Job Summaries

Associate directors are subject matter experts and function as senior advisors to the director. They ensure the quality of activities by maintaining currency in their area (or areas) of expertise, systematically reviewing the work completed within the division, and ensuring compliance with best practices and standards. They advance the body of knowledge within their field and provide strategic guidance and consultation to the division. They work in areas such as science, communications, IT, policy, laboratory services, management, and preparedness.

As a Behavioral Scientist you will: Identify and define the behavioral and social science aspects of public health issues, problems and opportunities through the application of rigorous data collection and surveillance methods and statistical techniques. Assess risk and protective factors for health outcomes in the social and physical environment including individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels. Design and conduct studies and research using behavioral and social science perspectives of public health issues and problems. Collect, analyze and interpret data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods. Synthesize results into written documents and/or oral presentations. Translate the results of public health research, programs and policies. Disseminate findings to appropriate scientific colleagues, practitioners, constituents, stakeholders, and the public. Collaborate with internal staff and governmental and non-governmental partners. Perform other duties as assigned.

Deputy directors lead and manage the administrative operations of the office of director, branches, and offices within a center. They collaborate with division directors and branch chiefs to inform and execute scientific and programmatic decisions. These deputies manage budget and division resources to meet requirements, lead strategic human capital-related planning, and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and regulations. They develop and maintain open communication within and across the management chain, oversee procurements and funding-related activities for the Division, and monitor strategic planning and execution.

As an epidemiologist, you will serve as the recognized expert in epidemiology, manage significant projects, programs and staff evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues, and oversee contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties for epidemiological work. Additionally, you will design, plan and initiate epidemiologic studies, surveys and investigations, serve as a nationally or internationally recognized expert on epidemiological issues on critical problems in the field of epidemiology and comply with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.

As a Health Communication Specialist, you will: Ensure that help communication activities are based on theory and use accepted principles, methods, and practices. Provide consultation and technical assistance to internal and external groups (e.g., CDC staff and local, state, and international partners) about health communication and marketing program, project, and strategy development and implementation. Provide guidance and expertise for developing, testing, and disseminating science and audience-based products, tools and messages (i.e. via written, electronic and audiovisual formats. Contribute to the management and oversight of state, regional, or national public health communication and marketing projects and campaigns. Liaise with other CIO communications and communication state on cross-cutting issues. Coordinate and develop long-and short-range planning documents for health communication and marketing activities and campaigns. Assist senior staff and management officials in incorporating health communication and marketing into agency or center goal and activities. Use established communication and marketing principles, processes, and audience research in strategic planning. Perform other duties as assigned.

As a Lead Health Communication Specialist, you will: Serve as a senior expert/team lead for leading the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of major, complex public health communication and training initiatives, programs, and campaigns. Lead the development, implementation, and management, and evaluation of major national communication, education, and training programs, projects, and strategies for the organization’s target audiences. Direct and guide development, testing, and timely dissemination of science- and audience-based products, tools, and messages to different audiences in a variety of media formats. Participate with senior staff and management officials to develop position and policy statements. Conduct research and evaluation activities related to health communication and education. Perform other duties as assigned.

The HEO leads and directs the integration and promotion of health equity activities across the center. The incumbent provides consultation on scientific and programmatic issues; formulates and develops program policy and guidance; plans strategies on how to manage and deliver the program operational oversight; and provides advice and guidance on the diversity program. As a senior member of the OD leadership team, the HEO provides analysis, coordination, and quality assurance for increasing the promotion of health equity across the center. This requires collaboration and engagement with leaders within the OD, as well as division leadership. Importantly, the HEO works closely with the Associate Director for Science (ADS) to plan and review science across the center through a health equity lens, as well as the Associate Director for Policy (ADP) on strategic partnerships, engagement with external organizations, and policy-related matters.

As a Health Scientist you will: Serve as a recognized agency authority or consultant for health programs and conducts scientific research to develop a national system (or) system to monitor public health capacity in the country of assignment. Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on scientific operations that are critical to the public health community. Utilize expertise in the fields of epidemiology, survey research and public health surveillance, demography, statistics, and program development and evaluation. Lead scientists and program consultants in various aspects of the study or survey design process, and other study support duties including analyzing and reporting of data and data dissemination to audiences. Provide technical advice to global agencies and to various other health-related organizations about measuring and evaluating public health capacity and performance in country. Prepare scientific articles and technical reports for publication in national and international public health journals. Make presentations to other scientific staff, federal, health program managers; and other health officials and health-related organizations.

As a Management Analyst you will: Using qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques analyzes and evaluates the management practices and methods, and administrative operations of substantive organizations and complex functions. Individually or as a team member, participates in surveys, studies and other investigations of management practices and administrative operations to determine the adequacy of present systems and to improve organizational operations. Develops policies, guidelines, instructions, and procedures for administrative and management requirements. Formulates and recommends additional policies and procedures or modifications to existing guidance. Compiles data and prepares complex administrative and management reports that are mandated from higher echelons in the organization and/or the department.

Senior-level Management and Program Officers advise management and staff members on high-level policies and administrative matters. They manage business units (such as division, branch) or business-related programs to support agency objectives. These analysts may also function as subject matter experts in a particular administrative area (such as policy, HR, travel, procurement).

As a Physician (Public Health), you will: Provide support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in public health research and analyses. Perform non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks. Apply epidemiological principles and/or procedures to investigate, review, analyze, and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic or causal parameters. Research findings which impact significant public health programs, issues, problems, processes, and procedures and/or the transmission of other causation of disease or public health issues or situations. Make substantive, multi-layered, and/or multi-dimensional recommendations and/or courses of action to carry out control procedures. Streamline public health processes and procedures, knowledge bases, and/or effect new approaches to resolve programmatic issues that contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the HHS disease prevention, control, and health promotion mission. Perform other duties as assigned.

Senior/expert-level management and program analysts performing in a programmatic track lead and oversee aspects of public health programs. They lead the analysis of data, development of policies and procedures, and preparation of reports and documents. They develop, implement, and manage strategies to meet programmatic goals within resource limitations (such as budget, personnel, time, equipment). They ensure compliance with administrative policies and requirements. These analysts report and summarize programmatic activities to senior stakeholders and agency leadership.

As a senior advisor and chief strategy officer, you are responsible for developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are in accord with CDC public health program goals, objectives, and policies. Additionally, you manage and analyze in-country needs and opportunities against CDC program strategic objectives and advise on how best to deliver in-country public health services that reflect international standards and host country policies and regulations for such programs. You will be responsible for overseeing the overall planning, directing and timely execution of several program segments, managed through separate subordinate organizational units, including development, assignment and higher level refinement of goals and objectives for supervisors and managers of subordinate organizational units.