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Senior Public Health Technical Writer - Onsite in Maricopa County, AZ

Onsite in Maricopa County, AZ

Job Highlights

  • Salary Range: $85,000-$94,000
  • Position End Date: 7/31/2022
  • Position Type: Limited Term Position, Grant Funded
  • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote
  • Full Suite of Benefits Offered

The CDC Foundation is working with CDC and state and local health authorities to provide surge staffing that are crucial to the nation's COVID -19 response. We are seeking candidates for the Senior Public Health Technical Advisor role. Under the Direction of the Health Director, the Senior Public Health Technical Advisor is responsible for the development of written documents including guidance & policy documents; reports; action plans; descriptive manuals; and guides for complex subjects. The position will also develop letters and communication documents. The position will generate content while working both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. 


  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Review and synthesize research/data and compile information into briefings, reports, guidance, policy or other written documents.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts in the development of guidance and policy documents.
  • Determine the clearest and most logical way to present information so that it is easily understood by a broad audience.
  • Regular communication and collaboration with Health Department Directorate, Department Communications, State Epidemiologist, Health and Human Services, Governor’s Office, and other agencies regarding guidance, policy, and responses to inquiries.
  • Review and/or copyedit content developed by other members of the team.
  • Develop presentation and slide decks.


  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, public policy or related area and/or equivalent experience


  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in public health, healthcare
  • Extensive experience writing complex technical documents such as guidance and policy documents, reports, action plans, descriptive manuals and guides
  • Advanced knowledge of issues in public health, including science-based, technical, or emerging issues
  • Advanced research and fact verification skills using available resources, publications and subject matter experts as needed
  • Extensive experience developing presentations/slide decks
  • Experience working with PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Tableau, PowerBI or other visual platforms
  • Advanced written, verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to tailor documents and messages for a variety of stakeholders
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills
  • Advanced judgement, analytical and decision-making skills and advanced diplomacy for navigating sensitive issues
  • Discretion in handling confidential documents or issues

Job Highlights

  • Salary Range: $85,000-$94,000
  • Position End Date: 7/31/2022
  • Position Type: Limited Term Position, Grant Funded
  • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote
  • Full Suite of Benefits Offered
Notice to Applicants:
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.
*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.