QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS :
Applicants must provide evidence that they possess substantive experience which has provided knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration as well as specialized (managerial/liaison/legislative/communication) experience in the health services work directly related to this position.
To qualify, candidates must have had senior level experience (GS-14/15 or equivalent) that meets all of the following Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications. The experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
Unless currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), all applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs listed below. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf
In addition, applicants must submit a written narrative statement that addresses all Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize the level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of actions taken, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Narratives should be limited to no more than two pages each in response to each ECQ and Mandatory Technical Qualifications.
Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/Handbook.asp
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, October 12, 2012
As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying. Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan. See firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) :
The Office of Personnel Management considers the five ECQs described below as necessary for successful performance in any Senior Executive Service position. The basic definition for each ECQ is supplemented with key characteristics that indicate possession of the ECQ.
Applications must meet the five mandatory ECQs to be eligible for initial consideration. Please provide a written response providing at least two examples of your experience with each of the following and do not exceed two pages for each ECQ:
1. LEADING CHANGE
Encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision that integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to this is the ability to balance change and continuity; to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework; to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking; and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
2. LEADING PEOPLE
Involves the ability to design and implement strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
3. RESULTS DRIVEN
This ECQ stresses accountability and continuous improvement. This includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
4. BUSINESS ACUMEN
Involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.
5. BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION
Involves the ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
Applicants who meet the ECQ's described above will be further evaluated against the Mandatory Technical Qualifications described below. Applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical Qualifications requirements to be eligible for further consideration.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS :
Candidates must possess a record of progressive experience that includes: substantial knowledge of Indian health policy related issues, the Indian Self-Determination Act, regulations and policies; and demonstrated experience which evidences the applicant's ability to work with Tribal governments and Tribal organizations in planning, directing and evaluating comprehensive public health programs. This experience must clearly demonstrate progressive ability to effectively manage complex interdisciplinary health programs and health care policies of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
PLEASE PROVIDE WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING:
(1) Demonstrated substantial knowledge of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and the Indian Self-Determination Act, as well as the Indian Health Service Federal Health Care Delivery Systems (federal, tribal and urban).
(2) Demonstrated experience evaluating policy options, forecasting costs, benefits and long-term results.
(3) Demonstrated experience and ability in formulating, implementing and evaluating high-impact policies, programs and projects and advising senior executives of a large organization on options or resolving problems caused by existing or proposed policies or conditions.
(4) Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of disseminating information to customers and the general public, including Tribal governments, Tribal organizations, and Indian community organizations.
(5) Demonstrated progressive experience in effectively managing a comprehensive and complex interdisciplinary health program target to serve American Indians and Alaska Natives.