Associate Director for Strategy and Implementation

Atlanta, Georgia
GS 15: $ 129, 662 - $225,000
Oct 16, 2019
Nov 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

 This position will oversee the Division’s Strategic Implementation Unit within the Office of the Director. This position will be responsible for identifying and developing public health policies, partnerships, and initiatives improving access to viral hepatitis prevention and treatment services across all populations, especially those with disproportionate burden of disease or barriers accessing services. Further, this position will oversee the development and application of strategies and activities accelerating the uptake of national viral hepatitis testing guidelines and vaccination recommendations.

This Division, in collaboration with U.S. and global partners, provides the scientific and programmatic foundation and leadership for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis infections and their manifestations. DVH has a broad scope of activities, including outbreak investigations; surveillance programs; analytic, cost-effectiveness, vaccine, and behavioral studies; and the prevention and control of blood-borne, enteric, sexual, and chronic diseases.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

•Identify and develop public health policies and initiatives improving access to:viral hepatitis treatment across all populations (e.g. Medicaid recipients, justice-involved populations, people who inject drugs, people living with HIV), and

Comprehensive harm reduction services, including syringe services programs;

•Build partnerships and serve as a liaison with national and state leaders to: Implement strategies increasing access to affordable viral hepatitis treatment, and

 Implement strategies increasing access to comprehensive harm reduction programs, including syringe services programs;

•Oversee the development and application of activities to accelerate the uptake of: National viral hepatitis testing guidelines, and

National viral hepatitis vaccination recommendations;

•Provide leadership, strategic direction, and supervisory oversight of all personnel and functions of the Division’s Strategic Implementation Unit;

•Coordinate and collaborate with Division branches and Office of the Director to achieve stated goals; and

•Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•Advanced management and leadership skills

•Experience conducting and implementing strategic planning

• Experience developing, executing, and evaluating innovative strategies and policies to improve access to healthcare

• Experience developing, executing, and evaluating policies to improve access to harm reduction

• Experience establishing partnerships with federal agencies (CMS, SAMHSA) and state or local health departments

• Viral hepatitis clinical expertise

• Experience working with marginalized populations

• Experience working across CDC Centers or other organizational units

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Percent of travel

• 10-20%

How to Apply

This opportunity is intended for Physician GP 0602-15 level or equivalent Commissioned Corps grade level.

Interested CDC employees should send an email to Richard Davis by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Please enter “Vacancy Announcement (GP-602-15) Opportunity” in the subject line when responding, email must include a resume and current SF-50.

Apply online to the open continuous announcement at by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Please follow instructions provided on the vacancy announcements using the links below:

Internal Announcement: HHS-CDC-MP-19-10468010: (current or former US federal employees with MD, DO, or equivalent degree)

External Announcement: HHS-CDC-DH-19-10468009: (all U.S. Citizens with MD, DO or equivalent degree)

Applications will be reviewed and there may be interviews. The program offices (losing and gaining) in coordination with HRO, will notify the selectee and negotiate the effective date between the losing and gaining offices.

All individuals who are interested, including those without medical degrees, should send a CV with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Richard Davis (

Questions may be directed to Richard Davis (