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Job Title:Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist (Regional Manager)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-OS-MP-13-921959

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$118,846.00 to $154,501.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0360-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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.

Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; and individuals with disabilities.

 

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in Atlanta, Georgia.  

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-OS-DE-13-922002 under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

 

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 that shows your time in grade and current agency. 

 

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • 10% Domestic travel
  • Background Investigation may be required

DUTIES:

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Serves as a manager and supervisory equal opportunity specialist, reports to the Deputy Director for Enforcement and Regional Operations, providing leadership and direction to the Regional Civil Rights and privacy staff.

Directs and manages the regional staff ranging from grades GS-2 through GS-14 engaging in civil rights and privacy rule work, in implementing an effective plan for compliance programs in health and human services institutions and systems.

Provides program leadership, sets priorities, coordinates and/or directs team action, ensures quality of all regional activities, and ensures and evaluates accomplishment in a wide variety of civil rights and privacy rule functions including conducting investigations, negotiating resolution/settlement agreements, making determinations, resolving complaints, and providing public education, outreach, and technical assistance.

Coordinates with and provides advice and information to regional Health and Human Services operating division and staff division personnel on civil rights and health privacy development and interpretation affecting their areas of responsibility to carry out the "One HHS Mission".

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with covered entities, State governments,hospitals and governmental social service agencies .


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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FOR THE GS-15: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 or equivalent. Specialized experience includes: directing a multifaceted program involving highly technical and critical agency policy and regulatory programs, providing guidance and direction to staff resulting in a technically and operationally effective program that completes the office investigative responsibilities in identifying defects, problems and weaknesses in the compliance and enforcement process of the agency and experience working with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and implementing the Privacy Rule, and Civil Rights.

 

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 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.


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 will be required. Yes

 

6. One-year Supervisory probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid:No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position:No

 

9. Drug Screening Required:No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized:No

 

11. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

 

12. Student loan repayment incentive authorized:No

 

13. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized:No

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.

 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and methods of civil rights laws, policies and/or related issues related to program delivery.

 

Skill in fact finding, analysis, and conducting research.

 

Ability to provide independent judgement in planning and carrying out the program, selects appropriate techniques to execute the program, oversees staff, who investigate complaints, conduct compliance reviews and provide technical assistance.

 

Skilled in obtaining personal contacts with professional, government, community and political leaders in the Region.

Ability to exercise leadership and provide guidance and direction to staff resulting in a technically and operationally effective program that completes the office investigative responsibilities in identifying defects, problems, and/or weaknesses in the compliance and enforcement process.


BENEFITS:

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



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.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  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 begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 921959.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. 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.
  4. 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 the Bethesda HelpDesk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email quickquestions@psc.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

 

  1. 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.

  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

  3. Other supporting documents:

  4.      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

         - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

        

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: 

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Maria J. Gonzalez
Phone: (301)427-1696
Email: MARIA.GONZALEZ@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OHR
540 Gaither Road
4016
Rockville, MD
20850

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-OS-MP-13-921959

Control Number:

347031900