Physician (Public Health)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The incumbent will serve as a Physician providing advice and consultation as a nationally or internationally recognized consultant and expert providing medical advice in support of other scientists.
As a Physician (Public Health), you will:
Provide support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in public health research and analyses.
Perform non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks.
Apply 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.
Research 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.
Make 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 that contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the HHS disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.
Perform other duties as assigned.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR Physician Series, 0602:
Applicants must possess a
Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the
Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link)
Association of American Medical Colleges (external link)
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link)
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link)
, or an accrediting body recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education (external link)
at the time the degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Medical School:
A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link)
, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
: Three years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service implementing and evaluating medical activities related to public health programs.
: Four years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service designing, implementing and evaluating medical activities related to public health programs.
: Five years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing scientific, technical and programmatic medical activities to originate new techniques, establish criteria, or develop new information related to public health programs
A residency program
involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the
American Medical Association (external link)
, (AMA) or
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link)
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