Health Communication Specialist (Direct Hire)

Department Of Health And Human Services Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Summary

This Direct Hire recruitment is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the "Coronavirus Disease 2019" (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Health Communication Specialist Series requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.

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Responsibilities

As a Health Communication Specialist (Direct Hire), you will:

This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

  • Provide consultation and technical expertise to development and implementation of priorities, strategies, and practices for communicating with various audiences.

  • Assist in health problem analysis, apply communication theories and models to communication campaign development; uses audience segmentation analysis and formative research to select appropriate communication channels and messages.

  • Assist in providing consultation, technical assistance, and training on program and project implementation to internal and external groups and development of training curricula.

  • Develop and manage communication projects funded extramurally.

  • Develop, test, and disseminate science-and audience-based products, tools, and messages to different audiences in a variety of formats.

  • Collect data from programs for the development of health communication strategies and products.

  • Develop and manage contracts and task orders and required documentation that supports the health communication program and projects.

  • Ensure that all health communication activities are based on theory and use accepted principles, methods, and practices

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Please be advised there is no promotion potential for these positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.
  • Job family (Series)

1001 General Arts And Information

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Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Background Investigation is required.

  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

  • One-year probationary period may be required.

  • Re-employed Annuitants may be considered to fill vacancies. If you have retired from federal service and are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet via http://intranet.cdc.gov/hro/docs/jobs/NDAA-Reemployed-Annuitants.pdf

  • This position can be filled at any grade level.

  • This position may be subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • This position may require a Drug Test and subject to Random Drug Testing

  • This position may be subject to a Background/Security Investigation

  • Duty Locations: CDC Wide (This position can be filled via multiple CDC Centers/Locations)

  • This position may be subject to Telework

  • Recruitment, Relocation or Retention Incentive may be authorized.

  • *Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may be authorized

  • Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized

  • Promotion Potential: Please be advised there is no promotion potential for these positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.

  • Research position: No

  • Supervisory position: No

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-11:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in providing assistance with planning, implementing and evaluating health communication plans and marketing activities designed to impact public health outcomes.

OR

Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related to the position.

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Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-12:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in developing and implementing health communication and marketing programs, projects, and strategies for a variety of audiences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-13:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in planning, evaluating or implementing public health communication and marketing programs and campaigns.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-14

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in providing leadership in the planning, implementation, managing, and evaluation of public health communication and marketing programs and campaigns.

Education

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html.


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Health Communication Specialist (Direct Hire)

Department Of Health And Human Services