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Job Title:Supervisory Community Health Nurse, GS-0610-12

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-CR-1002212-ESEP/MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$78,355.00 to $96,436.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 25, 2013 to Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Crownpoint, NM View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Supervisory Community Health Nurse is responsible for the supervision of the public health nursing services which includes program planning and management, staff development, assessing, and evaluating the public health nursing program; Supervises Community Health Nurses, Motor Vehicle Operators, Nursing Assistants and secretarial staff. Indirectly provides technical assistance to Tribal Health Workers. The Supervisory Community Health Nurse reports to the Health Systems Administrator.

See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Yes, to assigned service as scheduled within the Crownpoint surrounding communities.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must meet licensure requirements

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Public Health Nursing Department with Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Crownpoint, NM.

 

  • Develops and interprets philosophy, goals, and objectives, policies and procedures and nursing standards for the Public Health Nursing program which is in line with the service unit program with varying patient load requirements, priorities for services and other health objectives.
  • Continuously reviews and evaluates services to patients, families, and identified groups and proposes and/or implements changes and improvements, when necessary.
  • Determines staff and other resources necessary to provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, age specific care in the preventive of illness, and the promotion and maintenance of health status for individuals, families, and identified groups. Establishes or approves individual work schedules and determines individual or group work assignments.
  • Conducts staff meetings with subordinates to explain work requirements, methods and procedures as needed; provides special instructions on difficult of different activities and answers technical questions about work assignments.
  • Within the jurisdiction of the immediate organizational unit supervised, the incumbent is responsible for the application and implementation of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) Program guidelines and the achievement of tangible EEO program and results relative to minorities and women.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Education: Baccalaureate Degree from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

 

Registration: Applicants must have active, current, registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: Experience as a community health nurse who provides public health nursing services primarily in the community, homes, and schools; assisted the community in planning and evaluating local health care delivery system; experience providing health promotion, health maintenance, health education, disease prevention and continuity of care in holistic approach for the family, group and community.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:

  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Manages and organizes information
  • Ability to supervise and review the work of others
  • Decision making
  • Leadership 

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. (MP Vacancies- for applicable positions). For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.

A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. (Supervisory positions only)

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

Recruitment incentive may be authorized. 

Relocation expenses may be authorized. (MP Vacancies Only)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Travel Required: Yes, to assigned service as scheduled within the Crownpoint surrounding communities.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re- selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  using the following 1002212. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Berlincia Benally, (505)786-6201, and/or BERLINCIA.BENALLY@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Indian Preference Applicants: - If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detail instructions, see form BIA- 4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Berlincia Benally
Phone: (505)786-6201
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: BERLINCIA.BENALLY@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
PO Box 358
Crownpoint, NM
87313

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service (IHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-14-CR-1002212-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

356132000