CDC Hiring COVID-19 Quarantine Officers Uniforms and Assault Rifles Issued To CDC Employees

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Mar 1, 2021

Public Health Advisor (Quarantine Program)​


Coronavirus Quarantine Enforcement Officers Needed United States


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  • The incumbents will be required to wear a uniform.

  • The incumbent must be able to qualify for unrestricted access to secure areas at U.S ports.

  • The incumbent must be able to qualify for a secret security clearance.

  • The incumbent must be able to obtain an official U.S. passport.

  • The incumbent must have a valid State government-issued driver’s license.

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  • Service​

  • Pay scale & grade​

    GS 9
  • Salary​

    $45,627 to $68,777 per year
  • Appointment type​

    Term – 13 months
  • Work schedule​



vacancies in the following locations:

Anchorage, AK

Los Angeles, CA

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

Atlanta, GA

Honolulu, HI

Chicago, IL

Boston, MA

Detroit, MI

Minneapolis, MN

Newark, NJ

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

San Juan, PR

Dallas, TX

El Paso, TX

Houston, TX

Dulles Airport, VA

Seattle, WA

Relocation expenses reimbursed​

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to​

  • The public​

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Announcement number​


Control number​

coronavirus quarantine



This Direct Hire recruitment is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Public Health Advisor (Quarantine Program) Series requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.
CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


As a Public Health Advisor (Quarantine Program) , you will:
  • Assist in planning and implementing a program for preventing the importation of communicable diseases from abroad and spread of these diseases domestically.
  • Provide basic technical assistance on routine, non-controversial projects or activities that are covered by precedent, established policy or accepted practice.
  • Monitor disease trends and consults with senior leaders to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent the introduction/spread of communicable diseases by travelers, etiologic agents or vectors.
  • Prepare reports and other substantive program documentation for use in assessing and evaluating program operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required​

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status​


Promotion Potential​


Conditions of Employment​

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.

  • This position can be filled at any grade level.

  • This position may be subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • This position may be subject toa OGE Financial Disclosure CDC Financial Disclosure-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

  • This position may require a Drug Test and subject to Random Drug Testing.

  • This position may be subject to a Background/Security Investigation.

  • Duty Locations: CDC Wide (This position can be filled via multiple CDC Centers/Locations).

  • This position may be subject to Telework.

  • Recruitment, Relocation or Retention Incentive may be authorized.

  • *Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may be authorized.

  • Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized.


Continuation of Requirements:
  • Yes, this position has promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion to the next grade level is at management’s discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

  • Research position: No

  • Supervisory position: No

  • Term appointments may be shortened or extended up to a maximum of four years based on the needs of the agency without further competition. Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities.
GS-09: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service to include experience in assisting with providing advice and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs, policies and activities. OR have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR have a combination of experience and education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • These positions are subject to permanent reassignment to another CDC Quarantine Station or duty station as the needs of the service warrant.​

  • These positions are subject to temporary assignment at any location in the United States and its territories or possessions, in foreign countries, or at sea.​

  • .Selectee will be required to sign a Geographic Mobility Agreement.

  • These positions are subject to shift work, weekend work, irregular work schedule and evening hours. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, independent of shift work assignments.​

  • The incumbents will be required to wear a uniform.

  • The incumbent must be able to qualify for unrestricted access to secure areas at U.S ports.

  • The incumbent must be able to qualify for a secret security clearance.

  • The incumbent must be able to obtain an official U.S. passport.

  • The incumbent must have a valid State government-issued driver’s license.

  • The incumbent is required to be current in his/her immunizations per ACIP guidelines. Must undergo baseline and periodic health screening procedures such as respiratory fit testing and PPD tests for tuberculosis exposure. May be required to wear an N-95 respirator.

  • The incumbent must be physically fit enough to work long hours and frequently travel on foot to remote gate areas in a short period of time.

  • The incumbent must be required to provide basic quarantine station support, including purchasing, property inventory, document processing, timekeeping, and answering inquiries, etc.


Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:

Additional information​

This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.
Vacancies will be filled through OPM’s Direct Hire Authority. Veterans’ preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.
For more information on OPM’s authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit:
Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order 11103-Provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe.
To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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How You Will Be Evaluated​

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
“Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.”
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
  • Public Health Information Dissemination
  • Public Health Knowledge

Background checks and security clearance​

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