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Job Title:Public Health Advisor, GS-0685-14

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-12-HQ-747946-ESEP/MP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 17, 2012 to Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0685-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and Indian Preference Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

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The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).   The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level.  IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.   For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV.

The Indian Health Service is required by law to give 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 Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) provides national advocacy, policy and program development, and administrative oversight for national behavioral health initiatives.   The position will report to the Director, DBH and provides national leadership for the AI/AN SANE/SART program including: national advocacy for increased access to sexual assault prevention and treatment services; national sexual assault program management functions, including quality improvement and determination of public health and clinical services training needs;   policy development/revision, implementation, and monitoring; and collaboration on interagency efforts aimed at improving the capacity and effectiveness of sexual assault response and treatment.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.

DUTIES:

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·     Manages the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative, which enhances the capacity of the Indian health system to provide high-quality multidisciplinary services and support for victims of sexual assault, provides expertise to determine public health and clinical service training needs of the program, and prepares reports or other substantive program documentation for use in assessing and evaluating program operations.

 

·      Develops and revises sexual assault-related policies based on federal, Tribal, and stakeholder feedback; serves as primary coordinator for sexual assault policy implementation and monitoring; plans, directs and facilitates meetings and conference calls to promote interagency collaboration in improving the capacity and effectiveness of the Indian health system to respond to sexual assault.

 

·     Provides technical expertise on improving sexual assault-related health information systems and related modes of data collection; collects data, conducts initial data analysis, and provides oral and written technical reports and briefings for supervisors and senior management; provides technical assistance and consultation on grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other awards to assist in meeting agency objectives.

 

·     Collaborates with multiple federal agencies, i.e. IHS, DOJ, BIA, others, to assure that resources are aligned to support SANE-SART efforts, including training, targeted technical assistance, and development of comprehensive demonstration projects.  Coordinates resources as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Required for this Position:

Demonstrated knowledge and skill of current social science, medical, and behavioral health research and clinical practices related to sexual assault programs; expert knowledge of the full variety and quality of sexual assault services available nationally and to AI/AN populations within the Indian Health System; applied knowledge of the IHS, Tribal health organizations, and Alaska Native Health Corporations and how these entities organize and deliver medical care and provide for sexual assault forensic examination services; experience in FBI investigative functions including domestic violence and sexual assault victim assistance, evidence recovery, and processing related to sexual assault; work directly involved with conducting sexual assault examinations as well as demonstrated leadership in sexual assault program management and related activities.

 


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be evaluated to determine whether they document the specialized experience requirements above, by answering questions to document the applicant's competencies. In order to receive credit for qualifying, specialized experience, the applicant's resume MUST support their responses to the assessment questions with clear examples.  


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at – http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation Expenses:

  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal Employee. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide the following:

 

1.       Completed Assessment Questionnaire –      View Occupational Questionnaire 

2.       Resume – include sufficient details to support answers to assessment questions

3.       Required Documentation for eligibility and preference categories

Option A:  Online application process: https://applicationmanager.gov/

Option B: If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:

1.     View Occupational Questionnaire -        View Occupational Questionnaire

2.      http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  Fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office at the contact number at the end of these instructions. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required documentation for eligibility and preference:

 

  • Indian Preference - See link below to obtain a copy of the BIA Form 4432. http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf

  •        Veterans Preference – If claiming VEOA, you must include a copy of your DD-214 Form.
  • CTAP/ICTAP – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions found at the following links – http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp  

  • Current or former Federal employee:   Include your most recent SF50.

    Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must demonstrate proof of Selective Service registration.

 

All documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement in order to ensure that you receive proper credit for eligibility and/or preference categories.   Wednesday, October 17, 2012

 

 

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mary Drapeaux
Phone: (301)443-4255
TDD: 301-443-6394
Email: MARY.DRAPEAUX@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your status online at USAJOBS. We will notify you when the recruitment process is completed, or sooner if you are selected for an interview. Please make sure your contact information on your application is current.


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-12-HQ-747946-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

326675000