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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Deputy Director, Office of Laboratory Science and Safety in Atlanta, Georgia

Summary This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers. No previous federal experience is required. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and may provide entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights. Responsibilities Major Duties: Direct the Center's public health strategies designed to develop, implement, monitor, maintain, and evaluate CDC's capabilities regarding laboratory science and safety activities, including laboratory training, quality management, and regulatory affairs. Advise on policies, procedures, and directives to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Center. Direct and manage the operations of the Center's vision with primary responsibility for providing leadership and guidance to staff. Engage with high-level scientific, academic, non-governmental, and state/local government officials. Participate in preparing and reviewing research studies, reports for public dissemination or publication in the scientific community. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Current federal employees must be at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level to be considered for this position. Basic Qualifications for RF-0601: Applicants must possess a degree with a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained. In addition to the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position is required. 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, such as experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of laboratory science and safety activities, including training, quality management, and regulatory compliance. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts or a list of applicable courses with their application package. This also applies to status applicants who are applying to a position in a different occupational series than they are currently or were previously appointed. Applicants who do not submit their transcripts (or list of applicable course work) will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application package (and/or resume) along with their responses to a self-certification question asking if they meet the basic qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Those deemed tentatively qualified will be referred for consideration. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official transcript prior to the final job offer. If the official transcript does not support the educational requirements of the position, the applicant will be considered ineligible for the 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 such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program, or that full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html. Additional Information The executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience and may result in a higher salary than reflected above. This position is located in the Office of Laboratory Science and Safety, within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. This position is also being announced under vacancy announcement number HHS-CDC-RF-21-11132249. Applicants must apply to both vacancy announcements to receive consideration for both occupational series. Please carefully read the qualifications requirements in both vacancy announcements. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11127823 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE CDC Financial Disclosure: HHS fosters a work environment committed to government ethics. Through its ethics program, HHS seeks to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of executive branch employees. A conflict-free HHS allows its public servants to make impartial decisions based on the interests of the public when carrying out governmental responsibilities, to serve as good stewards of public resources, and to loyally adhere to the Constitution and laws of the United States. As an executive branch employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the criminal conflict of interest statutes. An introduction to federal ethics will be available during orientation. You must complete the remainder of your initial ethics training during your first three months at HHS. Further details on this will be provided during orientation. You might be required to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment. You will receive formal notification if a disclosure report is required. This can require information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact the Deputy Ethics Counselor or Ethics Coordinator for your office, which you can find here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/contact-ogc/agency-deputy-ethics-counselors-and-ethics-coordinators/index.html

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