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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ONC-DE-13-857192

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 to Saturday, March 30, 2013




Full Time - Term NTE 2 YEARS




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.


This is a Term Appointment Not to Exceed Two (2) Years, but may be extended for an additional Two (2) Years. 

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Office of Science and Technology (OST), in Washington, D.C.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Please note that federal employees are subject to federal ethics laws that may prohibit an employee from having certain financial interests or affiliations outside of the Federal government.  In particular, employees of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology may be subject to ethics review of his or her financial interests in certain health care companies and in health information technology companies.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Travel Required: No


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This position is responsible for performing a variety of highly complex program analysis assignments and studies where the employee applies qualitative and quantitative methods to the analysis and evaluation both internal organizational program operations and time programs to determine their efficiency and effectiveness. Specific duties are the following: plan, analyze and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of line health care, health regulatory, or human services program within an HHS organization; develop, select, adapt, and employ qualitative and quantitative methods, procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, program policies, practices and procedures; and program-level administrative operations, processes and mechanisms; analyze new legislation, regulations and policies established as high echelons with the government to determine their affect on internal policies, procedures and operations; serve as contracting officers technical representative on administrative contracts and task orders; and represent the agency and the immediate organization on committees and workgroups and at conferences and meetings.


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Minimum Qualification Requirements for Program Analyst, GS-343-12


You must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, advising management on routine aspects of health care or human services program related to policies and procedures; reviewing and evaluating program policies and procedures; and analyzing and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of a health care or related program.


Minimum Qualification Requirements for Program Analyst, GS-343-13


You must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, identifying, analyzing, and providing policy recommendations for issues, problems, and challenges facing a health information technology; preparing reports and briefs; and reviewing and evaluating health care program policies and procedures.


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.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized:No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

9. Drug Screening Required:No

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

11.  Student Loan Repayment Incentive may be authorized: No

12. Annual Leave for Non Federal Service may be authorized: Yes


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. Knowledge of health information and health informatics to support health services delivery.

2. Ability to communicate in writing.

3. Ability to lead projects and implement health information policies.


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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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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the online assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: and click on Vacancy ID: 857192.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to 1-478-757-3144.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 857192.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


·         Your Résumé – You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

·         Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire.


Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

·         College transcripts (if qualifying all or in part based on your education).

·         Veterans’ Preference documentation (i.e. SF-15, DD-214, Statement of Service, Service Connected Disability Letter, etc.)

·         CTAP/ICTAP documentation.




For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


Rena Kearney
Phone: (202)260-7046
TDD: (800)877-8339
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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