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    Summary

    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) works in partnership with the entire health care community to improve quality and efficiency in an evolving health care system and provides leadership in the broader health care marketplace.

    CMS' effectiveness depends on the capabilities of a dedicated, professional staff that is committed to supporting these objectives. A career with CMS offers the opportunity to get involved in important national health care issues and be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly visible organization. For more information on CMS, please visit: http://www.cms.gov/.

    This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Human Capital (OHC), Talent Acquisition Group (TAG).

    WHO MAY APPLY:

    • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veteran
    • Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    • Certain Former Overseas Employees
    • Current Career/Career-Conditional Federal Employees who have held this grade
    • Current Career/Career-Conditional Federal Employees who have never held this grade
    • Foreign Service Employees
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
    • Miscellaneous Authorities Not Regulated by U.S. Office of Personnel Management
    • National Service (Peace Corps and VISTA)
    • OPM Interchange Agreement
    • Reinstatement Eligibles who have held this grade
    • Reinstatement Eligibles who have never held this grade
    • Schedule A, People with Disabilities
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)


    Click here for more information and definitions regarding applicants who may apply to this vacancy announcement.

    Current Commissioned Corps Officers and boarded applicants interested in applying for this position must send their professional resume (not Curriculum Vitae) and cover letter to DSRWS-CC@cms.hhs.gov in lieu of applying through this announcement. You are to include the Job Announcement Number in the subject line and your current rank/application status in your email. Failure to provide this information may impact your consideration for this position.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-15, you will provide executive advice, guidance, and technical assistance to CMS senior officials on all matters related to recruitment, staffing and placement, position management and classification, salary negotiation and incentive programs, and human resources information technology systems. The incumbent is responsible for providing relevant scanning/benchmarking on human capital operations, plans, and procedures that contribute to CMS' mission accomplishment and organizational performance, and for implementing an integrated human capital management approach that promotes CMS as an employer of choice.

    Specifically you will:
    - Manage budget formulation and execution, programming and reprogramming efforts as well as program review and analysis.
    - Oversee outcomes and establish revised procedures for periodic evaluation of human resources program effectiveness by assessing progress in meeting established program goals and in determining compliance with established policies and standards based on personnel management knowledge and agency goals.
    - Serve as a manager and full Deputy to the Talent Acquisition Group Director by supervising GS-15 level managers and special staff.
    - Lead the agency-wide effort in employing change management processes, concepts, and techniques for HR business transformation, strategic planning, and workforce development.
    - Identify personnel management systemic problems and conducts studies and evaluations to meet the needs of customers and develop specific solutions to meet those needs.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement for similar positions within CMS in the same geographical location. For Central Office vacancies, the "same geographical location" includes Baltimore, Maryland; Bethesda, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
    • You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.
    • Time-in-Grade restrictions apply.

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. 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.

    • Optional Form 306, Declaration of Federal Employment - available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf. This form is not required to be submitted at the time of submitting your application. However, if selected, this form will be required prior to final job offer.
    2. E-Verify: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. Click here for more information.

    3. Selective Service: Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the Selective Service. Click here for more information.

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

    5. Oath of Office: All Federal employees are required to take the Oath of Office and sign Standard Form (SF) 61, Appointment Affidavits.
    • SF 61 - Appointment Affidavits - available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf61.pdf. This form is not required to be submitted at the time of submitting your application. However, if selected, this form will be required at the time of in-processing.
    6. Probationary Period(s): This is a Supervisory position. A one year probationary period may be required upon appointment.

    Qualifications

    ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    In order to qualify for the GS-15, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) performing managerial functions to include managing resources, managing performance, or providing strategic planning and direction to staff and organization; 2) evaluating or developing human resources (HR) policies and programs to improve HR services provided to stakeholders through innovative solutions; 3) collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to promote HR services and programs, and 4) providing HR policy guidance to educate and influence senior level officials to obtain their commitment and support.

    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, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time-in-Grade: To be eligible, current or former Federal employees and current or former Federal employees applying under the VEOA eligibility who hold or have held a permanent General Schedule position in the previous year must have served at least 52 weeks (one year) at the next lower grade level from the position/grade level(s) to which they are applying.

    Click the following link to view the occupational questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10100733

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    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit Position: No - 8888
    Tour of Duty: Flexible
    Recruitment Incentive: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure: Not Required

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced federal employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit the required documentation and be rated well-qualified for this vacancy. Click here for a detailed description of the required supporting documents. A well-qualified applicant is one whose knowledge, skills and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the occupational questionnaire will be used to determine if you meet eligibility and qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Building Coalitions/Communications
    • Business Acumen
    • Leading People
    • Managing Change
    • Results Driven

    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are REQUIRED:

    1. Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must also list your work experience and education (if applicable) including the start and end dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, you must include the series and grade level for the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). For resume and application tips visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.

    3. Supporting Documents (e.g., SF-50, DD-214, SF-15, etc.). Supporting documents are required to be considered for this vacancy announcement. Click here for a detailed description of the required supporting documents. Failure to provide the appropriate documentation WILL result in an ineligible rating OR non-consideration.

    PLEASE NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application package. This position requires the completion of the occupational questionnaire and submission of supporting documents, as described under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or documents will result in you not being considered for employment.

    Contact Information: CMS HR Center Helpdesk
    Phone: 1-888-423-2737 or 410-786-3936
    Email: HRCenterHelpdesk@cms.hhs.gov
    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 8:00AM ET to 5:00PM ET (excludes all federal holidays)

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

    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/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 complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the "Required Documents" section below. A complete application package (to include resume, occupational questionnaire, and other applicable supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 PM ET on 01/03/2018 to receive consideration.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

    We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes. Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

    • Official Position Title (include series and grade if Federal job)
    • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor name and phone number
    • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18, 2007 to April 05, 2008)
    • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
    • Salary
    Determining length of general or specialized experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information WILL result in a finding of ineligible.
    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please send an email to the CMS HR Helpdesk (HRCenterHelpdesk@cms.hhs.gov). You may also contact the CMS HR Helpdesk at 1-888-423-2737 or 410-786-3936. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing should contact the CMS HR Helpdesk via 1-888-423-2737 using your relay service provider (Video Relay Services or Teletype Services). The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Agency contact information

    CMS HR CENTER HELP DESK

    Address

    Office of Human Capital
    7500 Security Blvd
    Woodlawn, MD
    US
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility and qualifications for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another email notification regarding the status of your application.

    Within 30 business days of the closing date,01/03/2018, you may check your status online by logging into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

Fair & Transparent

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 and hiring process 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486956500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.