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Job Title:Director, Division of Oral Health

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-12-HQ-754414-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:

$123,758.00 to $155,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 27, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0680-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, 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 Division of Oral Health is located in the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, (OCPS), IHS. The mission of the Division of Oral Health (DOH) is to plan, develop, coordinate, evaluate and improve IHS dental health programs; establish standards for staff, facilities and contracts involving dental care; coordinate the recruitment and retention of dental professionals; obtain resources and formulate budgets for IHS dental programs; coordinate activities designed to promote dental health and prevent disease among the AI/AN population; and monitor the oral health status and treatment needs of AI/AN people.  

The Director, DOH independently leads, plans, manages, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the DOH, with broad direction from the Director, OCPS. This is a supervisory position. The candidate will supervise other clinical and non-clinical dental staff, and will provide supervisory support to the Director, OCPS as needed.

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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  • Incumbent plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates national, Area and Service Unit (SU) dental health programs. Incumbent is responsible for prevention; surveillance; recruitment; Electronic Dental Record deployment; the Early Childhood Caries program; establishing clinical and facilities standards within the dental profession; development of policies and procedures; application of research and other trends within dentistry to the I/T/U system; and providing leadership for national oral health initiatives.
  • Incumbent provides dental leadership, consultation, training and technical support on the wide range of oral health needs and issues for national, Area, SU and local programs including the Dental Support Centers,risk management, and quality improvement. Represents the IHS to Tribes, Federal and non-Federal partners, Congress, and other external organizations. Communicates and disseminates information related to oral health.
  • Directs and manages the DOH  budget, contracts, grants and other agreements; and projects.
  • Workforce development, performance management and administrative supervision of the DOH staff, including development of work plans and performance evaluation criteria; and ensuring subordinates achieve Agency goals.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To be considered qualified for this position; applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate in their application, resume and self-assessment questions, specialized experience (below) and competency in the following areas: 

  • Performance Management
  • Data Analysis  
  • Technical
  • Organizational Impact  
  • Communication
  •  Analysis/Financial
  • Leading

  

Specialized Experience Required for this Position:

The basic qualifications for this position are in the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions click on the link below:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0680.htm

Examples of demonstrated specialized experience includes: Mastery of the theoretical and applied principles and concepts of clinical dentistry; experience in utilizing dental clinical information systems; experience in leading personnel towards successful performance outcomes; experience in developing, managing, and monitoring budgets, contracts, and grants for dental programs; and experience in leading or directing dental programs or organizations to improvements in dental care, dentist recruitment projects, and/or patient safety.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be evaluated to determine whether they possess 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. 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

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.  

 

 

      IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

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
APPLY ONLINE OR BY FAX ONLY
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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-754414-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

327644400