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Job Title:Assistant Commissioner for Compliance Policy

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-ES-301-2012-798724

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 07, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0301-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

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

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations.  This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession.  As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.  This position is located in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, within the Food and Drug Administration, in Silver Spring, MD.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a Federal scientific law enforcement agency with the legislated responsibility for ensuring that drugs, biological products and medical devices are safe and effective, that food and drugs are adequately packaged and informatively labeled and that radiation emitting devices are safe, and to prevent and reduce tobacco use.  The work of the FDA is carried out by thousands or personnel stationed throughout the United States and abroad.  The staff includes physicians, scientists, engineers and a variety of other multidisciplinary professional, technical and support personnel.  FDA's programs are national in scope and international in effect, and its activities directly affect and heavily impact upon multi-billion dollar industries, in addition to protecting the public health of hundreds of millions of American consumers.

The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy.  ORA supports FDA product centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

This position is located in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Policy and Risk Management.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Application package must be received by closing date of the announcement.

DUTIES:

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Duties

The Assistant Commissioner for Compliance Policy, ORA, serves as the principal advisor and spokesperson for ORA in matters related to the development and implementation of significant new policy initiatives in all ORA programs including but not limited to compliance policy and risk management. The incumbent develops, explains, justifies, and advocates these programs and policies at the highest levels of government, including the HHS Secretary/Deputy Secretary, the Office of Management and Budget and with White House policy makers. On behalf of the Agency, the Assistant Commissioner for Compliance Policy meets with members of Congress and their staffs not only to discuss existing policy but also to address possible future legislation. The incumbent is responsible for leading the development, design, and initial implementation of risk-based approaches to optimize ORA’s resource allocations, programs, and operations to best align them with the Agency’s public health mission and to maximize the public health impact of ORA’s activities. In addition, the incumbent oversees the Division of Planning Evaluation and Management and serves as the supervisor to the Medical Products and Tobacco Policy Staff, Food and Feed Policy Staff and the Risk Management Staff.

The Assistant Commissioner for Compliance Policy provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of regulations and policies as they relate to ORA’s broad programs and activities to ensure the quality, efficacy, and labeling of FDA-regulated products.  He or she chairs the Agency's Compliance Policy Council, which includes the Agency's Chief Counsel and the compliance directors of the Agency's Centers, and sets binding cross-Agency policy.  He or she is responsible for managing the development and review of all ORA-related regulations, guidances, and compliance programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirement

To be qualified for this position, you must provide evidence of experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations.  This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials.  Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

Senior Executive Service Requirements

Current or former career SES employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).  Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs and MTQs in order to receive consideration for the position.

Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in applying for this position to serve in the SES must resign their commission if selected.  If you are applying under this option, you must address both the MTQs and ECQs in this announcement.  Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of the position within the Commissioned Corps must address the MTQs but are not required to address the ECQs.

Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf.  Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

When responding to the MTQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the MTQs and ECQs.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.  In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide.  You should limit your narrative to two pages per each ECQ.

In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit responses addressing the MTQs and narrative responses addressing the five ECQs outlined below.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications

In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position:

1. Senior level public health experience as a leader in a complex public health organization in planning, directing, and evaluating broad scientific and/or regulatory programs and activities that demonstrate the ability to effectively coordinate and productively integrate multidisciplinary efforts.

 

2. Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships among people and organizations with diverse interests and/or opinions, including regulated industry, professional or public health, advocacy consumer organizations, Federal and State government partners, and the Congress.

 

3. Ability to supervise a professional staff engaged in providing policy advice to senior officials.

 

Desirable Qualifications

It is desired that you have:

4. Training, professional development, and outside professional activities that provide evidence of initiative, resourcefulness and potential for effective job performance at a senior level and honors, awards, or other recognition for performance or contributions related to the position.

 

5.  An advanced degree such as a Juris Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Doctor, Masters in Business Administration or a Masters in Public Health.

Executive Core Qualifications

Fundamental Competencies:  The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs.  Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.  These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives.

1.  Leading Change:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

2.  Leading People:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

3.  Results Driven:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  (Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

4.  Business Acumen:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  (Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management)

5.  Building Coalitions:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.  (Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

 


Other Requirements

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.  Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

In accordance with Federal and Agency Travel regulations, the payment of travel and relocation expenses may be reimbursed for travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your resume and narrative responses to the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position.  Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration.  Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:

1.  Application packages will be reviewed for completeness (incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration).

2.  Basic qualifications review.  Your resume and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement.  (If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration).

3.  Review of your supplemental qualifications document to determine your rating.


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/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other Information

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

Drug Free Workplace

The incumbent of this position will be subject to testing for drug usage in accordance with the HHS plan for a Drug Free Workplace.

This position within FDA is subject to strict restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings).  Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the Ethics Staff prior to accepting such a position.  Please refer to the following website:

http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofOperations/OfficeofManagement/ucm197884.htm



HOW TO APPLY:

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How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the documents listed in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement.  Any documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

Application packages for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 07, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  You may preview the assessment questionnaire by clicking here:  View Occupational 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/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacency Identification Number:  798724.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

If applying online poses a hardship to you, please contact the Human Resources Operations Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)478-4340, TTY/TTD (800)877-8339; or email quickquestions@psc.gov.  You must contact the Human Resources Operations Center HelpDesk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  The decision on granting reasonable accomodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents

1. Resume - Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, and social security number.  When uploading your resume, choose the supporting document type called "Resume;"

2. Completion of online Questionnaire;

3. MTQs - When addressing your MTQs, choose the answer that best describes your experience.  This is required for all applicants;

4.  ECQs - This document must not be longer than 10 pages (2 pages per qualification).  When uploading your ECQs, choose the supporting document type called "ECQ."  This document is required for all applicants who are not currently serving under a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, graduates of an OPM-certified Candidate Development Program, or Commissioned Corps Officers who wish to apply for this vacancy as Commissioned Corps;

5.  SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your current or former civil service status, if applicable; and

6.  Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

If you do not submit the documents above by the closing date of the announcement, the system will consider your application incomplete, and you will receive no further consideration.  Any documents submitted that are not listed above will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Keya D. Duke
Phone: (240)402-4355
Email: KEYA.DUKE@FDA.HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center Executive Resources
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

What To Expect Next:

We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail using the e-mail address on file in the Application Manager system, or by postal mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-ES-301-2012-798724

Control Number:

332895900