JOB: Public Health Advisor at HHS, Rockville, MD

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Public Health Advisor, GS-0685-12
    Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
    Agency: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin
    Job Announcement Number: HHS-SAMHSA-DE-11-490256

    SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 – $97,333.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 to Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0685-12
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Rockville, MD
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

    This position is located within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Rockville, MD.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-SAMHSA-MP-11-490282 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.



    * U.S. Citizenship is required.
    * Some travel required – 5/10 days per year.


    This position serves as a principal representative responsible for coordinated controversial, unconventional, or novel public health related matters between and among Federal, local, state, and international agencies addressing public health issues. Identifies public health product problems and issues as they relate to unsafe or ineffective use by lay users or health professionals. Researches and analyzed the causes of product problems that are caused by a variety of factors. Independently, or as part of a team, carries out public health projects and programs. Designs, develops, implements, manages and evaluates all aspects of a complex, politically sensitive, or developmental special project or program within an assigned area. Provides high level advisory services to agencies and organizations in developing, extending, and improving health care systems, public health strategies, communications and services.

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