04 September 2012

Job Opening: BioSense Program Manager

The Department of Health and Human Services is announcing a job opening for a Health Scientist (Informatics) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS), Public Health Surveillance Program Office (PHSIPO), Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information in Atlanta, Georgia. The Health Scientist hired for this position will serve as a senior advisor to the BioSense Program. Learn more about the duties and applicant qualifications below. For a full description and to learn how to apply, visit the full announcement here: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324853400.

Please note the job announcement open period ends Friday, September 28, 2012

DutiesDevelops and implements scientific policies and procedures on informatics practices and principles for the Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information (DNDHI).  The BioSense Program is managed in DNDHI.  This position will serve as a senior advisor to the BioSense Program.  Provides leadership in designing, coordinating, and maintaining information technology (IT) project goals, objectives, and priorities within DNDHI/PSHPO and in the general public health community.  Serves as a nationally and internationally recognized expert, providing scientific advice and consultation on solutions to critical problems that require outstanding creativeness in generating new hypotheses, approaches, and standards to be used with the BioSense Program and other DNDHI programs and projects.  Provides leadership in the development, testing, implementation and evaluation of scientific information technology and information systems needs and applicable software systems relating to public health informatics within the area of responsibility. 

Qualifications Required: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level of difficulty and responsibility 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 providing leadership, technical direction, scientific expertise and communication skills in the field of public health surveillance and informatics in a myriad of public health projects to include information technology projects, automated healthcare data collection, electronic health records and critical coordination with other public health officials.

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