Job Description

Job Summary

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.


This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce, in Rockville, MD. (https://www.hrsa.gov)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

 

Comprising five bureaus and 10 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

The Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) improves the health of the nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by developing, implementing, evaluating and refining programs that strengthen the nation’s health care workforce. 

 

Serves as Deputy Associate Administrator, sharing and participating fully with the Associate Administrator in directing the overall strategy and policy for programs under Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act, and Section IV of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act. Directs the day-to-day operational activities within the Office of the Associate Administrator and with the Bureau's Offices related to research activities, policy development, program implementation, or administrative management.

 

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), an elite group of senior government leaders who possess broad experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

 

This position is critical to assessing the current status of Health Resources and Services Administration's research programs, assuming scientific leadership by defining long- and short-range goals for health research programs and appropriately guiding health research support in keeping with departmental and national policies.

Duties

If selected for the position, duties will include:

  • Plan and direct studies, special programs and research projects with other organizations to promote national health workforce programs to increase primary care delivery to serve in areas of the nation with the greatest need.
  • Provide executive leadership and direction for the research, development, promulgation and evaluation of substantive policies and procedures for BHW programs.
  • Utilize health science theories to direct the Bureau’s health workforce data collection and analysis efforts.
  • Provide leadership in health care systems design to Ministries of Health in host countries to help build capacity to sustain health care training systems.
  • Direct activities that are designed to develop global health initatives supporting education and training in over 25 countries to train health care workers.
  • Ensure that research is used to direct the development of new legislative proposals or proposing modifications to existing legislation.
  • Represent BHW to HRSA, OS, OMB and other Government Agencies, State and national organizations and directly through membership on interagency committees and task forces.
  • Work with officials of health workforce programs both within and outside the government on researching the effectiveness of present programs and identifying existing and emerging research opportunities in health workforce educational, recruitment, and utilization programs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 day per month

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation incentives may be authorized.

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

 

We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


BENEFITS

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package (health benefits, retirement, Thrift Savings Plan, FEGLI Life Insurance, and Flexible Spending Plans). Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) accrue 26 vacation days per year, 13 sick days per year and 10 paid holidays per year.


Other Information

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 

2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 

3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 

4. The payment of travel expenses for new appointees who are reporting to their first official duty station is limited to individuals who are being appointed to positions at the GS-13 grade level or above and equivalent level positions in other pay systems.  The exception to this limitation is for student trainees who are being converted to competitive service appointments in a new duty location. 

5. Only mandatory travel allowances may be authorized unless the payment of discretionary expenses is authorized by the OPDIV/STAFFDIV Head and/or designated OPDIV/STAFFDIV Senior Travel Official. 

6. A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the person selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.  Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status. 

 

All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. 

 

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For information on "People with Disabilities"

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 22, 2014 to receive consideration.

·         To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

·         Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

·         It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

·         To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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 consideration).

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.

Required Documents

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact ONE DHHS (888) 663-3447 (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm EST (except Federal holidays); or by email: askhr@hrsa.gov.  Disability Coordinator, Katherine Slye-Griffin at (301) 443-2538 or by email: kslye-griffin@hrsa.gov.  You must contact the Disability Coordinator prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST.


NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): To fax your documents, you must use the
approved cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1141683. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 22, 2014to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items.

Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. A current Résumé - You are encouraged to use
the USAJOBS Online Résumé Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

4. Technical Qualifications (TQs)

5. Other supporting documents:

- SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee (*The SF- 50 you submit must clearly show that you have at least one year at the next lower grade if not already at the grade applying to)(Nature of Action - ex. Promotion, WIGI))

- PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

- College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education)

- SES Candidate Development Program Graduate Certification, if applicable.
For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 22, 2014.