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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.


•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.