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Engineer Professional Advisory Committee Membership
Call for Nominations
Deadline Date: 15 July 2008

The Engineer Professional Advisory Committee (EPAC) is seeking motivated officers of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) civil service engineers and architects who are interested in serving as members on this committee. The EPAC provides advice and consultation to the Chief Engineer and, through that individual, to the Surgeon General on matters relating to professional activities and personnel issues affecting engineers and architects. Members represent a diverse cross-section of officers working in HHS Operating Divisions/Staff Divisions and non-HHS organizations, and civil service engineers and architects working in HHS.

Each year self-nominations are sought to fill vacancies due to expiring terms. The 3-year term appointment begins on 1 January 2009. The Chief Engineer will recommend successful candidates to the Surgeon General for appointment, with the concurrence of line supervisors and HHS Operating Division/Staff Division and non-HHS organization representatives. The EPAC meets 10 times a year by tele/video conference. Travel is not required for membership. Regular attendance at the meetings is expected throughout the term of membership. EPAC members are expected to actively participate in the activities of at least two subcommittees during the term of service. Some of the activities conducted by EPAC for the Chief Engineer include the mentoring, awards, emergency response preparedness, and career development programs.

Corps or HHS civil service engineers and architects who are interested are encouraged to self-nominate. Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae (CV) and the self-nomination form available at http://www.usphsengineers.org/EPAC/ to the EPAC Rules Subcommittee Chairman (see contact information below). The CV and endorsed nomination form must be sent via e-mail (preferred), postmarked, or faxed no later than 15 July 2008. Individuals should submit their complete nomination package to:

CDR John Longstaff, USPHS
EPAC Rules Subcommittee Chair
12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, #600C
MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-1068
Fax: 301-443-1810
E-mail: john.longstaff@ihs.gov  
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