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Job Title:Supervisory Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ASPR-DE-13-825710

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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.



The position is located within the Office of Policy and Planning (OPP), a component of the Office of The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS/HHS), Washington, D.C.  The key function of the Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) is to advise HHS and ASPR leadership on domestic and international public health emergency preparedness and response activities through policy options, strategic planning initiatives, and evaluation.  The office is also responsible for ASPR-wide coordination of strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the National Health Security Strategy, and leads interagency policy development across all dimensions of preparedness and response.  OPP also functions in stakeholder outreach with state and local preparedness and response organizations. 


Who May Apply: This is a competitive vacancy, open to all United States citizens, advertised under the Delegated Examining Authority.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ASPR-MP-13-825664 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion 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 (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.


Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


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- Initiate, direct, and coordinate support for program operations associated with and to support national public health programs to respond to the medical and health consequences of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

- Analyze and evaluate aspects of substantive, mission oriented programs administered by key organizations within and agency.

- Develop new ways to resolve problems in meeting established goals measures, and objectives for program effectiveness.

- Prepare probing and innovative written analyses that relate complex variables within a broad professional field to the development, interpretation, or implementation.

- Analyze and evaluate very difficult work operations and procedures.

- provide authoritative programmatic expertise, technical direction, and planning oversight for programs.

- Develop and review highly complex legislative and regulatory proposals relating to assigned program areas.

- Develop complete proposals for higher official review.

- Develop the technical legislative specifications, justifications and supportive analyses for new legislation.

- Review draft bills and testimony; coordinates the preparation of testimony, briefing materials.


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Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service,

initiate, direct, and coordinate support for program operations associated with and to support national public health programs to respond to the medical and health consequences of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

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. Yes

6. One-year probationary period may be required. Yes

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid. No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: Yes

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: May be authorized

11. Student loan repayment incentive maye be authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume 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 resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.


The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


1. Skill in planning to develop strategies for annual and semi-annual work plan.

2. Skill in planning and developing policy and programs.

3. Ability to initiate, direct, and coordinate support for program policy.

4. Knowledge and ability to provide continuing analysis of national health security programs.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):   For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see .   To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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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. 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:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 825710.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
  4. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Helpdesk at(800) 877-8339; or by email The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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


1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

For Resume' and Application Tips visit:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date.



Worawan Terrell
Phone: (202)260-1405
Agency Information:
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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