Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Full-time) 2019-03-24T01:28:04+00:00

Job description:


Documentation should be submitted to:
Jeffrey Herbst at Jherbst@cdc.gov_ by 12:00 AM EST Saturday, March 30, 2019

The incumbent of this position will:

·  Apply expertise to collect, analyze and interpret complex data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods.
·  Independently assess and document accomplishments and recommend changes in policies or programs implemented in complex environments to improve effectiveness.
·  Use comprehensive conceptual frameworks, interpret and apply guidelines, assess program effectiveness and analyze and resolve challenging issues and problems.
·  Partner with government agencies, private organizations, and other stakeholders to develop and accomplish program objectives.
·  Provide scientific oversight of complex and innovative violence prevention surveillance, research, or evaluation projects.
·  Identify and define the behavioral aspects of public health problems and solutions using theory-based paradigms from the scientific literature.
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
OR
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

In addition to the basic qualifications, candidates must possess a doctoral degree in psychology, sociology, criminology, public health, or related field. In addition, highly qualified candidates would possess the following: (1) Experience and subject matter expertise in adverse childhood experiences research, or a related field; (2) At least three years’ experience in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of primary prevention programs and policies; (3) Demonstrated capability to provide expert advice and consultation to research and non-research partners on the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of primary prevention programs and policies; (4) A track record of scientific productivity as exemplified by scientific publications and other evidence of effective written communication skills; (5) Expertise and experience in communicating scientific concepts, such as through conference presentations; and (6) Ability to collaborate with other scientific and professional staff on behavioral research.

Basic Requirements:

  • Both US citizens and non-US citizens are eligible.  Non-US citizens meeting the above degree and specified specialized experience requirements are eligible for noncompetitive appointments under this appointing authority. Citizens of countries on the Non-Aligned list (including China, India, and Switzerland) are eligible for this appointment. Citizens of countries that have been determined by the U.S. Secretary of State to be State Sponsors of Terrorism will not be able to obtain a security clearance to work at CDC and should not be considered for this appointing authority. Countries currently on this list include: Iran, Sudan, and Syria. See http://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/c14151.htm.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Up to 10% domestic travel may be required.

This positon has an education requirement. Upon request, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Failure to submit transcripts or indicated college courses information will cause loss of consideration for this position.
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: http://www.cdc.gov/employment/newhire/newhire.html.

EEO Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Contact:


Documentation should be submitted to:
Jeffrey Herbst at Jherbst@cdc.gov_ by 12:00 AM EST Saturday, March 30, 2019