CDC seeks director of preparedness and response office

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to hire a director of its Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR).

The OPHPR director will have broad operating authority in the overall planning, direction and management of the office, as well as provide vision and direction to accomplish the CDC's strategic imperatives.

If selected, the candidate will advise the CDC director, chief of staff, chief operating officer and other senior staff members on all activities that affect the policy, programs, projects and initiatives of the CDC, as well as its preparedness and response activities.

The director will be responsible for directing the CDC's all-hazards Preparedness and Response program, which constitutes a major aspect of the CDC's overall activities. They will also plan, conduct and coordinate programs to protect life, property and the environment in the event of a manmade or natural event.

Other responsibilities of the OPHPR director include providing direction in the implementation of federal and departmental regulations. The director will also serve as a liaison between CDC management and staff and other federal agencies, as well as local, state, national and international public or private healthcare provider organizations.

The OPHPR director position will be based out of the CDC facility in Atlanta, Ga.

The salary for the position ranges from $120,034 to $201,700 per year.

The deadline for applications to the position is Aug. 22.