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Job Title:Supervisory Health Care Administrator

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-HQ-13-874730-ESEP/MP

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 06, 2013 to Friday, May 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

This position is located in the Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS). The incumbent of this position serves as the Director of DBH and provides overall leadership and administrative direction and oversight in the planning, development, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of DBH Programs.    

The DBH serves as the primary source for technical support and assistance to behavioral health programs nationally on a broad range of important public health topics, including alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, and access to and quality of care. Within these programmatic areas, the DBH administers targeted initiatives, such as, the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI), the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI; which includes the National Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE/SART) Program), Behavioral Health Integration, and Telebehavioral Health.

 

The responsibilities of the DBH include, but are not limited to the following: (1) Applies identified profession and program standards, monitors, and evaluates community and Area-wide services provided through grants or contracts with AI/AN Tribes, villages, organizations, and direct IHS operations for mental health, social services, and alcohol/substance abuse; (2) coordinates AI/AN community behavioral health programs including alcohol/substance abuse prevention and treatment, mental health, and social work with program directors, division staff, Area staff, and other agencies and institutions; (3) coordinates contracts and grants for behavioral health services and monitors services provided; (4) makes program and policy changes using data analysis, recommendations from operational levels, research results, and coordinates resource allocations from program policies; and (5) measures and evaluates the quality of behavioral health care services.   

 

The incumbent of this position reports to the Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services.

 

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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)

DUTIES:

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  • Provides administrative oversight which includes the agency's mental health, social services, and substance abuse programs. Activities include, but are not limited to the following: (1) developing plans and strategies for the administration and delivery of behavioral health services; (2) identifying solutions to improve processes and increase accuracy and efficiency in program administration; (3) compiling and analyzing data to support decision-making; (4) monitoring progress in systems improvement; and (5) continually analyzing information on promising trends in behavioral health care to ensure best practices in the Indian Health System.

 

  • Provides budget and financial management planning, consultation, formulation, and execution; interprets qualitative and quantitative data; evaluates key financial indicators, trends, and historical data; prepares routine or special reports on budgetary goals and plans; manages, reviews, and coordinates contracts, grants, and agreements; and promotes efficient and effective spending in planning travel, conferences, and meetings, as required.

 

  • Supervises technical and professional staff employees and manages their activities and work flow including timeline adherence, work plans, training on job responsibilities, workforce development, and performance management. Recruits, interviews, and selects candidates. Fosters diversity and develops high quality, customer service-oriented, and culturally competent work teams and service delivery strategies in alignment with agency goals and priorities.

 

  • Provides leadership for all DBH program activities involving a wide range of professions and programs related to behavioral health involving psychiatry, psychology, social services, psychiatric nursing, and public health and functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team which may impact or affect the goals, objectives, and accomplishments of DBH. Serves as a subject matter expert in behavioral health programs and issues, and the behavioral health profession.

 

  • Plans, implements, and provides reports on program progress to senior leadership. Reviews congressional and legislative actions, assesses impact on public health activities, and initiates actions accordingly. Leads and guides activities to support program evaluation. Creates and maintains good working relationships with behavioral health care partners. Prepares testimonies, policies, briefings, and responses to inquiries to be used in hearings and executive reviews.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0601.htm

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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:  managing, directing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating a comprehensive clinical, preventive, or community public health based program, or a complex health organization or project, including establishing strategic plans and policies; developing and presenting budgets; interpreting qualitative and quantitative data; analyzing and evaluating behavioral health programs, such as alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, or other social services programs; reviewing and coordinating contracts, grants, and agreements; building and managing a diverse staff; leading or participating in health care improvement programs/projects for various aspects of behavioral health; developing, implementing, and reviewing policies, and procedures for behavioral health; providing advice, guidance and expertise in a team environment; making oral presentations; and preparing reports and program evaluations.


You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, May 24, 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:

  • Leadership – Provides leadership for all DBH program activities involving a wide range of professions and programs related to behavioral health involving psychiatry, psychology, social services, psychiatric nursing, and public health and functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team which may impact or affect the goals, objectives, and accomplishments of DBH. Serves as a subject-matter expert in behavioral health programs and issues, and the behavioral health profession.

 

  • Strategic Thinking – Develops plans and strategies for the administration and delivery of behavioral health services. Identifies solutions to improve processes and increase accuracy and efficiency in program administration; and analyzes information on promising trends in behavioral health care to ensure best practices in the Indian Health System.

 

  • Decision Making – Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions on behavioral health programs and issues; analyzes, interprets, and evaluates data to support decisions; reviews congressional and legislative actions to assess the impact on public health activities, and initiates actions accordingly; leads and guides activities to support decisions in program evaluations.

 

  • Financial Analysis - Provides budget and financial management planning, consultation, formulation, and execution; interprets qualitative and quantitative data; evaluates key financial indicators, trends, and historical data; prepares routine or special reports on budgetary goals and plans; manages, reviews, and coordinates contracts, grants, and agreements.

 

  • Supervising/Performance Measurement – Supervises technical and professional staff employees and manages their activities and work flow including timeline adherence, work plans, training on job responsibilities, workforce development, and performance management;   recruits, interviews, and selects candidates; fosters diversity and develops high quality, customer service-oriented, and culturally competent work teams and service delivery strategies in alignment with agency goals and priorities.

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you score 85 and above on the assessment questions.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Additional or alternate selections may be made within 90 days of the date the candidate referral roster certificate was issued.

Relocation Expenses:

Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.

CTAP/ICTAP:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

http://www.ihs.gov/JobsAtIHS/documents/CareerTransitionAssistancePlansInfo.doc

http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This is a supervisory position which requires a probationary period of one year.

Local and out of area travel is required at less than 30 days per year.

 

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.  See required documents below.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  4. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.  Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 874730. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.  If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Mary Drapeaux, (301)443-4255, and/or MARY.DRAPEAUX@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required documentation for eligibility and preference:

All documents must be received by May 24, 2013 Closing Date at 11:59 PM Eastern Time in order to ensure that you receive proper credit for eligibility and/or preference categories.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mary Drapeaux
Phone: (301)443-4255
TDD: (301) 443-6394
Email: MARY.DRAPEAUX@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
801 Thompson Avenue
Suite 120
Rockville, MD
20852

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. 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. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-HQ-13-874730-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

343024700