Public Health Advisor

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 January 2021

Job Description


As a Public Health Advisor, your duties will include:

  • Formulating policy and programming guidance for strategic planning on regional issues such as health system weaknesses, HIV/AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), high abortion rates, and non-communicable diseases.
  • Providing public health technical expertise to E&E missions, the Regional Bureau, and Global Health Bureau.
  • Representing E&E’s interests to senior-level officials in USAID/Washington (USAID/W), interagency, and external forums.
  • Monitoring critical public health issues in E&E and advocates for a USAID/W response.
  • Serving as the Assistance/Contracting Officer’s Representative (A/COR) and/or Alternate A/COR, or Activity Manager for centrally managed activities that provide timely, high-quality management and technical support in response to mission requests.
  • Developing or assuring preparation of scopes of work and budgets for assistance, and prepare justification memoranda for funding and implementation.
  • Determining resource requirements for regional health activities and recommends resource allocations based on priorities and needs.

Travel Required

50% or less - The position includes significant international travel with moderate to high levels of risk with military or civil conflict, or high incidence of crime.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • If you have no prior Federal experience or are selected under Delegated Examining procedures, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • If you choose to apply under Merit Promotion procedures and are a current Federal employee, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • The Agency may ask you to complete a written assessment if your application is found to be among the best-qualified for this announcement.


GS-14: In addition to the selective placement factor, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include experience: (a) communicating, both orally and in writing, to make clear, convincing presentations to provide guidance and advise program administrators and members of the community and representatives from public and private public health organizations; (b) developing integrated country health strategies encompassing a complexity of high impact services - health systems, infectious disease and HIV/AIDS; (c) applying principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of public health administration to analyze and provide expert advice to program and project administrators and managers.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position requires a selective factor that is in addition to the qualification requirements noted above. Your resume must demonstrate experience in experience implementing international development programs in health systems strengthening and preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAPcandidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations


This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, ​no transcripts are required.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2021

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