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Deputy Director For Infectious Diseases

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Department Of Health And Human Services Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 months ago

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This is an excepted service position under Title 42. Applications will be accepted from qualified U.S. citizens, 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.

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As the Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, the incumbent will:

  • Provide leadership in formulation and communication of CDC infectious disease policy, and reviews of national and international programs in order to accomplish agency objectives.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to national center directors on strategies necessary to communicate and maximize acceptance of agency's position on issues as well as preserve and strengthen selected areas that support infectious diseases across the national centers.

  • Lead the coordination of applied and operational research to define, prevent, and control infectious diseases; support the national centers in maximizing resources to support integration and synergies across programs.

  • Represent the CDC Director in discussing the direction and accomplishments of CDC with the Secretary, and his/her staff, the Congress, and the Office of Management and Budget, other DHHS agencies, other departments, and national and international health officials, as circumstances dictate.

  • Exercise leadership to ensure that all programs under his/her direction reflect the principles of workforce diversity in their management and operation in such areas as recruitment and staffing, employee development, staff assignments, and communications.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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    0601 General Health Science

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  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


Basic Qualifications for RF-0601: Applicants must possess a degree with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. In addition to the basic qualifications requirement, a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate is required in one or more of the following: disease prevention or related health sciences, public health, epidemiology, or social or behavioral science.

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 leading, directing and/or managing a public health program responsible for infectious disease surveillance, research, and prevention. 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.


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.

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Deputy Director For Infectious Diseases

Expired Job

Department Of Health And Human Services