Careers in HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

At a glance

Read about what careers are in CDC's National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP), the work we support, and currently open positions.

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Make a Difference

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Do you want a rewarding career with generous benefits, flexible work options, and the opportunity for advancement—all while preventing the spread of HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB)? Do you want to serve on the front lines of the nation's fight to end the HIV epidemic? Do you want to improve the health of America's communities most affected by these infections?

If the answer is "yes," then continue reading to learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). NCHHSTP is committed to achieving a future free of HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and TB, with the goals to reduce incidence of infection, morbidity and mortality, and health disparities. Current opportunities can be found through and through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). See "Start Your Search" above.

We offer a wide range of careers, including jobs in public health, medical epidemiology, research, data science, infectious disease prevention, information technology, business and public policy, data management, and communications. Interventions developed by NCHHSTP support the actions of policy makers, scientists, physicians, teachers, and others entrusted with safeguarding the health of fellow Americans.

Examples of our work includes:

If you believe in NCHHSTP's vision for a future free of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB, as well as developing effective, inclusive, and stigma-free public health interventions, consider joining our team.

Learn More About NCHHSTP‎

NCHHSTP confronts the root causes of the nation's most prevalent infectious diseases by improving linkages to care among the nation's most affected communities.


NCHHSTP supports employees in their personal and professional growth with lifelong learning and support. We provide a variety of tools to highly qualified employees who want to broaden their experience, expand the scope of their current expertise, and advance their careers within CDC. Throughout the year, the Center and its divisions host a number of events that offer staff a chance to learn new job skills, develop tighter bonds with team members, share heritage and traditions among diverse co-workers, and give back to their communities. These include:

  • Free leadership and skill-building seminars/webinars
  • Networking opportunities with senior NCHHSTP leaders
  • On-demand training and career resources
  • Healthiest CIO (Centers/Institutes/Offices) annual fitness challenge
  • AIDS Walk Atlanta Music Festival and 5K Run
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) annual giving challenge
  • NCHHSTP 'Taste of Cultures' international food celebration
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Group of NCHHSTP employees walk together in AIDS Walk Atlanta.

NCHHSTP is a unique and forward-thinking Center that helps employees balance the demands of life and work. Our employees enjoy a variety of benefits among the best offered in the private and public sectors, including:

  • Comprehensive medical and retirement benefits
  • Thrift savings plans, flexible spending accounts, and other tax incentives
  • Generous pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and periodic performance-based pay increases
  • Annual leave for vacation and personal use, paid sick leave and other leave programs, as well as paid federal holidays
  • Family-friendly leave policies with flexibility for birth or adoption of a child, care of a sick family member, or care of yourself in response to a serious health condition or emergency
  • Childcare and lactation educational support
  • Telework/telecommute programs

To explore the benefits of working here, visit CDC's benefits page.

Be Your Authentic Self

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NCHHSTP employees being their authentic selves.

NCHHSTP values diversity and encourages employees to bring their authentic selves to work. The NCHHSTP Equity Initiative seeks to maintain a staff work environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, with a focus on equity in the work we do and within the Center itself.

Addressing social determinants of health is at the core of our work. We believe in the strength of diversity and actively hire staff who reflect this in the population across the U.S. NCHHSTP strives for a highly qualified workforce that mirrors the diverse populations we serve.

Stories from current and former NCHHSTP employees

Learn more about NCHHSTP through the experiences and individual perspectives of current and former NCHHSTP employees.

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A Day in the Life Series

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How to apply

This series of helpful videos introduces potential NCHHSTP job applicants to careers in government service and provides tips for standing out during the interview process.

Career paths

Explore Hiring Paths

The federal government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society.

Schedule A is a special (excepted) hiring authority that allows federal agencies to non-competitively appoint persons with severe physical, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities. While being eligible for a Schedule A appointment will help you in the noncompetitive process, it does not guarantee job placement.

USPHS Commissioned Corps is one of the nation’s uniformed services — a branch committed to the service of health. Officers advance our nation’s public health, serving in agencies across the government, as physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, scientists, engineers and other professionals.

Fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities for students and professionals are available at CDC. Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experience and potentially offer clear cut paths to exciting careers with CDC.

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) form a foundation for public health. CDC aims to foster educational excellence, establish a pathway to basic STEM literacy for all students, and inspire the next generation of STEM learners to pursue public health careers.

Find job opportunities in NCHHSTP & Get Help

NCHHSTP confronts the root causes of the nation's most prevalent infectious diseases by improving linkages to care among the nation's most affected communities. Search for current opportunities on USAJOBS.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, contact the CDC Human Resources Office at 770-488-1725 or

Career Opportunities

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