09 August 2013

Executive-level Job Opportunity at the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting for a Director for the new Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) (proposed). The new Director will lead public health actions to promote surveillance, informatics, epidemiology, public health workforce development and laboratory services. CSELS has a budget of over $200 million and a workforce of approximately 650 employees and contractors. The position of Director, CSELS, is located in HHS, CDC, Office of Public Health Scientific Standards (proposed) and reports to the Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Standards (proposed), who reports to the Director, CDC.


The CSELS Director will have broad operating authority and responsibility for overall planning, direction and management of the Center. S/he will:
  • Lead and manage the various Center programs to achieve the agency and Center goals and objectives. Establish partnerships with other CDC centers/offices and serve as a resource for the agency’s public health surveillance and prevention programs, and applied research and services activities.
  • Provide scientific guidance and leadership to international, national, state, tribal and/or local government agencies, universities, health-related organizations, private and public foundations, and professional associations, in activities to improve critical public health problems and issues. 
  • Provide consultation and maintain liaison with other state and federal health agencies as well as foreign countries.

Skills and expertise required

Applicants should possess proven, senior-level experience leading and directing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects in surveillance, epidemiology or laboratory services. Applicants must also demonstrate a successful record of innovation, coordination and collaboration in advancing efforts to improve the public’s health.

Degree Requirements: MD, PhD or equivalent degree.
Salary: $118,846 – $199,700
*Note: Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above.

How to Apply

Applications are NOT accepted via email. To be considered, apply before midnight EDT on 9/13/2013 using the appropriate link from below.

Questions may be directed to Vicki Hunter at vhunter@cdc.gov or 404.808.8321.

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