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Director, Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)

01/04/16

CDC is recruiting for the executive position of director for the Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT), located in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR).

OPHPR is responsible for primary oversight and responsibility for all programs that comprise CDC's public health preparedness and response portfolio. Through an all-hazards approach to preparedness-focusing on threats from natural, biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events-OPHPR helps the nation prepare for and respond to urgent threats to the public's health. PHPR carries out its mission by emphasizing accountability through performance, progress through public health science, and collaboration through partnerships.

The Division of Select Agents and Toxins regulates the possession, use and transfer of select agents and toxins and the importation of infectious biological agents, hosts, and vectors of human disease to protect the public health in the United States.

The director will:
• Provide executive leadership, strategic direction, and managerial oversight for all programmatic and management activities for the Division of Select Agents and Toxins including both preparedness and response activities.
• Ensure compliance with related legislation, laws, regulations, policies, and guidance.
• Establish, revise, and review policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design.
• Plan work for accomplishment by subordinate units and establish review systems for the organization to ensure certain government needs are met and validated, and that economy and quality of operations are maintained and improved.
• Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
• Perform duties involving the evaluation of research or the identification of causes or sources of biosafety and bio-security problems and their relationship with public health preparedness and response activities.
• Evaluate reports by analyzing facts and preparing detailed responses and determine appropriate recommendations for unresolved or questionable problems and perform follow-up.
• Provide expert consultation and leadership in the field of select agents and toxins to public health experts, research scientists, physicians, and scientific administrators, nationally and internationally.
• Represent OPHPR with other CDC/ATSDR organizations and Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Intra-governmental Select Agent and Toxin Technical Advisory Committee, United State Department of Agriculture, APHIS Select Agent Program, and other relevant partners/organizations/agencies.

Additional information regarding the position requirements and eligibility criteria is available at the links below. Interested candidates must apply online before midnight EST on January 22, 2016.

RF-0601 (Open to General Health Scientist) apply at:
RF-0601 HHS-CDC-RF-16-1579451 - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/424350100

RF-0602 (Open to Medical Officers) apply at:
RF-0602 HHS-CDC-RF-16-1582082 - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/424496400

Questions regarding the requirements of the position may be directed to Dr. Joanne Andreadis at jsa9@cdc.gov. For questions regarding the application process or vacancy announcements, contact Victoria Hunter at VHunter@cdc.gov.




Science Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington

12/10/15


State of Washington
Dept. of Natural Resources invites applications for the position of:

Science Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Lands

SALARY: $7,000.00 ­ $8,500.00 Monthly
$84,000.00 ­ $102,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/01/15
CLOSING DATE: 01/31/16 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

Service, Science, Sustainability

Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public's interest in mind, which means transparency and public know ledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.

DNR manages over 5 million acres of state­owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Tw o of our largest and most important state­wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.

We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the w workplace and support one another w with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and w why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting our DNR website.

DUTIES:
Science Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Lands
Recruitment # 2015­12­7399

SALARY RANGE
:
$7,000 - $8,500 per month

TYPE OF POSITION:
Exempt, full­time

LOCATION:
Olympia, Washington

CLOSES:
January 31, 2016. First review January 6, 2016.
Note: Recruitment may be extended after January 31st depending on the quantity and quality of the applicant pool.

POSITION PROFILE:

The Science Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Lands (Science Advisor) provides the Commissioner of Public Lands (Commissioner) with expert opinion and analysis on science and technology relevant to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is an exempt position that reports directly to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Commissioner. The Science Advisor ensures that the Commissioner and DNR program managers are w ell informed about relevant science and technology, in order to strengthen the Department's ability to accomplish its mission. The Science Advisor stays abreast of scientific developments and new technologies, provides the Commissioner with advisory opinions and analysis on science and technology, assists the Commissioner in evaluating and applying science and technology within DNR, and represents the Commissioner on scientific committees and panels.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. in a biological or earth science (e.g., biology, ecology, geology) or natural resources management (e.g., conservation biology, forestry, w ildlife management).

5 years professional experience­excluding experience gained during a graduate degree program­­as a practicing scientist in biological/earth sciences or natural resources management positions. Qualifying professional experience may include research, monitoring, analysis, writing/publishing, consulting, and/or teaching at the university level.

Broad understanding and fluency in modern science, including forestry, biology, molecular biology, and natural resource sciences.

Senior or sole author of at least 5 peer­reviewed/published scientific papers, book chapters, or books on biological/earth sciences or natural resources management topics.
Excellent communications skills. Strong commitment to public service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience advising natural resource managers on the application of science or technology. Experience representing an employing organization on scientific committees or w ork groups. Strong quantitative abilities.

SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS


Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately­owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02­006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.

This position does not work from home.

This position flexes schedule within pay period as needed to accomplish work.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

WHO MAY APPLY

This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the Required Qualifications and Special Position Requirements.


APPLICATION PROCESS
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1301069

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above)

Submit the following:
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, desirable position qualifications, and special position requirements.

Attach your resume - do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment.

The names of three professional references - you may attach a document, use the references text field in the online application, or include with resume.

Carefully review your application materials before submitting. You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.


Questions? Please contact Gwen Willingham at (360) 902­1142 or email us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902­1350 or (360) 902­1097. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) by dialing 711.


Science Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Lands Supplemental Questionnaire


1. Do you have a PhD in a biological/earth science (e.g., biology, ecology, geology) or natural resources management (e.g., conservation biology, forestry, wildlife management) degree field?
Yes No

2. Do you have at least 5 years of professional experience (excluding experience gained during a graduate degree program) as a practicing scientist in biological/earth sciences or natural resources management positions? Qualifying professional experience may include research, monitoring, analysis, writing/publishing, consulting, and/or teaching at the university level.
Yes No

3. Do you have a broad understanding and fluency in modern science, including forestry, biology, molecular biology, and natural resource sciences?
Yes No

4. Have you been a senior or sole author of at least 5 peer­reviewed/published scientific papers, book chapters, or books on biological/earth sciences or natural resources management topics?
Yes No

5. Do you have a valid driver's license and at least two years of driving experience?
Yes No

6. Where did you originally hear about this job (i.e. friend, newspaper, careers.wa.gov , specific job board website)?




Executive Director

11/25/15

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) seeks an inspirational and dynamic leader to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). Founded in 1960, ASCB is the primary voice for the cell biology community. It is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce. The Society currently has 9,000 members in the United States and more than 62 countries around the world.


The next ED will be an accomplished professional who brings the stature, passion, and experience to work in partnership with the volunteer Executive Committee and Council and other Society leaders. S/he will manage a professional staff of 24 based in Bethesda, Maryland.


At a time of unprecedented biological achievements, the next Executive Director will work with the Council to chart a strategic course for ASCB to ensure it sustains its mission and the vitality of discovery. S/he will provide strong leadership and management for the staff; improve current and develop innovative revenue models that will support ASCB's core mission; and serve as a persuasive advocate and communicator before the scientific community, policy makers, industry groups, and funding organizations.


Isaacson, Miller has been retained for this important recruitment. All nominations, inquiries, and applications should be directed in confidence to: www.imsearch.com/5646


The American Society for Cell Biology is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Apply Here: http://www.imsearch.com/5646




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