A public health hero

Are you interested in working for the CDC as an ORISE Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, HI? It’s a full-time position and you will be paid according to educational level (Bachelors would be equivalent to a GS-7 government scale salary, Masters equivalent to a GS-9). The fellowship is a minimum of 1 year. Below is a description of the job. Please e-mail your resume to FCO9@CDC.GOV if you are interested.

ORISE Fellowship Opportunity – Public Health Preparedness and Response

ORISE Fellowship opportunities for public health preparedness and response are available in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch (QBHSB). Fellows will be placed in a CDC Quarantine Station field location under the mentorship of an onsite Officer in Charge.

The fellowship will provide educational opportunities related to protecting US communities from global disease threats by preventing the introduction and spread of communicable diseases; enhancing federal, state, territorial, and industry partnerships; enforcing public health regulations; and supporting public health at international borders. The ORISE Fellow will learn about Public Health Service laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the control of communicable diseases relating to the international and interstate movements of persons, personal effects, animals and cargo. The Fellow will be asked to engage both scientific and programmatic staff at CDC, partners across the federal government, and state and local public health officials and preparedness programs
Under the mentorship of a CDC Quarantine Station Officer in Charge, the ORISE Fellow assignment may include assistance and support with the following activities:

Public health emergency planning, training and exercise activities; mass migration planning; public health epidemiologic assessment of ill passengers; review of medical documentation; distribution of health information and screening forms to travelers; providing information updates and answer questions from partners, passengers, and crew; triaging afterhours public health inquiries and responding to emergencies; coordination of emergency release of investigational drugs and therapeutics; public health assessment of migrant medical information; assessment of CDC-regulated items that may pose a potential threat to human health or potential vectors of human diseases; coordinating and conducting interviews with subject matter experts; entering data into the Quarantine Activity System; documenting results and findings; reviewing and analyzing collected data; providing updates and situational reports on operational response activities; and sharing findings with subject matter experts, and partners across the federal and state/local government.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, biological sciences, epidemiology or a related field within five years of the appointment start date. Prior experience in public health is preferred.