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Health Advisor
R6194Business planning analysis healthcare

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Must be able to pass a customer background check for access to facilities, equipment and property.

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Conducts environmental scanning and analysis of bills, laws, and policy issues that affect DJS programs and focus areas. This includes identifying, tracking, and analyzing policies and legislation, and keeping management and staff informed.

Respond to or coordinate DJS response to Executive, Congressional, Departmental, other CDC programs, and other external requests for information, including briefings, proposals, reports, reviews, evaluations, talking points, presentations, Government Accountability Office and Inspector General studies, and position statements concerning programs/activities, policy, goals and objectives, strategy, progress/performance, personnel, and fiscal and other matters.

Supports DJS staff and management in program planning activities, such as the Congressional Budget Justification and budget proposal processes and internal DJS budget and program planning.

Supports DJS staff and management in strategic planning and performance management activities, including development of performance measures and reporting on performance.

Supports issues and risk management activities, including the CDC Forecasting Portal (a portal for reporting up upcoming activities of interest to center, Center, HHS, and Administration leaders), and policy clearance of DJS products.

Supports strong DJS partnerships with other CDC programs; state, tribal, local, and territorial health department officials; national partner organizations (e.g., Association of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Officials), and others.

Serves as a principal advisor in developing and formulating short- and long-range public health program goals, objectives, and policies.

Coordinates high-level, collaborative projects with other internal and/or external organizations to meet broad agency goals.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company. 


Formulates clear, compelling messages on complicated issues and creates a concise and well-written narrative to express it.

Builds and maintains relationships with key media outlets/reporters to discuss scientific information and findings manage stories and establish connection points for future story development. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this jobDuties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience.


Policy work by definition involves frequently handling unexpected requests/tasks, short deadlines, and sensitive issues. Sometimes there is not full information one would desire to conduct a task. Often there are competing priorities among the various stakeholders on an issue, activity, or program that needs careful negotiation/facilitation. Therefore, characteristics of people who are successful and flourish in policy jobs are the following:

  • Strong customer service mentality and approach, negotiation, partnership, communication skills, project management, and analytical skills.
  • Enjoy variety.
  • Be able to perform under fast-paced conditions.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills – must be able to track and meet various deadlines, prioritize, reprioritize, and negotiate level of effort and deadlines for tasks.
  • Must be able to work independently (with guidance from team leads of course) and take initiative to identify and solve issues.
  • Ability to identify and communicate issues and risks to relationships, programs, activities, etc., and suggest solutions.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and issues.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and or boards of directors.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects, and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.


Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violations of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.  

The pay range for this role is $135,000 - 145,000, with the final offer amount dependent on location, skillset, and experience.

CNI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 
    Medical
    Dental
    Vision
    401(k)
    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Paid Time Off (PTO)
    Training and Development Opportunities

EOE including Disability/Vet


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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