Supervisory Public Health Advisor

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 February 2021

Job Description


The Supervisory Public Health Advisor position is located in the Tuberculosis Division in the Infectious Diseases, Bureau for Global Health. The incumbent serves as a TB project management team lead on the TB team within the Infectious Diseases Office.

As a Supervisory Public Health Advisor you will:

  • Support the design and procurement of the TB division portfolio as well as management and oversight of at least one or more large contracts and grants in the Tuberculosis division.
  • Provide technical support to missions and country teams on implementing TB development programs to reach the global targets and implement the Global Accelerator to End TB; for engaging effectively with other USG TB partners; engaging with other TB development donors and partners; and representing USAID in a variety of external fora.
  • Plan, develop, and implement program/project of TB development activities that contribute to the global international TB goals and the Global Accelerator to end TB.
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of TB development project papers, project agreements, project authorizations, and implementation letters.
  • Lead the design and development of new TB development programs/projects, including initial reconnaissance of projects; preparation of scopes of work for feasibility studies; selection of study contractors; and review and approval of completed feasibility studies.
  • Prepare or coordinate preparation of reports, briefings, conferences, publications, training, and other means of promoting wide understanding of improved knowledge and methods.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel up to 25%.


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.
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Note: Your answers to the assessment questionnaire must be supported in your resume.


This position includes Selective Placement Factors. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet these factors are ineligible for further consideration. NOTE: Experience must be documented in your resume.

Selective Placement Factor Question: Do you possess technical and programmatic work experience related to the project management and implementation of infectious diseases programming in developing countries, especially in Tuberculosis (TB)?

GS-14 You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: a) Has performed work providing strategic direction and guidance to international teams on implementing infectious disease development programs; b) Has collected and analyzed evidence from developing countries to inform global guidelines and policies in infectious diseases; c) Has managed the technical and financial aspects of projects on multi-country development projects; and d) Has managed and mentored staff.

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.

ICTAP candidates 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 to the Silver Category or higher Category; 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 defined education requirement. Therefore, ‚Äč no transcripts are required.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

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