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Job Title:Health Systems Specialist (Chief of Staff)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-PHS-905669-LMA-007

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:

Monday, June 10, 2013 to Monday, June 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0671-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates and all others interested in applying to this position in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws and protects federal facilities. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.

The incumbent of this position serves as the IHSC Chief of Staff and reports directly to the Assistant Director, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). Represents the Assistant Director and serves as a close advisor on major issues and challenges affecting IHSC policies, procedures, plans and operations; participates in the formulation of policies, plans and initiatives related to IHSC. Directs the work of the IHSC Staff and integrates all aspects of mission support and mission operations. Responsible for ensuring the regulatory, administrative, policy development, training, personnel, contracts, analysis, operations, logistics, information systems, plans, and resource management for IHSC activities, to include subordinate elements and other field activities dispersed throughout the United States. Responsible for the effective integration of intra-departmental and inter-agency support elements as well as mission partners and contracted resources for the overall success of the ICE national medical authority supported operations. Has direct involvement with budget analysis and formulation, resources, logistical/technical support systems, special staff, operations staff, and analytical support and headquarters support contractors, all of which directly shape the structure, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the IHSC health care delivery systems and operations.

Evaluates policies and directives and advises on action necessary to establish the framework of organizational policy. Provides for the control, coordination, and continuity of programs and operations by working with key staff, in assisting with the development operational plans, vetting deployed force emergency operations and planning efforts, integrating seemingly disparate intra-departmental and inter-agency plans and products, plans for facilities, funding, personnel, equipment, and other such requirements.

Who May Apply:

  • Current Federal employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement.
  • Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
  • USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers and all others interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps.  (Candidates will be referred as Commissioned Corps personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.)
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Headquarters, ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) located in Washington, D.C.

Salary (USPHS): USPHS commissioned Corps position is being filled at the rank of Captain (O-6); salary range: $72,780-$128,844.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION. 

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass background investigation and drug screen for fed employment
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)

DUTIES:

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You will serve as the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) Chief of Staff and report directly to the Assistant Director. You will represent the Assistant Director and serve as a close advisor on major issues and challenges affecting the ISHC policies, procedures, plans and operations. Specifically, you will:

  • Confer with the Assistant Director, Deputy Assistant Directors, Branch Chiefs, inter-agency representatives, IHSC leadership and with key staff regarding problem areas and projected major changes within healthcare operations;
  • Monitor and evaluate IHSC programs, plans, products, analytical efforts and operations to assure that plans are followed or modified to meet objectives, goals and strategic direction;
  • Recommend and advise the Assistant Director on program objectives, development of long-range plans and identification of required resources in order to promote an efficient, economical and progressive healthcare system; and
  • Responsible for the effectiveness of management and operations within the day-to-day conduct of the IHSC staff programs and mission elements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Merit Promotion 

You qualify for the GS-15 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level performing these duties:

  • Supervising a large staff tasked with conducting comprehensive administrative operations;
  • Conducting complex qualitative and/or quantitative analysis to assess planning and policy health care trends; and
  • Developing strategic plans, policies and procedures aimed at the improvement of the use and integration of health care data.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

 

USPHS

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to allocate resources
  • Ability to plan and organize


Requirements:

 

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

Time in Grade:  Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. The work may require physical exertion such as lifting objects greater than 30 pounds.
  2. Required to perform CPR standing or kneeling.
  3. Must be able to assist patients in and out of wheelchairs and/or medical beds.
  4. The work may necessitate some physical characteristics that will be required when responding to an emergency situation, such as running short distance, prolonged standing and working in an austere environment. ;

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Merit Promotion:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire.  The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job:Leadership, Managing Human Resources, Planning and Evaluating, Decision Making, Oral and Written Communication, Integrity/ Honesty, Team Building.

Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.  Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan. 

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.  To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. 

Veterans:  Certain veterans are eligible to apply as status candidates. For more information, please see:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

USPHS:

Applicants will be evaluated against the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as listed in this announcement. 


BENEFITS:

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Merit Promotion:

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits".

USPHS:

Pay and benefits for U.S. Public Health Service Officers are managed through the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and are comparable to the pay and allowances authorized for members of the Armed Forces. Specific information can be found in the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, 7000.14-R at http://comptroller.defense.gov/fmr/07a/index.html.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Merit Promotion:

This is a supervisory position.  Under the provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within the one year of assignment to this position.

DHS SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

DHS

  1. ICE
  2. ERO

HHS SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Health and Human Services (HHS)

USPHS

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Reports to the Deputy Director of Clinical Services.

 



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.

Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 24, 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,https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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:

  • Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, SF-50 or equivalent documenting competitive status. (Current ICE employees are not required to provide SF-50).
  • Veterans Documentation (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate).
  • Proof of eligibility if applying for consideration under a priority selection program (e.g. ICTAP) or a special appointing authority.
  • Any other documentation required for qualifications/eligibility (Interchange Agreement eligibility docs, etc.).
  • You must submit copies of proof of licensure, degrees, certificates and all other required documentation identified in this announcement.
  • If you are a current USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer, you must submit your three (3) most recent commissioned officer effectiveness reports (COER).

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.

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):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usacover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 905669.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete your Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 24, 2013 to 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
  3. 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.

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to Monday, June 24, 2013 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Monday, June 24, 2013. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. A valid email address is required in order to notify you of the outcome of your application.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (949)360-3058
Email: HRASSTDRO@DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA
92677
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Merit Promotion:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  We will notify you by email the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.  Your status will also be updated on your USAJobs and Application Manager accounts throughout the process. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

PHS:

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements, your application package will be sent to the hiring manager for further consideration.


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Job Announcement Number:

LAG-PHS-905669-LMA-007

Control Number:

345109000