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    Summary

    Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    This position provides overall direction and leadership for the service unit  Emergency Preparedness (EP) operation as they relate to the Shiprock Service Unit community disaster response and daily operations.  The position reports to the Quality Assessment Officer.

    The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS.  APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develops, implements, monitors, manages and evaluates Shiprock Service Unit (SRSU) emergency management policy, plans and procedures, and activities to comply with Federal preparedness and Homeland Security Presidential Directives.
    • Manages, prioritizes, and provides deliverables for applicable grants; develops goals, objectives, policies and procedures by administering and monitoring grant budgets.
    • Participates in strategic planning.
    • Write policies and procedures for the hospital and clinics. 
    • Prepares and submits reports utilizing an automated computerized information system.
    • Participates in Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS) physical security activity with information technology security, facility security, and personnel functions.
    • Participates in NAIHS emergency management functions involving training and exercises, development of inter operable communication capabilities including satellite technology and continued internet availability.
    • Serves as Emergency Preparedness (EP) field liaison for training participation with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Mexico or Arizona Department of Health Services.
      Serves as a liaison to the local community and tribal programs in Indian Health Service emergency management processes and materials.
    • Serves as a liaison on emergency preparedness/homeland security issues; develops and maintains working relations with private, tribal, military, county, local, state, and federal officials in order to keep up to date on current issues facing the emergency community; represents the service unit on various external task forces and committees; participates in the development of service unit emergency management plans.
    • Coordinates emergency management training activities. 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Moderate travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
    • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
    • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
    • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
    • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

    You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) of the closing date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.


    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; spiritual; community; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


    GS-11:  Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9.

    Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for which both education and experience are acceptable.  Combining Education and Experience:  Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants at grade GS-11.

    Specialized Experience: Comprehensive knowledge of emergency management and skill in applying this knowledge to the development of new methods, approaches, or procedures.  Knowledge of the development and application of local emergency services policies, procedures, regulations, guidelines, and standards, including field operations and disaster medical assistance.  Knowledge of the agency mission, functions, and operational program goals, organizational structure, agency and tribal emergency preparedness infrastructure and the relationship that exists between tribal and federal government.  Ability to coordinate emergency management training activities and the development of inter operable communication capabilities, facilitation and adult education techniques.  Knowledge of equipment and supplies used for health care emergency management.

     
    Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

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    Additional information

    Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.


    Other Additional Compensation:   
    Appointment Above the Minimum

    This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
    • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.  Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
    • Incumbent maybe subject to 24 hour, 7 days a week on call, rotating basis with staff members.  Work duties during emergency response may occur with little prior notice and be subject to work beyond general working hours. 
    • Incumbent must maintain a valid driver's license to operate a government vehicle.

    IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledges, skills, and abilities associated with this position.  To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.

    You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following:

     

    • PLANNING AND EVALUATING
    • WRITING
    • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
    • PROBLEM SOLVING

     

    You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.

     

    The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

    Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) of the closing date of, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, to be considered.

    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

    • Resume - You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes 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, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
    • Indian Preference Applicants - If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-029504.pdf.  When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veteran's preference the rules regarding Veterans' preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
    • Veteran's Preference – If claiming Veteran's Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veteran's Preference, submit a SF-15 Application (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veteran's Preference visit: www.fedshirevets.gov
      Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
    • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.
    • Noncompetitive eligibles – submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.
    • Transcripts: Must be provided for this position if combining education and experience.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

    Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the closing of this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

    1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 2006502. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot complete your application package online:

    1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
    3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
    4. Fax 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.
    Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.

    The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Margaret Begay, (505)368-6090, and/or MARGARET.BEGAY@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq

    Agency contact information

    Margaret Begay

    Phone

    (505)368-6090

    TDD

    301-443-6394

    Email

    MARGARET.BEGAY@IHS.GOV

    Address

    Indian Health Service HR Center
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    Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

    You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482795600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.