BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree: major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
In addition, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in researching, developing, and evaluating key public health policies, procedures, and guidelines; designing and conducting comprehensive studies to identify and propose solutions; preparing recommendations for legislation; and planning and conducting study projects.
Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Additional Security and Background Requirements: May be referred depending on the position being filled. 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. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
4. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
6. Bargaining Unit Position: No
7. Drug Screening Required: No
8. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No
9. Annual Leave for non-federal service authorized: May Be Authorized
10. Research position: No
11. Supervisory position: No
12. Promotion potential: No
13. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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.
Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of public health missions, programs, science and policies within public health agencies at the local, state and national levels.
2. Knowledge of public health science methods and results and how they can advance public health policy.
3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing program goals and objectives, including scientific justification of the programs.
4. Knowledge of public health policy to provide leadership and direction for a unified approach to priority setting and in developing innovative strategies for addressing public health challenges.
5. Ability to develop and implement policy and program objectives; and maintain crucial review of all policy and project objectives.
6. Knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of health program administration and aspects of the field of public health.