Economist (Direct Hire)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Full Time
Atlanta, GA 30333
$99,595 - $129,472 a year
Posted Today
Job description
DatePosted 6/21/2022 7:24:39 AM FirstLocation Atlanta, Georgia 33.7483
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Location Atlanta, Georgia Department Department of Health And Human Services Agenc Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SubAgenc Global Immunization Division MajorDuties As a Economist (Direct Hire), you will: Recommends priorities for economic evaluations (cost analysis, cost-benefit, cost- effectiveness, and cost-utility) and policy assessments of vaccine-preventable diseases and global immunization interventions including, but not limited to, strategies, programs, and processes; identifying methodologies and designing cost-analysis, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility studies, and mathematical models; collaborates with program managers and operatives, other scientists, public health experts and officials, and others in the preparation and dissemination of findings, and the application and translation of findings to prevention activities; conducts economic studies related to vaccine-preventable diseases and global immunization interventions. Acts as advisor and consultant in regard to cost analysis, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility to scientists and a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations working to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases and improve global immunization programs; provides leadership and technical assistance for the development of research and evaluation projects; study methodology, and cost-effective interventions; provides technical assistance to facilitate the implementation of study protocols in research settings. Provides leadership to developing new and innovative approaches to studying the economics of vaccine-preventable diseases and global immunization programs including, but not limited to, cost studies, cost-effectiveness studies, and disease models. Incumbent serves as subject matter expert for economics research in vaccine-preventable diseases and global immunization programs. Serves on economic committees and workgroups by providing guidance, recommendations and authoritative advice on directions and objectives. Maintains expertise in the state of the art regarding economic evaluation analyses including, but not limited to, methodologies, ongoing research and project findings, and the application of findings; researching economic, evaluation, public health, and other scientific literature; identifying significant observations related to prevention services; and serving as a primary resource on economic evaluation issues, measuring the integrity of assessment findings; and representing the Branch/Division in meetings with program officials, representatives from other federal agencies or components of CDC, officials from all levels of government, public health experts, and others. Conducts in-depth analyses of data and prepares a variety of technical and non-technical reports, including manuscripts for publication in the peer-reviewed literature. 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://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications. Requirements 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. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: may be authorized. Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Screening Required: No Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized. Promotion potential: No Supervisory position: No Public Trust/High Background Investigation (6) is required. Evaluations Former and present Peace Corps personnel may be considered to fill vacancies. Peace Corps personnel are eligible for consideration if you have completed at least 36 months of continuous service, without a break in service of 3 days or more. This requirement is consistent with section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2506), which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers) and is applicable within 3 years after separation from qualifying service with the Peace Corps. A copy of your SF-50 is required to support your request. Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order 11103 provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service for any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe. Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS. Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). HowToAppl To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on07/19/2022 of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the following link: Alternate Application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. 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. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11533779 WhatToExpectNext 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 once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy. RequiredDocuments Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable Transcripts (REQUIRED)* Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal). *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. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips. Benefits OtherInformation This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. Vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. 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. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/ Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. The utilization of shared certificates within multiple Centers for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention may be used from this vacancy announcement for specialties to include but not limited to: Applied Epidemiology, Behavioral Epidemiology, Chronic Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Infectious Diseases (e.g. Viral, Parasitic, etc.), Influenza, Malaria, Non-communicable Diseases, Outbreak Investigations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Surveillance, Tropical Medicine, Tuberculosis (TB), Viral Hepatitis, and/or Zoonotic Diseases. Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized. 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/sampleschedaletters.pdf. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. 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. KeyRequirements WithinArea False CommuteDistance 0 ServiceType 01 AnnouncementClosingType 01 SecurityClearance Other DrugTestRequired False AdjudicationType Suitability/Fitness PositionSensitiviti High Risk (HR) HiringPaths FED-TRANSITION, PUBLIC, VET JobAnnouncementNumber HHS-CDC-DH-22-11533779 SalaryRange $99595.0 to $129472.0/Per Year MinimumRange
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  • 129472.0
OpenPeriod 6/21/2022 7:24:39 AM to 7/19/2022 11:59:59 PM ScheduleType Full-Time AgencyMarketingStatement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. This position is located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Global Health (CGH), Global Immunization Division (GID), Office of the Director (OD), Economic Activity. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JobSummar The purpose of this position is to function as the leader or member of project teams conducting economic and prevention-effectiveness studies and assessments related to the economic impact of vaccine-preventable diseases and global immunization programs. QualificationsRequired In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring. Basic Qualifications: Degree in Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR A combination of education and experience courses equivalent to a major in economics as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education Minimum Qualifications: 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 economic research for studies and projects to evaluate the costs and benefits of public health intervention strategies, policies and programs. 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. AgencyContactInfo CDC HELPDESK 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta GA US 30333 Telephone (770) 488-1725 Email [email protected] JobCategor Economist SeriesAndGrade 0110- GS-13/13 IsPositionLocationForeign 0 PositionsCount 1 Placeholder1 1020 Placeholder2 Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), The public, Veterans score 1.0

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