These positions are located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. The duty location for these positions is in Rockville, MD.
Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.
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This recruitment will be used to fill the following positions: Division Director for the Office of Quality Improvement, Quality Division; Deputy Division Director for the Office of Northern Health Services, North Central Division; Deputy Division Director for the Office of Strategic Business Operations, External Affairs Division
This position is a mission critical occupation and is responsible for analyzing public health programs, policies and procedures to ensure that Health Resources and Services Administration meets its mission, goals and objectives.
As a Supervisory Public Health Analyst, you exercise authority in directing a national program in the areas of program management, program monitoring/performance, and grantee assistance for organizations that receive Bureau of Primary Health Care grants, contracts, and/or cooperative agreements.
Specifically, you will:
- Provide leadership and guidance to Division staff in the implementation of the Division's activities to support the Office's goals and objectives.
- Provide leadership, direction, and professional and technical guidance to Division staff in supporting health center development and administration of primary health care services for medically underserved populations.
- Initiate, develop and coordinate crosscutting projects that identify and address the emergent and ongoing needs of underserved populations.
- Ensure accountability in the oversight of all programs that fall under the responsibility of the Division.
- Provide consultation, advice, and guidance to various customers and serves as a liaison with internal and outside stakeholders.
NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
Occasional travel - Expected travel may be up to 5% for this position.
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0685 Public Health Program Specialist
Conditions of Employment
- U. S. Citizenship is required.
- All qualification requirements and time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.
- Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
- PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
- A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
- Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
- Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
- Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
- Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 08/31/2020
Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
Basic Requirements for all Public Health Program Specialist Series, 0685 positions require that you demonstrate specialized experience in each of the following five competencies:
Knowledge of organizational, operational, and programmatic concepts and practices applied by public, private, or nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in public health or other health-related activities.
Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization and carrying out specific program functions.
- Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
In order to qualify for this GS-15 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-14 level in the federal service.
Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance.
Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-14 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: leading the development of new and clarify existing, health service-related policies based on identified internal and external needs; ensuring availability of technical assistance to internal stakeholders (e.g., project officers) and external stakeholders (e.g., health centers or other health service programs) to interpret health-related policies and legislation; and researching, analyzing and designing strategic plans, policies and programs regarding quality improvement of public health programs.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- LEADERSHIP - Inspires, motivates & guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches & mentors subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, & respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.
- PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Plans, develops, coordinates and manages the structure and administration of public health programs and organizations as well as the policies that impact health programs and reimbursement of health services.
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
- COLLABORATION - Works cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization, to accomplish objectives to build and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results.
TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10891119xqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst
Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:
Please Note: An SF50 for the current year pay adjustment is NOT acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2020 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).
To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, please provide any of the following SF-50s:
- Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does NOT include 120 day temporary promotions)
- Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).
- Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.
- SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 08/31/2020.
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