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Job Title:Program Manager

Agency:Office of Personnel Management

Job Announcement Number:13-088-LMD-DE

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


Friday, February 08, 2013 to Friday, February 22, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States


United States Citizens



This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 13-087-LMD-MP.

This position is located in National Healthcare Operations (NHO) within Healthcare and Insurance (HI). Under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was given the responsibility to develop and administer new programs to provide high quality, affordable insurance options to uninsured Americans. Specifically, NHO is responsible for the development and implementation of the Multi-State Plan Program (MSPP) and provides critical support to the Department of Health and Human Services in implementing the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP) Program and the Federal external review process. The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Assistant Director for NHO. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director for NHO, the incumbent will serve as the primary policy advisor to the Assistant Director and, along with the NHO Chief of Staff, will advise on management and operational issues. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Assistant Director with the implementation, operation, and oversight of OPM's responsibilities under the ACA. These responsibilities include standing up and operating the MSPP and continuing to support the PCIP program and the external review program. The Deputy Assistant Director will be the second-highest ranking official in NHO and will serve as the Acting NHO Assistant Director when necessary.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)


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  • Provide leadership for NHO staff, programs, and projects that incorporate research, study, and analysis of key strategic issues of importance to the Assistant Director;
  • Work with the Assistant Director, NHO Chief of Staff, and subordinate supervisors and team leads to promote a positive, collaborative, innovative, and inclusive work environment for NHO staff;
  • Work with the Assistant Director, NHO Chief of Staff, and subordinate supervisors and team leads to ensure that NHO is a nimble organization with flexible, creative staff that are committed to the NHO mission;
  • Support the Assistant Director and supervise the NHO team leads on overseeing the implementation of national healthcare program policies;
  • Oversee the negotiation of premiums and benefits for national health programs and ensuring that contracts with health insurance issuers result in the best value for the government and enrollees, in conjunction with the Assistant Director;
  • Assist the Assistant Director in monitoring health insurance issuer performance on the contracts and taking the necessary steps to correct deficiencies;
  • Communicate with various internal and external sources on premium negotiations, policy development, program policy and operations and all audit and compliance issues for the purpose of creating a cordial and mutually advantageous official relationship;
  • Represent OPM in meetings with officials of other Federal agencies, public and private sector organizations, insurance issuers, employee organizations, and address various organizations or groups on matters pertaining to NHO programs;
  • Coordinate NHO program efforts and policy initiatives with other OPM offices, Federal agencies, State and local governments, and other interested parties;
  • Implement OPM's goals for the strategic management of human capital resources; and
  • Hold subordinate managers and supervisors accountable for the performance of their delegated authorities and responsibilities by periodically reviewing and evaluating program direction and accomplishments and making appropriate adjustments, as needed.


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You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent managing health insurance programs at the Federal or State level; coordinating program policy initiatives; overseeing negotiations of premiums and benefits and representing your employer in meetings with Federal agencies.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.




We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Developing Others
  • Accountability
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Principles and Practices
  • If you meet all of the basic and minimum qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


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OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package this link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.

Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM career employees may qualify as an exception.


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


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To apply, click the "Apply Online" button at the right of the screen and follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload your resume and supporting documentation.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET: Friday, February 22, 2013.

If you are unable to apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FXto document your responses to the questionnaire (this form will also serve as your fax cover sheet) View Occupational Questionnaire. You must also attach any required supporting documents. Please reference Vacancy identification number 832247on the OPM Form 1203-FX.


The following documents are required for ALL APPLICANTS: 

  • A Resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional). Your resume must show the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment.

Applicants claiming VETERANS PREFERENCE must also submit:

  • A copy of your DD214, member copy 4; OR

  • Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days; OR

  • Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference, must also submit: SF-15 AND ALL documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

You may submit your documents by uploading them to USAJobs. If you do not have the capability to upload your required documents, you may fax them to the number provided on this Fax Cover Sheet. Please reference VIN# 832247on the fax cover sheet provided. 


La Donna Daniels
Phone: (202)606-4293
Agency Information:
OPM Human Resources
1900 E Street NW
Room 1469
Washington, DC


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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