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Job Title:Supervisory Policy Advisor, GS-0301-15

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Health Resources and Services Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-HRSA-DE-13-904337

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 07, 2013 to Friday, June 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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 position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau, Division of Policy and Data in Rockville, MD.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and 9 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

Comprising six bureaus and 9 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-HRSA-MP-13-900220 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.   

This position is responsible for ensuring that operational activities align with and enable accomplishment of Health Resources and Services Administration's mission, goals and objectives.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.  

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply online to the merit promotion announcement indicated above.   

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.

Salary range listed includes locality pay.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Svc
  • Includes occasional travel (approximately 5% of the time)

DUTIES:

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If selected as the Supervisory Policy Advisor in the HIV/AIDS Bureau within the Division of Policy and Dataf you will:

  • Advise management on policies, practices, and programs as they relate to management of a large organization involved with Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support for the Division and its staff. Establish goals, milestones, and expectations for organizations of significant resources (e.g. multi-million dollar annual resources). Develop and implement performance evaluation plans for subordinate supervisors to ensure performance goals are met.
  • Develop policies and procedures to meet the goals of the organization. Evaluate policies and regulations impacting the program’s effectiveness at meeting its goals.
  • Create and implement data systems used to assess and improve program performance. Identify key data in studies for use in evaluating the progress and effectiveness of the studies.
  • Analyze AIDS-related policy and legislative developments for the potential impact on AIDS programs.
  • Develop recommendations for public health legislation needed to reach program goals.
  • Direct activities related to the Affordable Care Act to further the goals of the Act.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification Requirements:

To qualify for this position you must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal Government.  Examples of qualifying experience may include:  developing and analyzing policy in relation to public health programs; directing individuals on the development of polices and legislation; examining policies to ensure that they are in line with the organizations goals; implementing and making recommendations for policy; and monitoring policy and legislative developments for their impact on public health programs.

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.


This position has no education requirement. In addition, education cannot be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

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. The payment of travel expenses for new appointees who are reporting to their first official duty station is limited to individuals who are being appointed to positions at the GS-13 grade level or above and equivalent level positions in other pay systems.  The exception to this limitation is for student trainees who are being converted to competitive service appointments in a new duty location. 

5. Only mandatory travel allowances may be authorized unless the payment of discretionary expenses is authorized by the OPDIV/STAFFDIV Head and/or designated OPDIV/STAFFDIV Senior Travel Official. 

6. All qualification requirements must be met by Friday, June 21, 2013

7. Financial disclosure statement is not required. 

8. A one year probationary period may be required.

9. Position is not in the Bargaining Unit

10. Drug Screening is not Required

11. Recruitment incentives are not authorized

12. Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized

13. Annual leave for non-federal service is not authorized

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.

 

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):

  • Knowledge of healthcare management principles, concepts, regulations and practices.
  • Skill in Information Technology (IT) systems and database programs.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS related healthcare programs.
  • Skill in supervising employees.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.  More information on veterans’ preference from OPM.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For information on "People with Disabilities"

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  Information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible.  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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 21, 2013 to receive consideration.

·         To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

·         Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

·         It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

·         To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

·         To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other (Schedule A Letter)
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact ONE DHHS (888) 663-3447 (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm EST (except Federal holidays); or by email:
askhr@hrsa.gov.  Disability Coordinator, Katherine Slye-Griffin at (301) 443-2538 or by email: kslye-griffin@hrsa.gov.  You must contact the Disability Coordinator prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST.


NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): To fax your documents, you must use the approved cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 904337. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 21, 2013to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items.

Fax all six pages of 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.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. A current Résumé - You are encouraged to use
the USAJOBS Online Résumé 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.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable (DD-214; Other Veterans Documents; VA letter documenting disability; SF-15

- SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee (*The SF- 50 you submit must clearly show that you have at least one year at the next lower grade if not already at the grade applying to)(Nature of Action - ex. Promotion, WIGI))

- PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

For Résumé and Application Tips visit
the USAJOBS Resource Center.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 21, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRSA HELPDESK
Phone: (888)663-3447
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: ASKHR@HRSA.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS HRSA Center
5600 Fishers Lane
ROCKVILLE, MD
20857 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-HRSA-DE-13-904337

Control Number:

344963200