Lead Health Communication Specialist, Prevention Communication Branch

Recruitment Opportunity Notice

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Lead Health Communication Specialist, Prevention Communication Branch

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention is seeking a dynamic Lead Health Communication Specialist (GS 1001-14) to serve as Deputy  for Program in the Prevention Communication Branch (PCB).  One of the largest communication branches at CDC, PCB has 67 members including health communication specialists, health education specialists, public health analysts, Commissioned Corps officers, fellows and contractors. PCB is responsible for the development and evaluation of innovative social marketing campaigns, evaluation research, web and social media technology, and national partnership activities and programs.

The branch plans, develops and coordinates national HIV prevention communications strategies, programs, and policies intended to influence individual risk behaviors to prevent the transmission of HIV and to assist persons with HIV infection in obtaining needed prevention services. Through leadership, direction, and social marketing and communications expertise, the Deputy for Program leads national HIV prevention communication activities that are aligned with and further the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Division’s HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a superb leader and manager with experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV prevention or other public health related health communication plans, and strategies on public health social marketing programs including digital media.   That person will also have technical expertise in applying communication theory, communication models and practice for the development and implementation of national social marketing campaigns, as well as someone who thrives in a fast-paced and challenging team environment and has the ability to work collaboratively within the largest division at CDC.


To Apply:

The position opened on September 18th and will close on October 2nd.

Interested candidates should apply at www.usajobs.gov.  Please look for announcement numbers:

External Announcement:  HHS-CDC-DE-12-743140, https://www.usajobs.gov/JobSearch/Search/GetRefineControlResults?Keyword=HHS-CDC-DE-12-743140&Location=&SelectedRadiusOption=20&search.x=0&search.y=0

Internal Announcement: HHS-CDC-MP-12-737372, https://www.usajobs.gov/JobSearch/Search/GetRefineControlResults?Keyword=HHS-CDC-MP-12-737372&Location=&SelectedRadiusOption=20&search.x=0&search.y=0

Please contact L’Tanya Leak at 404-639-5247 for additional information about this position.



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