts; interpret and apply guidelines and specifications; use analytical methods and processes to draw conclusions; express ideas and concepts orally, in writing, and by numeric and graphic means; deal effectively with people. At least 1 year of general experience must be equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service.

GS-685-7:

Applicants must have 1 full academic year of graduate level education or law school; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which provided the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 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; knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings; knowledge of a specialized public health program; 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; skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

GS-685-9:

Applicants must have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree with major study in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which provided the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 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; knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings; knowledge of a specialized public health program; 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; skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

GS-685-11:

Applicants must have 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with major study in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which provided the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 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; knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings; knowledge of a specialized public health program; 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; skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

GS-685-12 thru GS-685-15:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which provided the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 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; knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings; knowledge of a specialized public health program; 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; skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.






STATISTICIAN POSITIONS

The following information is provided to assist you in determining your qualifications for Statisician positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDES A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Salary is determined by the position for which an applicant is qualified and selected. Most positions require United States citizenship. Persons selected for Federal employment are subject to a background investigation.

GS-1530-5:

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, which included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours are in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.; OR a combination of education and experience with at least 15 semester hours in statistics ( or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours are in statistics plus appropriate experience or additional education.

GS-1530-7:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 full year of appropriate graduate level education; OR superior academic achievement (grade point average equal to 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale); OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service; OR a combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1530-9:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 2 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR an appropriate master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR l year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service; OR a combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filed and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1530-11:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 3 full years of appropriate graduate level education; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree; OR 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service; OR a combination of education and experience.. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-1530-12; thru GS-1530-15:

In addition to the requirements for the GS-5 above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.