Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Preparing to meet the unique needs of children in disasters is a daunting task. To support that effort, the HHS Secretary is bringing together the best minds to better prepare for and meet the unique needs of children in disasters. The NACCD provides advice and consultation to the Secretary of HHS to improve HHS policies, strategies, and programs that enhance the wellbeing of children, including through the support of their families and caregivers.
Members of the NACCD will develop recommendations on topics such as:
To learn more about the Committee’s duties and responsibilities, see the
HHS is looking for thirteen new committee members with the expertise needed to provide diverse perspectives on issues critical to biodefense.
Applicants must have one or more of the following qualifications:
The standard term for a voting member of the NACCD is 3 years; however, the Secretary may adjust the terms of appointees who are initially appointed after the date of enactment of the
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (June 24, 2019) in order to provide for a staggered term of appointment for all members. A voting member may serve not more than 3 terms on the NACCD, and not more than two of such terms may be served consecutively.
Voting members shall not be full-time or permanent part-time federal employees (at the time of their application nor at any time during their tenure) but shall be appointed by the Secretary as Special Government Employees (5 U.S.C. § 3109). A member may serve after the expiration of his/her term until a successor has been appointed.
Prior to final selection and appointment by the Secretary of HHS, applicants to the NACCD will be required to satisfy a review for potential conflicts of interest as do other Executive Branch employees. Please do not send any sensitive or personal financial information with the Initial Application Package.
Members of the public who wish to serve as Voting Members on the NACCD must provide the following information by email in electronic format:
Send the Initial Application Package in electronic format to
NACCD@hhs.gov. A single email from each applicant would be preferred, but the letter of recommendation may come directly from the individual who signs the letter. The 30-day application period will begin May 27, 2020 ending June 27, 2020.
Please name each file attached to the email beginning with LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL_date_Application Element (such as SMITH_J_20200229_CV.pdf or SMITH_J_20200229_data).
To view these instructions as a PDF,
download Instructions for Applicants and Qualifications Data.
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