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Associate Director for Communication

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-ES-21-10992908
SALARY RANGE: $131239.0 to $197300.0/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2020-12-21 to 2021-01-22
SERIES & GRADE: ES--00/00

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC? READY FOR A HEALTHY CAREER OPPORTUNITY? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for dynamic and energetic leaders to join the Senior Executive Service (SES) - a talented team of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government. This position is SES, an elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and expertise required to lead across organizations. This cadre of dedicated executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants. As part of the SES at HHS, you will be among a group of highly skilled executives, contributing to one of the most important missions in the federal government. So, don't just make a career move...make a difference! The Department of Health and Human Services Senior Executive Service - Leaders who touch lives. This position is located in Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office Of the Director, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Atlanta, Georgia. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY:
CDC is the nation's health protection agency, working to keep America healthy, safe, and secure. As a global leader in public health, CDC works to respond, contain, and eliminate disease. Whether we are protecting the American people from health threats, investigating emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in protecting the health and safety of people here and around the world.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
All competitive candidates for SES positions with the federal government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. This executive experience includes serving in a managerial capacity to a large and diverse organization with responsibility for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations. To meet the qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the six Fundamental Competencies, the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Your resume should emphasize levels of responsibility, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, and results. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
You must have one year of specialized experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior-level managerial and leadership experience in coordinating the functions of subordinates managers and staff with implementing a comprehensive communication program including public affairs and media relations. FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) 1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. 4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs) This position also requires that you have PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume. 1. Demonstrated senior management and leadership experience with developing and managing a national public affairs program and media relations for effective communication to diverse audiences. 2. Demonstrated senior level experience in the strategic planning, management, and advisory services for implementing policy issues management with partners, communities, and organizations. 3. Ability to deal effectively with senior government officials, national or international health officials, non-governmental groups, and the media for achieving maximum public relations impact related to the organization's mission, objectives, and priorities. 4. Senior level management experience in the implementation of systematic communication theory and technologies to support and coordinate organization-wide communication efforts. It is strongly recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview You can find additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf. You are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs to be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) prior to being appointed to the position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft ECQs. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV


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Posted: 2020-12-23 Expires: 2021-02-10

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