Job Overview


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; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); 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), located in Washington, DC.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-OCR-DE-13-930093 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.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.


Incumbent will provide functional leadership, oversight, supervision, and coordination necessary to plan, execute and resolve compliance and enforcement related to the privacy and security of health information. Meet with officials within and outside of the agency to discuss problems, proposals, or plans related to administration and enforcement of the Health Information Privacy and security rules. Interpret recently enacted laws, court decisions and rules affecting medical and health information programs. Speak for and represent the organization in senior level health information meetings, committees and task forces with prominent groups from the Federal or Private Sector. Develop work plans, makes assignments, serve as mentor and coach to employees. Provide advice and consultation to senior management, regulatory partners, and Congressional staff promoting voluntary compliance of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Implement and manage the expanded enforcement scope of the privacy and security requirements under HIPAA pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economics and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.