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Job Title:Deputy Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Professions

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Health Resources and Services Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-HRSA-ES-13-935500

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 05, 2013 to Monday, September 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

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 you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  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), Rockville, MD. HRSA 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 10 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.

HRSA is conducting a search for a Deputy Associate Administrator for their Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) to provide national leadership to support health professions workforce training programs to increase availability of health professionals across the nation in response to changing health care delivery systems. With a budget of more than $700 million and more than 180 employees, the BHPr administers and manages training programs through grants to health professions schools and training programs, which use the funds to develop, expand and enhance their efforts to train the health workforce throughout the Nation. Included are programs focused on increasing diversity, encouraging clinicians to practice in underserved areas, and preparing health care providers equipped to meet the needs of a changing health care environment. BHPr examines a broad range of issues that impact the supply, demand, distribution, and education of the Nation’s health workforce and provides policymakers with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding the health professions workforce and provision of care.
This position is responsible for ensuring that operational and fiscal activities align with and enable accomplishment of Health Resources and Services Administration's mission, goals and objectives.

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), an elite group of senior government leaders who possess broad experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Serv

DUTIES:

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•As Deputy Associate Administrator BHPr, you will co-lead with the Associate Administrator in planning, managing, directing, and coordinating the functions of the Bureau and its relationships with other national health professions programs.

•Provide executive leadership and direction for the development, promulgation and evaluation of substantive policies and procedures for BHPr programs.

•Provide policy guidance on the formulation of budget requests and justifications for BHPr programs.

•Present budget and program information to the Department. Testify before Congressional Committees on both substantive legislative and budget justifications.

•Provide executive direction to key staff in determining and defining long-range operating and management goals and objectives.

•Participate in developing new legislative proposals or proposes modifications to existing legislation.

•Represents BHPR to HRSA, DHHS, OMB, State and local agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit and private sector organizations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification Requirements:

To qualify for this position you must possess specialized experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing executive leadership to a large and diverse organization which demonstrates clearly the ability to manage people and resources. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, educational institutions, and nonprofit and private sector organizations.

Senior Executive Service Requirement

Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you must provide a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) in order to receive consideration for the position.  Current or former career SES members are not required to address the ECQs, but must address the TQs.

Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in applying for this position to serve in the SES must resign their commission if selected.  If you are applying under this option, you must address both the TQs and ECQs in this announcement.  Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of the position within the Commissioned Corps must address the TQs but are not required to address the ECQs.

Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf.  Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

You will be prompted to provide narrative descriptions including specific examples of your experience, education, and accomplishments that are applicable to each of the TQs and ECQs.  Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.  In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunctions with the resume you provide.  You should limit your narrative to two pages per each ECQ and TQ. 

In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit narrative responses addressing the TQs and the five ECQs outlined below.

Technical Qualifications

In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position:

1.  Demonstrated experience and knowledge utilizing new and emerging technology (e.g. simulation, on line training and student forums) to deliver course material for health professions curriculums.
2.  Ability to evaluate trends in healthcare workforce to identify innovative approaches to improve the education of health professionals. 

3.  Demonstrated understanding regarding the gaps between education and new delivery systems and the implications for new training programs.
4.  Nationally recognized for accomplishments in the field of education as it pertains to health professions workforce and delivery systems.
5.  Ability to provide executive leadership and direction from a national level to promote, develop, and support innovative programs which help build the training infrastructure that produces clinicians prepared to provide essential services in a changing health care environment.

Executive Core Qualifications

Fundamental Competencies:  The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs.  Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.  These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives.

1.  Leading Change:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

2.  Leading People:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

3.  Results Driven:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  (Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

4.  Business Acumen:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  (Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management)

5.  Building Coalitions:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.  (Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

 


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 Monday, September 23, 2013

7. Financial disclosure statement is 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 may be authorized.

12. Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized.

13. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses may be authorized.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Method of Evaluation:

Your resume and narrative responses to the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position.  Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration.  Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:

1.  Application packages will be reviewed for completeness (incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration).

2.  Basic qualifications review.  Your resume and narrative responses to the TQ's and ECQ's will be reviewed to ensure you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement.  If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits:

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other information:

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the person selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.  Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status. 

 

All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. 

 

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

 

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

For information on "People with Disabilities"

HOW TO APPLY:

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How to Apply:

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 Monday, September 23, 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:
   ·Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
   ·Other (Mandatory Technical Qualifications, Commissioned Corps Documentation)
   ·SF-50

 

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 935500. 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 Monday, September 23, 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:

- 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

- College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education)

For Résumé and Application Tips visit
the USAJOBS Resource Center.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 23, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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-ES-13-935500

Control Number:

348698600