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Health Scientist I- Atlanta, GA (ID# 14939)

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The Health Scientist, Surveillance, to serve as a representative for a comprehensive public health program providing substantive program leadership, consultation, guidance, and assistance and be responsible for implementation and support of surveillance and other public health program activities in Federal, local, and state settings.


Includes the following:

  • Designs, oversees, implements, and conducts major scientific surveys/studies, research or projects to identify and solve public health problems.
  • Coordinates implementation and evaluation of national surveillance coordination projects between CDC and state/local jurisdictions.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods.
  • Identifies and analyzes public health issues and their impact on operations that are critical to the public health community at large.
  • Develops and or uses innovative methodologies and techniques.
  • Recommends changes in programs, policies, and/or resource allocations as a result of these efforts
  • Searches, synthesizes and interprets information relevant to public health.
  • Reviews and analyzes studies and projects assessing major and or sensitive public health issues in order to make recommendations for processes, procedures and /or policies related to public health programs, practices and research.
  • Collaborates with internal staff and governmental and non-governmental partners. Accomplishes work independently and/or on teams.
  • Consultation on Scientific and Technical Issues
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and to various other organizations.
  • Leads collaboration on programs/projects/studies and coordinates efforts, as appropriate, with other program staff, other CDC Centers, Institutes and Offices, other federal agencies, national, State and local health agencies, and private and non-profit organizations, etc.
  • Synthesizes results into written documents and/or oral presentations.
  • Communicates information to various audiences.
  • Prepares scientific and other articles and technical reports for publication.
  • Makes presentations at national meetings.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


No supervisory or management authority.


  • Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years of experience required; Master’s Degree preferred with major study in an academic field related to health sciences, public health or field appropriate to the duties of the position. 
  • Experience identifying, analyzing, and evaluating public health programs and surveillance impact. 
  • Experience monitoring and conducting assessments and compliance reviews for program compliance requirements.
  • Experience working with partners at national, state, and local health agencies.



  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact via telephone as well as in writing, particularly e-mail, to convey and solicit information to maintain efficient flow of protocol actions and prevent delays in the review process.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of public health research and evaluation to analyze, evaluate and provide expert advice and consultation.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, applications, and state-of-the-art technology in the position's scientific area of responsibility to provide direction and guidance on critical and complex issues.
  • Ability to perform complex analytical studies and interpretation of results to coordinate the evaluation of programs and recommend improvements.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to make clear, convincing presentations, explain and justify recommendations, represent the agency and assigned program or project areas, provide guidance and advise program administrators and members of the community, respond to inquiries, and interact with high level officials and representatives from public and private public health organizations.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to keep track of complex requirements and varying timelines.


Work will be performed in climate controlled office environment.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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