Director CDC Washington


CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working to keep America healthy, safe, and secure. As a global leader in public health, CDC works to respond, contain, and eliminate disease. Whether we are protecting the American people from health threats, investigating emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in protecting the health and safety of people here and around the world.


  • Serve as a principal advisor to the Director of CDC and as a senior member of the Office of the Director’s leadership team on policy-related strategies;
  • Provide senior leadership representation for CDC in Washington, D.C.;
  • Serve as a principal advisor for outreach and engagement with the executive and legislative branches, as well as public health partners;
  • Provide strategic advice on interpreting national policy directions, Administration initiatives, Congressional interests, and other Washington dynamics and the impact for CDC/ATSDR and public health initiatives;
  • Manage the development and approval of proposed testimony for Congressional hearings requiring representation of CDC/ATSDR;
  • Supervise and manage the CDC Washington, D.C. office


All competitive candidates for SES positions with the federal government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the six Fundamental Competencies, the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Your resume should emphasize levels of responsibility, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, and results.

You must have one year of specialized experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior-level managerial and leadership experience in coordinating the functions of the subordinate managers and staff in the management and oversight of policy activities and related initiatives to support public health programs for an organization.

Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

This position also requires that you have PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.

1. Ability to provide public health policy analysis and advice and to participate in creating a vision and setting direction for a large public health organization.
2. Knowledge of a national, state, or other public health policy-making environment and the legislative process.
3. Ability to provide guidance on strategies necessary to communicate and maximize acceptance of the organization’s position on health issues.
4. Ability to deal effectively with Congress, senior government officials, national or international health officials, non-governmental groups, and the media for achieving maximum public health impact related to the organization’s mission, objectives, and priorities.

Additional Information:

Salary for SES positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range is at the top of this announcement. This position might be eligible for performance bonuses and performance-based pay adjustments.

To Apply:

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