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.
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
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.