Job Opportunities- November 20, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
NCCDPHP leads national efforts to promote health and well-being through the prevention and control of chronic diseases. The center’s strategic priorities are strengthening epidemiology and surveillance, promoting environmental approaches to support healthy behaviors, strengthening health systems to effectively deliver preventive services, and promoting linkages between the community and clinical settings to better manage chronic conditions.

DNPAO provides national and international leadership on chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; plans and implements surveillance to track and analyze policy and environmental indicators and behaviors related to nutrition, physical activity, and related risk factors for obesity and other chronic diseases; builds international, national, state, and local expertise and capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention programs; conducts epidemiologic and intervention studies related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; develops and disseminates new methods, guidelines, and recommendations for effective nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention strategies in multiple settings; facilitates the translation and dissemination of practice- and research-tested findings into public health practice for optimal health impact; provides national leadership in health communications to promote nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention and control, and integrates health communications with overall program efforts; and collaborates across CDC and with appropriate Federal and state agencies, international/national/community organizations, and others.

Duties will include:

  • Providing strategic leadership for CDC’s role as a national and international leader on chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity.
  • Providing scientific leadership on surveillance, evaluation, and research in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and related risk factors for obesity and other chronic diseases.
  • Guiding the DNPAO senior leadership team to meet strategic goals and objectives that integrate chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and scientific and programmatic activities, and maintaining focus and discipline in the execution of the mission and priorities of the Division.
  • Serving as the key spokesperson for the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
  • Managing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the Division.
  • Working with partners and constituents to advance national goals for nutrition and physical activity promotion and obesity prevention.
  • Creating and strengthening productive relationships with leadership from other divisions in the NCCDPHP, other units in CDC, HHS, other Federal agencies, the White House, state and local health departments and tribes, as well as non-governmental organizations working on nutrition and physical activity.
  • Working with Division deputy and senior leadership to improve the quality and effectiveness of the workforce, as well as a supportive work environment.

Minimum requirements:

  • A Ph.D., DPH, MD or DO, with training and experience in public health, health services research, epidemiology, psychology, medical sociology, or health communications is required.  Commissioned Corps Officers are encouraged to apply.  A record of scholarly publications in public health or related fields will be a significant review criteria. A demonstrated ability to provide leadership and foster collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams in the development, execution and evaluation of major public health initiatives is essential. A track record in establishing collegial relationships is critical.  Management experience with fiscal accountability is also essential.

Other Special Notes:

  • Moving expenses may be authorized.
  • Relocation incentive may be authorized.
  • Approximately 20% travel may be required.


How to apply:

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to Stacy Robinson at no later than December 14, 2015.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Immunization Coordinator and Tuberculosis NurseWashington County, Oregon

Applications Accepted from November 14 – December 4, 2015

 Washington County Public Health has a vision that includes you and your passion for Healthy People, Thriving Communities.

Bring your innovation and commitment to social justice to the Disease Control and Prevention Team with Washington County Public Health. Our mission is to protect and promote health and well-being for all Washington County residents. We are looking for bright, innovative and committed individuals who share our values of social justice, integrity and community collaboration. If you want to join a progressive and professional Public Health Division, Washington County is a great fit. Washington County Public Health is currently recruiting for two community health nurse positions in the Disease Prevention and Control program: • Immunization Coordinator; and • Tuberculosis (TB) Nurse. Immunization Coordinator

The Immunization Coordinator position is responsible for public education, enforcement of school immunization requirements, technical assistance for healthcare providers, collaboration and coordination with local delegate agencies and assuring access to immunizations for vulnerable populations. Duties include outreach and education to parents and community partners to raise childhood and adult vaccination rates. As the immunization coordinator, you will participate in disease surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, report on the annual immunization status in the county, work with the State immunization program and local schools and childcare providers to ensure families are in compliance with state immunization laws, and provide support and technical assistance to other Washington County Public Health staff regarding vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Tuberculosis Nurse

The Tuberculosis Nurse position is responsible for working to prevent and control tuberculosis in the community. This position provides TB control through outreach, case finding, health promotion, and prevention, education and surveillance activities. Program services include assisting clients and their
families in understanding TB, assisting them with social service referrals and linkages to medical care, and ensuring compliance with plans to prevent the spread of infection. In addition the TB nurse directly observes the therapy, usually administered in the home setting. The TB nurse works with other staff involved in disease control and prevention and control of infectious diseases including STD and HIV, and coordinate case management services of individuals determined to be at risk. Nurses investigate the validity of a communicable disease reporting and institute appropriate control measures per protocols and in consultation with the Public Health Officer. Washington County Health & Human Services has one of the largest public health divisions in Oregon, and we serve a community of about 560,000 in a mixed urban and rural setting through collaborative and community-focused approaches. Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of Portland, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing urban county in Oregon. The community is Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Indo-China, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective. The community enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. Our ideal nurse candidates are committed to community nursing; interested in working both with individuals and with whole communities to improve health, safety and access to care. The nurse positions in the Disease Control and Prevention team serve a diverse community with many different cultural and ethnic traditions and backgrounds through a focus on promoting positive health outcomes and reducing health inequities. Ready to apply? Great! Because Washington County offers its employees a collaborative culture and work-life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package also includes continuing education support, public transportation passes (MAX and Tri-Met), and nurses may qualify for the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit our Human Resources page at, or our Human Resources Department.


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