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    This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This cadre of dedicated 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. This position is located in the Bureau of Health Workforce in Rockville, Maryland.

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    Serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), sharing and participating fully with the Associate Administrator in directing the overall strategy and policy for BHW programs.

    Provides executive leadership in the design, development and execution of grant programs to meet national health workforce needs.

    Provides executive direction to key staff in determining and defining long-range operating management goals and objectives.

    Provides executive leadership and direction for health workforce research activities and the development, promulgation and evaluation of substantive policies and procedures.

    Provides policy guidance on the formulation of budget requests and justifications.

    Determines the need for and selects key professional staff necessary for the Administration of BHW programs. Provides for the periodic review of the programs and activities of the bureau to determine whether the Bureau's mission goals and objectives are being achieved. Based on this review, directs changes needed including initiation or new activities, acceleration, curtailment, or elimination of ongoing activities and the timing of such actions.

    Directs the analysis and development of new legislative proposals or proposing modifications to existing legislation. Represents the Bureau to OMB, Congress, and other Government Agencies, State and national organizations and directly through membership on interagency committees and task forces.

    As a member of the Bureau's Executive Staff, contributes to the formulation and execution of overall HRSA work plans and program objectives.

    Fulfill a variety of speaking engagements and present the Bureau's programs to professional and lay groups, State and local agencies, and national organizations. Participates in, and contributes to, meetings and conferences with top-level officials from Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, foreign government representatives, constituent groups to discuss and explain Bureau policies, plans and programs.

    Works with officials of health workforce programs both within and outside the government on evaluating the effectiveness of present programs and identifying existing and emerging research opportunities in health workforce educational, recruitment, and utilization programs.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    None - 00

  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • US Citizenship is required.
    • Position is subject to background investigation.
    • Completion of public financial disclosure report.



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

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, your resume must demonstrate that you possess the Executive Core Qualifications and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be incorporated into your five (5) page resume. Separate narratives for the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications will not be accepted or considered. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or senior leadership level with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    1. Leading Change: 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.
    2. Leading People: 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.
    3. Results Driven: 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.
    4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    5. Building Coalitions: 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.
    It is strongly recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information on the ECQs. SES Core Qualifications Overview

    If selected, you will be required to complete a narrative statement in response to each of the ECQs described in the link above.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
    This position also requires that you possess MTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following must be evident in your resume.
    1. Demonstrated experience in program planning and implementation, which includes analysis of policy development, strategic planning, business process planning, development of short and long-range program goals and objectives, development of program outcome measures and nationwide program execution.
    2. Demonstrated skill establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships with senior officials in private industry and/or Federal organizations to define and achieve goals for a national program.
    3. Demonstrated executive leadership in managing large, complex organizations, including the effective utilization of employees.
    4. Ability to provide executive level advice to the Associate Administrator on all financial, legislative and program management matters affecting the organization.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information


    Vaccination Mandate:

    In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Your HR Consultant will provide a list of documents acceptable as proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirement.

    Expanded/Maximum telework Posture:

    Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

    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 either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or askhr@hrsa.gov or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or RA-Request@hrsa.gov. You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program 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 (except Federal holidays).

    Click here for information on "Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities".

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    Please submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

    • Resume that contains the job announcement number, your full name, contact information, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit.

    If you are current or former Federal civil service employee, you must also submit a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50); previously, Federal employees must also submit:
    • SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
    • If you are an SES Candidate Development Program Candidate and your ECQs have been approved by OPM, please provide Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

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    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.


    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 be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of the announcement - 10/14/2021. Requests for extensions will not be granted.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume (five page maximum). Separate written narratives addressing the ECQs and MTQs will not be considered.

    You must complete the online assessment questions. If your resume does not support the responses in your questionnaire, you may be rated "ineligible".

    Steps to submit an application:

    1. You must have a USAJobs account and be logged in.
    2. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click the "Apply" button.
    3. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following the instructions provided. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11230836
    4. You will then be asked to upload your resume. Additional documentation not listed in the Required Documents will not be considered.
    Should you have any questions related to this vacancy, please contact the HR Specialist listed at the end of this vacancy announcement at least 24 hours prior to vacancy close.

    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.

    Agency contact information

    AskHR HRSA Helpdesk


    Health Resources and Services Administration
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
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    Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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.

    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.

    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is an agency of HHS. For information on the HRSA mission, goals, bureaus and offices, click here.

    The Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) administers programs that are designed to strengthen the health workforce and connect skilled professionals to rural, urban, and tribal underserved communities nationwide. For more information about Bureau of Health Workforce, click here.

    This position offers challenging, unique, and exciting opportunities for an individual with senior level experience and proven capability.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Health Resources and Services Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    You will receive an email informing you of the receipt of your application. Applicants who are determined to be highly qualified by the SES rating panel will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview, at which time you will be contacted. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications once a final selection is made

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 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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613839700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.