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Job Title:Supervisory Public Health Advisor (Malaria Division Chief)

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:13-0007-DM

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 $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 23, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0685-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Federal Status Eligibles, meaning, those who are on Federal career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service, or who have reinstatement eligibility (status), or who have eligibility under a special hiring authority (i.e. VEOA, Schedule A or Peace Corps).

JOB SUMMARY:

"Since its founding in 1961, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested in innovative, cost-effective solutions that save millions of lives..." 

US Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world to support economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  The Agency operates in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For more information on USAID please click on the following link: http://www.usaid.gov/. For more information on the Bureau for Global health click on the following link: http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-global-health

The Bureau for Global Health, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, Malaria Division (GH HIDN MAL) is seeking a Supervisory Public Health Advisor (Division Chief) to lead a dynamic team of public health professionals who are at the forefront of an international public health program to address Malaria, including coordinating with other US Government (USG) Agencies and international partners and managing the staff and programs implementing malaria activities in the developing world and resource-poor environments within the purview of the Division. The Division focuses on:  malaria prevention and effective malaria diagnosis and treatment; malaria commodities procurement and supply chain logistics systems strengthening; operational research and innovation in malaria approaches, tools, and technologies; monitoring and evaluation; technical leadership and support for advancing global malaria control guidance and policy; and provision of technical and program support to PMI/USAID mission malaria country and regional programs.  The Division also houses the program for malaria vaccine research.  For more information on the Bureau please click on the link: 

If you are interested in applying for this position you are encouraged to read the vacancy announcement in its entirety, and apply following the instructions listed under "How To Apply". 

Note:  Announcement number AID-13-0007-DM is concurrently open with this announcement.  The area of consideration for that announcement is "US Citizens or Nationals", however, both ads are for the same position (different areas of consideration).

In order to be considered for this position, all applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. of the closing date of the announcement. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must meet time in grade by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
  • May be required to serve a 1-year supervisory probationary period
  • Occasional international travel to developing countries; up to 20%

DUTIES:

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As a Supervisory Public Health Advisor you will:
  • Serve as the Chief of the Malaria Division and be responsible for directing an Agency-wide program to address malaria, including coordinating with other Unite States Government (USG) Agencies and international partners, and managing the staff and programs while implementing malaria activities in the developing world and in resource-poor environments within the purview of the Division.
  • Direct the design, implementation and evaluation of efforts to control and eliminate malaria as a public health threat to contribute to the achievement of Foreign Assistance framework objectives.
  • In consultation with regional bureaus, missions, USAID cooperating contractors and grantees, other USG Agencies and donors, and the private sector, facilitate the formulation and application of strategies and action plans to support the development, expansion, improvement and sustainability of malaria programs in President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) countries.
  • Lead the strategic priority setting and technical review of the annual process to develop, review and obtain approval for PMI Malaria Operational Plans, guiding USAID involvement and the coordination of all USG inputs.
  • Lead Bureau annual malaria portfolio reviews including defining new procurements and program evaluations, be responsible for shaping and executing the strategic direction of USAID’s activities under PMI; Identify the critical issues and problems in order to improve efficiency in the application of malaria division human and financial resources to better match geographic and function priorities.
  • Engage in dialogue with Host Country Counterpart Senior Officials to influence strategy and improve USAID's and PMI’s leverage and solicit or share information on program design, implementation, evaluation or program resolution, as well as to provide expert opinion and advice on factors leading to improved malaria prevention and control  and integrated health service delivery.
  • Ensure careful monitoring and evaluation of malaria control efforts in PMI countries supporting and overseeing the documentation of progress and success and  impact, overall, on the mortality and morbidity of children under five years of age and their families in  PMI countries or regional settings.
  • Perform the administrative and human resources management functions relative to the staff in the division; establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; demonstrate and conduct work performance critiques; provide informal feedback and periodically evaluate employee performance; resolve informal complaints and grievances; develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary; provide advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters; effect disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area; review and approve or disapprove leave requests; assure that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations; have responsibly for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position at the GS-15 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.  Qualify specialized experience includes: managed an international public health program that addressed Malaria in developing countries and that included grants, contracts, supervision of employees; served as a Division's or organization's technical expert furthering the programs goals and objectives; implemented and evaluated related projects that furthered the organization's or Agency's goals and mission; collaborated with other Agencies, Divisions, Offices and/or Bureaus as a technical expert providing intellectual leadership, was responsible for managing the operating and program expenses, and for budget planning and program funding oversight of a public health program that addresses malaria in developing countries.


At the GS-15 level, applicants must meet the specialized experience requirement and the basic education requirement described below:

Degree:  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of studying in an accredited college or university where the major study was in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.  

Note: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted as a part of this application by the closing day.  The transcript(s) must show that the basic educational requirement has been met.   An official transcript will be required prior to an appointment.

FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS:   If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the basic educational requirement, 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 more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link: http://www.naces.org/aboutnaces.htm

This position requires occasional travel to developing countries where there may be exposure to moderate risk during program/project country visits.

Prior to appointment, the selectee will be required to complete form OGE 450, financial Disclosure.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS of RATING: Once the job announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted and compared against your assessment questinnaire responses to determine if you meet the basic requirements for the job.  Although a score of at least 70 is considered to be a passing score, only those candidates deemed most highly qualified will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.  If, after a review of your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may be eliminated from consideration for this position.  Please follow all instrutions carefully.  Errors or ommissions may affect your eligibility.

For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the selecting official. For more information on VEOA or on any of the veterans eligibility appointment mechanisms, please click on the link: www.fedshirevets.gov

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

  • Public Health Administration and Management
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Human Capital Management
  • Leadership
  • Technical Credibility
  • Problem Solving Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Note:  Your answers to the assessment questions, that attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume. 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package. You may explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at by clicking on the link: Federal Benefits

METRO ACCESS: This position is located at the USAID headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC, within close proximity to metro, access. www.wmata.com

TRANSIT SHARE PROGRAM

DAYCARE/FITNESS CENTER/FOOD COURT; in the building

WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO: Washington, D.C.'s historic monuments 



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency. 

RELOCATION OR MOVING EXPENSES: Will not be paid.

CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems:  An agency may non competitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below.  For more information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#InterchangeAgreementsWithOtherMeritSystems

Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement.

For more information please click on the following links:

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation

Telework

People with Disabilities



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process. 

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.  You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)
  • Most recent copy of your performance appraisal
  • Veteran's documentation, if claiming a veteran's hiring authority eligibility such as VEOA (e.g. the DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter)
  • Supporting documentation if applying seeking eligibility under any other special hiring authority (e.g., Schedule A, Peace Corps)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Melton
Phone: 202-712-0949
Fax: 202-216-3345
Email: dmelton@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
2.07-033, RRB/ITC
Washington , DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-216-3345

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews.  We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-0007-DM

Control Number:

331989800