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Job Title:Public Health Nutritionist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-NJ-760746-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0630-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Chinle, AZ View Map
Pinon, AZ View Map
Tsaile, AZ View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-NJ-760690-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Chinle, AZ United States 1 vacancy
Pinon, AZ United States 1 vacancy
Tsaile, AZ United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: One (1) Permanent position(s) to be filled at Chinle PHS Hospital, Pinon and Tsaile Health Clinics

Salary range: GS-09; $47,448-$61,678; GS-11; $57,408-$74,628 (Annually)

Promotion potential: GS 11

Merit Promotion Position:  No

Travel Required:  No

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  No

Relocation Expenses Paid:  If approved,  Paid expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.  OR if no Travel Expenses is approved, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.

Is position covered by PL 101-630?  Yes  (See item #2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available?  Yes (depending on availability) 

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays?  No 

 

Who may apply section

Any U.S. Citizen 

- visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Position requires positive education, transcripts are required
  • Possess and maintain current registration with the Commission on Dietetics

DUTIES:

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Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

Duties

  • Assess community nutrition needs; evaluates nutrition services in the Service Unit and reservation communities
  • Recommends policies, procedures and program
  • Establishes long and short-range objectives, sets priorities, plans methods and evaluates progress
  • Participates in the development of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention programs
  • Provides technical consultation to professional and allied health staff of Indian Health Service, Tribal and community, school and institutional settings
  • Works with other health care professionals in the development of appropriate, culturally specific nutrition education materials
  • Cooperates with personnel of other health agencies and groups serving the Indian population to coordinate Service Unit nutrition activities and programs
  • Prepares special and periodic reports and performs other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Certificates of Eligibles will be issued from this announcement as vacancies occur for this position.

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:

GS-09:  2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-07

GS-11:  3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. Degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9

Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Public Health Nutritionist position and that is typically in or related to the work of the Public Health Nutritionist position.  Examples of creditable experience are:  experience as a nutritionist emphasizing the social, economic, cultural and psychological implications of food usually associated with public health care services or with food assistance and research activities.  The work includes directing, promoting, and evaluating nutritional components of programs and projects; developing standards, guides, educational and informational material for use in Federally funded and operated nutrition programs; participating in research activities involving applied or basic research; or providing training and consultation in nutrition.

All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 


Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.

Education:  Position requires positive education.  Basic Requirements:  Degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science.

The curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) in effect at the time of graduation.  (Professional registration as a registered Public Health Nutritionist (R.D.) is evidence of meeting ADA requirements).  Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by the American Dietetic Association that was conducted as part of the undergraduate program or after completion of the basic requirements for a baccalaureate degree, is qualifying at grades GS-7 for Public Health Nutritionist.

Applicants possessing professional registration as a Registered Public Health Nutritionist meet the requirement for GS-7.

Substitution of Education for Experience:  Graduate education may be substituted for experience for the GS-09 and 11 levels in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards for General Schedule positions.

Selective Placement Factors:  Each PHS Public Health Nutritionist must possess and maintain current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  Applicants must submit a copy of their current registration with application.

You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

  1. Resume complete in USAJOBS
  2. Responses to Questionnaire
  3. Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of three quality categories:

Best Qualified Category -- Meet the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position 

Well Qualified  Category -- Meets the minimum qualifications requirements and meets most requirements of the position.

Qualified Category --   Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.

Names of candidates in the Best Qualified Category will be sent to the Hiring Manager for employment consideration.

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume, and ensure you submit the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date.  If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category.  Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.  For information on entitlement, see http:www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits.  



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active registration as a Nutritionist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.   If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

  1. Assessment Questionnaire
  2. Résumé
  3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

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

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link : https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

Your Application Package status must be Complete by, December 31, 2012, the closing date of this announcement.

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.  You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
  • If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
  • If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 760746
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Genieva Becenti, 928-871-1361, genieva.becenti@ihs.gov   "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

  • ___Resume -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.
  • ____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc

 

  • ___Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant.  Must possess and maintain current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  Applicants must submit a copy of their current registration with application.
  • ___Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • ___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under the Miscellaneous document type. Documents could include performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50.  Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cecelia Yazzie
Phone: (928)871-1452
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: CECELIA.YAZZIE@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
Hwy 264 NAIHS Complex
Window Rock, AZ
86515

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful. Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume. To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone.


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-NJ-760746-DE

Control Number:

331789800