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Fellowship Opportunities

Associate Service Fellow

Health Scientist/Behavioral Scientist

Atlanta Georgia

Apply by January 18, 2017
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Sub-Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Organization: ONDIEH / National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Salary Range: $74,260 - $96,538 annually (RG-101/601) GS-12 equivalent
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Full-time
Appointment Type / Duration: Temporary Position (up to 5 years)
Bargaining Unit Status: Non-Bargaining Unit

Job Description

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Non-Communicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health (ODNIEH), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking a highly-qualified Associate Service Fellow Health or Behavioral Scientist to join its team in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), Prevention Practice and Translation Branch.

DVP works with national organizations, state, and local health agencies and other partners to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention including, but not limited to, child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide. The Prevention Practice and Translation Branch within DVP administers and evaluates DVP programs, and develops, synthesizes, and translates relevant research and evaluation findings related to violence prevention.

The position is on the Branch’s Program Evaluation & Translation Team, which provides program evaluation support and training and technical assistance for DVP’s programs. It also promotes the dissemination of science and practice-based evidence through translation products.


Incumbent will:

  • Conduct program evaluation activities in support of the division’s programmatic activities.
  • Provide training and technical assistance on program evaluation.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Consult on evaluation and translation activities within cross-team and cross-branch project groups.
  • Develop evaluation plans and conceptual frameworks to guide program evaluation activities.
  • Collaborate with the branch, the Division’s communications team and other units to develop translation products.
  • Report evaluation findings in verbal and written formats.
  • Connect with staff across CDC on the agency’s evaluation and translation priorities.
  • Provide mentorship to fellows.

Basic Requirements

  • Both US citizens and non-US citizens are eligible.
    Note: Non-US citizens meeting the above degree and specified specialized experience requirements are eligible for noncompetitive appointments under this appointing authority. Citizens of countries on the Non-Aligned list (including China, India, and Switzerland) are eligible for this appointment. Citizens of countries that have been determined by the U.S. Secretary of State to be State Sponsors of Terrorism will not be able to obtain a security clearance to work at CDC and should not be considered for this appointing authority. Countries currently on this list include: Iran, Sudan, and Syria. Visit the US Department of State website for more information.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • 10% travel may be required.

Qualification Requirements

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, social sciences, program evaluation or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

In addition to the above educational requirement, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to apply social and behavioral science theories to public health issues and prevention strategies
  • Experience conducting program evaluation activities
  • Experience with implementing quality improvement methods
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to achieve project goals
  • High interest and ability to work with team members on strategy to address complex issues and tasks
  • A working knowledge of violence prevention

Education Requirement: This position has an education requirement. Upon request, 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. Visit the US Department of State website for more information.


This position will be appointed under the Title 42 Authority, Section 209 (g). Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience, and are equivalent to the GS-12 pay scale range ($74,260 - $96,538 annually).

EEO Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

How to Apply

Email your cover letter, résumé (no more than 10 pages), and college transcripts to: Shayla Wilkinson by Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted.

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