Job Title:Public Health Advisor (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Lead)
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:Indian Health Service
Job Announcement Number:IHS-HQ-13-858367-ESEP/MP
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, April 26, 2013 to
Friday, May 17, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All groups of qualified individuals |
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs. For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV.
The Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) provides national advocacy, policy and program development, and administrative oversight for national behavioral health initiatives. The position will report to the Director, DBH and provides national leadership for the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) including: national advocacy for increased access to alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment services; national ASAP management functions, including quality improvement and determination of public health and treatment services training needs; policy development/revision, implementation, and monitoring; and collaboration on national interagency efforts aimed at improving the capacity and effectiveness of alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Incumbent reports to the Director, Division of Behavioral Health.
Who may apply
- Merit Promotion Plan (MPP); these are current or former Civil Service employees; PHS Commissioned Officers; or Veterans applying under VEOA
- Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP: American Indians and Alaska Natives with no prior federal experience.
See Jobs at IHS.gov for more details
- The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
- investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
- If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Experience applying the concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment in the management of behavioral health programs and projects; oral communication expertise in making presentations to professionals in the field as well as the general public; leadership in national alcohol and substance abuse programming; providing high-level program consultation and recommendations for improvement; responding to inquiries from senior leadership and federal partners; providing written communications for use in testimonies and in response to inquiries, reports, proposals, etc.
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, May 17, 2013
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
In order to receive credit for qualifying, specialized experience, the applicant's resume MUST support their responses to the assessment questions with clear examples. Applications will be evaluated to determine whether they document the specialized experience requirements above, by answering assessment questions based on the following competencies:
- Project Management - Applies knowledge of the principles, methods or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing alcohol and substance abuse projects and resources. Includes scheduling, directing and facilitating meetings and conference calls with stakeholders. Monitors and inspects costs, work, and contractor/grantee performance, and prepares progress reports.
- Planning and evaluating - Organizes work related to alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment, program management, systems improvement, and interagency collaboration; sets priorities, determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization; monitors progress, evaluates outcomes.
- Written Communication - Communicates alcohol and substance abuse and related policies clearly to ensure compliance with program requirements; prepares written responses to inquiries or requests for information from senior management or outside agencies on issues related to alcohol and substance abuse program management; communicates clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences to produce written reports that can include community and stakeholder education, preliminary data analysis, program evaluation and health-related policy recommendations.
- Leadership - Influences, motivates and challenges others such as high level professionals, colleagues, and community stakeholders in the field of alcohol and substance abuse; leads interagency meetings on alcohol and substance abuse. Adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations involving federal and non-federal partners in meeting agency objectives.
- Technical Credibility - Applies specialized knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies in the field of alcohol and substance abuse to lead national efforts in program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; is aware of data sources for alcohol and substance abuse epidemiology; compiles, works with, analyzes, understands, and evaluates technical information related to alcohol and substance abuse; provides relevant technical information to colleagues in the health professions and other professionals.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you score 85 and above on the assessment questions.