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Job Title:  Health IT Specialist
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-ONC-DE-13-987328

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, December 06, 2013 to Thursday, December 5, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0601-13
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
14
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

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.

This position is located in the Office of the National Coordinator for Information Technology (ONC), Office of Science and Technology, Implementation and Testing Division

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ONC-MP-14-1006659 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.

“Please note that federal employees are subject to federal ethics laws that may prohibit an employee from having certain financial interests or affiliations outside of the Federal government. In particular, employees of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology may be subject to ethics review of his or her financial interests in certain health care companies and in health information technology companies.”

Additional hiring mechanisms such as special pay and incentives, appointments above the minimum rate, telework may be used at management's discretion.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.

DUTIES:

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Serves as technical lead for Office of the National Coordinator for Information Technology (ONC) Standards Implementation and Testing Environment (SITE) in charge of all aspects of SITE including maintenance and expansion of the capabilities.

Administers development of testing capabilities for Health IT standards that are considered by ONC in support of meeting ONC's goals for Meaningful Use of health information technology.

Provides feedback to contractors in development of software systems that can be used to test Health Information Technology (HIT) standards.

Serves as a project manager and tracks issues, groups responsibility and timeliness of HIT standard development.

Plans, analyzes, and evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of tools used and developed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualification Requirements:

Have a bachelor's degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position from an accredited college and/or university. Candidates with a Master's or Ph.D are highly desired.

Additional Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements candidates must also:

Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, (KSA’s) to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include use of Standards Implementation and Testing Enviroment (SITE), administers testing capabilities, review contractors development of software, serves as project manager, and evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of tools used for Health Information Technology standards implementation.

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 or SF-52 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.


Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

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 may be required.

 

6. One-year 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. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

 

12. 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.  Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

 

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

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

 

1. Knowledge of professional concepts, principles, and practices of Health IT and new developments in solving problems.

2. Knowledge and clear understanding of test infrastructure design and produce analysis and reports based upon test data.

3. Skill in designing test plans including, test procedures, test data and test execution environment.

4. Skill in extending and modifying existing techniques; and develops new approaches which may be used by other scientist in solving a variety of Health IT problems.

 


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 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 Thursday, December 19, 2013 to receive consideration.

1. 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.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.

5. 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
   ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·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.

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):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 987328.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

NOTE: 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 Thursday, December 19, 2013  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire (1203FX form) 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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, DEBORAH A. KONANEC, (216)615-4005, DEBORAH.KONANEC@HHS.GOV.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

For Most Effective Resumes Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 19, 2013 .

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DEBORAH A. KONANEC
Phone: (216)615-4005
Email: DEBORAH.KONANEC@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS NCR Center
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC
20201

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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