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Wide Range of Career Opportunities at CDC

Jobs located in field offices throughout the U.S. Positions open for Health Scientists, IT Specialists, Computer Scientists and Microbiologists.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta is currently listing some 55 job announcements. Jobs are open throughout the U.S.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and must have one year of specialized experience to qualify.

Common CDC Vacancies
See below for positions that are most commonly listed with the CDC locations around the nation:

Computer Scientists
Epidemiologists
Health Communications Specialists
Health Scientists
Management & Program Analyst
Medical Officers
Microbiologists
Public Health Advisors
Public Health Analysts

Positions in other healthcare occupations open regularly with the CDC.

Other job openings (see list below) also occur on a regular basis with CDC offices.
Accountants
Audiovisual Production Specialists
Communications Specialists
Computer/Info Tech Analysis and Spec
Contracts/Grants Analysts and
Managers
Engineers
Finance/Budget Administrators
Health Scientist
Human Resources Specialists
Program Managers and Analysts
Public Affairs /Public Relations Officers
Safety & Occupational Health Spec
Secretaries
Statisticians
Web Developers and Administrators
Writers-Editors

Duties and Qualifications
Following are a few samples of job descriptions and qualifications for current openings:
Epidemiologists
Epidemiologists develop research protocols and design and conduct studies in the United States and abroad. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers with expertise in medicine, epidemiology, statistics, behavioral science, veterinary medicine, nursing and other fields are employed in CDC's 2-year program of training and service in applied epidemiology.

Qualifications
Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Health Scientists
Health Scientists perform research or other professional and scientific work which is specifically health-oriented. The work requires a background of knowledge, skills and techniques gained from professional training in a health science or allied scientific field.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Medical Officers
Medical Officers provide advice and administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work in one or more medical fields, such as preventive medicine, occupational health, and maternal and child health.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of applicant's graduation; OR a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school which provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Comparability may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a Fifth Pathway Certificate for American students who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.

Public Health Advisors/Analysts
Public Health Advisors/Analysts conduct disease intervention activities, manage and evaluate programs, and provide technical assistance to State, local and foreign governments, and other organizations.

Qualifications
Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study above high school in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in any field; OR 3 years of general experience which provided evidence that the applicant has the potential to learn and perform public health program work, including the abilities to: collect and evaluate facts; interpret and apply guidelines and specifications; use analytical methods and processes to draw conclusions; express ideas and concepts orally, in writing, and by numeric and graphic means; and deal effectively with people. At least 1 year of general experience must be equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service.

About CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which employs over 17,000 workers all over the world, is the leading prevention agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to prevent unnecessary morbidity, and to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

The CDC collaborates with partners in the nation’s health departments and the worldwide medical community to accomplish its mission.

How to Apply
For up-to-date information, candidates may contact CDC by calling them at 770-488-1725 or emailing them at hrcs@cdc.gov to receive complete announcements.

Candidates should scan this site for current vacancies or visit the CDC job information website .