Public Health Advisor - GS-9/11/12 (entry level)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)/Center for Global Health(CGH)/Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP)

About the organization

The Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) protects the health and well-being of Americans and populations around the world. DGHP builds public health capacity in countries and international settings to prevent disease, disability, and death from communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). DGHP helps to ensure global health protection and security through supporting the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR); Global Health Security (GHS) programs, Field Epidemiology Training Programs, and National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs); detecting and responding to emerging health threats, including COVID-19; advancing NCD prevention and control; and other public health emergencies. DGHP works with partners to build strong, transparent, sustained public health systems.

Please refer to the website for more information:


DGHP is looking to fill positions in several job categories. Brief overview is provided below

1) Contract/Grants Management - work associated with the procurement of services and supplies for the benefit of the USG or with award of grants to support public health programs. Tasks may include assisting with the writing of the scope of work, the evaluation of proposals/applications; administration or termination and close out of contracts and/or grants

2) Country Desk Unit - work associated with the operations of overseas country offices; including administrative coordination, operational support and program assistance to the CDC country office and overseas staff. Tasks may include compiling data for program or project requirements, liaising between HQ and country offices, compiling status reports, and coordinating project/program activities

3) Finance/Budget - work associated with financial management, reporting, accounting, budgeting, auditing and other fiscal-related functions. Tasks may include producing, acquiring or recording financial data, tracking daily transactions, budget reporting and monitoring authorized versus actual expenditures

4) Human resources - work associated with the hiring and developing of employees so that they become more valuable to the organization. Tasks may include recruiting, placing and orienting employees, managing human resource systems, providing benefits, evaluating performance, and communicating with all employees at all level



Major study -- public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled


Specialized Experience

(for positions above GS-5): Experience that provided:
•Knowledge of organizational, operational, and programmatic concepts and practices applied by public, private, or nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in public health or other health-related activities.
•Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
•Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
•Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization and carrying out specific program functions.
•Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.


GS-9, 11, 12

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications will be accepted on a roving basis till Sept 30, 2021.

Please email the following materials to: [email protected]

1) Cover Letter
2) Current CV/Resume
3) Documentation confirming non-competitive eligibility (NCE)
4) SF-50 (if a current federal employee)

When submitting the application, please include the following information:

1) Cover Letter: indicate which job category you are interested in and describe relevant experience/coursework
2) CV/Resume: your major field of study/area of concentration/specialized experience
3) Highlight your Public Health related coursework, work and/or volunteer experience, and accomplishments. Also include any experience working in or with any specific country/countries
4) your resume “should include” enough information for the hiring official to make an informative decision on your skills and competencies (expand on your projects, Public Health, and work experience)
5) Language skills, and be sure to include fluency level

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