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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Public Health Advisor

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:14-0053-DM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 26, 2013 to Monday, January 06, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0685-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time appointment in the competitive service. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

USAID employees currently in permanent (career or career-conditional), competitive, civil service positions, including those eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip.
  
This position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS (GH OHA).   GH OHA is seeking a Deputy Director who will serve as the chief operations officer overseeing the program, staff, and the day-to-day work of an Office that is the locus of HIV/AIDS strategy and technical leadership activity for the Agency.  For a more detailed description of the job duties, please see the "duties" section of this vacancy announcement.   For more information on the bureau for Global Health, please click on the following link:  http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-global-health

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • The position requires travel to developing countries.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement
  • Relevant experience (see "qualifications" section below)
  • Must be able to maintain a security clearance
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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As a Supervisory Public Health Advisor (Deputy Director) you will:

  • Serve as the Deputy Director in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, overseeing the day-to-day work of the Office and providing direction to the four-division chiefs and the staff of the Office of the Director.
  • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised; establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system; ensure a continuing affirmative application of USAID policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Serve as the agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus to initiate dialogue within and across the U.S. government (USG); generate policy recommendations, interventions, and agency mechanisms; and initiate research activities which will be economically feasible to support sustainable development within the international HIV/AIDS public health area.
  • Enhance and coordinate effective working relationships across sectoral lines, identifying important areas of interaction and impact between program areas and ensuring that programs are managed to gain the greatest possible benefit from such interactions.
  • Provide expert technical leadership, policy, and program guidance to the Pillar Bureaus, Missions, interagency colleagues, and to Regional Bureaus working in the international HIV/AIDS sector; develop and/or review US Government (USG), Bureau, Regional Bureau, and Mission policies, strategies, or programs in the public health area.
  • Initiate and lead interdisciplinary task forces within and outside the U.S., or organize and chair seminars on sectoral problems, development projects, policies, and strategies, and identification of participants.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.  

Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes:   served in a supervisory and managerial capacity with respect to an International (developing country) HIV/AIDS programs, supporting Agency activities in the public health area; served as an Agency expert technical consultant by initiating dialogue, enlisting collaboration, providing technically sound research and data analysis results, advising others on key programmatic and policy matters related to infectious disease, health and nutrition; performed supervisory functions that included monitoring employee performance, establishing guidelines, making recommendations for personnel actions and reviewing and approving time and attendance.


 No substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date.  This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement. 

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  CTAP eligibles who are least "well qualified" with a score of 80 or better, will be referred to the hiring manager if all other assessment criteria is met.  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran’s preference points are applied (if applicable).  You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.  USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process.  Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified.

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.  You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.  If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

Applicants will be assessed in the following core comptency areas:

  1. Public Health Administration
  2. Technical Skills
  3. Planning and Evaluation
  4. Oral Communication
  5. Written Communication

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/



OTHER INFORMATION:

USAID's headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the Federal Triangle Metro Blue and Orange Lines.  The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums, and Washington Monument.  A physical fitness facility and food court are on site.  You will be eligible for telework in accordance with Agency policy.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 5 months of the closing date.
 
These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug Free Work Place Program.  All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

 
EEO Policy:  www.eeoc.gov/eeoc
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp
Disability: www.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-13.asp
Veterans' Information:  www.fedshirevets.gov/
Telework:  www.telework.gov
Selective Service Registration: www.sss.gov/

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process.  You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than two business days prior to the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  An alternative application method will provided upon approval of the hardship notification. After this time, requests to apply via alternative methods will not be granted.  

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online or alternative methods, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.  

Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement
Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement.  Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.  

Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
-Create or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement.  For resume tips, click here.
-Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 6 - Submit Documents
You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways:
1.    Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application.  You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS.  Or
 
2.    You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile.  Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy.  Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online."  Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application.  Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.  
In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in Career Connector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in Career Connector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet.
If you are having difficulty within the Career Connector system and need technical assistance please email the help desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov. The help desk is available to assist you during the hours of 8:00 am- 4:30 pm EST. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code “1” (Career) or “2” (Career-Conditional Appointment ONLY), and type of position occupied
  • Most recent performance appraisal

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Melton
Phone: 202-712-0949
Fax: 202-216-3345
Email: dmelton@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-216-3345

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.
 
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status."  You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

14-0053-DM

Control Number:

358199800