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Job Title:  Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Health Resources and Services Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-HRSA-ES-13-847546

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 25, 2013 to Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in either of the following series: 0601-General Health Science or 0602-Medical Officer. 

NOTE:  When applying for the Medical Officer, 0602 series, you must apply under vacancy announcement number HHS-HRSA-ES-13-843861.

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.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is conducting a search for a new Associate Administrator for their HIV/AIDS Bureau.  With a budget of more than $2 billion and more than 190 employees, the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.  The program awards over $2 billion annually in discretionary grants to cities, states and local community based organizations to provide services to persons living with HIV/AIDS who do not have sufficient financial resources for coping with HIV disease.  The majority of the Bureau programs support primary medical care and essential support services. 

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), an elite group of senior government leaders who possess broad 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.




  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to health/allied sciences.
  • Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized.


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As the Associate Administrator of the HIV/AIDS Bureau, provides overall direction to: 1) contribute to the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS strategy; 2) coordinate the formulation of an overall strategy and policy for programs under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009; and 3) implement a global HIV/AIDS program, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Exercises full authority in planning, managing and directing a national program for assuring the development and implementation of systems of care for persons living with HIV/AIDS.  This includes executive leadership, policy development and implementation, program implementation, and administrative management.  Directs special studies to determine future policy of the Bureau.

Directs the development of new legislative proposals for the Bureau which can impact upon current mandates.  This includes  discussions with legal counsel, Congressional staff, and other interested parties.  Meets with Federal and non-Federal agencies and others in the process of developing feasible provisions, which are designed to carry out the objectives of the Bureau programs.

Selects evaluation projects or studies to be conducted for use on a broad range of program concerns.  Reviews staff reports resulting from these studies and makes decisions regarding the most innovative and/or feasible approach.

Provides policy guidance on the formulation of the Bureau’s budget requests.  Presents budget and program information to the Department and OMB.  Testifies before Congressional Committees on both substantive legislative and budget justifications.

Represents HRSA in meetings with outside organizations, including representatives of the Department, other Departments, the White House, Congress, various State and local health agencies, academic institutions, and professional and advocacy organizations.


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To be qualified for this position, you must provide evidence of leadership experience and managerial capacities with responsibility for providing executive leadership to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of HIV/AIDS health care delivery programs and operations.  This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, excellent 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.


To meet the minimum requirements for this position, you must have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in an academic field related to the health or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Since this position has an education requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcript to document that you have met the education requirement.  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package.  Official transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment.  Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online.  Please check your school website to obtain a copy.



Senior Executive Service Requirement

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 (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you must provide a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) in order to receive consideration for the position.  Current or former career SES members are not required to address the ECQs, but must address the TQs.

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 TQs 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 TQs 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  Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. 

You will be prompted to provide narrative descriptions including specific examples of your experience, education, and accomplishments that are applicable to each of the TQs 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 conjunctions with the resume you provide.  You should limit your narrative to two pages per each ECQ and TQ.  

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

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.  Ability to provide executive leadership and direction from a national level to promote, develop, and support HIV/AIDS health care delivery and services to underserved populations.

2.  Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large, complex organizations, including effective utilization of workforces.

3.  Ability to establish effective practices for the execution of resources to assure access to quality primary health care services to persons living with HIV/AIDS.

4.  Ability to evaluate program activities to increase HIV/AIDS health care capacity and capabilities of local and state health systems.

Desirable Qualifications

1.  Extensive knowledge of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.

2.  Knowledge of funding mechanisms through Federal, State or local health grant programs.

3.  Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and issues related to grants and cooperative agreements for federally funded programs, especially programs targeted to medically underserved populations. 

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. 

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.


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 narrative responses to the TQ's and ECQ's will be reviewed to ensure you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement.  If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration.


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The payment of travel and relocation expenses may be reimbursed for travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position. 

A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.



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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 Tuesday, April 02, 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:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy Identification Number:  847546.  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  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 accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST.



1.  Resume (ensure that your resume contains your full name, address and phone number) (Required);

2.  Completion of online questionnaire, including narrative responses to the TQs and ECQs (Required);

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

4.  Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board Certification (OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

5.  Documentation of a bachelor's or higher degree that includes a major field of study in an academic field related to the health or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.


Phone: (320)632-2304
Agency Information:
OHR Executive Resources
200 Independence Ave
Suite 801
Washington, DC


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.

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