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Job Title:Nurse Consultant (Diabetes)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-R1-HQ-939904-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:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 to Tuesday, January 07, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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.

This position is located in the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP), Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The duty station is Rockville, Maryland. 

The OCPS serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy and program development, budget development and allocation for clinical, preventive, community, and public health programs for the IHS, Area Offices and Service Units.  OCPS has responsibility for leadership, consultation, and technical support to clinical and public health programs.  OCPS develops, manages, and administers patient care policy and program development through five divisions to include Behavioral Health, Clinical and Community Services, Nursing Services, Oral Health, and Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. 

The duties and responsibilities assigned to the incumbent of this position are twofold which are:  (1) Serving as a project consultant providing oversight on the full range of programmatic grants and contracts  administration for DDTP Programs, such as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, Diabetes Prevention Program, Healthy Heart Program, and others; and (2) Serving as a program expert and advisor in the areas of diabetes prevention, treatment, and quality improvement services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  This position reports to the Director, DDTP.

 

***This postion is being Re-advertised to solicit additional applicants. Previous applicants that applied to announcement number IHS-13-HQ-939904-ESEP/MP MUST reapply for consideration.***

 

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

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

DUTIES:

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• Plans, manages, develops, monitors, and evaluates programs and projects of the DDTP including administration of grant programs such as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI ) Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiatives.

 

• Provides diabetes nurse consultation, training, and technical assistance regarding diabetes prevention, treatment of diabetes and its complications, population-based and individualized approaches to patient education and care for people with or at risk for diabetes and related chronic health conditions, diabetes program management, and nursing consultation to local DDTP staff and grant programs, health care providers, nurses and administrative officials at health care facilities participating in DDTP programs.

 

• Oversees and administers the IHS contract for coordination of DDTP programs such as the Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiative grant programs. Monitors the fulfillment of the contract scope of work to assure timely completion of all deliverables.


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):

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/nurse-series-0610/

 

Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant

And;

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. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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:

At the GS-12, Candidates must meet the following:

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: Progressive experience applying nursing program principles and practices to diabetes education, treatment and prevention in clinical and community patient care settings; including providing diabetes consultation and technical assistance to health care providers; Experience in health outcome data collection and analysis including experience in generating reports from clinical information systems such as electronic health records.  Experience in budget and contract management; as well as in grants management such as developing funding opportunity announcements, utilizing grants management software, coordinating or conducting grant reviews, and other essential grants management duties.

 

At the GS-13, Candidates must meet the following:

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: Comprehensive experience applying nursing program leadership and nursing program principles and practices to diabetes education, treatment and prevention in clinical and community patient care settings; including providing diabetes consultation and technical assistance to health care providers.  Experience in health outcome data collection and analysis including experience in generating reports from clinical information systems such as electronic health records.  Experience in budget and contract management; as well as in grants management such as developing funding opportunity announcements, utilizing grants management software, coordinating or conducting grant reviews, and other essential grants management duties.

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).


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You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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:

 

    1. 1. Technical Credibility
      2. Customer Service
      3. Project Management
      4. Organizational Performance Analysis
      5. Written Communication
    2. 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, January 07, 2014, 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://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/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 two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement

Relocation expenses may be authorized.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

• Out of Area travel may be required up to 20 days per quarter.
• Local area travel will be required to attend meetings.

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 939904. 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 (Allison Powell, (301)443-6520, and/or ALLISON.POWELL@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
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled)  – include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at: http://fehb.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp
  • Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50.
  • <delete if this not a Childcare covered position>Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc
  • <insert additional documents required for this vacancy, i.e, licensure, transcripts, etc.>
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) onTuesday, January 07, 2014, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Allison Powell
Phone: (301)443-6520
TDD: 301-443-6394
Email: ALLISON.POWELL@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
12300 Twinbrook Pkwy
Suite 230
Rockville, MD
20852

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-R1-HQ-939904-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

357666700