$100K — $200K *
AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
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 Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) located in Hyattsville, MD. NCHS' mission is to inform actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. NCHS provides critical information on essentially every issue facing public health leaders and health policy makers, including health insurance, opioids, violence, obesity, disability, and other priorities. NCHS places priority on maximizing access to data it collects. A more strategic communications function can ensure that NCHS' work has maximum uptake and impact. The incumbent will serve as NCHS' first Associate Director for Communications and play leadership role in this effort. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The position serves as the Associate Director for Communications and principal advisor to the NCHS Director and Deputy Director, on communication and information dissemination science, research and practice. The incumbent will play a key role in refining and implementing NCHS efforts to integrate and prioritize communications and will lead efforts to implementing a new organization-wide strategic approach to communications and information dissemination
"The incumbent will serve as the Associate Director for Communications, overseeing strategic communications, dissemination of statistical information, design and execution of NCHS public-facing digital and print products, and oversight of all public affairs, media, and social media activities of NCHS. Specific duties include: Plan, direct, and coordinate strategic communications, media relations, information dissemination services, and information publishing for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); Oversee the development of communications policy and plans of NCHS; Represent NCHS to other public and private health agencies, foundations, CDC and HHS entities, and statistical agencies on communications and information dissemination activities; Plan and administer complex information services production and dissemination systems for promoting access to and the use and value of health statistics data by government officials, health organizations, researchers, and academia; Manage the CDC.GOV/NCHS website as a primary outlet for NCHS, and a resource for those seeking and using health statistics, based on ongoing process to understand the uses and users of NCHS website; Manage all forms of media for NCHS, including proactive outreach and response with print and digital media, in order to maximize the visibility and use of NCHS information products; Provide for the implementation of communications plans, approaches, and initiatives; Guide the overall planning and direction of the Office of Information Services, including the design and production of all NCHS published reports and products and the budget, fiscal, and administrative support needed to execute communications plans; Assist NCHS leadership and programs in effectively communicating about programs and positions, including the translation of NCHS' scientific content for non-technical audiences." ]
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 Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: Yes Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: Yes Research position: No Promotion potential: No Supervisory position: Yes: Since this is a supervisory position, 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. CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 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 providing leadership with health communication and marketing programs and/or campaigns; and translating complex information into easy-to-understand health messages.
Valid through: 8/5/2020