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Job Title:Aging Services Program Specialist, GS-0101-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Administration for Community Living

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ACL-MP-13-791389

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,449.00 to $116,282.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Boston, MA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

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. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

As an Aging Services Program Specialist in the Administration for Community Living (ACL), you will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate a broad range of aging programs in a Federal region. 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ACL-DE-13-791328 under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement under noncompetitive merit promotion procedures.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • One-year probationary period may be required
  • This position requires 10% travel per month

DUTIES:

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·         Serves as an expert on aging programs under the Older Americans Act and other relevant legislation.

·         Serves as the primary consultant, evaluator, and authority for assigned functional areas.

·         Provides authoritative advice and program consultation for assigned functional areas to aging program administrators, planners, and project officers in a region.

·         Reviews state plans and tribal applications.

·         Recommends and promotes redirection and expansion of program activities.

·         Analyzes special initiatives, innovative projects, and a variety of components of aging programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic Requirement AND the Specialized Experience as noted below.

 

Basic Requirement: To meet the basic requirement, you must meet one of the following three descriptions -  

1.  Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR 2.  Combination of education and experience -- that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; OR 3.  Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. 

 

Specialized Experience:

At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service, that included applying knowledge of legislation and regulations governing programs and services for the elderly; planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and projects relevant to elderly and people with disabilities; developing reports and documents; and providing technical assistance and guidance on aging programs and policy issues. 


If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.  Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

 

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education.

Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.

 

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: Maybe

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants:  The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

 

For Noncompetitive Applicants:  All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

 

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

  • Technical Competency
  • Project Management
  • Grants Administration 
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions


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.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, the veteran must be:  1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

 

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp%23intro

 

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

Hiring Authorities for Veterans

People with Disabilities

 

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to: http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: https://applicationmanager.gov/ and click on Vacancy ID 791389.

 

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

 

Do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

·       Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

·       Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

·       Standard Form 50 (if you are a current or former Federal service employee)

 

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

·       College transcripts (if qualifying all or in part based on your education)

·       Veterans' and/or VEOA documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)

·       CTAP/ICTAP documentation

·       PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

·       Noncompetitive appointing authority documentation

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OPM
1900 E St NW
Washington, DC
20415

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified on the outcome of your application once a list of candidates has been sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-ACL-MP-13-791389

Control Number:

331712800