Monday, December 24, 2012

Medical Officer

Job Title:Medical Officer

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-DH-13-805959
    $71,674.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
    Many vacancies in the following location(s):
El Paso, TX United StatesView Map
Las Vegas, NV United StatesView Map
College Park, MD United StatesView Map
Alexandria, LA United StatesView Map
Ellicott City, MD United StatesView Map
More Locations (58)
    United States Citizens

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

These vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for Medical Officer positions and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

Some positions may be filled as Permanent, Temporary, or Term Appointments.

Some positions may be filled as Medical Officers, Supervisory Medical Officers, or Lead Medical Officers.

Although this vacancy announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels or locations.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-MP-13-806520 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    U.S. Citizenship is required.
    Background investigation required.

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In support of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) public health research and analyses, incumbent performs non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks.   Additionally, applies epidemiological principles and/or procedures to investigate, review, analyze, and/or determine the cause(s) of problems, situations, inconsistencies, and/or issues related to programmatic degradation or systemic or causal parameters.   Researches findings which impact significant public health programs, issues, problems, processes, and procedures and/or the transmission of other causation of disease or public health issues or situations.  Makes substantive, multi-layered, and/or multi-dimensional recommendations and/or courses of action to carry out control procedures, streamline public health processes and procedures, knowledge bases, and/or effect new approaches to resolve programmatic issues contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the HHS disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.
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Basic Qualification Requirements for Medical Officer, GS-602-13/14/15:

Have a Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).] You must submit a copy of your certification by the ECFMG.

Additional Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements candidates must also:

For GS-602-13 Grade Level:

Have three years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-602-14 Grade Level:

Have four years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-602-15 Grade Level:

Have five years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

NOTE: A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA.

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.  For further information, visit:

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. 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.

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

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid.
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Travel required with position: Some positions may require up to 25% travel.
11. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized.
12. Research position: Some positions may be: Research positions require, an evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition an professional standing of the researcher as they relate to the position being filled will be made to determine qualifications.  Candidates should include all pertinent information regarding their research accomplishments, e.g.list of publications and presentations.

13. Promotion potential: No

14. Supervisory position: Some positions may be: Supervisory positions, candidates must also have demonstrated or shown the potential to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.  A supervisory probationary period may be required.  Applicants should describe any previous experience or responsibilities which could be used in relation to the supervisory requirements of this position.

15. In addition to the normal salary, when applicable requirements are met, the position may provide additional compensation through one or more of the following: Physicians Comparability Allowance (PCA), Physicians Special Pay, Physicians and Dentist Pay under Title 38 (PDP), or a Recruitment Incentive.


These positions will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA).  All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements normally will be forwarded to the Selection Official for further consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1.  Knowledge of public health and medical programs.

2.  Knowledge of theories, principles, practices, and objectives of disease.

3.  Ability to analyze data from studies and projects.

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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 805959.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

        Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
        Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
        Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
        This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Atlanta Customer HelpDesk at (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@CDC.GOV.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes one copy of:

    Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

    A complete Assessment Questionnaire

    Other supporting documents:

         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

         - College Transcripts

Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Additional Duty Location Info
Many vacancies in the following locations:
El Paso, TX United StatesView Map
Las Vegas, NV United StatesView Map
College Park, MD United StatesView Map
Alexandria, LA United StatesView Map
Ellicott City, MD United StatesView Map
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