Specialized Experience: Must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equipped with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Health System Specialist position. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: (1) Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; (2) Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and (3) Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. In addition to the above guidance, some examples of specialized experience includes: working experience performing duties that contribute to the administrative management of communication plan projects that support health care delivery systems; working experience in a health care environment possessing knowledge of clinical issues such as mental health, medicine, nursing and long term care or business issues such as clinical logistics, pharmacy benefits and resource management; utilizing knowledge of health care principles, theories and practices including budgeting, planning, administration in order to analyze and evaluate broad and complex problems and recommend solutions; generating, collates and presents a wide range of data by specific reports and projects including providing interpretations of data in a clear, concise format and developing reporting formats to convey information; composing narrative summaries including statistical and administrative reports and edits reports prepared by others. NOTE: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Education: Must possess a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR your LL.B. or J.D., with major field of study in hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. (One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended). (Transcripts Required)
Combination of Experience and Education: Must possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and Specialized Experience directly related to the work of the position, as outlined for GS-9 above. (i.e.: Six (6) months Specialized Experience and one (1) full year of successfully completed graduate education directly related to the work of the position.) (Transcript Required)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- 1. Knowledge of the health care delivery systems mission, organization, activities and an understanding of the administrations interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
- 2. Ability to research and evaluate activities related to health communication and marketing.
- 3. Ability to use software applications to analyze and communicate health information.
- 4. Demonstrated skills in establishing priorities and functioning under pressure, ensuring that all tasks are completed timely and of high quality.
- 5. Ability to communicate with individuals from varied backgrounds and organizational levels.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work is primarily sedentary. The work is done in a typical office setting. Some travel may be required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.