The following NCIPC announcement opens Monday, August 15, 2022, and closes Monday, August 29, 2022. Vacancies will be filled in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), Research and Evaluation Branch (REB). In addition, you are encouraged to apply as vacancies may be filled in other divisions/offices utilizing this announcement under the shared certificate guidance. The guidance allows announcements to be shared in order to fill other approved vacancies within the agency utilizing a single announcement.
Vacancy Position Information:
Behavioral Scientist, GS-0101-13
Vacancy Announcement Numbers:
Monday, August 15, 2022
Monday, August 29, 2022
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The position is for a Behavioral Scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch (REB), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), NCIPC, CDC. REB plans, directs, and conducts etiological research, effectiveness research, dissemination and implementation research, and rigorous evaluations of strategies and approaches that focus on the prevention of violence. DVP focuses on the primary prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, community violence, elder abuse, firearm violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and youth violence (see: https://www.cdc.gov/
Responsibilities (per vacancy announcement)
As a Behavioral Scientist you will:
- Identify and define the behavioral and social science aspects of public health issues, problems and opportunities through the application of rigorous data collection and surveillance methods and statistical techniques
- Assess risk and protective factors for health outcomes in the social and physical environment including individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels
- Design and conduct studies and research using behavioral and social science perspectives of public health issues and problems
- Collect, analyze and interpret data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods. Synthesize results into written documents and/or oral presentations
- Translate the results of public health research, programs and policies. Disseminate findings to appropriate scientific colleagues, practitioners, constituents, stakeholders, and the public
- Collaborate with internal staff and governmental and non-governmental partners
- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications (per vacancy announcement)
Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position;
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;
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.
Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 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 leading, planning, designing and conducting scientific and technical studies involving behavioral and social science aspects of public health.
Jeffrey H. Herbst, PhD., Chief, Research and Evaluation Branch (REB), DVP, NCIPC. Send email inquiries to REBJobs@cdc.gov.
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