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Job Title: Public Health Communications Specialist
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Organization: CDC
Posted: 5/28/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Communication
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $54,095 + health benefits
Position Description: CDC's Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch (ORPB) collaborates with epidemiologists, laboratorians, and other public health officials who investigate clusters of foodborne, waterborne, zoonotic, and other enteric (gastrointestinal) illnesses in the United States. ORPB works to ensure rapid and coordinated surveillance, detection, and response to multistate outbreaks caused by Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. The health communication staff in ORPB communicate risk to the public and other stakeholders during ongoing outbreaks and create educational materials to prevent enteric illnesses. This project offers an opportunity to participate as a core member of a multi- disciplinary team focusing on outbreak response and prevention activities, a primary component of CDC’s mission. This research opportunity will allow the participant advanced experiential learning in the creation of various health and risk communication materials for foodborne outbreaks. There will be opportunities to learn from experienced communicators how to quickly translate science into public-facing webpages that accurately communicates risk. There will also be opportunities to learn how to develop educational infographics, social media messaging, and other key communication materials. In addition, there will be opportunities to attend branch and division meetings, educational seminars, and other activities as schedules allow. The participant will have opportunities to enhance quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills.

Qualifications: • The successful candidate will have a master's of public health (MPH) degree with a strong background in health communications. • Candidates with MDs, DVMs, or PhDs will not be considered. • Will have graduated within 5 years of the desired start date of this position. • The individual will possess excellent skills for preparing written documents and giving oral presentations. • The individual must have excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to comfortably multi- task. • The individual must have strong listening and communication skills. • The individual must possess proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Closing Date: 8/28/2019
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Contact Name: Cassie Belche,  Public Health Communications Specialist
Contact Location:

Atlanta   GA  
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  Atlanta   GA  
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How to Apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to Cassie Belche at Please note that only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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