You must possess a degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
To qualify for this position you must provide evidence of experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, educational institutions, and nonprofit and private sector organizations.
Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are
eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES
Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel
Management (OPM), you must provide a narrative statement covering each of the
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) in
order to receive consideration for the position. Current or former career SES members are not
required to address the ECQs, but must address the TQs.
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in applying
for this position to serve in the SES must resign their commission if
selected. If you are applying under this
option, you must address both the TQs and ECQs in this announcement. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Officers interested in performing the duties of the position within the
Commissioned Corps must address the TQs but are not required to address the
Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is available by
going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at
http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to follow the
Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.
You will be prompted to provide narrative descriptions including specific
examples of your experience, education, and accomplishments that are applicable
to each of the TQs and ECQs. Your
examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope
and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of
your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. In addition, your responses should highlight
your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume you
provide. You should limit your narrative
to no more than two pages per each ECQ and TQ.
In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit
narrative responses addressing the TQs and the five ECQs outlined below.
1. Demonstrated experience leading and managing large and functionally diverse organizations focused on health sciences, health care delivery or the health care workforce, including fostering team commitment, collaboration and innovation.
2. Demonstrated ability to lead major changes in a health care focused organization and experience establishing new programs, management practices or methods of operation that includes analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.
3. Demonstrated experience in explaining, advocating, and expressing facts and ideas on health sciences, health care delivery or health care workforce topics in a convincing manner to individuals and groups internally and externally, as well as, developing an expansive professional network with other organizations to identify the internal and external factors that impact the work of the organization.
Executive Core Qualifications
Fundamental Competencies: The
following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs. Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication;
Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public
Service Motivation. These Fundamental
Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your
1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability
to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to
meet organizational goals. Inherent to
this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement
it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness,
flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability
to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and
goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the
ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of
others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive
resolution of conflicts. (Competencies:
conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team
3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability
to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make
decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge,
analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical
4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability
to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital
management, technology management)
5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability
to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local
governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments,
or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy,
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of
your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours
completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official
transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment. Most colleges and
universities offer unofficial transcripts online - please check your school
website to obtain a copy quickly.
Foreign Education: If you
are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the
qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have
been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of
foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to
that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been
given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For
further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Conditions of Employment:
All qualification requirements must be met by Friday, August 22, 2014
Financial disclosure statement is required.
A one year probationary period may be required.
Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
Drug Screening is not required.
Recruitment incentives up to 25% of base pay may be authorized.
Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized up to a maximum of $10,000 in a calendar year.
Travel, transportation and relocation expenses may be paid.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and narrative responses to the technical qualifications and the
five Executive Core Qualifications are an integral part of the process for
determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your
resume will eliminate you from consideration.
Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:
1. Application packages will be
reviewed for completeness (incomplete or late packages will not receive further
2. Basic qualifications
review. Your resume and narrative
responses to the TQ's and ECQ's will be reviewed to ensure you meet the
Specialized Experience Requirement. If
you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration.